The opening and ending theme performers have been revealed for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, an upcoming TV anime based on the classic space opera science fiction novels by Yoshiki Tanaka about a pair of brilliant military rivals squaring off with the future of intergalatic human civilization at stake.
The opening theme, entitled “Binary Star”, will be performed by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] (pictured above). The ending theme, entitled “WISH”, will be performed by ELISA (pictured below).
The original Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels are published in Japan by Tokuma Shoten, and an English language version is also in production from Viz Media, who describe the story of the first volume as follows:
The “golden brat” Reinhard von Lohengramm, a military prodigy and admiral of the Galactic Empire, has ambitions beyond protecting the borders or even defeating the empire’s enemies. He seeks to overthrow the old order and become a truly absolute—yet benevolent—dictator. His rival, the humble Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance, wishes to preserve democracy even if he must sacrifice his political ideals to defeat the empire. Their political and military battles play out over a galactic chessboard in an epic saga fifteen centuries in the making!
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These is directed by Shunsuke Tada and features animation by Production I.G. The series launches on Japanese TV in April of 2018.
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