The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter Season 4 Episode 5 is set to release this week. Anime adaptations of the novel were produced by Kitty Films from 1988 to 1997. Yoshiki Tanaka is the author of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes series of science fiction novels. A manga adaptation with art by Katsumi Michihara also exists. A real-time strategy game was released in 2008, and there are several video game adaptations as well.
This story takes place in the distant future in our Milky Way Galaxy, in SE 796/IC 487/AD 3596. In a portion of the galaxy, there are terraformed worlds inhabited by interstellar travelers. Two space powers, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, have been fighting intermittently for 150 years.
An ambitious military genius, Reinhard von Müsel, later known as Reinhard von Lohengramm, is rising to power in the Galactic Empire based in Prussia in the mid-19th century. Later, he seeks to unify the entire galaxy and overthrow the Free Planets Alliance, as well as to end the corrupt Goldenbaum dynasty. He is driven by the desire to free his sister Annerose, who was taken as a concubine by the Kaiser.
The Phezzan Dominion is a planet-state nominally associated with the Galactic Empire, one that trades with both warring powers. The Terraism cult is gaining popularity throughout the galaxy, which promotes the return of humans to Earth. As part of their conspiracies to shift the tide of the galactic war in their favor, Phezzan’s executive political figures collaborate with the Terraism cult’s upper hierarchy. As a reference to the region in modern Libya called Fezzan, which played a similar historical role to that in the anime, “Phezzan” is a reference to the region.
A writer at the Anime News Network said that rather than being “rote historical accounts,” the novels focus on the “personal matters” of the main characters, whereas the 1988-1997 anime series focuses on the “big picture” of the war, chronicling the lives of multiple characters. The 2018 series aims to fit within its shorter format by focusing only on the major performances of our two main actors.
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter Season 4 Episode 4 Review
Episode 4 is good, Oberstein is portrayed in such a way that I have no idea what to expect from him in the future, which fascinates me. I believe the kidnappers were not presented as monsters, and I loved how they hinted at him being the one who deprives Reinhard of his humanity. The show sometimes overdoes the annoying noble/elite snobs, so it was nice that they toned that down.
It’s apparent that he’s an idiot and quite unlikeable, but he seems to believe that he’s doing the right thing genuinely. It was really sweet to see him praising Reinhard’s reforms. The fact that he called out Boltik was satisfying. It’s nice to have characters outside of Reinhard/Yang’s group. I felt bad for the emperor, but that quickly changed once he became massive. The tall dude didn’t want to kneel, but that’s okay.
Reinhard should have capitalized on the kidnapping of the emperor to introduce an elected head of state to the Empire rather than giving it to another. Still, I suppose that is too massive for the Empire at the moment to take. It appears we won’t see an Alliance episode for at least two weeks, despite hoping for one. Moreover, I do not understand the hatred that this show gets for the generic character designs. I think they’re incredible. While I haven’t watched the original version, I prefer the character designs in this version.
I don’t think you can argue that the distinctiveness of character designs in this series isn’t in the top 1% of anime, even if you believe the originals are better. Take a look at all the anime with the same faces but different hairstyles and eye/hair colors. The score has also been great, ramping up the intensity of scenes these past few episodes. Most of them are incredibly distinct. This episode alone has some brilliant ones — most of them are very distinctive.
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter Season 4 Episode 5 Release Date
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter Season 4 Episode 5 release date is set to release on 27 October 2022, Thursday at 8:00 am EDT.
Where To Watch The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter Season 4 Episode 5?
Fans can watch The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter Season 4 Episode 5 on Crunchyroll. On the same platform, you can also watch the previous episodes of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis – Encounter.