Legend of Galactic Heroes
(Heldensagen vom Kosmosinsel)
(Ginga Eiyu Densetsu)

Legend of Galactic Heroes is definitely the best anime space epic ever. Based on the novel series of the same name by Tanaka Yoshiki (who also wrote the Arslan novels), LoGH the anime series brings to the TV screen the grand visions in the novel. The sheer scale of things in LoGH is truly mind-boggling: Tens of thousands of battle cruisers flying in formation is a spectacle I've never seen before, in anime or anywhere else. What's more important, there are no fancy giant robots or things like that, which adds to the show's realism. The story is mainly about the struggle between the two superpowers in the galaxy: On one side is the dignified but decadent Galactic Empire, led by the confident and determined Reinhard von Lohengramm; His opponent is the somewhat more modest strategic genius Yang Wen-Li, one of the millitary leaders of the Free Planets Alliance. And behind them there are numerous other characters ranging from common soldiers to mighty nobles and rulers, whose fate and actions are all woven together into a complex tapestry of future history. The majesty of galactic confrontations combined with down-to-earth human conflicts makes this a most fascinating show. Add to this a score made up almost entirely of classical music, and we have a sure winner.

The Imperial Schwarz Lanzenreiter (episode 15)

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  • EX behind the scene look at Artland, the studio that produced LoGH. Includes brief info about the fifth LoGH series (LoGH: The Next Generation ^_^;)
  • Sega Saturn LoGH game! (available from NCS)[Satake-kun's review (JP)] (An improved version of this game, "Ginga Eiyu Densetsu Plus", has been released and should be available from NCS)
  • LoGH Episode Guide
  • LoGH Map of the Galaxy (raw image courtesy of Walter Amos)
  • "Crossing the Bridge of Light" - first season ending song (with lyrics)
  • Skies of Love - first season opening song (1.7M MP2)
  • Overture to Departure - second season ending song (1.6M MP2)
  • I am Waiting for You - second season opening song (2M MP2)
  • Legend of Galactic Heroes Information Center - the ultimate LoGH site.
  • Ships in Legend of Galactic Heroes (translated from Kawasaki-kun's page)
  • Military Ranks and Insignia in Legend of Galactic Heroes
  • Voice actors of LoGH
  • LoGH mailing list message archive
  • LoGH page in Anime Web Guide
  • LoGH files in tcp.com, including images, sounds and scripts
  • LoGH image index from Kiki's Anime Image Service
  • LoGH images in the UT Anime Club archive
  • Yoshiki Tanaka Datafile in Japanese
  • LoGH novels
  • Mark Ma's translation of the LoGH novels (vol.1 and half of vol.2 done)
  • Liutiger's LoGH page in Chinese (GB), with complete text of the Chinese LoGH novels!
  • Jerry Liang's page also has the first few volumes of the LoGH novel in Chinese (Big5)
  • Kawasaki-kun's Classical Music Guide for LoGH, partly in Japanese
  • Kawasaki-kun's LoGH page in Japanese
  • Kikuchi-kun's LoGH page in Japanese
  • Satake-kun's LoGH info page in Japanese, with episode listings, summary of each battle, LoGH news and more
  • Yang Wen-Li Quotations in Japanese (includes a brief Yang biography)
  • Kobayashi-kun's LoGH page, with a nice scan of a LoGH novel cover
  • Satoru-kun's LoGH page in Japanese.
  • LoGH page in Italian
  • Vincent Lo's LoGH page in Chinese (Big5)
  • Tin's LoGH page in Chinese (Big5)
  • Jennifer Califf's LoGH page, with some wacky LoGH fanfics ^_^
  • First LoGH movie in Internet Movie Database
  • Second LoGH movie in Internet Movie Database

  • Flagship Kulishuna of the FPA 8th Fleet (episode 15)