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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Waga Yuku wa Hoshi no Taikai

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Synonyms: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest Is the Sea of Stars, 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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 6, 1988
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Artland, Madhouse
Source: Novel
Duration: 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #5612
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Popularity: #2776
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This movie, based on an anecdote of "Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu" written by novelist Tanaka Yoshiki, preludes the 110-episodes TV series by describing the first encounter between the ambitious young man Reinhard von Müsel under the imperial flag and the passive Yang Wenli who serves a corrupting democracy. Set in an imaginative future, the story describes the first encounter between Yang and Reinhard and discusses how heroes are born.

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Ishiguro, Noboru
Aketagawa, Susumu
Sound Director
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Tanaka, Yoshiki
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Dec 27, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
"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!" read more
Sep 22, 2009
nicepants (All reviews)
I know we have all had this conversation with ourselves: "Self, do I really want to watch Legend of Galactic Heroes? It is 110 episodes of admittedly slow, dialogue-heavy old anime. Is this something I really want to get into?"

This is the answer MCitSoS was made to answer. This is the pilot for LoGH, the first meeting of Yang Wenli and Reinhard von Musel. One hour of a lot of what is great about LoGH. Smart dialogue, engaging fleet battles, and Yang and Reinhard being two ballsy dudes.

This isn't just for those who want to get into LoGH, though. For those of us who have read more
Dec 7, 2014
phs_togusa (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 11, 2011
kajia (All reviews)
"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 read more


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