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‘The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These’ Anime Debuts First DVD/BD Preorder

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Two geniuses, one interstellar war.The adaptation of the classic series is available for pre-order!
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Funimation is handling the home video release for the spring 2018 series The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These and we’re coming up on the street date for it. The show has a March 26th, 2019 debut and we finally have our first dubbed preorder trailer to showcase it. Priced at $64.98, the bilingual release has the twelve-episode run on two discs with a Digital Copy included. Extras for it are minimal with the clean opening and closings as wella s some of the promos. Check out the trailer below!

The show is directed by Shunsuke Tada based on the series composition by Noboru Takagi. Character designs are being handled by Youko Kikuchi, Iwao Teraoka, and Kei Tsushima with Takayuki Goto serving as the chief animation director for it at Production I.G.

The English language dub was directed by Clifford Chapin and Brittany Lauda. The main cast includes Aaron Dismuke as Reinhard von Lohengramm, Ian Sinclair as Yang Wen-Li, Clifford Chapin as Siegfried Kircheis, Daman Mills as Adalbert von Fahrenheit, Andy Mullins as Fogal, Bill Jenkins as Erlache, Christopher Wehkamp as Jean Robert Lapp, Mark Stoddard as Willibald Joachim von Merkatz, Phil Parsons as Moore, Matt Thurston as Pastolle, Charlie Campbell as Staden, and Cris George as Narrator.

The Japanese cast includes Mamoru Miyano as Reinhard von Lohengramm, Kenichi Suzumura as Wen-li Yang, Yuuichirou Umehara as Siegfried Kircheis, Junichi Suwabe as Paul von Oberstein, Daisuke Ono as Wolfgang Mittermeyer, Yuichi Nakamura as Oskar von Reuenthal, Yuki Kaji as Julian Mintz, Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Alex Cazellnu, Shinichiro Miki as Walter von Schenkopp, Aya Endo as Frederica Greenhill, and Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as the narrator,

Though there’s a lot of history with the original work, the potential for retelling the story in a more streamlined form with fresh animation holds a lot of appeal in exposing the property to new fans that may not care for the older designs or the sheer volume of animated material.

Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the opening theme song with “Binary Star” with Uru providing the vocals which you can sample here. The ending theme song is “Wish” as performed by ELISA.

Property ConceptThousands of years later, humanity has advanced into space. Here it has divided into two countries with two different forms of government: the autocracy of the Galactic Empire, and the democracy of the Free Planets Alliance. These two countries have been at war for 150 years, which turned the galaxy into a stage for a never-ending series of conflicts.

As the long war continues, both countries fall into decline. The Galactic Empire suffers corruption among the noble classes, while the Free Planets Alliance falls victim to the mob rule of democracy. Then, near the end of the 8th age of the space calendar, the appearance of two geniuses will change history forever. The unstoppable genius, Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the unbeatable magician, Yang Wen-li. As heads of the Imperial and Alliance armies respectively, the two will face each other in battle over and over again.

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