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.
Opening Song: Sea of Stars
Ending Song: Crossing the Bridge of Light (Orchestral Version)
This installment covers episodes:
- 42. Invitation to a Requiem
- 43. Gjallarhorn’s Roar
- 44. Phezzan Occupied
01:39 – RIP Kinryuu Arimoto
03:45 – Episode 42
05:19 – Is Yang the secret harem protagonist?
08:41 – Julian and Mashengo on Phezzan
11:30 – Cracks showing in Rubinsky
12:40 – Rupert and Degsby
14:54 – The Staff of Operation Ragnarok
18:23 – FPA leadership continues to be stupid
20:28 – Back at Iserlohn
24:14 – Episode 43
25:26 – Schenkopp vs Reuenthal
36:13 – Poplan and Konev eatin’ hot dogs and the need for a confidant
38:35 – Space battles are cool
40:30 – Baron Kunmel is still up to something I guess
41:07 – Episode 44
41:50 – What does the scouter say about their power level?
43:22 – Rubinsky and Rupert
46:32 – Julian and Masengo stuck with Reed Richards
49:36 – Wait, which ship?
51:31 – Mittermeyer’s Principles
54:16 – Soldiers often act in monstrous ways
57:46 – Phezzan’s bar activists
59:10 – Reinhard is here
1:01:01 – Time’s passing! Stuff’s happening!
1:02:04 – What is Julian’s role moving forward?
1:06:42 – Housekeeping
And don’t forget that Legend of the Galactic Heroes is available for streaming on HIDIVE!
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Sitolet actually said he was going to take up bee keeping. You guys were right that he was screwed after Amlitzer either way. Basically, he said if they won Lobos would take his job as the victorious general and if they lost he would be used as a scapegoat as the highest military authority at that time. Both him and Lobos got the ax after Amlitzer.
What struck me most about that scene where the crew of that one ship was shit talking their commander is that it reminds me a lot of the main yang crew. Not much in terms of ranks and position separates them. The commander even manages to display a sane mind and orders a rapid retreat. It seems like Yang’s leadership style is infecting his own fleet.
Going back to the history channel episode with Julian. The fpa commander was that guy who a lot of the fpa battle strategies were patterned after. When the battle of astarte occurred, the fpa commanders talked about mimicking the surround the enemy from all sides plan that was used in the first fpa-imperial war. Or that fight in the civil war where yang manages to surround part of the rebel fpa fleet.
If you guys were wondering at all the three kingdom stuff happening throughout the series. The author is a big three kingdoms fan and studied chinese literature.
I did like how the show choose to portray some of Reinhard’s better decisions by having him see Kircheis. It subtly lets us attribute it to Kircheis long after his death and reinforces his status as the most moral empire character instead of viewing it more as Reinhard himself actually internalizing what Kircheis believed in. Even after their fight over westerland Kircheis would have too much of an advantage over Oberstein in the angel or devil fights over Reinhard so him dying and acting as a ghost would even things up a bit.
I also believe these episodes showed Kircheis’ two subordinate admirals making a return. Like that guy that was getting drunk because he thought the space rome planet was going to kill him. He’s now Ruenthal’s number two while the guy he was with is now mittermeyer’s subordinate. Those four dudes that regularly follow mittermeyer are his immediate subordinates. I think the using the Hyperion to pretend Yang is there plan has been only used as once for now.
I think it’s believable that less than ten dudes had to be executed. It was by all accounts a bloodless victory making it unlikely soldiers to disobey orders and take it out on the civilians. In addition Mittermeyer is one of those once in a 100 year generals that you read about where they are actually able to enforce discipline. You also have to take into account as the best or second best admiral under Reinhard, mittermeyer would be getting the best soldiers such as those from Kircheis’ fleet. He already got some of their commanders it would not be a leap to say he also got most of the soldiers. I don’t doubt Kircheis would be issuing similar orders so they would already be used to it. It’s like how people from Yang’s fleet start behaving like their commander. I think Mittermeyer would have a similar influence.