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Legend of the Galactic Heroes 

Ginga eiyû densetsu (original title)
Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.
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Tesshô Genda ...
 Karl Gustav Kemp (10 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jôji Nakata ...
 Leopold Schumacher (9 episodes, 1989-1991)
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Kôji Totani ...
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Makio Inoue ...
 Ansbach (7 episodes, 1989)
Osamu Saka ...
 Emperor Friedrich IV / ... (6 episodes, 1988-1991)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
 Anton Felner (6 episodes, 1989-1992)
Takaya Hashi ...
 Ernst Mecklinger (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
 Ulrich Kessler (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Osamu Kobayashi ...
 Otto Von Braunschweig (6 episodes, 1989)
Iemasa Kayumi ...
 Jeanne Lobello (5 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
 Kasper Lintz (5 episodes, 1989-1992)
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 Boris Konev (5 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
 Marinesk (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Issei Futamata ...
 Flegel (5 episodes, 1989)
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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 ricardo cardoso

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There are so many characters that their names are always shown onscreen even if they're main characters. See more »

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While set in the future the fleets move about in big blocks as if it was the 1800's even though as firepower gets more devastating soldiers spread out more and more. See more »

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Yang Wen-Li: The "freedom not to get involved." It's perhaps the most valued freedom we have in this country.
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Yoshiki Tanaka's magnum opus
25 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Perhaps you've seen this superior science-fiction series on the Net or at your anime club. It looks like a TV show because each episode is 25 minutes long but I understand it is a direct-to-video adaption of Yoshiki Tanaka's 19-book series "Legend of Galactic Heroes". Thanks to that devoted fan-base the 28 tapes finally were completed after 10 years.

LGH tells the story of Reinhard, son of a poor nobleman in the Galactic Empire. Reinhard's father allowed his older sister Annarose to be carried away to court as a concubine when he was a young boy. Because of that Reinhard vowed to topple the Emperor one day. This series is like a soap opera because there are a lot of schemers and schemes and while the plot seems to advance slowly you really can't skip many episodes. There is a big payoff at the end and everything comes to a satisfying conclusion. The writing is very good but I can see people getting bored.

I know there are efforts underway to get an official subbed version to the US but it is going to be a hard sell because there are so many episodes.


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