Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
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Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

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Synonyms: LoGH, LotGH, GinEiDen
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説
English: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
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Type: Novel
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 94
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 1982 to Nov 1987
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Military Military, Space Space
Serialization: None
Authors: Tanaka, Yoshiki (Story), Katou, Naoyuki (Art), Kamoshita, Yukihisa (Art)


Score: 8.591 (scored by 19911,991 users)
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Ranked: #922
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Popularity: #1956
Members: 9,485
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In the far future, two young military leaders rise above their peers. The invincible genius Reinhard von Lohengramm is matched only by the unbeatable magician Yang Wen-li; though the two share a profound respect for each other, they meet on the battlefield not as comrades but as bitter adversaries. Commanding thousands of warships and millions of soldiers, they lead giant space fleets into battle on behalf of the two interstellar states that have wrested for control of the Milky Way for over a century and a half.

The Galactic Empire, an absolute monarchy ruled by Kaiser Friedrich von Goldenbaum 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. Reinhard is a minor noble who became a High Admiral through his strategic brilliance and his sister's position as the favored concubine of the Kaiser, while Yang is an avid historian and reluctant commodore hailed as a hero despite only using his tactical prowess to navigate around his leaders' incompetence. On opposite sides of the galaxy, the two men have wildly different visions for the future: Reinhard dreams of uniting mankind under his iron fist, while Yang wants only to carve a path to lasting peace. As the war rages on, Reinhard and Yang each strive for their ideals and secure their place among the stars as the leaders of a new era of galactic heroes.

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In 1988, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu won the Seiun Award for Best Novel of the Year.

The series has been published in English as Legend of the Galactic Heroes by VIZ Media under the Haikasoru imprint since March 8, 2016.

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Aug 31, 2023
LOGH is a gray work in its judgment. It questions and criticizes 2 main systems and discusses individual freedom and happiness in the face of this. Thus, it brings with it the selfish goals in a sea of ​​stars swallowed by the void, with several adjacent meanings, be it to perish as a supernova being the legend of the universe, to become the sun to guide the next generations, or to prove itself the pathetic black hole. who swallows the ambitions of others around him. All manifestations of selfishness that govern the laws of the universe!
So, in more obvious terms, reading LOGH, it's like a ...
Jul 11, 2021
It's no easy feat to make ten novels so consistent in quality, but Legend of the Galactic Heroes never seemed to dip in quality for the three years over the course of which I read through this series.

The whole series is written in a way that feels like a recording of historical events with bits of commentary added in from a historian's perspective. This commentary also isn't shy about foreshadowing future events to build a sense of dread in the reader which really made things more interesting for me at least. This series also has a way of writing character deaths in a really cold ...
Sep 16, 2023
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu known in the West as Legend of the Galatic Heroes with also a derogatory namey of "Legend of the Gaylatic Homos" due to its overbearness and overreliance in mxm/homoeroticism fanservice. Memes aside.

I'll keep it short. I'm not a fan of this craptasticly boring, overly pretentious, eltist pandering piece of hot steaming garbage that is is since its inception. Yang Wen-li is the saving grace of this trite. Albeit also Mary Sue-ish, just like, his rival Reinhard van Lohengramn, despite his checklisted "fatal flaw" of being lazy he saves this novel with his high intellingence for some time but after his figure is ...

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