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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: 7.761 (scored by 3319033,190 users)
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Ranked: #10032
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Popularity: #2185
Members: 81,702
Favorites: 543

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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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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

Life is funny sometimes. I've been in the anime community long enough to see the popularity of series rise, fall, and sometimes even rise again. I'm somewhat of an anime paleoconservative in that I love many anime that are no longer popular or even acceptable to like in the current year. Hell, I've spent the last 8 years trying to convince folks that Elfen Lied isn't that bad! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine having to defend LotGH from getting unfairly shit on, but here we are!


This is MAL, so I assume everyone reading this has either seen or knows a lot about ...
Jun 26, 2018
This review was written by someone who has not seen, and honestly could not care less about the original 1988 OVA, Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

I’ll begin by saying this anime is extremely unique in its presentation and tone in that is doesn’t even feel like a story anyone would think to put to animation in the first place. It certainly doesn’t use the medium to its fullest, it’s not very artistically creative, and nothing about it is particularly inventive except for the fact it isn’t inventive at all. It feels less like a piece of art and more like a stage play, an opera, ...

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