Legend of the Galactic Heroes (known as Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu in Japan), a series of space opera science fiction light novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka and illustrated by Naoyuki Kato, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Japan with special 4K remastered screenings of two of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime film adaptations.
The films that will be screened in 4K remastered versions include 1988’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars and 1993’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War. The first film will screen for two weeks in Japan beginning on December 30, 2023, while the second will screen for two weeks in Japan beginning on January 13, 2022. Advance tickets go on sale on October 28, 2022.
HIDIVE currently streams the earlier Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime adaptation by Kitty Films, while Crunchyroll streams the newer adaptation by Production I.G, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, and describes the story of the series a follows:
Thousands of years into the future, humanity has advanced into space. Here it has divided into two countries and two different forms of government: the autocracy of the Galactic Empire, and the democracy of the Free Planets Alliance. The countries have been at war for 150 years. Near the end of the 8th age of the space calendar, the appearance of two geniuses will change history forever. The unstoppable genius, Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the unbeatable magician, Yang Wen-li. As heads of the Imperial and Alliance armies respectively, the two will face each other in battle over and over again.
Source: Comic Natalie
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© Naoyuki Kato
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