Legend of the Galactic Heroes - The New Thesis - Encounter
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For over a century and a half, two interstellar states have wrested for control of the Milky Way. The Galactic Empire, an absolute monarchy ruled by Kaiser Friedrich IV and an entrenched nobility, seeks to suppress the rebels daring to oppose the inviolable crown. The Free Planets Alliance, a representative democracy led by a corrupt High Council, degenerates as its elected leaders use war and conflict as a way to win popular support. But this long-standing stalemate between the Empire and the Alliance ends with the rise of two opposing military geniuses. Reinhard von Lohengramm, a minor noble and High Admiral of the Empire through his strategic brilliance and his sister's position as the favored concubine of the Kaiser, dreams of conquering the galaxy and uniting mankind under his iron fist. Meanwhile, Yang Wen-li of the Alliance, an avid historian and reluctant commodore hailed as the Hero of El Facil, uses his tactical prowess to navigate around his leaders' incompetence—and to carve the path to lasting peace. As the war rages on, Reinhard and Yang each strive for their ideals and to secure their place among the stars as the leaders of a new era of galactic heroes. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Japanese: 銀河英雄伝説 Die Neue These 邂逅
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2018 to Jun 26, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 21:00 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 25 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
Rui Kuroki – Producer
Kenji Isobe – Director
Shunsuke Tada – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
OP2: 2: “CRY” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki
ED1: “WISH” by ELISA
The negative reception to this is beyond my understanding. Especially after episode 2 this show deservers your attention.
I’m enjoying it immensely so far, it brings me back to the original. Don’t hate just because it isn’t a carbon copy of the first!
Space Battles… The Animation is to die for
This feels like a poor effort, flashy in all the wrong places. Might as well just watch the original OVAs instead.
Visualizing the battles is so much easier in the reboot. I hope this brings the series the attention it deserves!
While I prefer the original OVAs for going into the details more (although expected), this adaption is still well worth your time.
Compared to the OVA, it feels quite poor in plot that not even the 3D animation can compensate it.