Legend of the Galactic Heroes Fleet Battle Recreated with 60,000 Umaibo Sticks
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Legend of the Galactic Heroes features iconic space battles with thousands upon thousands of battleships duking it out for intergalactic dominance. Shochiku posted a video last month recreating the epic battle shown in the first two episodes of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These anime in the real world... but with umaibo sticks.
Umaibo are cylindrical corn sticks that come in a variety of flavors. They are some of Japan's most iconic snacks. The video shows the entire process of recreating the battle, from bringing in trucks filled with umaibo into a warehouse to setting up each and every stick painstakingly.
Yoshiki Tanaka's science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes were adapted into a 12-episode TV anime The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō (The New Thesis: Star-Crossed), which premiered in April 2018. The show's second "season," titled The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran (The New Thesis: Stellar War), will be released as three films with the length of four television episodes each. The films will open in Japan on September 27, October 25, and November 29, respectively.
Source: Anime! Anime! Global