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A classic SpaceOpera, where 2 major empires fight between them with their own beliefs and ideals. In the imperial side "Reinhard Von Lohengram" a military genius and somehow different to make the change on the core of the corrupt noble elite on the other side in the free Planets coalition is Wen-Li, who joined the military to be an historian, this makes him a well known tactician men with an variety of knowledge in past military tactics, very driven and heroic person which makes his own rights to come to an end, essentially fighting against an corrupted democracy of his country government. The clash of the two main chars is addicted and somehow engaging seeing how two different hero's with different ideals, "power vs will", comes always to the same goal the best for their people. Written by
Legend of the Galactic Heroes is one of the most ambitious works I've seen. The setting is the Milky Way Galaxy, with two sides in a great war. The Galactic Empire is a monarchy, where rank is determined by lineage instead of competence. There's class inequality, but young upstart Reinhard von Müsel seeks to take the throne and bring reform. The Free Planets Alliance split off from the Empire to form a democracy. But corruption in the government prevents the people's representation. Yang Wen-li still believes in the system, and becomes Reinhard's respected rival in battle, both masters of military tactics.
LotGH delves deep into politics, character, and military strategy. Its realistic, with few stereotypes in its gigantic cast. Its such a space opera, it even has classical music in its score! But wow do you need to be patient. At 110 episodes, it demands commitment from the viewer. And its slow-paced too. Events rarely unfold in a single episode. Some barely move the plot, and focus on building characters and the universe. There's no immediate pay-off, and you might be underwhelmed by the time the wheels start rolling.
If you are not totally into the show, it can be easy to be blown out, even when you're not halfway in. I kinda broke down by the 80s. But if the concept intrigues you and you don't mind the length and pace, its a sci-fi classic.
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