The previous anime in 1998-2000 featured many classical music, mainly from neo-Romanticism between the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, and a very few original scores were used. For the upcoming new anime The Legend of the Galactic Heroes Die Neue These, famed composer Shin Hashimoto, aka Sin, provides a solemn main theme performed by an orchestra. He is well-known for his works for Takako Matsu, EXILE, Mika Nakashima, AAA, and LISA. You can listen to the eight-minute tune with a preview below.
The new anime's first season based on the first volume "Reimei-hen/Dawn" of Yoshiki Tanaka's original
novel series Ginga Eiyu Densetsu/The Legend of the Galactic Heroes will be aired for 12 episodes between
April and June 2018. Its first season "Kaikou (Encounter)" will premiere on cable television station Family
Gekijo on April 3. Then the second season "Seiran (Stellar War)" will be screened in Japanese theaters in
three chapters including four episodes each in 2019.
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