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: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.871 (scored by 2274022,740 users)
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Ranked: #8502
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Popularity: #3576
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Aketagawa, Susumu
Sound Director
Asaka, Morio
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Symphony No. 3: VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden." by Gustav Mahler


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 ...
Aug 11, 2011
Mixed Feelings
"Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars" is the prelude to the "Legend of the Galactic Heroes" main series. It focuses on the fateful first encounters on the battlfield between Yang Wenli and Reinhard von Lohengramm.

Lohengramm, with his vast ambitions and Yang the reluctant soldier form an interesting contrast. They're almost the polar opposite of each other, but in many ways they are similar. There's a sense that the two men are destined to become great rivals, and what makes the movie fascinating is the anticipation it creates for the future.

Yang and Lohengramm aren't the only characters seeded in this ...

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