Legend of the Galactic Heroes, or Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu. What a pleasure, what a privilege; what a profound and magnificent anime TV show. I loved everything about this show, and this is why you may too.
Everything is covered. We have a massive story and plot spanning 110 episodes, not including side stories. But what makes it such a comprehensive and gargantuan story is the way in which there is so much content jam-packed into each episode. Each episode is like a treat, like an individual chocolate that you can savour and enjoy. I always felt satisfied after each
individual episode and there was always enough food for thought.
The story itself is medium-to-slow paced. It develops in numerous directions and shows the perspectives of myriad characters. It's the way in which these intertwine and complete each other that leaves me with such an amazing sense of grandness from the plot. Everything from the art, to the music, to the depth of the characters all compliment the story and make it the excellent finished product that it is.
I harboured no disappointment with regards to anything about the story. '
If you're bothered about how old it is then just think of old anime artwork as an acquired taste. If you can learn to appreciate it for what it was at the time I am sure that you'll have no problems with it. Some of scenes are done beautifully and the music perfectly compliments them.
It's still good. 10/10
I love the music in Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The musical score is a beautiful array of classical music, all inserted so as to musically denote the scenes with a sense of art and the respective emotions the creators wanted you to feel at those times. If you dislike classical music, again, think of it as an acquired taste. It may just grow on you.
I have to give the music a 10/10 for it's beauty, appropriateness and technique.
The characters in Legend of the Galactic Heroes are simply the greatest TV characters I have ever seen produced. I can state that confidently. Never before have I been so romanticised by a set of characters. The depth and sheer humanity of them are second to none. These characters are what I would call masterpieces. You can sit there all day thinking about these characters and you could yet think more. They are just so delicately complex and well done. They acted consistently in accordance with the nature of their characters. Real is the stand-out word I would use to describe them. Real yet so profound.
Needless to say I wholeheartedly enjoyed this show. I have not a single complaint.
A perfect 10/10.
Do yourself a favour and pick up this show. Maybe it's just not your genre but if it is, and you can look past the things I mentioned, then I guarantee you the anime experience of a lifetime.