English Title: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Japanese Title: 銀河英雄伝説 — Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
Author: Yoshiki Tanaka — 田中 芳樹
Illustrator: Naoyuki Kato — 加藤直之 (vol 1–5), Yukihisa Kamoshita — 鴨下幸久 (vol 6-10)
Translator: Daniel Huddleston
Genre: Sci-fi, Military, Space Opera
Original Run: November 1982 – November 1987
English Run: March 2016 – November 2019
Japanese Publisher: Tokuma Shoten
English Publisher: Haikasoru (Viz Media)
Volumes in Japanese: 10 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 10 (Completed)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $11 — Kindle $9 — Nook $9
Audiobooks for Vol 1-3: Audible $20
Synopsis: The “golden brat” Reinhard von Lohengramm, a military prodigy and admiral of the Galactic Empire, has ambitions beyond protecting the borders or even defeating the empire’s enemies. He seeks to overthrow the old order and become a truly absolute—yet benevolent—dictator. His rival, the humble Yang Wen-li of the Free Planets Alliance, wishes to preserve democracy even if he must sacrifice his political ideals to defeat the empire. Their political and military battles play out over a galactic chessboard in an epic saga fifteen centuries in the making!
Reviews of Legend of the Galactic Heroes
- Justus R. Stone: Vol 1
- English Light Novels: Vol 1 (Cho) — Vol 2 (Cho) — Vol 3 (Cho)
- Manga Bookshelf: Vol 1 — Vol 2 — Vol 3 — Vol 4 — Vol 5 — Vol 6 — Vol 7 — Vol 8 — Vol 9 — Vol 10
Suggestions for Further Reading
- Similar Subgenre (space opera): Crest of the Stars/Banner of the Stars
- Also see: Other novels from Haikasoru
Note: The header image is from the anime adaptation.
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