When thinking about some of the most iconic anime series out there, it’s hard not to put Legend of the Galactic Heroes on that list. The galactic space-drama debuted in 1988, adapting the iconic science-fiction novel series of the same name ad eventually running for a whopping 110 episodes. It’s a critically acclaimed series by many, but some people may find it hard to get into due to the long run or the slightly dated animation. For anime fans who want to get into the series for the first time in updated fashion, or existing fans who want to re-live the magic, Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These is the show for you. The series is a new adaptation of the original light novels, having debuted in 2018 as a brisk 12-episode series. It was followed up by 3 animated films in 2019, and now, the series is coming back this April with the highly anticipated second season.
The official website for Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These shared a couple of new trailers for the upcoming second season, as well as a pair of new posters depicting main characters Yang Wen-li and Reinhard von Lohengramm. The 24-episode follow-up season will debut on NHK Educational TV (NHK E Tele) on April 6 at 10:50 p.m. in Japan. Currently, no streaming plans or overseas release details have been confirmed. However, the first season of the show, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Kaikō (The New Thesis: Star-Crossed), was streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired in Japan and later dubbed in English by Funimation. This second season will likely receive the same treatment.
We also know that the second season of the series, titled Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Second, will have a brand new opening theme song and a new ending song when it debuts. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], famed composer of anime like Kill la Kill and Attack on Titan as well as video games like Xenoblade Chronicles X, will be returning to perform the new opening theme song, “CRY.” The new ending song, meanwhile, will be performed by ELISA and titled “Hikari no Hoshi” (Star of Light).