Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Waga Yuku wa Hoshi no Taikai

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars

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Synonyms: LoGH: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars, Legend of the Galactic Heroes MOVIE (1988)
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説: わが征くは星の大海
English: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars
French: Les Héros de La Galaxie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 6, 1988
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.881 (scored by 2080320,803 users)
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Ranked: #7542
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Popularity: #3293
Members: 36,377
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Four months before Count von Lohengramm of the Galactic Empire faced Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance at the Battle of Astarte, he was still just Reinhard von Müsel. The youngest admiral in the Empire's history, Reinhard was disdained and dismissed by his peers as the brother of the Kaiser's concubine.

Upon arriving at Iserlohn Fortress with his expeditionary fleet, Reinhard immediately receives an order from the ambitious and cunning Fleet Admiral Gregor von Mückenberger: to intercept an Alliance fleet in a neighboring starzone. Despite recognizing this as a veiled attempt to get him killed in combat, Reinhard nevertheless orders his tired and weary men to engage the enemy in the atmosphere of the gas giant Legnica. But unbeknownst to him, this will mark the first of his many historic encounters with the Hero of El Facil.

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"Symphony No. 3: I. Kräftig entschieden" by Gustav Mahler

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Dec 27, 2008
"Perhaps man is a creature that must fight until the last one is dead."

The antithesis of George Lucas's Star Wars, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars begins with a lengthy credit crawl that doesn't treat the space opera genre as a joke and doesn't talk down to the viewer, but instead invites you along to a gentleman's philosophical pondering on the nature of man and war.

Afterwards a brilliant white ship approaches a spherical fortress in space and a character quips, "but damn it’s small," again in direct opposition to Lucas's own trite: "look at the size of that thing!" ...
Dec 7, 2014
Thanks to the constant nagging of my friend razortongue, I've finally decided to give Legend of the Galactic Heroes another shot with its prequel film: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars. To my understanding, this was actually the pilot for the entire franchise and as far as pilots go, this was definitely a strong start. At the same time, I feel like I should provide a fair warning to anyone who's interested in tackling this massive beast. I'll say this right now: Legend of the Galactic Heroes is NOT an accessible franchise in the slightest. There are no scantily-clad princesses held hostage by giant ...
Sep 15, 2019
“A slight glimpse into the vast ocean.”

This is what this movie feels like, taking a slight glimpse into a vast ocean full of wonders awaiting you. If the gigantic ocean spanning more than one hundred episodes that is called Legend of the Galactic Heroes represented said ocean, then this particular movie would represent the shore before the galactic wave hits the viewer. It is a small, but intriguing introduction for the viewer to get a taste of what high caliber class the Anime medium could pull off. To put it simply, this movie is a touch of classy; it may not be as classy as ...

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