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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden (1999)

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Synonyms: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden: Spiral Labyrinth, LoGH Gaiden: Spiral Labyrinth
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説外伝 螺旋迷宮


Type: OVA
Episodes: 28
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 24, 1999 to Jun 27, 2001
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Artland
Source: Novel
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 4,423 users)
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Popularity: #3783
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A prequel to The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, focusing on the FPA's Yang Wen-li. A chronicle on how he earned the title "The Hero of El Facile" and his handling of assignments he received after the historic event.

Spiral Labyrinth also continues with the background of Reinhard and Kircheis where the first Gaiden left off.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimizu, Keizou
Aketagawa, Susumu
Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Natsuko

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"A Story of Time" by AKEMI

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#1: "Our Trail" by Kei Ogura (eps 1-14)
#2: "The Promised Future" by Kei Ogura (eps 15-28)

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Nov 26, 2010
eyerok (All reviews)
Spiral Labyrinth is the last release related to Legend of the Galactic heroes, and, like the first prequel gaiden series ('A hundred Billion Lights; Hundred Billion stars'), is made up of various story arcs that flesh out the background of the main characters and some supporting characters of the main series as well.

These ‘side stories’ were conceived in both written and anime form after the main series, and they contain a significant amount of foreshadowing and allusions to future events and important characters from the main series that are only named or shown in passing. These references would likely not be appreciated by those read more
Aug 19, 2013
FullmetalCowboy (All reviews)
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: August 14, 2013. Review #54: Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden (Season 2)

Space, The Final Frontier. This is a story of the ones that would eventually become Heroes. This is a grand epic that is being told within 110 Episodes in the Main Series, 3 Movies, and 52 Episodes in backstory. Every saga has a beginning and every saga has a conclusion. A lot has been told in this saga and it is time for me to end this voyage with Season 2 of Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden.

Yang becomes the Hero of El Facil and is given a read more


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