English Legend of the Galactic Heroes Novel Translation Previewed in Excerpt

posted on 2016-03-01 01:30 EST
Viz to publish Vol. 1: Dawn on March 8

Website io9 posted an excerpt from the first book of Viz Media and translator Daniel Huddleston's English edition of Yoshiki Tanaka's Legend of the Galactic Heroes novel series.

Tanaka's space opera novel series 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. The 10 main novel volumes and four side-story volumes in the Legend of the Galactic Heroes saga have sold 15 million copies and earned Tanaka a Seiun Award. 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.

Viz Media's Haikasoru imprint has licensed the original novel series and plans to release the first novel on March 8. The second and third novels are also scheduled for this spring.

The late director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23) and his Artland anime studio spent more than a decade adapting the novels into a theatrical and video anime franchise, with over 100 installments, from 1988 to 2000. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the video anime series for home video.

Production I.G. is producing a new anime project slated for 2017.

Source: io9 (James Whitbrook)

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