A brand new key visual for the upcoming fourth season of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These part 1, titled Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These — Sakubou, has been revealed (see above).
Sakubou will be released theatrically in three parts: on September 30, October 28, and November 25, 2022, respectively.
Here’s the official trailer, to refresh your memory:
With the premiere date fast approaching, more and more teasers are popping up, and no wonder! Legend of the Galactic Heroes has been around for 40 years and is still tremendously popular!
The second Die Neue These — Sakubou trailer was announced in early August, while a PV and a teaser showing Rubinsky and Dominique by Fezzan’s skyline were revealed back in May.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These — Sakubou: What we know so far
As mentioned above, Die Neue These is the latest addition to the Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime series, and Sakubou (銀河英雄伝説 ディ ノイエ テーゼ 策謀, Ginga Eiyū Densetsu: Di Noie Tēze – Sakubo) is Season 4 of the series. The previous Die Neue These seasons are titled Encounter, Stellar War, and Collision, respectively.
Sakubou is being produced by Studio Production I.G.
The main staff includes:
- Shunsuke Tada — director
- Yuujirou Moriyama — assistant director
- Noboru Takagi — series composer
- Yoko Kikuchi, Kei Tsushima, and Iwao Teraoka — character designers
The Sakubou premiere will be complemented by the Chapter 3 sub-audio commentary via the smartphone app HELLO! MOVIE, with commentary being provided 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
About the Legend of the Galactic Heroes franchise
Legend of the Galactic Heroes started out as a novel series by Yoshiki Tanaka (1982). In 1987, the 10th, final volume of the novel series was released.
Viz Media has licensed the series for English-speaking audiences, with all ten volumes having been translated into English.
The first adaptation of the novels came to pass in 1988 when the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars anime film premiered. Following the success of the film, a whole slew of adaptations followed, including an OVA series (110 episodes), three OVA films, a prequel Gaiden OVA series, and a musical stage production.
Season 1 of Die Neue These premiered on April 3, 2018, and ran for 12 episodes, ending on June 26, 2018.
Both Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming Die Neue These: the first with an English dub and the latter with an English sub.