The galaxy has been at war for 150 long years between the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance. As two new commanders enter the field of battle, the tides of war change. Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the FPA's Yang Wen-Li shatter the wartime stalemate, elevating the war to a new level. Brilliant new strategies play out in the grand chess game amid the stars.
Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen-li meet in combat for the first time, prior to their ascension as heroes and national leaders. See how it all began for the two most brilliant military leaders of all time.
After the Fourth Battle of Tiamat, Reinhard von Müsel returns victorious to the Imperial capital of Odin where he is newly minted as Reinhard von Lohengramm and as a high admiral. Meanwhile, Yang Wen-li returns to the Alliance capital where his friend has some big news which is capped by a celebratory dinner. The celebrations are cut short when the call to battle comes once again.
An early look at Reinhard von Müsel and Siegfried Kircheis’ origins. After Reinhard gets news that his sister has been sold to the royal family, he sets out to get her back by rising through the military.
A series of short stories chronicling the rise of Reinhard von Müsel and his friend Siegfried Kircheis through the Galactic Empire’s military. On the opposite side, the story of Yang Wen-li’s rise through the ranks of the Free Planet Alliance’s military and how he earned the title, “The Hero of El Facil” is told.
HOUSTON, JULY 9, 2015 – There are big releases and huge releases, but Sentai Filmworks goes above and beyond to make the impossible possible with the acquisition of one of anime’s most renowned and sought after sagas: the mega-epic LEGEND OF THE GALACTIC HEROES! Originally launched as an OVA series, the initial set would continue for an incredible 110 episodes before the sprawling storyline, which documents interstellar war on a galactic scale and from multiple viewpoints, began to spin off a dizzying array of sequels, side stories and remakes.
The “golden brat” Reinhard von Lohengramm, a military prodigy and admiral of the Galactic Empire, has ambitions beyond protecting the borders or even defeating the empire’s enemies. He seeks to overthrow the old order and become a truly absolute—yet benevolent—dictator. His rival, the humble Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance, wishes to preserve democracy even if he must sacrifice his political ideals to defeat the empire. Their political and military battles play out over a galactic chessboard in an epic saga fifteen centuries in the making!
After a coup d'état erupts in the Free Planets Alliance, military strategist Yang Wen-li is ordered to use his tactical wizardry to put down the rebellion, but the ringleader holding the capital is someone he once trusted deeply. Meanwhile, in the Galactic Empire, Reinhard will soon face a new trial, as in the wake of the emperor's death he stands amidst an intensifying power struggle among the aristocracy. The unbeatable magician and the unstoppable genius: the battles these heroes wage will send shock waves across the galaxy!
A grand scheme for retaking Iserlohn is delivered to Reinhard, who with renewed determination seeks to become ruler of the galaxy and to fulfill the oath he made with a dear, departed friend. But what are the aims of Phezzan, the third force at work behind the scenes? Meanwhile, no sooner is Yang breathing a sigh of relief when Julian returns from his first combat mission than he is summoned to an inquest and departs for the capital of the alliance. As if waiting for this opportunity to strike, however, the imperial military's secret weapon appears right at the gates of Iserlohn. The battle begins! Who will endure?
Remnants of the high nobility, manipulated by the “third power” of Phezzan, abduct the seven-year-old emperor and, with the cooperation of the Free Planets Alliance, declare the establishment of a traditional imperial government. Reinhard, however, has turned the tables by making a secret pact with Phezzan’s high officials and plans a grand invasion of the alliance by way of the Phezzan Corridor. So begins an epic battle between Yang—who, despite surmising Reinhard’s true intentions, must defend Iserlohn—and the Imperial Navy’s peerless fighter, von Reuentahl.
Born in the year 776 UC, into a poor yet aristocratic family. Originally, his last name was von Müsel, but when he was 20, he became a full admiral in the Galactic Empire’s military and was awarded the name of von Lohengramm. A brilliant military tactician and savvy politician with tremendous personal charisma.
An Imperial marshal. The best friend to Reinhard, he was constantly referred to as Reinhard’s “shadow.” He and Reinhard became quick friends during their childhood and rose through the ranks of the Empire’s military together.
Reinhard’s older sister, more like a mother to him due to their mother’s early death. After she was seen on the street by the kaiser who was struck by her beauty, her father sold her to him.
Known for his heterochromatic eyes, he was a top commander for the Goldenlowe Dynasty and one of its “Bright Jewels”. He was also a womanizer due to his mother’s attempt on his life when he was a child.
The other “Bright Jewel” of the Goldenlowe Dynasty. One of the best commanders, earning the nickname “Sturm Wolf” for his blitzkrieg like assaults. Even though he is one of the Bright Jewels, he is very different from Oskar: a kind, family man with a strong sense of morality.
A high admiral in the Goldenlowe Dynasty, he came from a poor noble background and rose through the ranks in the Imperial forces. He sided against Reinhard during the Lippstadt War but surrendered and was eventually recruited to be a Vice Admiral under Reinhard.
A cold and calculating man with artificial eyes. He was one of Reinhard’s most trusted advisors and was instrumental in his rise to power. He had aspirations of destroying the Goldenbaum Dynasty as well, but realized that he lacked the charisma necessary to be a leader.
An Imperial military officer for the Galactic Empire who served under Kircheis until his death. Later, he served under Oskar von Reuenthal.
A key contributor in gathering support for Reinhard’s ambitions to overthrow the Goldenbaum Dynasty. A child of the nobility, but she was more interested in politics and the military rather than traditional pleasures of noble girls.
A scholar of the arts and history and a highly intellectual member of the military. He was a high admiral serving under Reinhard before, during and after the Lippstadt War.
He served an important role as envoy for Reinhard and was eventually awarded the first ship manufactured by the New Galactic Empire.
An idealistic man with little ambition, yet he was one of the greatest generals in history. The counterpart to Reinhard, he was a brilliant strategist and a firm believer in democracy. He had a great amount of respect for Reinhard even though they were always at odds.
The youngest admiral in the history of the Free Planets Alliance and a close friend of Yang. He originally wanted to be a journalist but his father demanded he join the military.
Claiming a total of 253 kills to his name, he was one of the best Spartanian wing commanders in the Free Planets Star Fleet. Fond of the ladies and liquor.
A calm and rational squadron leader, Konev was an adept Spartanian fighter pilot who was the opposite of Poplin, his close friend. A lover of crosswords, he constantly did them in his down time.
Originally a music teacher, she became a peace activist and politician in the Free Planets Alliance.
The adopted ward of Yang Wen-li, he was considered Yang’s protégé. In the Free Planets Alliance, he was a Spartanian pilot who experienced his first battle during a training exercise.
A politician in the Free Planets Alliance, he was quite corrupt, but had an uncanny ability to survive both political and military crises.
A master of logistics and was always able to ensure troops were well supplied. He was a vice admiral in the Free Planets Alliance.
Leader of the Rosen Ritters, he was a vital commander for the Free Planets Alliance. Originally from the Galactic Empire, his family emigrated to the FPA when he was around six years old.
A Lt. Commander in the Free Planets Alliance, an adjutant to Yang, and also known to have a perfect memory.
A Vice Admiral in the Free Planets Alliance, he was aware of his age compared to the other officers and believed that the older officers should step down so that the younger ones could take over from them.
Vice admiral in the Free Planets Alliance whose flagship was the Shiva. His legendary fleet maneuvers were heavily relied upon by Yang.
A commodore in the Free Planets Alliance military in the 13th Fleet.
One of the most experienced fleet commanders in the universe with more than four decades in the military under his belt. A friend and mentor to Yang Wen-li.
A Spartanian pilot who served under Yang Wen-li. Her father, Walter von Schönkopf, was unaware of her existence. Beautiful, but quick tempered.
A former high admiral of the Galactic Empire, he defected to the Alliance after the Lippstadt War. A lifetime soldier loyal to the Goldenbaum Dynasty due to a strong sense of duty.
Honden 110 episodes, Gaiden 52 episodes & two movies: Conquest is the Sea Of Stars, Overture to a New War.