Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gets Stage Play in 2011
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Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes space opera novels will be adapted into a stage play which will open in Tokyo's Aoyama Theatre next January. The story follows the epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Free Planets Alliance, as well as the personal stories of Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the Alliance's Yang Wen-Li. Since Tanaka launched the series in 1982, the 10 main novel volumes and four side-story volumes have sold 15 million copies. Director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23) and his Artland anime studio spent over a decade adapting the novels into a theatrical and video anime franchise with over 100 installments.
The stage play's official website will open on April 10, and the preview site features a countdown timer leading up to the official opening.
Besides Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Tanaka also wrote the original novel inspirations for The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Ryoko's Case File, Sohryuden - Legend of the Dragon Kings, and Tytania anime projects.
Source: Theater Guide