Legend of the Galactic Heroes – Overture to a New War

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Arata Naru Tatakai no Overture

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Led by Reinhard von Müsel, the Galactic Empire crushes the Free Planets Alliance in the Fourth Battle of Tiamat. Arriving in the Imperial capital of Odin to a hero's welcome, Reinhard's victory earns him a promotion to High Admiral and the distinguished title of Count von Lohengramm. On the other side, Yang Wen-li safely returns to the Alliance capital of Heinessen without fanfare and reunites with his dear friends. Reinhard and Yang look forward to a long-awaited reprieve. However, at the request of the scheming Duke Otho von Braunschweig, the Imperial High Command orders the new High Admiral to invade the Alliance with a fleet of twenty thousand ships. After the Duke leaks the plan to the Alliance government, three fleets totalling forty thousand ships are sent to counter the incoming attack and recreate the famous Battle of Dagon. But even though Reinhard is outnumbered two to one, he has an ingenious plan—and Yang sees right through it. Will Yang's superiors heed his warning before it is too late?

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Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説外伝 新たなる戦いの序曲[オーヴァチュア]Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 18, 1993
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Novel
Genres: Action, Drama, Military, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Noboru Ishiguro – Director
Keizou Shimizu – Director
Susumu Aketagawa – Sound Director
Kenichi Maejima – Storyboard
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The definitive way to start the series. Redoes the first two episodes splendidly.


A remake of the first 2 episodes of the OVA. I would recommend watching this instead. It’s the same with a larger budget.


It was extremely interesting to see 2 soldiers with such high intelligence fight in a strategic battle. An artwork to say the least.

Igor Mendonca

A cool retelling of the first episodes. It gives the viewer a more personal view on the Astate battle. And It’s great!




Great set up to for the series.


Just in case the previous 170 or so episodes and 2 movies wasn’t enough to sate your apetite for epic space operas


    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