The official website for the upcoming anime adaption of Yoshiki Tanaka‘s science fiction novels ‘The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter’ releases a second PV which showcases a detailed scene. The anime will first air on Family Gekijo channel starting April 3rd, 2018. Also, the series will air on Tokyo MX on April 5th, and on MBS and BS11 on April 7th. Furthermore, Crunchyroll is to stream the series with subtitles, and Funimation with an English dub.
The first season The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō (The New Thesis: Star-Crossed) is a 12 episode series. The second season The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran (The New Thesis: Stellar War) will air as three films of four episodes each, in 2019.
Also, while Hiroyuki Sawano will be composing the opening theme song “Binary Star, ELISA will be performing the ending theme song “Wish.” Production IG is the studio behind the anime. Shunsuke Tada will be the director. Yoko Kikuchi and other will oversee the character design.
In humanity’s distant future, two interstellar states are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes – #2 PV
What We Can Expect
The first thing that this anime seems to highlight is the intense and elaborate plot. Also, the characters look mature and will well-formed opinions. This clearly means that if they keep ranting like old men, the anime would be a pain to watch. Additionally, the anime has a CGI feel and if indeed this is then it might be a difficult watch. CGI does have an unnatural feel which seems to be its biggest drawback. Finally, it will be interesting to see how this anime will pull it off.