Listed below are several shows that, while not directly comparable to Legend of the Galactic Heroes, share a common aesthetic and storyline. See what other people have to say about these animes by checking out the recommendations below.
1. Saga of Tanya the Evil
Isekai and Youjo Senki share a lot of fundamental characteristics. These two books deal with the German Empire and military strategy from a very academic perspective. Ginga Eiyuu takes place on an alien world, whereas Youjo Senki is set on a European front during World War I or World War II in an alternate reality. You’ll find a German MC in both shows, and he or she is a strategic thinker. Tanya lives in Youjo, and Reinhard lives in Ginga. Aside than that, the art style is almost same. In both shows, the protagonist is a high-brow cerebral MC who makes intelligent judgments and isn’t some shouting shonen.
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Advent of the Red Comet
Char/Casval and Reinhard are quite similar in many ways, such as the fact that both of them were compelled to overturn a larger authority that made them suffer, and even in the manner in which they did so. That said, viewers of Advent of the Red Comet will appreciate how well the two shows work together. Reinhard lacks the history that Casval had, whilst von Lohengramm’s brilliance would have been ideal in the hands of Rem Deikun.
Both storylines are written in a deliberate and careful manner, which is a departure from modern television’s more impulsive storytelling style. Both of these works are timeless classics. For the most part, in Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu the focus is on the development of characters, setting, motivations, conflict, and conflict resolution from a distance rather than the direct confrontation of dramatic events. For those who were intrigued by the intellectual landscape of Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu but were put off by the show’s sedentary storytelling, Dororo may be a better fit because it adopts a more plain, confrontational storytelling style (with a lot of supporting action). They’re all neatly packed…
4. Record of Grancrest War
It entails conflicts in which the peace concept is at issue and where one side seeks to defeat the other in order to win.
An continuing conflict between an imperialistic galactic monarchy and a democratic military alliance takes place in the distant future in a world quite similar to that of this story. Both sides have military prodigies who grow into bitter adversaries.
6. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096
Epic space operas with interplanetary wars between two enormous military groups are common in both Galactic Heroes and Gundam Unicorn. Watching one reminded me of the other due to the similarity of the settings and idea, as well as the high production quality shared by both.
7. Alderamin on the Sky
Sokta, like Yang Wen-li, is an anti-war activist who also has a war genius. Having doubts about the conflict itself. Both had to follow their superiors’ dubious commands from the bottom of the ranks.