Now that I’ve watched all of the Spring 2018 anime I was interested in, as well as some other titles, it’s time to dive into a big one.
I’ve been wanting to watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes for almost a year now, and I’ve finally made the decision to go for it. So far I have only watched the first episode, and I can already tell I’m going to enjoy it.
It’s funny because I feel like watching this after Grancrest will increase my enjoyment. I was so pleased to be shown a map of the two warring factions, the Empire and the Alliance. It was also exciting to hear pre-battle tactics, and then be graced with visuals of what is happening. Grancrest really has just increased my appreciation for what really is just common sense in military / battle anime like this.
Based on the first episode, the anime actually did a great job with it’s animation. It’s not super fancy like today’s space anime, but you really get a feel for the scale of the battles with the sheer number of ships they throw onto the screen.
Also they were pretty smart about using simple lines to represent beam / laser attacks, so when a fleet opens fire all they had to do was throw a bunch of lines on the screen. It’s simple, and it works. Of course they also can add more effects on top of this, but I have a feeling there will be many battles to come in the anime so it’s a neat way of doing things.
As for the characters, it’s too early to really see who is my favourite. But for now I’ll put my support behind Reinhard of the Empire, who has the coolest hair so far in the anime. His hair shines bright like the sun, a beacon of hope for the Galactic Empire in their war against the Free Planets Alliance. He’s also a skilled tactician, which I imagine is extremely important in intergalactic warfare.
The anime is 110 episodes, so I’m not sure how my posts will end up for this one. Maybe I’ll post every 24 episodes, or something like this. I might just post if there’s something interesting I want to mention though.
I’d like to post again around the 20 or so episode mark, so that I can give you all my “initial impressions”. I can’t be the only one who has been interested in this anime, but was worried about the fact that it’s 110 episodes right? Hopefully I can shed some light on this anime once I’ve gotten some episodes in.
Short post this time around.
Until next time.
Thanks for reading!