Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

The BEST episodes of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

In humanity's distant future, two interstellar states—the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance—are embroiled in a never-ending war. The story focuses on the exploits of rivals Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen Li as they rise to power and fame in the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance.

Last Updated: 6/23/2022Network: Family Gekijo
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Farewell to the Days of Old
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8.17
6 votes

#1 - Farewell to the Days of Old

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/29/2019

The battle against the Lippstadt Nobles Coalition has ended, and a victory celebration and audience with the war prisoners is being held at Geiersburg Fortress. The guards forbid Kircheis from carrying his firearm inside, even though he always had permission to keep his weapons in Reinhard's presence before. As the war prisoners face Reinhard one by one, Braunschweig's adjutant, Ansbach, enters with his leader's body in a coffin...

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The Verge of Death (Part 2)
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8.00
37 votes

#2 - The Verge of Death (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/26/2018

The Free Planets Alliance Navy Expeditionary Fleet is fighting a severe supply shortage, and the supply convoy that was sent to save them has been destroyed by Kircheis in a fierce attack. Without their desperately needed supplies, the disheartened Alliance fleet takes a hard hit from the Imperial Navy. As Reinhard's subordinates take out the Alliance fleets one by one, Yang's 13th Fleet is attacked by the Kempff Fleet.

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The Yang Fleet Mobilizes
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8.00
7 votes

#3 - The Yang Fleet Mobilizes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/2019

Only a short time has passed since the Alliance's failed invasion of the Empire, and an assassination attempt on Admiral Cubersly, a key figure in the Alliance Navy, further deepens the people's anxiety. On top of that, an accidental explosion the following day takes fourteen young soldiers' lives. Growing discontent has caused revolts to break out on several planets within the Alliance. Bewcock orders Yang to put down these revolts, but before Yang has a chance to deploy, a coup d'état is executed on the capital planet Heinessen.

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Bloodshed in Space
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8.00
7 votes

#4 - Bloodshed in Space

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2019

The Lippstadt Nobles Coalition devises a plan to lure Reinhard's forces away from the Imperial capital, Odin, and capture the emperor while Imperial defenses are spread thin. While the nobles fight among themselves over who gets to lead this strike, the Mittermeyer Fleet lays a minefield that forces the rebels off-course, and then strikes them from behind. The defeated rebels flee to Rentenberg Fortress. Reinhard sends Reuenthal and Mittermeyer to occupy the fortress, but upon arriving, they are forced into close-quarters combat with the notoriously barbaric High Admiral Ovlesser.

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Victory for Whose Sake?
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8.00
7 votes

#5 - Victory for Whose Sake?

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/29/2019

After defeating Legrange at the Doria Starzone, Yang's fleet heads to the capital planet Heinessen, which has been taken over by the National Salvation Military Council. Though the council's chairman, Greenhill, understands the severity of the situation, he still believes there's no way Yang's fleet can even penetrate Heinessen's gravitational field because of its specialized defense system, Artemis's Necklace. But Yang had a plan to disable Artemis's Necklace...

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The Fall of Goldenbaum
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8.00
7 votes

#6 - The Fall of Goldenbaum

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/2019

Kircheis returns to Reinhard after subjugating a frontier starzone. He wastes no time in asking Reinhard if there's truth in the rumor that he knew of the plans for the nuclear attack on Westerland, but let it happen anyway. With the final battle against the coalition of nobles looming before them, the pair's relationship begins to take a turn like none they have experienced before. Meanwhile, the Lippstadt Nobles Coalition, which had barricaded itself in Geiersburg Fortress, prepares to launch all of its forces in the final battle against Reinhard.

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Fortress vs. Fortress Akt III: The Return of the Magician
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8.00
5 votes

#7 - Fortress vs. Fortress Akt III: The Return of the Magician

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/2/2022

Tragedy
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7.86
7 votes

#8 - Tragedy

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/2019

After easily putting down a revolt on the planet Shampool, Yang is approached by Commander Baghdash, a Department of Intelligence official. Baghdash informs Yang that the 11th Fleet has joined the coup d'état and is headed his way. While the Yang Fleet and the 11th Fleet engage in the Battle of the Doria Starzone, the coup d'état faction remains steadfast, intervening with military force at a peaceful protest on the capital planet Heinessen.

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The Battle of the Doria Starzone
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7.83
6 votes

#9 - The Battle of the Doria Starzone

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/25/2019

After easily putting down a revolt on the planet Shampool, Yang is approached by Commander Baghdash, a Department of Intelligence official. Baghdash informs Yang that the 11th Fleet has joined the coup d'état and is headed his way. While the Yang Fleet and the 11th Fleet engage in the Battle of the Doria Starzone, the coup d'état faction remains steadfast, intervening with military force at a peaceful protest on the capital planet Heinessen.

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Fortress vs. Fortress Akt II: Fierce Fighting
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7.80
5 votes

#10 - Fortress vs. Fortress Akt II: Fierce Fighting

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/26/2022

The Capture of Iserlohn (Part 2)
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7.75
36 votes

#11 - The Capture of Iserlohn (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/15/2018

Schönkopf and his subordinates from the Rosen Ritter successfully infiltrate Iserlohn Fortress by disguising themselves as Imperial soldiers on the run from the Alliance. He requests an audience with the fortress's commander, saying he wants to relay some vital information acquired during an espionage mission. The commander, Admiral Stockhausen, gives permission, but the captain of the control room guard grows suspicious...

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Before the Storm
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7.71
7 votes

#12 - Before the Storm

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/27/2019

When the Free Planets Alliance Navy conquered Iserlohn Fortress, they took two million Imperial soldiers as war prisoners. And during the Battle of Amritsar, the Galactic Imperial Navy took two million Alliance soldiers as war prisoners. A deal has been reached to exchange all of these prisoners at Iserlohn Fortress. Representing the Alliance at the exchange is Yang, the commander of Iserlohn Fortress. Representing the Empire in place of Reinhard, the one who proposed the exchange, is Kircheis. The two men, who have fought one another with equal resourcefulness in battle, meet face-to-face for the first time at the prisoner exchange ceremony.

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In the Eternal Night
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7.70
61 votes

#13 - In the Eternal Night

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/3/2018

The Galactic Imperial Navy, led by High Admiral Reinhardt, launches an attack on the Free Planets Alliance. The latter has surrounded them on three sides with forces that double the Imperial Navy's in number, but it has divided into three fleets for its encirclement, so Reinhard executes a strategy to destroy two of the fleets individually. During the battle, the flagship Brünhild taps the Free Planets Alliance's communications and intercepts a message saying "All that matters is that we win in the end."

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
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A Single Fine Thread
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7.67
6 votes

#14 - A Single Fine Thread

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2022

Amritsar
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7.63
8 votes

#15 - Amritsar

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2019

The Free Planets Alliance attempted a large-scale offensive within the Galactic Empire, but with a reversal strategy by Reinhard and the Galactic Imperial Navy, they lost three space fleets. Although the 13th Fleet, led by Yang, maintained 90% strength, the other fleets suffered heavy damage. But Lobos, the commander-in-chief, ordered all remaining forces to gather at the Amritsar Starzone, so Reinhard also ordered all of his forces to head there. Yet another battle between the two armies was about to unfold.

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Ignition Point
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7.63
8 votes

#16 - Ignition Point

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2019

Animosity continues to grow between Reinhard and Lichtenlade, the guardians of the young emperor Erwin, and the pure-blooded noble families with Braunschweig and Littenheim at their center. In the midst of all this, Hilda, the only daughter of Count Mariendorf, visits the Fleet Admiral's Mansion on Odin to meet with Reinhard. When he asks what brought on the sudden visit, she tells him that the Mariendorf household would like to side with Reinhard in the civil war that could break out at any moment.

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The Battle of Astarte
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7.58
50 votes

#17 - The Battle of Astarte

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/10/2018

The Free Planets Alliance counters the Galactic Imperial Navy's advance in the Astarte Starzone, still divided into the 2nd, 4th, and 6th Fleets to surround the latter on three sides. The Alliance top brass are certain that their victory is assured, but 2nd Fleet Deputy Staff Officer Commodore Yang predicts the enemy's attack on their divided forces before their encirclement is complete. He offers Vice Admiral Paetta a plan to counter this possibility, but...

Directors: Shunsuke Tada
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My Dear Friend
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7.57
7 votes

#18 - My Dear Friend

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/29/2019

With their respective conflicts handily wrapped up, both Yang and Reinhard spend their time in the afterglow counting their regrets.

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The Castrop Rebellion
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7.53
38 votes

#19 - The Castrop Rebellion

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/22/2018

Kircheis suppresses the Castrop Rebellion in only two days of combat, earning a promotion to vice admiral. Meanwhile, Captain Oberstein, having abandoned the commanders at Iserlohn to flee on his own, seeks an audience with Reinhard. Despite Kircheis's misgivings, Reinhard recognizes Obersteins talent as a tactician and takes him on as a subordinate.

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Fortress vs. Fortress Akt I: Cannon Fire
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7.50
8 votes

#20 - Fortress vs. Fortress Akt I: Cannon Fire

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/19/2022

The Capture of Iserlohn (Part 1)
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7.47
38 votes

#21 - The Capture of Iserlohn (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/8/2018

Sub-lieutenant Greenhill, a woman with an unusually keen memory, is added to the crew of the 13th Fleet along with several other highly well-regarded officers. Captain Schönkopf and some members of his regiment, the Rosen Ritter, board a previously captured Imperial cruiser as part of Yang's plan to infiltrate and capture Iserlohn Fortress, disguising themselves as Imperial soldiers being pursued by the Alliance.

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First Campaign
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7.40
5 votes

#22 - First Campaign

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/17/2022

Each Person's Star
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7.36
33 votes

#23 - Each Person's Star

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/5/2018

A High Council vote determines that the Free Planets Alliance will invade the Galactic Empire. Meanwhile Yang, after having his resignation rejected by Chief Sithole, visits a restaurant with Julian for dinner and runs in to Frederica Greenhill, who was there with her father. The four of them dine together. On the way home afterward, Yang learns that Jessica, the fiancée of his fallen comrade Lapp, has decided to go into politics.

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Birth of the 13th Fleet
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7.36
39 votes

#24 - Birth of the 13th Fleet

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/1/2018

After its defeat at the Battle of Astarte, the Free Planets Alliance Navy returns to the planet Heinessen, the Alliance's capital. A memorial service is being held for the 1,500,000 Alliance soldiers who died in the battle, but according to Rear Admiral Cazerne, it's nothing but a political show put on by National Defense Committee Chairman Trunicht. Yang reluctantly attends the service, but while there, he encounters an old acquaintance he never expected to see.

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Interlude
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7.35
37 votes

#25 - Interlude

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/12/2018

A meeting is underway at the Free Planets Alliance Navy Integrated Tactical Operations Center to plan the Alliance's large-scale invasion into Imperial territory. Commodore Falk, an operations staff officer, proposes a plan, but Vice Admirals Bewcock and Yang raise concerns about the dangers of invading with widely separated forces and an excessively long supply line. Meanwhile, Reinhard is concocting a plan to draw the Alliance Navy deep into Imperial territory and destroy them in one fell swoop.

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