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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

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Synonyms: The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis - Encounter, LotGH
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説 Die Neue These 邂逅
English: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
German: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
Spanish: La Leyenda de los Héroes de la Galaxia: La Nueva Tésis
French: Les Héros de la Galaxie: Die Neue These
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2018 to Jun 26, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Producers: Shochiku
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 3491534,915 users)
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Ranked: #10392
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Popularity: #2281
Members: 85,957
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For over a century and a half, two interstellar states have wrested for control of the Milky Way. The Galactic Empire, an absolute monarchy ruled by Kaiser Friedrich IV and an entrenched nobility, seeks to suppress the rebels daring to oppose the inviolable crown. The Free Planets Alliance, a representative democracy led by a corrupt High Council, degenerates as its elected leaders⁠ use war and conflict as a way to win popular support.

But this long-standing stalemate between the Empire and the Alliance ends with the rise of two opposing military geniuses. Reinhard von Lohengramm, a minor noble and High Admiral of the Empire through his strategic brilliance and his sister's position as the favored concubine of the Kaiser, dreams of conquering the galaxy and uniting mankind under his iron fist. Meanwhile, Yang Wen-li of the Alliance, an avid historian and reluctant commodore hailed as the Hero of El Facil, uses his tactical prowess to navigate around his leaders' incompetence—and to carve the path to lasting peace. As the war rages on, Reinhard and Yang each strive for their ideals and to secure their place among the stars as the leaders of a new era of galactic heroes.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Binary Star" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Uru
2: "CRY" by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki

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Jun 26, 2018
Legend of the Galactic Heroes - Die Neue These stands in the unenviable position of being a remake of one of the greatest and most beloved anime ever made. The original OVA series commands a passionate and loyal cult fanbase, to whom the slightest fault or deviation is tantamount to a personal insult.

Considering the baggage this show is carrying, it can be difficult to judge it by its own merits. Which is a shame - viewed in a bubble in which the OVA series does not exist, Die Neue These is not a bad anime. In fact, it's quite a good one. It is, however, ...
Jun 26, 2018
Mixed Feelings
The New Thesis will have to stand or fall on its own merits. The fact that the series takes great pains to introduce and endear its main characters tells us the series is intended to be enjoyed on its own without previous knowledge of the source material and the OVA.

One of the things I ask myself with every time I encounter a remake/reboot/reimagining is “Why? What does it offer that wasn’t done before?”

Admittedly, I haven’t finished watching the OVA, nor have I read the source material. So I can’t in good conscience tackle the issue about what the story offers more than what was told ...
Jun 26, 2018
I did not read the original novel or watched the OVA from the late 80s, but I heard a lot of praise for those works, as Legend of the Galactic Heroes (LotGH) is apparently one of the greatest anime of all time. Now, in 2018, we got a new take on this hot classic property and I thought it would be a perfect entry point for me.
It is hard to find any value in this anime: characters are not interesting to pull all the attention; action is dull; mind games are weak; depiction of war lacks necessary authenticity or meaningful commentary; rivalry is done better ...

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