A thousand years from now, humanity has advanced into outer space and is divided into two states: the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. The war between those two has lasted over 150 years and spread through the whole galaxy without boundaries. It is a long war. The Galactic Empire is corrupted by its own aristocracy while the Free Planets Alliance is ruled by politics of evil. Both countries are shaken by the appearance of two geniuses. The ‘Invincible Genius’ Reinhard von Lohengramm and the ‘Invincible Magician’ Yang Wen Li.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu) is a science fiction space opera novel set in the far future. The first volume was published in 1982 by popular author Yoshiki Tanaka and has sold over 15 million copies with re-prints still in circulation. The series has 10 volumes and 5 side stories.
An anime series was produced in 1988 with 110 episodes for the main story and 52 episodes for the side stories. The additional three movies gained the series more and more fans over time. Even now, thirty years later, those who starred as voice actors in the series are called the Legend of the Galactic Voice Actors and are still very popular.
Yoko Kikuchi, Iwao Teraoka, Katsura Tsushima
Atsushi Takeuchi, Shinji Usui, Shinobu Tsuneki
DMM Pictures, Sochiku, Production I.G.
Reinhard von Lohengramm
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano
A young General of the army of the Galactic Empire. He is a war genius and has golden hair and icy-blue eyes. He rose in ranks thanks to his talent in martial arts. He hates the corrupt aristocracy of the Empire and is ambitious.
Yang Wen Li
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura
Brigadier of the Free Planetary Alliance. Even though he never had any intention to join the army, he ended up becoming a soldier for some reason. He has outstanding strategical thinking and tactics and has saved the Free Planetary Alliance Army in a crisis.
Voiced by: Yuichiro Umehara
Captain of the army of the Galactic Empire. His hair is fiery red. When he was 10 years old, he met Reinhard and they became best friends. After becoming a soldier, he serves Reinhard.
Main Theme by Sin
Opening: Binary Star by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] feat. Uru
Ending: WISH by ELISA