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Legend of the Galactic [chat]

simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a differencetoday, a differenceRegistered User regular
edited October 2015 in Debate and/or Discourse
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Based on a series of novels by Yoshiki Tanaka, [Legend of the Galactic Heroes] presents itself as a historical account. It actually takes place in a far flung future where Earth is largely a distant memory revered only by a fringe cult. Meanwhile, the rest of the universe has been locked in a sprawling war between two factions: the democratic, but corrupted Free Planets Alliance and the totalitarian Galactic Empire that is steering towards reforms.

One of the biggest strengths of this series, is in keeping with the premise and the historical account aspect, you see a little bit of everything in this universe. Both sides, with their advantages and disadvantages, see fair amounts of screen time, particularly as represented by their two protagonist characters:

For the Empire, we have Reinhard von Lohengramm, a common-born turned noble who has made it his goal to ascend to the throne and reform the corruption he sees in his Empire.

For the Alliance, there’s Yang Wen-li, a humble man who once desired to become a teacher, only to have his studies of history turn him into a tactical prodigy and subsequently a reluctant hero to the FPA.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a really cool show that more people should watch, but never will because of their anaphylactic reaction to the dreaded anime. I've seen it compared to A Song of Ice and Fire in terms of its scope and depiction of all sides of the central conflict, and there's an extent to which I agree - I don't think it has the depth of world-building of ASoIaF, but it is a genuinely cool show with a wide-reaching scope in terms of its narrative! But here are some funny quotes from it!

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And, of course, one that most of [chat] can relate to:

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