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Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Anime's 2nd 'Season' Teaser Video Streamed

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2nd season debuts this year as 3 films of 4 episodes each

The official website for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes, began streaming a teaser for the anime's second "season" The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran (The New Thesis: Stellar War). The video previews the events the films will cover, following the Alliance's invasion of the Empire at the end of the first season.

The second season will play in event screenings in theaters in Japan as three films of four episodes each, that will debut this year.

The first season, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō (The New Thesis: Star-Crossed), aired as a 12-episode series that premiered last April. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub.

Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko's Basketball, STARMYU) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Kuroko's Basketball) is in charge of the series scripts. Yoko Kikuchi (Junjō Romantica, Kuroko's Basketball, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi - The World's Greatest First Love), Iwao Teraoka (The Brave Police J-Decker guest character designs, Kuroko's Basketball storyboarder), and Katsura Tsushima (Kuroko's Basketball episode animation director) are designing the characters, and Takayuki Goto (Kuroko's Basketball, Blood-C) is serving as chief animation director.

Atsushi Takeuchi (Napping Princess) is directing the special effects, and Atsushi Takeuchi (Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, Yukikaze), Shinji Usui (009 Re:Cyborg), and Shinobu Tsuneki (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Psycho-Pass) are drafting the mecha designs with original mecha designs by Naoyuki Kato (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes novel illustrations, Starship Troopers). Tanaka's Wright Staff management firm is supervising the project, and Kitty Entertainment is collaborating on the planning. Tokuma Shoten is collaborating on the production, and DMM Pictures is collaborating on producing with Shochiku and Production I.G.

Sources: Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These website, Comic Natalie


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