Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 6: Oberstein Would Totally Shoot a Child

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:

  • 16. The New Tide
  • 17. Before the Storm
  • 18. The Lippstadt Conspiracy

00:49 – A Peek Behind the Curtain

03:31 – Episode 16

05:27 – The Worth of Human Life

07:44 – Reinhard’s temperament in victory

12:50 – Kircheis and Oberstein

14:52 – Paradigm Shifts (Fuck Job Trunicht)

17:40 – Paradigm Shifts (Empire Ver.)

19:30 – The Changing of the Guard

23:47 – DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING (Phezzan and the Terra-ists)

27:24 – Yang’s Squad

31:51 – Episode 17

34:29 – POW Exchange

36:01 – Iro’s Pointless Tangent on the Inner Workings of Iserlohn Fortress

37:31 – Yang and Kircheis Meet

41:26 – Extremist Groups and how people try to justify their power

46:42 – “What’s Yang like?”

48:26 – Episode 18

50:11 – Hildegard von Mariendorf and Anime Gender Roles

54:57 – Reinhard talked to a girl!!!

56:48 – The Lippstadt League

58:30 – The “Don’t Fuck With” List

1:00:58 – Anton Ferner and Arthur von Streit

1:06:32 – Braunschweig’s Ostentatious Golden Ship

1:08:00 – The Power of Words

1:10:53 – The Empire’s Situation

1:17:12 – Housekeeping and Final Thoughts

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

One thought on “Legend of the GLORIO Heroes Episode 6: Oberstein Would Totally Shoot a Child

  1. The OVA did go a bit overboard with the designs for the Terraists (it’s a bit less out there in the novel). I suppose it could work if we consider that these are people who passionately believe in something that is ridiculous and pointless nonsense, and yet they are immensely dangerous as fundamentalist/religious fanatics tend to be… but yes, they do look rather silly.

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