[Anime]Legend of Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyu Densetsu)

  • Made me think
  • Impressed
  • Learned something
  • Cool
  • Shed tears
  • Interesting
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Other media: Game:Legend of Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyu Densetsu) / Comics:Legend of Galactic Heros 2015 / Literature:Legend of Galactic Heroes
Anime total pnts rank Rank 55in 6,424 titlesTotal 286 / Deviation 94.51
Anime avg pnts Rank 72in 2,856 titlesAvg 2.10=Very good/136 reviews
Anime rank of 1990 Rank 2in 103 titles
Statics of evaluation and Ranking
Reviews' statics
Post review by myself
Voice/Actor2.69(Best)32
Story2.69(Best)32
Character/Setting2.59(Best)32
Music2.19(Very good)32
Graphic1.03(Good)32
Made me think75%24/32
Impressed75%24/32
Learned something72%23/32
Cool59%19/32
Shed tears50%16/32
Interesting47%15/32
Friendship38%12/32
Moral31%10/32
Sad25%8/32
Hot heart22%7/32
Beautiful22%7/32
Enjoyed22%7/32
Romantic19%6/32
Funny19%6/32
Brave9%3/32
Scareful9%3/32
Shocked9%3/32
Sexy3%1/32
Cute3%1/32
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Happinet Pictures Yoshiki Tanaka TOKUMA SHOTEN PUBLISHIIG CO.,LTD
Ishiguro Noboru
Kazato Shinsuke Katou Naoyuki
Kitty Film TV TOKYO Corporation Suntory
Yuusaku Yara
Ryo Horikawa
Keiko Han
Masashi Hironaka
Shigeharu Matsuda
Katsuji Mori
Yuriko Yamamoto
Tomoe Hanba
Fumio Matsuoka
Keiko Hanagata Nobutoshi Hayasi
Moichi Saito
Saburo Kamei
Motomu Kiyokawa
Takashi Taguchi
Norio Wakamoto
Jun Hazumi
Soumei Uchida
Makoto Ataka
Kaneto Shiozawa
Reizo Nomoto
Keiichi Noda
Jyunji Kitajima
ChaHuurinn
Keisuke Yamashita
Yu Mizushima
Tessho Genda
Eisuke Yoda
Takesi Kuwabara
Takao Ohyama
Takaya Hashi
Shuichi Ikeda
Katsunosuke Hori
Masaaki Okabe
Kinryu Arimoto
Masako Katsuki
Tadashi Nakamura
Yuji Mitsuya
Yuji Fujishiro
Mahito Tsujimura
Shinji Nakae
Koichi Yamadera
Hitoshi Takagi Taro Ishida
Hisashi Katsuta
Masaharu Satou
Shibata Hidekatsu
Saka Osamu
Hiroko Emori
Mari Yokoo
FUJITATOSHIKO
Kouhei Miyauchi
Jyoji Yanami
Shouzo Iiduka
Ichiro Nagai
Yousuke Akimoto
Hiroyuki Sato
Hideyuki Hori
Ryoichi Tanaka
Akira Murayama
Michitaka Kobayashi
Sakiko Tamagawa
Seizo Kato
Eken Mine
Osamu Kobayashi
Makio Inoue
Issei Hutamata
Jyoji Nakata
Daisuke Gori
Gorou Naya
Kosuke Meguro
Kouji Totani
Show Hayami
Mikio Terashima
Masami Kikuchi
Natsuo Tokuhiro
Yoku Shioya
Kei Tomiyama
Nozomu Sasaki
KeatonYamada
Yoshiko Matsuo
Yuri Amano
Yoshiko Sakakibara
Issei Masamune
Kazuhiko Inoue
Sukekiyo Kameyama
Masato Hirano
Ryuuzou Ishino
Masayuki Omoro
Takeshi Aono
Kouzou Sioya
Tarou Arakawa
Toshihiko Kojima
RyuuseiNakao
Michio Hazama
Jurota Kosugi
Keiichi Nanba
Toshio Furukawa
Hirotaka Suzuoki
Kotono Mitsuishi
Akimasa Ohmori
Kazumi Tanaka
Nobuo Tobita
Takeshi Kusao
Kenji Utsumi
Hideyuki Tanaka
Mami Koyama
Eiji Maruyama
Kouichi Kitamura
TamioOoki
Toru Furuya
Masao Imanishi
Kousei Tomita
Hideyuki Umezu
Sinji Ogawa
Sigeru Nakahara
Osamu Kato
Noriko Hidaka
Takko Ishimori
Yonehiko Kitagawa
Ryusuke Obayashi
Hajime Koseki
Masaru Ikeda
Shigezou Sasaoka
Minori Matsushima
Kaneta Kimotsuki
Iemasa Kayumi
Unsho Ishizuka
Tetsuo Mizutori
Masashi Hirose
Mitihiro Ikemizu
Yukimasa Kishino
Akira Kamiya
Akira Shimada
Masashi Ebara
TakanobuHodumi
Yasurou Tanaka
Masato Yamauchi
Kenichi Ono
Zen Kajihara
Kenji Anan
Takashi Kobayashi
Shusei Nakamura
Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Tatsuyuki Jinnai
Fumi Hirano
Kyouji Kobayashi
Yoshito Yasuhara
Kenichi Ogata
Teiji Ohmiya
Banjo Ginga
Rokuro Naya
Japan Released:1990/04/03(Tue) / End:1997
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1. http://www.ginei.jp/ (Translation)
Opening movie (4)
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2008/08/11 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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What an impressive series.

I had this recommended to me years ago by friends, but as it has never been officially translated into English, I despaired of ever seeing, let alone completing it. Of course, times change, and now I have managed to see all 110 episodes within a month. That in and of itself should tell you how good this series is. I don't make a habit of following series longer to one or two seasons, but Legend of Galactic Heroes immediately caught my attention and simply would not let go.

This isn't the kind of series to trot out to newbie anime fans. The animation is old, the plot incredibly obtuse, and there are so many characters that it is advisable to keep a notepad handy to keep them all straight. That being said, it is rare these days that an anime series handles more than two characters with any sort of depth, and yet LoGH manages to make you interested in and sympathize with dozens of characters on both sides of the conflict. It's a truly remarkable feat. In fact, there are very few weaknesses in this series to speak of -- the music (apart from the mildly embarrassing fourth opening song, which comes off as horrendously cheesy to native English speakers) is appropriate and suitably epic. The music editor clearly loves his Mahler, in particular but then, such a composer perfectly sets the tone for the very Germanic Galactic Empire. Admittedly, there are a few moments suitable for the blooper reel (Julian Mintz using DOS on his far-future computer to load up a history program is worth a laugh or two) but these are few and far between and really have no major impact on the series as a whole.

Since the novels are not available in North America, it is impossible for me to compare the anime to the original work, and honestly, to do so might be unfair. It is simply impossible to directly show the events of a novel on the screen, because the pacing simply doesn't work the same, due to the differing limitations and strengths of print media and animation. However, it may be argued that not knowing the novels may work as a more accurate gauge of how well this works as a standalone piece -- and honestly, you don't need to have read the novels to enjoy this, because you'd be hard-pressed to find a better OVA series in existence. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better animated series in existence. Period.

While there may be some criticism about the lack of aliens in a science-fiction work, this is not a phenomenon without precedent, and really, one of the fundamental things to understand is that Legend of Galactic Heroes comes off less as a story about science-fiction and more of an allegory about modern human history in general. Look at modern wars: there are no gods, no superpowers, and certainly no extraterrestrials, only the deeds of men, valorous and venal, on all sides of a given conflict. Where many people (even modern world leaders such as Bush and Ahmadinejad) are wont to reduce all human existence to "good versus evil / us versus them" equations, Legend of Galactic Heroes reminds us that good and evil are to be found on both sides of the battlefield, regardless of ideology. Of course, the heroes themselves are imperfect, but they do what they must in order to be remembered as heroes ... while still being very human.

Legend of Galactic Heroes is intelligent, thought-provoking, and riveting, and I can't recommend it enough.

2005/07/21 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Excellent!Excellent!Excellent!
I can't say anymore.

2002/01/05 Favorite comment [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This is kind of masterpiece.
This one is old, but still capture many people's mind.
Novel and conmics are also good.

2000/09/10 Worst(-3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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I didn't like the anime

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Excellent!You should try this anime once at least.I want to know how other people take this.

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Excellent! You should try once at least.

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