The Legend of the Galactic Heroes ending is heart-breaking

During the very last scene of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes ending, baby Felix gazes up at the night sky and grasps at the stars. “That might be an action that’s been repeated endlessly in any era, in any world,” the narrator poetically explains, adding that “Humans always pursue things that they can’t reach”,… Continue reading The Legend of the Galactic Heroes ending is heart-breaking

Lohengramm's advantage; contrasting dictatorship and democracy

Though Legend of the Galactic Heroes might seem like a Death Note style dual of fates fought between two talented leaders (Reinhard von Lohengramm of the Galactic Empire and Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance respectively) it is what they represent, as much as who they are and what they believe, which is just… Continue reading Lohengramm's advantage; contrasting dictatorship and democracy

The light of dawn always comes right after the deepest darkness

Writing an anime blog is frustrating. Either through lack of time or energy, I just haven’t felt the inclination to set aside an afternoon to write about something. I guess that’s more a reflection on my recent viewing habits than anything else, because since finishing with February’s Ookiku Furikabutte, I’ve not been able to immerse… Continue reading The light of dawn always comes right after the deepest darkness

First look at: Legend of the Galactic Heroes

In a universe far, far away from Earth, an intergalactic war between two political systems has enveloped its peoples for centuries. The Free Planets Alliance (democratic) and the Galactic Empire (imperial) regularly clash in battles that claim millions of victims. Leading the Galactic Empire ever onwards is Reinhard von Lohengramm, a relatively young admiral (20… Continue reading First look at: Legend of the Galactic Heroes