Finally, this epic is coming to home video. Now, we play the waiting game.

Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that Legend of the Galactic Heroes will be released on home video in 2018. As of press time, no specifics have been announced.

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.

A new Legend of the Galactic Heroes is currently in the works by Production I.G. The title, which is subtitled Die Neue These, is slated for an April 2018 premiere.

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.

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Industry Panel)