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Crunchyroll Expo Hosts Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season 2's Premiere

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Crunchyroll to also stream 2nd "season" in late summer or early fall

Crunchyroll Expo announced on Wednesday that it will host a premiere screening of two episodes of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Seiran). This is the second "season" of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the new anime of Yoshiki Tanaka's epic science fiction novels Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The screening will include the recap episode "episode 0" as well as "episode 13" (the first full episode of the new season, after "episode 12" of the previous season).

Crunchyroll also revealed that it will stream The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second "in late summer / early fall of 2019." The second season will screen in Japan as a series of three films on September 27, October 25, and November 29, respectively. Each film will have a length of four television episodes. No television airing in Japan has been announced.

Crunchyroll Expo will take place this Friday to Sunday, August 30-September 1 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Crunchyroll describes the anime:

The year is UC 796 (Imperial Calendar year 487). The Free Planets Alliance expedition, thirty million soldiers strong, entered Imperial territory and engaged with Fleet Admiral Reinhard's massive fleet as well as the entire Galactic Empire Space Fleet, also led by Reinhard as its new vice commander. As a result, the Alliance lost three of its eight fleets. However, after learning the intentions of the Free Planets Alliance High Council, Commander-in-Chief Lobos gave the order for the surviving fleets to assemble and continue the battle. Reinhard, desiring a perfect victory, advanced on the Amritsar Starzone, where the remaining Alliance fleets were amassing. And so the curtain rose on the Battle of Amritsar.

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 in April 2018. 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.

Source: Crunchyroll

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