The official website for the upcoming new anime adaptation project based on Yoshiki Tanaka's sci-fi novel series Ginga Eiyu Densetsu/The Legend of the Galactic Heroes is today updated with a new "opening visual" featuring Reinhard looking up the starry sky. The visual is also published in the latest June 2017 issue of Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine released today. The publisher released the 14-volume novel series in Japan from 1982 to 1989.
It is also confirmed that a kick-of event for the new adaptation animated by Production I.G, titled "New Anime Project 'The Legend of the Galactic Heroes' Event ~The Encounter of The Stars~" will be held at Shinjuku Cultural Center in Tokyo on September 20.
The three main voice cast from the first anime series animated by Kitty film, Magic Bus, and K Factory: Ryo Horikawa (Reinhard von Lohengramm), Masashi Hironaka (Siegfried Kircheis), and Nozomu Sasaki
(Julian Mintz) are confirmed to join the event, alongside the original novel author Tanaka and the yet-revealed
new voice cast for Reinhard, Kircheis, and Yang Wen-li. At the event, the new voice cast and production
staff for the new anime will be revealed and a new promotional footage will be screened for the first
time. Pre-orders for the 5,400-yen ticket will be accepted on the ePlus online ticket service from 10:00 am
on May 13.