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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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Series cast summary:
Yûsaku Yara ...  Narrator / ... 109 episodes, 1988-1997
Ryô Horikawa ...  Reinhard von Lohengramm 86 episodes, 1988-1997
Katsuji Mori ...  Wolfgang Mittermeyer 64 episodes, 1988-1997
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Julian Mintz 62 episodes, 1989-1997
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ...  Yang Wen-li 57 episodes, 1988-1995
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...  Frederica Greenhill / ... 54 episodes, 1989-1997
Norio Wakamoto ...  Oskar von Reuenthal 53 episodes, 1988-1997
Kazuhiko Inoue ...  Dusty Attemborough 51 episodes, 1988-1997
Toshio Furukawa ...  Olivier Poplin 51 episodes, 1988-1997
Michio Hazama ...  Walter von Schönkopf 50 episodes, 1989-1997
Masako Katsuki ...  Hildegard von Mariendorf / ... 48 episodes, 1989-1997
Kaneto Shiozawa ...  Paul von Oberstein 48 episodes, 1988-1997
Keaton Yamada Keaton Yamada ...  Alex Cazerne 44 episodes, 1989-1997
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Yang Wen-Li: Nobody does anything until he gets an opportunity.
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Masterpiece
3 March 2018 | by imanproSee all my reviews

One of best series I've seen in a long long time. This space opera is without equal. Words fall short of praising this creation.

Great character development in this anime. Its evident that a tremendous amount of effort was put into the production of this anime, with detailed background info on most characters as well as locations, history, art, culture and the scenery.

Each episode will leave you wanting for more. Stories have been carefully designed not to show any bias to any particular political view. Impartiality is the motto of this anime.

The animation is good, considering the anime is from the late eighties. But, animation is not at all the defining aspect of this anime. Its the story and the characters.

The soundtrack is exemplary. The tracks clearly voice the thoughts of some of the characters in the sage. Beautiful to listen to.

Overall, this anime is a true masterpiece. Comparing this with other creations from this genre would be a disservice to this anime.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Galactic Heroes See more »

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Kitty Films See more »
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(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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