Kachou Ouji

Legend of Black Heaven

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Synonyms: Kachou Ouji: Hard Rock Save the Space
Japanese: 課長王子
English: Legend of Black Heaven
French: Kacho Ohji
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 1999 to Oct 7, 1999
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC, APPP
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: MusicMusic, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.981 (scored by 83578,357 users)
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Ranked: #43742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3963
Members: 31,609
Favorites: 121

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Gen

Aikawa, Rikako


Nakata, Jouji


Ugaki, Hidenari


Ueda, Yuuji



Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Cautionary Warning" by John Sykes

Ending Theme

"Yappa Onna hou ga Ii ya" by Konaka Riyu


Feb 10, 2018
Kachou Ouji (Legend of Black Heaven) is a 13 episode TV anime original produced by studio AIC and A.P.P.P. It was directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi (Macross Frontier) and aired from Jul 8 1999 to Oct 7 1999.

The story goes something like this. Ouji Tanaka is a middle-aged sallery worker, working a dead end job, and living in a tiny apartment together with his wife Yoshiko and their son Gen. Ouji is living his mundane everyday life with nothing exiting happening. The only thing to remind him of the exiting times of the past is his flying V electric guitar that he used to play when ...
Jan 7, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Kachou Ouji is a fun romp from 1999 with an engaging premise and fun execution, limited both by the resources available to it at the time and by shortcomings well within their control to fix. The idea of Ouji being a regular salaryman, thrust into the limelight of a galactic war to save the earth centering around his passion for music is pure gold, but at the end of the day the execution fails to live up to its premise. The story as a whole is fun and cool, but also nonsensical, and not in a way the bones of the show feel ready to ...
Jan 15, 2024
Preliminary (5/13 eps)
Definitely not worth watching this one. Animation is not good. It's choppy and lacking details. Backgrounds are one gradient away from non-existent. It's as if someone realized they can't use black so they made some silly spotlight looking gradient. To make matters worse it's static and repeated about 55 times each episode. Impossibly lazy. Same goes for character animation, still bodies with only lips moving and reused shots.

Characters themselves are annoying and not believable one bit. Wife which throws away everything husband likes, then goes on to worry if he's not liking her anymore while not missing a single opportunity to criticize him for everything, ...

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