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The Legend of Black Heaven

The Legend of Black Heaven

Alternative Titles

English: Legend of Black Heaven
Synonyms: Kachou Ouji: Hard Rock Save the Space
Japanese: 課長王子

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 1999 to Oct 7, 1999
Producers: AIC, Pioneer LDC
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.201 (scored by 3516 users)
Ranked: #23702
Popularity: #1847
Members: 9,945
Favorites: 51
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Popular Tags

music sci-fi

Synopsis

Oji Tanaka has a wife, a child and a mundane job as a salary man in Tokyo's modern society. But life wasn't dull for him to begin with; 15 years ago, he was known as "Gabriel", leader of a short-lived heavy metal band called Black Heaven. Oji's life gets a sudden change in direction when he is invited by a mysterious blonde woman named Layla to pick up his Gibson Flying V and once again display his "legendary" guitar skills, not knowing that his music generates power for a massive weapon in an intergalactic war.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Legend of Black Heaven

Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Oji
Tanaka, Oji
Main
Ishii, Kouji
Japanese
Ishii, Kouji
Billingslea, Beau
English
Billingslea, Beau
Tanaka, Yoshiko
Tanaka, Yoshiko
Main
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
Araki, Kae
Japanese
Araki, Kae
Yuki, Layla
Yuki, Layla
Main
Yamada, Miho
Japanese
Yamada, Miho

Staff

Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Episode Director
Hashimoto, Shinji
Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director



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Jun 30, 2008
Crystelcaster
This is one of those Animes that will really throw you for a loop. It starts out pretty plain but by the end you are at the edge of your seat. The setting goes from a hapless salary man's every day life, to a battle that the fate of the universe rests on. The Legend of Black Heaven is a wild ride with some of, if not the best, music that you have ever heard in a Anime.

Story: I can honestly say that while the story is beyond a doubt a very original creation, it does lack some polish. Some events in the story take read more
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Dec 23, 2009
gorki
For me this story has nothing to do with music, that's just acessory. The true jem about this anime is the story. With more money to avoid some scene repeatition, this could have been one of the greatest anime i ever saw. This is definitly not for young people who are usually longing for strong,in rough emotions. When I saw this anime i took pleasure in seeing that the main character is an adult,simple, regular person. No fancy things just plain normal. He could have chosen a life to follow his dreams, but instead like a man, he took up his responsabilities, dedicated himself read more
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Recommendations

You may like The Legend of Black Heaven if you have seen Detroit Metal City other way around I don't know as Detroit Metal City feature very bad language and sick humour.

But both animes contain music in rock genre, the main characters also have two kind of life style or personality and they have some problem with their relationships too while they performing or what ever it calls.
reportRecommended by XzaR - Add to favorites
They have the same mood: both slice of life anime about music and friendship, since in both there’s a group of friends who build up a band together.
Both also have some romance and comedy.
Also, both of the male protagonists are called Tanaka.

Opening Theme

"Cautionary Warning" by John Sykes

Ending Theme

"Yappa Onna hou ga Ii ya" by Konaka Riyu

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