Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 5: Reinhard’s Magic Jar

We continue across the sea of stars, where Gee and Iro watch the seminal 1988-1997 Legend of the Galactic Heroes OVA a few episodes at a time. Keep an eye out for this podcast between main installments of The GLORIO Chat as we work our way through the history books.

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Opening Song: Sea of Stars
Ending Song: Crossing the Bridge of Light (Orchestral Version)

Show Notes

This installment covers episodes:

  • 13. When the Rain Comes…
  • 14. Liberation of the Frontier
  • 15. The Battle of Amlitzer

00:41 – Our podcast logistics are totally good and fine

02:15 – Episode 13

03:00 – Scorched Earth tactics

03:56 – Kessler and Kleingelt

08:29 – Reinhard’s decisions

10:55 – Voice Actors

12:17 – Episode 14

12:57 – Democracy’s Prerequisites

15:42 – Logistics (Fuck Andrew Fork)

21:04 – Riots and Laser Remingtons

22:50 – Admiral Bucock is pretty cool

26:22 – Fleet Admiral Lobos’ Nap and the web of history

29:00 – Episode 15 and New Territory

30:38 – Ship designs

32:41 – Supplies, Maintenance, and differences with DNT

35:40 – Reinhard’s Squad

38:57 – Reactions to times of crisis

43:29 – Regroup at Amlitzer

48:19 – Reinhard finally flustered

51:36 – Cliffhangers

54:53 – LoGH‘s reputation as dry and boring

57:19 – Every person, every moment matters

1:00:28 – Depth of storytelling

1:02:08 – Housekeeping and closing

And don’t forget that Legend of the Galactic Heroes is available for streaming on HIDIVE!

3 thoughts on “Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 5: Reinhard’s Magic Jar

  1. FWIW all of the BGM in the OVA is actual classical music, overwhelmingly from romantics (lots of Beethoven, Mahler, Wagner, etc). After watching LoGH classical music will never be the same, you go to a concert of literally any romantic composer, and spend the whole time having LoGH flashbacks and/or composing space battles to the music.

    And yes, the charm of the characters is why I always say that as good as the story is, LoGH’s main strength is its cast. There’s a lot of characters and it may seem overwhelming at first, but the expanded main cast is just so good and engaging, from the morally upstanding ones to the hot messes. (And that’s where I think DNT really dropped the ball, aside of the pacing.)

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