Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 44 Review

Episode 44, "Departure"

Yang and Calsenes having lunchYang and Julian enjoying the sunset... in a space station?



Synopsis: Seeing that Julian is upset about being reassigned, Yang approaches him to give him a pep talk. Yang expresses his suspicion that Phezzan is assisting Reinhard in conquering the Alliance. He also wonders if the Alliance has outlived its purpose. Julian says his goodbyes to staff at Iserlohn, including Calsenes, Poplin, Murai, Attenborough, and Schönkopf. Yang still has his concerns for Julian, who is likewise concerned if Yang can handle himself alone. Julian departs Iserlohn in the company of Louis Machungo.


Otaku Evolution Episode 228 - Lupin III Part I

It's the oldest anime I've reviewed here on Otaku Evolution, and the oldest in my collection, 1971's Lupin III Part I, the original Lupin TV series! I'm super happy to get to talk about this groundbreaking show, it's mood change, and how fun the whole thing can be (and how lame it can be, too). I'm also thrilled that it's finally been dubbed into English with a voice cast I adore. But whether or not you watch it dubbed or in its original Japanese, you're going to have a good time with these hilarious heists... usually. So this Thanksgiving season, stuff yourself with a cornucopia of fun, as I take a look at an anime classic.


Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 43 Review

Episode 43, "Declaration of War"

Erwin Josef II posterProtestors against the gov't-in-exile


Synopsis: On Heinessen, opinions are mixed on the establishment of the Legitimate Galactic Empire and Reinhard von Lohengramm's declaration. Many are relying on the leadership of Job Trunicht and the military prowess of Yang Wenli to protect them from the Empire. João Rebelo expresses his misgivings about Yang to his colleague Huang Rui. The government-in-exile has difficulty dealing with a charmless prince, who they must drug to keep up appearances. After a reshuffling of military personnel, Julian Mintz is reassigned to Phezzan.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 42 Review

Episode 42, "The Legitimate Galactic Empire Government"

Iserlohn hallwayJulian celebrating with team



Synopsis: Peaceful days pass at Iserlohn, until suddenly Chairman Job Trunicht on Heinessen announces the "liberation" of Erwin Josef II and the establishment of the Legitimate Galactic Empire government-in-exile in the Alliance, sending waves throughout the base. Yang discerns that this situation is to Reinhard's advantage and that he may have had something to do with the abduction. Merkatz is in a difficult situation, as he has been named the Minister of MIlitary Affairs for the government-in-exile. Reinhard von Lohengramm announces in a public broadcast his intention to punish the Alliance.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 41 Review

Episode 41, "The Die is Cast"


An apologetic Kesler and MoltBros being bros



Synopsis: Reinhard announces the abduction of the Emperor to his subordinates. They speculate about the possible interference of the Free Planets Alliance. Alone with Mittermeyer, Reuenthal wonders aloud who had the most to gain from the Emperor's kidnapping. Hildegard confronts Reinhard with her suspicion that he let Vice Admiral Molt take the blame for the Phezzani plot, just as it is announced that Molt has committed suicide. On Phezzan, Rupert Kesserling reports to Rubinsky about Boltik's weakness in the negotiation with Reinhard, but Rubinsky shows little concern. Later on, Kesserling plots with Dominique Saint-Pierré about supplanting his father.

Lupin Zero PV

I have my reservations (Lupin is an adult series, they're not going to try to appeal to young kids, are they?), and I wish it was a new Takeshi Koike project (still waiting for that fourth movie), but I guess I'll check it out. I bet it'll be better than Part 6.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 39 Review

Episode 39, "Thunderclaps"

Kesler making a reportReinhard angry



Synopsis: Reinhard receives a report of the arrival of Alfred von Landsberg and Leopold Schumacher on Odin. Hilda surmises its for a kidnapping plot, mostly likely involving the young Kaiser, Erwin Josef II. Upon his request to secure her property, Hilda visits his sister Annerose to get her permission. Annerose is reluctant, but is eventually persuaded to take on security. Reinhard has the Phezzani commissioner to the Empire come to his office, where he cuts through the bureaucrat's doublespeak and makes him admit to the plot at hand, which will give Reinhard cassus belli regarding the FPA. Reinhard demands Imperial passage through the Phezzan Corridor to achieve his goal.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Episode 38 Review

Episode 38, "Determination and Ambition"

Rubinsky and KesserlingReinhard reflects in the dark



Synopsis: On Phezzan, Rubinsky reveals that he knows Rupert Kesserling is his biological son. Meanwhile, on Odin, Reinhard is incensed by the failure of the Geiersburg operation, only to reflect on it later and decide not to punish Mueller. Schaft, however, is arrested by Kesler for several infractions. Kempf's family mourns his death, while Reuenthal wonders if Reinhard is loyal enough to his subordinates. On Iserlohn, Yang reluctantly allows Julian to formally join the military. He reiterates his desire to be a historian.

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