Legend Of The Galactic Heroes Novel To Be Released in China


According to ANS, the novel Legend Of The Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyu Densetsu) by Yoshiki Tanaka will be published in China this fall. The first volume (out of 10) will be released in October.

The books have sold more than 15 million copies in Japan. Unofficial / pirate Chinese translations have circulated online in the past. Japanese author Haruki Murakami is also popular there recently. The story of Gin'eiden as it's called for short tells the story of a grand galactic wide war in space opera format. Although hardly noticed upon debut, 10 volumes in total constituted the main book series that was released through 1987. The story won the "Nebula Prize" awarded by SF fans '88. Anime in the form of 2 movies and around 160 OVA episodes, an 11 volume manga run spanning 10 years and computer game adaptations followed. Pirate editions flowed widely into continental China, starting in Taiwan in '96.

Source: ANS