Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu

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The 150-year-long stalemate between the two interstellar superpowers, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, comes to an end when a new generation of leaders arises: the idealistic military genius Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the FPA's reserved historian, Yang Wenli. While Reinhard climbs the ranks of the Empire with the aid of his childhood friend, Siegfried Kircheis, he must fight not only the war, but also the remnants of the crumbling Goldenbaum Dynasty in order to free his sister from the Kaiser and unify humanity under one genuine ruler. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Yang—a strong supporter of democratic ideals—has to stand firm in his beliefs, despite the struggles of the FPA, and show his pupil, Julian Mintz, that autocracy is not the solution. As ideologies clash amidst the war's many casualties, the two strategic masterminds must ask themselves what the real reason behind their battle is.

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English: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説
Type: OVA
Episodes: 110
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1988 to Mar 17, 1997
Producers: Kitty Films
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Artland, Madhouse, Magic Bus
Source: Novel
Genres: Military, Sci-Fi, Space, Drama
Duration: 26 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub, BD


Noboru Ishiguro – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Susumu Aketagawa – Sound Director
Yoshito Hata – Episode Director
Tetsu Kimura – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Skies of Love” by Michiru Akiyoshi (eps 1-22,24-26)
OP2: “I am waiting for you” by Michiru Akiyoshi (eps 27-30,32,34-35,37-38,40,43,45,49,51-52)
OP3: “Sea of the Stars” by LISA (eps 55-81,86)
OP4: “Must Be Something” by Hitomi Konno (eps 87-106,108-110)
ED1: “Hikari no Hashi wo koete” by Kei Ogura (eps 1-5,7-13,16-17,19-21,24-26,84)
ED2: “Tabidachi no Jyokyoku” by Kei Ogura (eps 27-30,32,35,37-38,40,42-43,45,49,51)
ED3: “Kansou no Uta” by Kei Ogura (eps 55-56,58-69,71-81,83,85)
ED4: “Uchuu no Kakehashi” by Kei Ogura (eps 87-106,108-110)



A bunch of Homos in space. Actual 10/10 The Greatest anime ever made


Fantastic space opera. Massive space battles with huge implications. It’s a commitment to watch due to its length but its so, so worth it.


An intense political debate and compelling character piece, epic in scope and sweeping in narrative. An iconic, almost flawless story.


Never before have I seen such a well executed character drama.
LotGH constantly entertains you with intrige, war and philosophical debates.


Possibly the best space opera i have ever seen in a visual medium. Yang Wen-li is best girl. Show drags a bit at the end i think

Kaiser Gauss

More than a hundred episodes, not all are worth it, but the ones that are, are fucking amazing, and build up this epic story.


It has a good message to tell, but the execution is lacking, and the characters are dreary. No musical scores of its own, steals classical.


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece


    Anime was a mistake