History Anime / LegendOfGalacticHeroes

1st Feb '17 6:31:59 PM Specialist290
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* BalanceOfPower: At the beginning of the series the Empire and the Free Planets Alliance are relatively equally matched, with the semi-independent domain of Fezzan serving as the fulcrum for the balance -- militarily it's weak compared to the other two, but its strategic and economic importance guarantee that if one of the bigger powers moves against it, the other will come to its aid and gain the upper hand.


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* ChokepointGeography: (Well, "geography" isn't strictly accurate, but...) The Iserlohn and Fezzan Corridors are effectively the only "safe" routes of contact between the Alliance and the Empire, making them incredibly important strategically to both powers. Fezzan in particular is able to exert incredible amounts of influence by acting as a neutral middleman, relying on the balance of power to protect itself.
29th Jan '17 11:17:32 AM Barano
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In 2015 a new manga adaptation of the novels started in Weekly Young Jump, by Fujisaki Ryuu.

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In 2015 a new manga adaptation of the novels started in Weekly Young Jump, by Fujisaki Ryuu.
Ryuu of Manga/SoulHunter and {{Manga/Shiki}} fame.
29th Jan '17 11:13:16 AM Barano
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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-12/legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-novels-get-anime A new anime adaptation is in production]] by Production I.G., planned for a 2017 release. Details are sparse, but it is known that it will not be a remake of the OVA series.

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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-12/legend-of-the-galactic-heroes-novels-get-anime A new anime adaptation is in production]] by Production I.G., planned for a 2017 release. Details are sparse, but it is known that it will be a new adaptation, not be a remake of the OVA series.
5th Nov '16 10:13:44 PM Specialist290
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** A few influential Alliance military planners ''assume'' this is the case, or at least that any difficulties will be easily rectified by foraging supplies from Imperial worlds, when drawing up plans for an ambitious invasion of Imperial space. Unfortunately for them, [[RealityEnsues Reinhard employs scorched-earth tactics specifically to deny them that option]].
5th Nov '16 7:05:49 PM Specialist290
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* GiveHimANormalLife: [[spoiler:Reuenthal]] leaves his son in the care of [[spoiler:Wolfgang and Eva Mittermeyer]] after his death because he wants his son to be cared for in a loving environment, knowing his biological mother is in no fit state to raise a child. [[spoiler:Also, it's implied that he wants to make sure his son never goes through the same experience he did of being an unwanted and unloved son.]]
18th Oct '16 6:47:56 PM Glacierfairy
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** [[spoiler:In the third season, Reinhard is confronted by a citizen over his inaction that allowed Westerland to be destroyed by a nuclear attack and the confrontation shakes him to his very core.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mashengo]] takes several laser blasts for [[spoiler: Julian]].

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** [[spoiler:In the third fourth season, Reinhard is confronted by a citizen soldier over his inaction that allowed Westerland to be destroyed by a nuclear attack and the confrontation shakes him to his very core.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Mashengo]] [[spoiler:Machungo]] takes several laser blasts for [[spoiler: Julian]].



* KingBobTheNth: Most of the Galactic Kaisers. The highest ordinal mentioned in the series is Kaiser Otofried V, the father of Friedrich IV.

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* KingBobTheNth: Most of the Galactic Kaisers. The highest ordinal mentioned in the series is Kaiser Otofried Otfried V, the father of Friedrich IV.



* NoNameGiven: The youngest of the Cazerlnes daughters.

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* NoNameGiven: The youngest of the Cazerlnes Cazernes daughters.



* ProperLady: Annerose von Grünewald and Hortense Cazerlnes fit this archetype fairly closely.

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* ProperLady: Annerose von Grünewald and Hortense Cazerlnes Cazerne fit this archetype fairly closely.



* SuperPrototype: Imperial flagships are often equipped with new technologies that may or may not be mass-produced at a later moment (as with the curved armour that makes the ''Brunhild'' NighInvulnerable-it was tested against the mightiest ship-mounted guns available at the time and she reported no damage-and later used with the ''Perceval'', the communication suit of the ''Forseti'' and the [[spoiler: WaveMotionGun]] of the ''Asgrimm''). Also, the Alliance has the ''Triglav'' (supposed to be the prototype of a new class of flagship and equipped with better warp drives and more numerous and longer-ranged cannons) and the ''Leda II'' (with the Alliance's take on the curved armour of the ''Brunhild'' and ''Perceval'' and better guns than the standard cruiser).

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* SuperPrototype: Imperial flagships are often equipped with new technologies that may or may not be mass-produced at a later moment (as with the curved armour that makes the ''Brunhild'' ''Brünhild'' NighInvulnerable-it was tested against the mightiest ship-mounted guns available at the time and she reported no damage-and later used with the ''Perceval'', the communication suit of the ''Forseti'' and the [[spoiler: WaveMotionGun]] of the ''Asgrimm''). Also, the Alliance has the ''Triglav'' (supposed to be the prototype of a new class of flagship and equipped with better warp drives and more numerous and longer-ranged cannons) and the ''Leda II'' (with the Alliance's take on the curved armour of the ''Brunhild'' ''Brünhild'' and ''Perceval'' and better guns than the standard cruiser).
18th Oct '16 8:54:55 AM cfalcon_yunica
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** [[spoiler:In the third season, Reinhard is confronted by a citizen over his inaction that allowed Westerland to be destroyed by a nuclear attack and the confrontation shakes him to his very core.]]
1st Oct '16 3:32:41 AM Wuz
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An enormous, sprawling 110-episode (plus side stories) SpaceOpera originally released to home video (making this the longest-running OVA of all time, although it ''was'' later shown on TV). This is in Japan, of course, as neither the anime, nor the manga, nor the huge series of novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka which spawned the franchise have ever been released in America...until Anime Expo 2015, when Creator/VizMedia licensed the first few novels and Creator/SentaiFilmworks licensed the OVA. (A noble yet feeble attempt at licensing a dub version of the anime was made many years ago, but no one bit, and thus the ''only'' way the series is accessible in English nowadays is through {{Fan Sub}}s.)

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An enormous, sprawling 110-episode (plus side stories) SpaceOpera originally released to home video (making this the longest-running OVA of all time, although it ''was'' later shown on TV). This is in Japan, of course, as neither the anime, nor the manga, nor the huge series of novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka Creator/YoshikiTanaka which spawned the franchise have ever been released in America...until Anime Expo 2015, when Creator/VizMedia licensed the first few novels and Creator/SentaiFilmworks licensed the OVA. (A noble yet feeble attempt at licensing a dub version of the anime was made many years ago, but no one bit, and thus the ''only'' way the series is accessible in English nowadays is through {{Fan Sub}}s.)
3rd Sep '16 9:52:59 AM Specialist290
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* PredecessorVillain: Rudolf von Goldenbaum, founder of the Empire and progenitor of the ruling Goldenbaum dynasty. The extreme SocialDarwinist rhetoric and calculated brutality he used to seize and maintain power set the standards for Imperial politics and culture even five centuries later. He's also something of a bogeyman for the Free Planets Alliance, both because those same policies led to their ancestors' exile and because they're afraid that other strong and charismatic figures might try to follow his example.
2nd Sep '16 4:31:03 PM kkhohoho
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Played both ways. Yang Wen-li is directly compared to Rudolf von Goldenbaum. Both are/were brilliant yet frustrated with current conditions, but Rudolf's ambition drove him to declare himself [[DrunkWithPower Emperor]]. As an inversion, Reinhard's ambition that stems from his desire to reform TheEmpire and [[BigBrotherInstinct protect his big sister]] is shown as a positive trait. [[spoiler:He doesn't live long enough to succumb to MotiveDecay, though.]]

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Played both ways. Yang Wen-li Reinhard is directly compared to Rudolf von Goldenbaum. Both are/were brilliant yet frustrated with current conditions, but Rudolf's ambition drove him to declare himself [[DrunkWithPower Emperor]]. As an inversion, Reinhard's ambition that stems from his desire to reform TheEmpire and [[BigBrotherInstinct protect his big sister]] is shown as a positive trait. [[spoiler:He doesn't live long enough to succumb to MotiveDecay, though.]]
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