Based on Yoshiki Tanaka’s epic science fiction novels “Legend of the Galactic Heroes,” the TV anime “Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These” is confirmed to get a 24-episode sequel. The official site starts streaming a teaser video, which is highlighted by the signature lines of the past seasons.
The anime series is produced by Production I.G. The first season, “The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō,” premiered in April 2018. It was followed by three films, “Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second” in 2019, which later made its TV debut. The staff and cast from the previous seasons will reprise their roles for the sequel.
The story is staged in the distant future within our own Milky Way Galaxy, starting in SE 796/IC 487/AD 3596. A portion of the galaxy is filled with terraformed worlds inhabited by interstellar traveling human beings. For 150 years two mighty space powers have intermittently warred with each other: the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.
Within the Galactic Empire, based on mid 19th century Prussia, an ambitious military genius, Reinhard von Müsel, later conferred Reinhard von Lohengramm, is rising to power. He is driven by the desire to free his sister Annerose, who was taken by the Kaiser as a concubine. Later, he wants not only to end the corrupt Goldenbaum dynasty but also to defeat the Free Planets Alliance and to unify the whole galaxy under his rule.
In the Free Planets Alliance Star Fleet is another genius, Yang Wen-li. He originally aspired to become a historian through a military academy, and joined the tactical division only out of need for tuition money. He was rapidly promoted to an admiral because he demonstrated excellence in military strategy in a number of decisive battles and conflicts. He becomes the archrival of Reinhard, though they highly respect one another. Unlike Reinhard he is better known for his underdog victories and accomplishments in overcoming seemingly impossible odds and mitigating casualties and damages due to military operations.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Yoshiki Tanaka (田中芳樹)
Director: Shunsuke Tada (多田俊介)
Series Composition: Noboru Takagi (高木登)
Assistant Director: Yuujirou Moriyama (森山悠二郎)
Character Design: Yoko Kikuchi(菊地洋子), Iwao Teraoka (寺岡巌), Katsura Tsushima (津島桂)
Chief Animation Director: Takayuki Goto (後藤隆幸), Yoko Kikuchi (菊地洋子)
Mechanical Design: Atsushi Takeuchi (竹内敦志), Shinji Usui (臼井伸二), Shinobu Tsuneki (常木志伸)
Original Mechanical Design: Naoyuki Kato (加藤直之)
Prop Design: (太田恵子)
Pro Design, Emblem Design: Akishino Denforword Hiyori (秋篠Denforword日和)
3D: Landock Studio I.G 3D
3D Director: Kenji Isobe (磯部兼士)
Art Director: Yūsuke Takeda (竹田悠介)
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa (塩澤良憲), (曽野由大), (金平和茂)
Art Design: Takashi Watabe (渡部隆)
Color Design: Yuka Takeda (竹田由香)
Sound Effects Director: Masafumi Mima (三間雅文)
Music: Shin Hashimoto (橋本しん) from Sin, Yasuhisa Inoue (井上泰久)
Music Production Cooperation: Sony Music Publishing (Japan)Inc.
Photography Director: Eiji Arai (荒井栄児)
Editing: Masayuki Kurosawa (黒澤雅之)
Animation: Production I.G
■ Reinhard von Lohengramm – CV: Mamoru Miyano (宮野真守)
■ Yang Wen-li – CV: Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村健一)
■ Narrator – CV: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (下山吉光)