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Nov 24, 2009 12:25 PM

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insan3soldiern said:
You know, I just haven't had this problem yet. I don't even know why people try to compare this show with anything else, there is nothing else like it. Now, don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean it is better than any other anime I've seen. In fact, watching this anime doesn't make any other 10, 9, or even 8 I've seen any worse.


You cant not compare, it's the nature of being human to contrast and compare everything in life, whether you're aware of it or not you are comparing things all the time. The fact is, when I watch an anime, it is automatically compared to every other anime I've ever seen, and so far everything is falling short of LotGH. Obviously I'm not going to compare LotGH with Azumanga Daioh genre-wise, but even in simple storytelling terms I havent seen anything remotely on the level of LotGH since watching it.

Life is too short to spend hours and hours watching mediocre shows, so I should thank LotGH for raising the bar so high that I wont waste hours of my life on drek. Because my expectations of what to expect from a story, in the anime medium, has been strengthened thanks to this show. It's not like there arent going to be shows on the level of LotGH or better, but LotGH has become a good filter for me, saving me a lot of time.
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Nov 25, 2009 3:55 PM

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Beatnik said:

Life is too short to spend hours and hours watching mediocre shows, so I should thank LotGH for raising the bar so high that I wont waste hours of my life on drek. Because my expectations of what to expect from a story, in the anime medium, has been strengthened thanks to this show. It's not like there arent going to be shows on the level of LotGH or better, but LotGH has become a good filter for me, saving me a lot of time.


Preach it, brother. Preach it

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Nov 26, 2009 1:27 PM

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I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Anime dream.

I have a dream that one day anime will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all anime OVAs are created equal."

I have a dream that one day in the red light districts of Akihabara the sons of former otaku and the sons of former otaku's parents will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the forums of Code Geass R2, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my top four favourites anime will one day live in a website where they will not be judged by the color of their animation but by the content of their story.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day the forums of MAL, whose mods' lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every forum shall be exalted, every shonen and hentai shall be made low, the rough manga scanalations will be made plain, and the crooked subs will be made straight, and the glory of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
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Nov 26, 2009 1:33 PM

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Do you not think that your choice of rhetoric to imitate is possibly a tad ironic in view of the presentation of Louis Mashengo, Beatnik? Yang's infamous "What is that?" moments and the fact that Louis' relationship with Julian is not very far from master and slave makes your choice of Martin Luther King's speech a rather curious one!
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Nov 26, 2009 1:37 PM

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Not spoilers but brief off-topic about later parts of the show:

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Nov 26, 2009 2:18 PM

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Did Citizen Kane make Monty Python's The Holy Grail a bad movie? I say not.

Did Russell make Nietzsche a bad philosopher? I say not.

Did Faulkner make Nabokov a bad writer? I say not.

Did Witches make Confession worse? By no means.

For they cannot be compared completely; they are too different. LoGH is of a particular kind alone - it excels at a very specific type of story. It is not abstract, so comparing it with more abstract art is not fruitful. It is not a comedy, so comparing it with comedies miss the salient points of either. (Though if LoGH is funnier than a comedy, then we would be wise to eschew it.) LoGH is of a particular kind; and while triumping in sheer craftsmanship over most anime and certainly most normal TV series for that matter, there are entirely different things to enjoy and find good or bad which LoGH is irrelevant to, for it never ever touches upon it.

LoGH could never be good or bad at what it never tried to do. Theefore even a mediocre attempt at something LoGH did not try its perfect, very sexy, and strong hands at, would be worth some time, perhaps.

LoGH could only possibly have spoiled anime if anime at large was the same kind of story as LoGH was, and, however sad or joyous this may be, it is not the case.

tl;dr LoGH only ruined space opera. But boy did it do a good job ruining it.
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Nov 26, 2009 3:36 PM

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Kaiserpingvin said:
Did Citizen Kane make Monty Python's The Holy Grail a bad movie? I say not.

Did Russell make Nietzsche a bad philosopher? I say not.

Did Faulkner make Nabokov a bad writer? I say not.

Did Witches make Confession worse? By no means.

For they cannot be compared completely; they are too different. LoGH is of a particular kind alone - it excels at a very specific type of story. It is not abstract, so comparing it with more abstract art is not fruitful. It is not a comedy, so comparing it with comedies miss the salient points of either. (Though if LoGH is funnier than a comedy, then we would be wise to eschew it.) LoGH is of a particular kind; and while triumping in sheer craftsmanship over most anime and certainly most normal TV series for that matter, there are entirely different things to enjoy and find good or bad which LoGH is irrelevant to, for it never ever touches upon it.

LoGH could never be good or bad at what it never tried to do. Theefore even a mediocre attempt at something LoGH did not try its perfect, very sexy, and strong hands at, would be worth some time, perhaps.

LoGH could only possibly have spoiled anime if anime at large was the same kind of story as LoGH was, and, however sad or joyous this may be, it is not the case.

tl;dr LoGH only ruined space opera. But boy did it do a good job ruining it.

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Kaiserpingvin said:
Did Citizen Kane make Monty Python's The Holy Grail a bad movie? I say not.

Did Russell make Nietzsche a bad philosopher? I say not.

Did Faulkner make Nabokov a bad writer? I say not.

Did Witches make Confession worse? By no means.

For they cannot be compared completely; they are too different. LoGH is of a particular kind alone - it excels at a very specific type of story. It is not abstract, so comparing it with more abstract art is not fruitful. It is not a comedy, so comparing it with comedies miss the salient points of either. (Though if LoGH is funnier than a comedy, then we would be wise to eschew it.) LoGH is of a particular kind; and while triumping in sheer craftsmanship over most anime and certainly most normal TV series for that matter, there are entirely different things to enjoy and find good or bad which LoGH is irrelevant to, for it never ever touches upon it.

LoGH could never be good or bad at what it never tried to do. Theefore even a mediocre attempt at something LoGH did not try its perfect, very sexy, and strong hands at, would be worth some time, perhaps.

LoGH could only possibly have spoiled anime if anime at large was the same kind of story as LoGH was, and, however sad or joyous this may be, it is not the case.

tl;dr LoGH only ruined space opera. But boy did it do a good job ruining it.


This is, for all intents and purposes what I meant in my previous post. It's just you put it in a much much better way. Also, LoGH is very sexy indeed.
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Nov 27, 2009 10:58 AM

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Did Citizen Kane make Monty Python's The Holy Grail a bad movie? I say not.

For they cannot be compared completely; they are too different. LoGH is of a particular kind alone - it excels at a very specific type of story. It is not abstract, so comparing it with more abstract art is not fruitful. It is not a comedy, so comparing it with comedies miss the salient points of either. (Though if LoGH is funnier than a comedy, then we would be wise to eschew it.) LoGH is of a particular kind; and while triumping in sheer craftsmanship over most anime and certainly most normal TV series for that matter, there are entirely different things to enjoy and find good or bad which LoGH is irrelevant to, for it never ever touches upon it.

LoGH could only possibly have spoiled anime if anime at large was the same kind of story as LoGH was, and, however sad or joyous this may be, it is not the case.

tl;dr LoGH only ruined space opera. But boy did it do a good job ruining it.


But I think you're sidestepping my point entirely. The point is that in a list of 'Best Movies Ever' or whatever, one of those movies is going to be on top or below the other. It's comparison, right? Fair has nothing to do with it. Everything is compared all the time, like I said, whether you're aware of it or not.

Your post is only valid for the idea of comparing things of different genres, but like I said, the problem I'm personally having is related to the entire medium of anime, not the space opera genre specifically.

"Dude, what's the best anime you ever seen?"
"LotGH."

Bam. There you go. Hundreds of anime of different genres and style, all compared instantly, with one anime on top.

"What's better, LotGH or Lucky Star?"
"Better at what?"
"Story."
"LotGH."

A specific comparison, thus not entirely fair, as Lucky Star had other priorities than story, etc.

So my final point is that LotGH is a vast combination of many factors that it excels at each and every time, from story to direction to music, it comes out on top in every aspect. So for me it's hard to muster up the concentration to keep watching a show that not only doesnt match LotGH's level of quality in any of those aspects, let alone all of them, but a show that doesnt even fucking try to excel. I'm of course talking about shitty modern shows that are more concerned with fanservice, current (moe) trends, and shit like that.
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My bar for story and characters had already been set to ungodly high standards by Monster. As good as LoGH was, I don't think it raised those expectations any higher.

My biggest problem at the moment is that there aren't any anime trying to be LoGH or Monster. Sure, there's good anime being prodcued, but no anime of the same type, none of the same scale. I think that might be contributing to the "LoGH has ruined anime for me"-syndrome. Everyone who watches LoGH wants more of the same, but there just isn't any available.

And holy shit 55 out of 55 people loved the last episode. Proof that anyone who actually watches the series all the way through loves it? I think so.
 
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You know, I need to get round to watching Monster. I've held off on it for ages because I've already read the manga and know it's awesome, but as I'm in an anime draught* right now watching it might be just what I need.

* I've forgotten how to spell this word.

I think you've made a good point though naikou, basically LotGh spoils us with a massive ensemble cast, and there arent many of those in anime. I think there was a thread a while back about anime that have large cast, but people were throwing out stuff like Naruto and One Piece which isnt what I'd call ensemble at all, even if anime like that does technically just about scrape past the definition.

Scale is a big part of LotGH's charm, and an extension of that is: immersiveness. Scale + ensemble = immersed in fictional full-functioning world with lots of attention to detail.
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Dec 24, 2009 8:26 PM

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I feel proud being anime fan. A masterpiece 10/10.
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Dec 27, 2009 7:55 AM

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Best anime ever, no doubt.

Those 110 episodes flew so fast, I wish I could go back in time and rewatch it.

10/10
 
Jan 2, 2010 4:03 AM

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"He was once a giant star"

When Yang died, I wanted this series to end soon. But, to my amazement this awesome story didn't become weak. So many unique characters, that I will never forget. Seeing Reinhard slowly dieing was quite painful to me, but still, he was surrounded by the people who loved him and respected him the most.

Did I just watch one of the greatest shows ever? - I guess, I did.
I feel kind of sorry I finished it so fast. But, I must say, it was worth it's 110 series.
 
Jan 10, 2010 3:59 AM

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And that was that.

Fine show.
 
Jan 28, 2010 9:14 PM

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Done. This is the anime series I will recommend to anyone and every anime fan who doesn't listen to a short description of it and flee in terror. My friends, my family, my coworkers; this is the one series I would recommend at least once to all of them.

10/10
 
Jan 31, 2010 5:58 AM

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Beatnik said:

Life is too short to spend hours and hours watching mediocre shows, so I should thank LotGH for raising the bar so high that I wont waste hours of my life on drek. Because my expectations of what to expect from a story, in the anime medium, has been strengthened thanks to this show. It's not like there arent going to be shows on the level of LotGH or better, but LotGH has become a good filter for me, saving me a lot of time.


Preach it, brother. Preach it

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First of all, I'd like to thank God for sending me in an era when lotgh was made and subbed, and for letting me live to this day. I really appreciate that. And second, I'd like to thank my parents for bringing me to this world and sending me to school so I could learn english (its not my first, nor my second language). Although I would've appreciated it a bit more had they taught me japanese; it would've been easier to watch all those episodes, because all that reading and listening and watching at the same time really takes a toll on me (this is especially true for lotgh). Third, I'd like to thank Madhouse, Artland and kitty house (or whatever) for making lotgh possible. The author (yoshiki tanaki) and the director (noboru Ishigura) and the whole team behind the anime deserve special praise (including the VAs, of course). We all love you very much, and I personally feel indebted to you for making such a classic masterpiece possible. I also thank Central-anime from the bottom of my heart. Thanks a ton for making lotgh possible for the so called 'literate' non-jap english speaking fans. And then I'd like to thank Beatnik for his insightful and articulate review, which is an accurate (and convincing) critique of the whole series. His review is part of the reason that I put this on my wish list. I also thank the fans for shamelessly advertising the series on MAL; although I disapprove of it normally, but being an open minded person (oh I'm so awesome!), I didn't react the same way as some MAL trolls did and decided to give the series a fair shot with a neutral unbiased mindset. Kudos to the fans.

I was dreading this moment ever since I started watching lotgh about 6 months ago. And now I've finished the whole series, watched the prequel movies and the first prequel series. Only spiral labyrinth remains. This feeling is rare...it doesn't happen too often, and sometimes I forget it exist. Its the same feeling I felt when I finished the last page of the lord of the rings, the hobbit and a wizard of earthsea. And its the same feeling I got when I finished shows like samurai champloo, fma, death note, monster etc, only this is on a much larger scale. Its finally over, and I just wish i could forget it all and go through it again and again and again. But I cant....

PS: I hated oberstein throughout the series, blaming him for Kircheis' death. Almost suspected that he would cause harm to Reinhard. But the last episode just tore down all the negative feelings I had for him and built up this wall of respect for him. Oberstein FTW

*end boring rant*
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I have lost my will to live after watching this knowing that I will ever have a better experience in my life.
 
Feb 8, 2010 12:52 AM

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man i feel sorry for Oberstein.. it seems that he practically had no life there ...great character...

so the show is over... nice experience..tho i wasnt that much attracted to this show like other people here lol xD
 
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so the show is over... nice experience..tho i wasnt that much attracted to this show like other people here lol xD


what do you mean... its in your favorite list :P
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yes but it didnt have that much impact on me like other people )))
maybe because i have another show that made a bigger 'impact' lets say)
 
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you're not talking about gungrave, are you?
"...our faces marked by toil, by deceptions, by success, by love; our weary eyes looking still, looking always, looking anxiously for something out of life, that while it is expected is already gone – has passed unseen, in a sigh, in a flash – together with the youth, with the strength, with the romance of illusions.” - Joseph Conrad ('Youth')
 
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no, thats not on the first place)
ok lets end this, its a matter of tastes)
 
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sure...though I doubt anyone here is going to flame you. :P
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Ah, it's all over. I have no major complaints about the series and fully enjoyed it from the end of the first season and on. Beautiful~

Oberstein's death felt a little cheap at first, but it's actually fitting seeing as Reinhard, the man who he pledged to follow in the beginning, has passed on as well. I really liked Oberstein since he was first introduced, shame he had so little screen time though.
 
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After putting it off forever because its length was daunting and its animation seemingly poor, I started watching it and now 10 days later I am done with my favorite anime of all time. Each episode entertained me so much and left me wanting more that I put life on hold for this one.
 
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Aw its over. A really good series. Now, time to watch all of its prequel.
 
Apr 18, 2010 10:07 PM

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I never liked Truhint, but I felt sorry for him when I learned of his true intentions. And poor old Oberstein! :( Again, LotGH keeps true to its trend as both good and evil are realized in each character.

By now, it seems that Karin has stolen Julian from little Charlotte ><

"The legend ends, and history begins"
My, what a wonderful line. Loved the ending scene, too

This series gets a 10/10 from me. It's hardly perfect, but perfect is too much to ask for. LotGH sets the bar, and until I find a superior anime, it will remain my high standard.
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Bitter irony is what sticks out with Julian and Karin speaking of what it finally got them. For the autonomy of a star system in the fringe required so much extremely gruesome death, loss of great people, but especially the loss of Yang Wenli. Can't think of a character death which would still effect me even to the last episode. It still will, considering what this death represents and how it reflects on the way the world works.

Reinhard's passing was the most suitable for him and left few regrets hence why I didn't shed more than a few tears for him.

And it's in my opinion that a 10 shouldn't reflect perfection, which is a myth, as it should reflect a masterpiece which is what this series is.
 
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the legend ends and history begins.....that was a beautiful masterpiece....

I hated Truniht....when he died I was like.....F*** yeah Truhnit's dead.....maybe because he's like one of those politicians here in our country that's so corrupt....I hated him so.....

but I began liking Oberstein....a man despised by all...but still remains faithful to the empire and to reinhard....and at the time of his death he is still thinking about the empire.......I have so much respect for him now.....and to reinhard and yang too.....

...rNr...
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Well, I finally made it to the end. So much suffering, but it appears that hope will spring from the sea of blood after all.

What a journey it was. I won't write up extensive thoughts on the series here, except that I have the burning desire to read the original novels this was based on as well as everything else the original author wrote. It's not perfect, and doesn't displace my favorite anime series, but it deserves high praise for seeing its large ambitions though successfully.
 
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meh...this show ended with S3 as far as I'm concerned...solid 8/10. Worth the watch, but no where near worth the hype
 
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DreamTheater2112 said:
meh...this show ended with S3 as far as I'm concerned...solid 8/10. Worth the watch, but no where near worth the hype


well I'd never say that something I think deserves an 8 and is on the top anime list is over hyped. If I'm giving something an 8 then it isn't hard to imagine people going crazy over it. durarara, Baccano, Girl who leapt through time, fullmetal alchemist brotherhood, they're all shows I've given an 8 and I'm happy to see them in the top anime list.
Although I do agree that season 3 was better, but season 4 was better than the first 2 in my book. Thematically, all the events since yang's death made a lot of sense, including all those character deaths. And the last episode is among the best finale's I've seen yet.
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I will go as far as saying this show is one of the greatest works of art man has ever produced. Beautiful story, beautiful characters, beautiful ending, beautiful everything. Nothing will ever compare.
 
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oh man, this series was way past great.
Will there be an anime this epic again?
 
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DreamTheater2112 said:
meh...this show ended with S3 as far as I'm concerned...solid 8/10. Worth the watch, but no where near worth the hype


What is your reasoning?
 
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Wow
I have never cried watching any media, may it be series, movies, theatres...
But the last episode of Legend of the Galactic Heroes actually did make me drop tears.

About the whole anime. Story has no equivalents what so ever. It was so detailed, long, original, unique throughout those 110 episode, that you can really not compare it to anything else. Each character whose name you can remember surpasses the main characters of the majority of anime. The development is just outstanding.

I even downgraded a number of anime after completing this.

I don't think my writing skills are appropriate for writing anything more about LotGH. So I won't... For now...
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I concur with most of the posts, it is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest anime I've ever seen. Definitely the one with the best plot, characters and dialogue.
I downgraded 80% of my list in comparison to LOGH so I can feel at ease..

Also I'm looking VERY much forward to the Gaiden Series, otherwise the end would have struck me even harder..
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Just finished it. Quite a great series but they could have made the opposition ( Free Planet Alliance ) more interesting, since the start of the series it's been quite a lopsided battle, great series and ending anyway.
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By Odin's beard I've finally finished this one! What a great OVA series, from the many unique and outstanding HEROES you will love and/or hate, to the sweeping classical music on the GALACTIC background and to the LEGEND it weaved from such diverse characters, it truly is an epic masterpiece!
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I felt like crying with the idea it was over, and that almost all my fave characters had passed away, and for most of them, unfairly as compared to their bravery.

It took me more than 2 years to watch it, because I needed to make a break after Yang deaths,and before Reuenthal"s one which was foreshadowed. But I had watched pieces of the previous episodes almost every day. It's so rare (and quite troubling) to see how a story can be a little but still a part of your life, and that you feel for the characters.

The end was so sad, and showed a softer side of Lohengramm who died way too soon (although as Hilda thought it is hard to imagine him getting old). I found it ironic that he wanted to bind his son with Reuenthal's one, but maybe it is only a sign that he trusts Mittermeyer and maybe Reuenthal after all.

The Terraists last attempt failed thanks to the cooperation of former FPA and imperial soldiers. As it could be foreseen, the Grand Archbishop was just a fake one and de Villier is the one that was leading all the operations. I found it surprising to discover
that Trunhit had the same goal as Julian, in introducing constitutionality in this autocracy; but I can't help but feel that it was just another lie from him to Rubinsky.

Oberstein's death led to no mourning, and as the narrator said is still a mystery about being a calculation or an error.

The end was beautiful with the wishes of youngsters of both sides; Julian who has not given up the idea to fight this autocracy and Felix who already wants to reach the stars. It gives the will to see a sequel of it, but would it be as epic and perfect as this one...

Well I am so glad to have watched it, and know for sure it changes my ways of appreciatings animes, in the way that now I feel more exigent with story and characters development.
I'm sure I will watch the whole anime once more, and from time to time my
fave bits, as I can't imagine completely giving up this anime.
 
Sep 27, 2010 7:42 PM

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It took me quite some time to finish it, but I was glad I watched it. I liked how the ending conveyed a bunch of things, such as how Reinhard realizes that a constitutional monarchy is the best choice to prevent possible oppression in the future, along with how Oberstein sacrifices himself to protect Reinhard (and showed that he wasn't a complete bastard). Julian's philosophical views of government and war were spot on, difference in ideals end up causing great pain for people in the times to come. Lastly, the scene with Felix trying to reach the stars seemed to symbolize that he and Alexander will one day be able to achieve the greatness that Reinhard was able to with Kerichesis. It was also interesting to note that Erwin Josef II didn't die. He just ran away from Landsberg and he in turn stole a corpse(creepy). There are too many words to describe how great this series is, my only regret was not watching it earlier.

10/10
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Oct 12, 2010 1:29 AM

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It is only when the sun sets that we see the stars.
Not because the stars weren't there,
But because they shone dim in the light of a greater brilliance.

10/10

There will never be an Anime like this again.
 
Oct 20, 2010 8:07 PM

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There's no anime out that can do or match what Legend of the Galactic Heroes did, this series is one i can truly consider a masterpiece in anime history although there's always those that will consider it to be overrated in which case we can just ignore because they don't matter.

While watching the series there were many times i stopped and put it "on hold" because things got too intense for me to watch, and finally watching the last episode i felt touched, sad, satisfied, and i even found myself asking for more.

Reinhard's Death and the symbolism of Felix reaching for the star's made the perfect ending.

After having finished watching this, im more then willing to spend the money on buying the DVD sets.
 
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mrSmiles said:
There's no anime out that can do or match what Legend of the Galactic Heroes did, this series is one i can truly consider a masterpiece in anime history although there's always those that will consider it to be overrated in which case we can just ignore because they don't matter.


You see, it is this kind of attitude that makes people generally assume that fans of LoGH are "elitist pricks." Yeah, this series is very well done and is deserving of a 10. But, I like to think that people who don't like the series opinions matter just as much as ours. Otherwise your just being conceited, imo.
"Yes, I have been deprived of emotion. But not completely. Whoever did it, botched the job."

- Geralt of Rivia
 
Oct 23, 2010 4:46 PM

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Lol, you guys are soo melodramatic in your gushing over this series. Not that there's anything wrong with that of course. I'll take LOTGH fanboys over Clannad fanboys any day, at least this series is meaningful and well thought out. I just find it amusing how my final thoughts were "this was pretty good, but I didn't like X,Y, and Z", then I come on here and everyone else's thoughts are "this changed my life and forever dampened my appreciation of lesser art!" Anyways, it might be a sin, but I'm "merely" giving it an 8/10. I kind of feel like an asshole, considering that this show has redefined "epic", and yet I only consider it very freaking good, but that's how I roll and at best I could be convinced to give this a 9. Anyways, just for humor value here's the predictions I made at the end of season 3:

I'm betting the 4th season is going to be thematically based on "the young replace the old." Ultimately we are going to see how democracy perseveres even when the leader dies and how autocracy becomes corrupt. Besides this political message though, I'm guessing that Julian and Katerose become much closer, that the earth cult does amazing damage to the empire, that Dominic bears Rubinsky's child, though Rubinsky gets Karma-bite, Oberstien ends up being a hero somehow and dying too, and one of the twin stars perishes.

How's that for predictions? I'm like freaking Nostradamus! In other words, I only got it half right but if we ignore all the shit I got wrong I'm amazing! Did anyone else predict Oberstein's heroic death? Yeah, you better admit I'm amazing :P
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I must admit I did not see UBERsteins death coming. Julian and Katerose coming closer was obvious though. Apart from that, nice job :P
on another note....
Seabury said:
Lol, but I'm "merely" giving it an 8/10.


YOU'RE GROUNDED!
"...our faces marked by toil, by deceptions, by success, by love; our weary eyes looking still, looking always, looking anxiously for something out of life, that while it is expected is already gone – has passed unseen, in a sigh, in a flash – together with the youth, with the strength, with the romance of illusions.” - Joseph Conrad ('Youth')
 
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eyerok said:
I must admit I did not see UBERsteins death coming. Julian and Katerose coming closer was obvious though. Apart from that, nice job :P
on another note....
Seabury said:
Lol, but I'm "merely" giving it an 8/10.


YOU'RE GROUNDED!
LOL!
"In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same."

 
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