Kachou Ouji

Legend of Black Heaven

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Alternative Titles

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


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: 7.001 (scored by 69176,917 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #37932
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Popularity: #3451
Members: 27,139
Favorites: 104

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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


Nakata, Jouji


Ueda, Yuuji


Ugaki, Hidenari


Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Cautionary Warning" by John Sykes

Ending Theme

"Yappa Onna hou ga Ii ya" by Konaka Riyu

Jun 30, 2008
Crystelcaster (All reviews)
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
May 24, 2016
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Rock 'n' Roll, the sound of sexual liberation, youthful revolt, and living in excess. Since its early induction in film and other media, this genre of music has become synonymous with the "live-fast-die-young" lifestyle, almost becoming a checklist shorthand in the process. Whether it be used mockingly (This Is Spinal Tap) or genuinely embraced (Nana), rock 'n' roll has become a cornerstone in establishing tone and character. A correlative feature eventually made it a faux-literary device whenever brought up in any media that denotes the lifestyle mentioned.

All of which brings us to the anime in question, Kachou Ouji (Black Heaven). A show about a read more
Jan 19, 2011
5camp (All reviews)
Legend of Black Heaven was made in 1999 and made by AIC back when they didn’t rely on shitty fanser­vice harems and could pump out stuff like Black Heaven and Now and Then, Here and There. It tells the story of Oji, a gen­eric Tokyo salary­man going through a mid­life crisis. After des­pair­ing when his wife throws out his favour­ite elec­tric gui­tar, a sexy alien co-worker tells him that he is the one man with the abil­ity to power an inter­galactic super weapon using his gui­tar playing.

Not that the space opera plot really mat­ters that much. The super weapon runs on roughly the same energy read more
Dec 23, 2009
gorki (All reviews)
For me this story has nothing to do with music, that's just accessory. The true jem about this anime is the story. With more money to avoid some scene repetition, 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 responsibilities, dedicated himself read more

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