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
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 1216512,165 users)
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Ranked: #3802
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Popularity: #3125
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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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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
Jul 2, 2013
FullmetalCowboy (All reviews)
Critic’s Log: June, 22, 2013. Review #52: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War

After the disappointment that was the previous Legend of the Galactic Heroes movie called Golden Wings, another movie came out. This movie came out a year before the show started its third season. What did the creative staff make that time? A movie known as Overture to a New War.

I don’t think giving you a sypnosis of this movie will be needed this time because this movie is an extended retelling of the first two episodes of Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

To be technical, this is a production by read more

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