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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Legend of the Galactic Heroes, LoGH, LotGH, Gin'eiden, GinEiDen, Heldensagen Vom Kosmosinsel
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 110
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1988 to Mar 17, 1997
Producers: Artland, Kitty Films
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 9.041 (scored by 11896 users)
Ranked: #82
Popularity: #708
Members: 38,351
Favorites: 3,429
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama sci-fi space opera

Synopsis

For decades, the Galactic Empire has been locked in an interstellar war with the Free Planets Alliance, a conflict that involves thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers on both sides. Two new commanders enter the conflict with great hopes: Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the FPA's Yang Wen-Li. As they deal with superiors and subordinates, maneuver through complicated political arrangements, plot strategies, and win battles, each will be tested, and ultimately, changed, by the reality of war.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Prequel: Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Waga Yuku wa Hoshi no Taikai, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden: Ougon no Tsubasa, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Arata Naru Tatakai no Overture, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden: Senoku no Hoshi, Senoku no Hikari, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden: Rasen Meikyuu

Characters & Voice Actors

Greenhill, Frederica
Greenhill, Frederica
Main
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Kircheis, Siegfried
Kircheis, Siegfried
Main
Hironaka, Masashi
Japanese
Hironaka, Masashi
Minci, Julian
Minci, Julian
Main
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
Mittermeyer, Wolfgang
Mittermeyer, Wolfgang
Main
Mori, Katsuji
Japanese
Mori, Katsuji

Staff

Ishiguro, Noboru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Shinichiro
Episode Director
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director
Ozeki, Masayuki
Episode Director



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May 27, 2008
santetjan
This series is overrated on this site. That is to say, with 110 episodes, your vote only counts after you've seen 22 episodes, almost a full season, and those who don't like this show probably won't wait for 22 episodes to decide.
Which is a shame, as it's only after about 20 episodes that this series progresses from something that is slow, somewhat overly bombastic, and hinting at more to come to show itself to be one of the most intelligent pieces of anime that's been made to date.

When I say 'intelligent', I don't mean it to be cunning, surprising the viewer with unsuspected plot read more
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Jun 26, 2014
welcome2NHK
Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a series that works halfway between a historical drama and a textbook. It portrays epic battle between stars, in other words 'heroes'. They, like a star, are born; reaching the main sequence of their life, where they shines at their brightest, and their brilliant shining light upon the universe shakes it, thus capturing the heart of billions. They then reach the point where they run out of energy. Finally, there comes the time when they fall, thus ending a legend, and starting a history.

Like any other anime should do, this series helped me appreciate, and look at things in read more
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Recommendations

Imagine Code Geass without "magical eyes", mechs, ideas like "the one who yells louder wins", immortal women and stupid idealism (hi Suzaku). You with me so far? Now, imagine Code Geass where there are dozens of great commanders like Lelouch on both sides, where political intrigues, plots and schemes are far from uncommon. Imagine battles of epic proportions and war on the galactic scale, where winning side is decided only by commanders intelligence, number of troops, their morale and available resources, not superunits like Lancelot. Do this and you've invented LoGH.
The setting is very different, but the way the show works out is similar. Instead of an intellectual battle between a detective and a god child, Legend of the Galactic Heroes has an intellectual battle between two fleet commanders, each fighting for their own version of justice. It's up to the viewer to decide who's really correct, in the end.

Opening Theme

#1: "Skies of Love" by Michiru Akiyoshi (eps 1-22,24-26)
#2: "I am waiting for you" by Michiru Akiyoshi (eps 27-30,32,34-35,37-38,40,43,45,49,51-52)
#3: "Sea of the Stars" by LISA (eps 55-81,86)
#4: "Must Be Something" by Hitomi Konno (eps 87-106,108-110)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hikari no Hashi wo koete" by Kei Ogura (eps 1-5,7-13,16-17,19-21,24-26,84)
#2: "Tabidachi no Jyokyoku" by Kei Ogura (eps 27-30,32,35,37-38,40,42-43,45,49,51)
#3: "Kansou no Uta" by Kei Ogura (eps 55-56,58-69,71-81,83,85)
#4: "Uchuu no Kakehashi" by Kei Ogura (eps 87-106,108-110)

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