Past days, I’ve been busy writing an essay for college. Specifically, for an elective class called political science fiction.
I chose to write about Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and the democratic soldier’s the choice between following the letter of the constitutional process and doing what needs to be done.
How awesome is that? Too bad it’s all in Hungarian, so I can’t just copy it in here. It was basicaly about Yang Wen-li’s dilemma about being that much more competent than the democratically elected government that was fucking around with him.
Anyways, you know what’s awesome? Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
So go and watch it.
I just finished watching the two Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaiden series, half a year after marathoning through the main series. They immediately reminded me of one of the main reasons, why so many people, including myself just now in the previous post, claim that this anime is “truly epic”, as opposed to others that are merely “awesome”, “large scale”, or “long”. There is a significant qualitative difference, in which only Legend of the Galactic Heroes is truly similar to the legends, epic poems, and awe-inspiring ancient tales that so few modern works can imitate in any media.
That difference is the background setting’s depth.