Legend of the Galactic Heroes to be Re-Animated

Update:The secretary of Yoshiki Tanaka, the author of the novels, has confirmed that the new anime series will indeed not be a remake of the 1988 anime series. It will be a new anime series.

Exciting news for all anime watchers, as a possible remake of the anime classic Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu) has been confirmed. The announcement was shown at the end of a recent stage play of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, the extent of the reveal is currently unknown. The news has however, exploded on Twitter in Japan, since the anime itself has been revered as a masterpiece by many anime watchers.


Legend of the Galactic Heroes, known in Japan as Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu, is a series of light novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka, with illustrations from various artists. It is a science fiction series that began in 1982, with the original series ending in 1987. A new series titled Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Side Stories was then launched in late 1984 by Tanaka. The series gained popularity, where it won the Seiun Award for Best Novel of the Year in 1989. Since then there has been many adaptations based on Tanaka’s work, the first being a manga one-off called Legend of Galactic Heroes: Golden Wings.

The first animated version of the series was the film My Conquest is the Sea of Stars in early 1988, animated by Artland and Magic Bus. The film was successful and warranted an animated series that aired from late 1998 till 1997. The series wasn’t a standard televised anime, but a long string of OVAs. Since then a slew of animated films were released, and a manga adaptation by Katsumi Michihara that started in 2007. There was also a stage play based on Legend of the Galactic Heroes that started showing in 2011, where the new anime announcement was made at a recent showing.

Not much information about the new animated series is known. It is likely to be a retelling of the original light novels, but how and by who is a big question. There has been no official word outside of the announcement from the stage play, so keep an eye out for more information in the coming days.

Source Article – Yaraon
Source Article – Haruhichan
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One response to “Legend of the Galactic Heroes to be Re-Animated

  1. I hope they don’t mess it up with fanservice and giant robots. Theres plenty of OTHER shows for that stuff, this was a mature ponderderous and giant scaled meditation on democracy, authoritarianism and political violence, and it deserves to be treated like the serious artwork that it is. I mean there are definately some aspects that could be modernized a bit (The attempts by the adults to arange marriage julian minci to a child was weeiiirrrdd, and mashengo deserves to be treated better as a character than he was, and maybe some of the casual sexism can go) but its an absolute fantastic epic that deserves the royal treatment.

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