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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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The romanization of the characters' names differs between the DVD- and laserdisc subtitles. E.g. Walter von Schönkopf (DVD) / Walter von Schenkopp (LD). The series' IMDb page follows the DVD subtitles, as they are generally considered more authentic, besides closer to their German origin. 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

Flegel: Don't be arrogant, kid
Reinhard Von Lohengrim: I'm not being arrogant. It's just that after being barked at by so many ill-bred dogs, every now and then I take a kick at one for the dog's own good.
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Yoshiki Tanaka's magnum opus
25 July 2004 | by gjhongSee 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (Japan) See more »

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Kitty Films See more »
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(110 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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