Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Arata Naru Tatakai no Overture

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Synonyms: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War, LoGH: Overture to a New War, Ginga Eiyu Densetsu Aratanaru Tatakai no Jokyoku, Legend of the Galactic Heroes MOVIE (1993)
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説外伝 新たなる戦いの序曲[オーヴァチュア]


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 18, 1993
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.121 (scored by 1423014,230 users)
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Ranked: #3992
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Popularity: #3293
Members: 28,195
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Led by Reinhard von Müsel, the Galactic Empire crushes the Free Planets Alliance in the Fourth Battle of Tiamat. Arriving in the Imperial capital of Odin to a hero's welcome, Reinhard's victory earns him a promotion to High Admiral and the distinguished title of Count von Lohengramm. On the other side, Yang Wen-li safely returns to the Alliance capital of Heinessen without fanfare and reunites with his dear friends.

Reinhard and Yang look forward to a long-awaited reprieve. However, at the request of the scheming Duke Otho von Braunschweig, the Imperial High Command orders the new High Admiral to invade the Alliance with a fleet of twenty thousand ships. After the Duke leaks the plan to the Alliance government, three fleets totalling forty thousand ships are sent to counter the incoming attack and recreate the famous Battle of Dagon. But even though Reinhard is outnumbered two to one, he has an ingenious plan—and Yang sees right through it. Will Yang's superiors heed his warning before it is too late?

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"Der Fliegende Höllander" by Richard Wagner

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Oct 8, 2011
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
At the time of watching "Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War", I had already gone through the first couple of seasons of the "Legend of the Galactic Heroes" main series. "Overture to a New War" tells the events leading up to the Battle of Astate shown at the beginning of the series, as well as the battle itself. I didn't watch it prior to the series because I like to watch things in release order rather than chronological order. It had taken me quite while to get into the series (roughly the whole first season in fact), and I'd always wondered read more
Mar 29, 2011
stonnyfor (All reviews)
LOGH has been rated really high on this site for a long time. When I first came to MAL I was interested in watching more great anime, so LOGH being so highly rated was one of the first animes added to my plan to watch list. I never really got to it though because I wasn't sure how good it was going to be since it was pretty old and long 110 episodes. Now that I finally watched it, I can say that LOGH is truly deserving of that high rating and mabey even more.
Even though I watched the series first (which is why I read more
Jun 27, 2021
ProxyLain (All reviews)
English is not my language.

Contains minor spoilers.


This is very overrated.

I watched the 2018 remake and felt like it could have potential, but I remember almost nothing because it was so rushed and uninteresting. So I decided to watch this movie which is a remake of the first two episodes to motivate myself to watch the 110 OVA episodes. Guess what? This movie just made me make a point of never wasting my time watching 110 episodes of Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu, as much as Yang and Reinhard might be interesting characters (that were wasted in 01:30:00 with a war that lasts a long time and read more
Mar 2, 2021
Fortress_Maximus (All reviews)
Story: 9
Overture to a New War is both a prequel to the OVA (doing its best to bridge the first film, My Conquest is the Sea of Stars to the OVA) and a remake of its first two episodes which depict the Battle of Astarte. The prequel parts give insight to supporting characters who were only given a few mentions/appearances and what relationships they have with the main characters. On both sides, an important message to take away from this arc of the greater story is old ideas holding the new generation back. Several times on the Imperial side, we hear talk about the theory read more

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