Sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever see another anime like Legend of the Galactic Heroes. It had an outstanding story and a diverse cast of very well developed characters, but what made it stand out was the excruciating attention to detail and the numerous perspectives through which we observe events, whether it be through the main characters, unnamed aristocrats, politicians, average citizens, and even farmers.
Despite appearances, the similarly named Legend of the Legendary Heroes scratches that itch. An adaptation of a light novel, it uses a similar multiple-protagonist approach, and develops plotlines and themes in a similar fashion. Legend of the Legendary Heroes has grand ambition, but does it overcome the problems many light novel anime succumb to?
A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.