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Kachou Ouji

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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 5,867 users)
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Ranked: #35182
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Popularity: #2918
Members: 21,922
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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

Ishino, Ryuuzou
Ugaki, Hidenari
Ueda, Yuji


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

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"Cautionary Warning" by John Sykes

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"Yappa Onna hou ga Ii ya" by Konaka Riyu

More reviewsReviews

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 soundtrack of sexual liberation, youthful revolt, and living in excess. Since its early induction in film and other media, this sub-genre of music has become synonymous with the "live-fast-die-young" lifestyle, almost becoming a checklist stereotype 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. This correlative feature eventually made it a quasi-literary device whenever it is brought up in any media that denotes the lifestyle mentioned.

Which brings us to the title in question, Kachou Ouji (Black Heaven), an anime 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
Jun 9, 2017
Hatul (All reviews)
Kachou Ouji or Legend of Black Heaven does stand out quite a bit. It's a slice of life that features a middle aged salary man with a mid life crisis as a protagonist (not very common in anime) who also happens to be a former rock star and misses his glory days. He has a wife and kid who don't understand his obsession with the past and the show itself plays out like a black comedy filled with sexual innuendos and features themes such as the difficulty of aging, nostalgia and the hope for a happy life despite losing your youth and glory.
Sounds like a read more


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