This far-reaching tale of interstellar intrigue will begin once again.

Earlier today, Legend of the Galactic Heroes fans across Japan flocked to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Cultural Center Tokyo for the “New Anime Project The Legend of the Galactic Heroes Event ~Star-Crossed~” event. At the show, attendees were treated to an info-dump for upcoming series Legend Of Galactic Heroes – Die Neue These. The big reveal included a new teaser trailer, major staff and cast members, and the broadcast schedule, along with a new key visual. We break everything down below:

Promo Video

The 90-second trailer offers a glimpse of the show in action, as a narrator sets up the major plot. The teaser ends with a confirmation that the show will air in April 2018.

Key Visual

The new visual features Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wenli standing against the starry expanse of space.


Four cast members were confirmed for the project:

  • Reinhard von Lohengramm:Mamoru Miyano
  • Yang Wenli:Yuichiro Umehara
  • Siegfried Kircheis:Kenichi Suzumura
  • Narrator:Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

Visuals for the major characters were also shown off. You can check these out below:


Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko’s Basketball, Starmyu) is directing the project at Production I.G., with the team of Yoko Kikuchi (El Cazador de la Bruja, Junjō Romantica), Iwao Teraoka (Japan Animator Expo), and Katsura Tsushima providing character designs. Noboru Takagi (Baccano!, Kuroko’s Basketball) is in charge of series composition.

Other crew members include:

  • Original Concept: Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Chief Animation Director: Takayuki Goto
  • Special Effects Director: Atsushi Takeuchi
  • Mechanical Design: Atsushi Takeuchi
  • Mechanical Design: Shinji Usui
  • Mechanical Design: Shimon Ashikaga
  • Original Mechanical Design: Naoyuki Kato
  • Supervision: Wright Staff
  • Planning Cooperation: Kitty Entertainment
  • Production Cooperation: Tokuma Shoten
  • Production Cooperation: DMM pictures

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a long-running anime series, based on Yoshiki Tanaka’s influential series of sci-fi novels. It was a passion project by late director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Megazone 23), and his Artland anime studio. Ishiguro spent over a decade adapting the works as OVAs and theatrical films. Over 100 installments were made between 1988 and 2000.

Sadly, he passed away in 2012, due to a lung infection.

Over the summer of 2015, Sentai Filmworks licensed the Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime series, while Viz Media added the original novels.

Source: MoCa News