A PV of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season 4 (銀河英雄伝説 ディ ノイエ テーゼ 策謀, Ginga Eiyū Densetsu: Di Noie Tēze – Sakubo) has been released ahead of the theatrical screening beginning later this year.
The first part will be shown on September 30, 2022, while part 2 will be released on October 28, 2022 and part 3 on November 25, 2022.
It has also been announced that the Chapter 3 sub-audio commentary will be available via the HELLO! MOVIE, with commentary by:
- Part 1 (33 episodes): Kenichi Suzumura, Tokuyoshi Kawashima, Aya Endo
- Part 2 (34 episodes): Tokuyoshi Kawashima, Hiroki Yasumoto, Yuto Uemura
- Part 3 ( 35/36) Story part. Director Shunsuke Tada, Director Takayuki Goto, Animation Producer Masai Isobe
A few days earlier (May 13, 2022), a teaser was also released showing Rubinsky and Dominique at Fezzan’s nighttime skyline.
All these activities are in commemoration of the 40e anniversary of the publication of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes. In Japan, all 15 volumes are sold at a 40% discount price and some other notable activities are underway as well.
For example, on May 12, it was announced that The Galactic Heroes Brunhild 1/8000 Scale Plastic Model Kit from HMA Co., Ltd. going on sale in Sep 2022.
In anticipation of the actual anniversary, Tops Co., Ltd. Reinhard von Lohengramm Bust out in July 2021.
The hype is well deserved, as the novels have been popular for four decades.
Based on the novels by acclaimed Japanese SF writer Yoshiki Tanaka, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These was developed by studio Production IG (Ghost in the Shell). The anime is directed by Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko no Basuke), with Yoko Kikuchi, Iwao Teraoka and Katsura Tsushima in charge of the character design.
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu is the sixth animated adaptation of Tanaka’s masterpieces. A series of 12 episodes aired in 2018, followed by 3 animated films in 2019 and 3 animated films in 2022. The first 24 episodes of the latest adaptation aired on NHK Educational in April 2020 as a single series.
In addition, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes has also been adapted into the 110-episode OVA series, three OVA movies, a prequel Gaiden OVA series, and one musical stage production.
Funimation is streaming the series with an English dub and Crunchyroll – with subtitles. Space opera fans, take note!