Japan’s anime industry has been doing remakes for a while now.
And, for the record, I am generally not against remakes because I do favor full 1080p over 480p and less. And Japanese anime industry generally know what they are doing.
Now, having said that, let’s talk about Legend of galactic heroes remake.
In the remake, virtually everything has changed. Character designs were completely changed. Plot was shortened, omitting minor events.
There have been good changes and, of course, bad changes. I hear its fan base is rather split, mainly on the shortened plot.
I can see why they’ve chosen to shorten the story. Attention span of today’s generation appears to be a lot shorter, and their aim for the remake is rake in money. Making it boring isn’t the best way to do it, I suppose.
However, it is Legend of galactic heroes. A legendary series on its own that deserves a place in the history of anime.
What I really wanted to see was them acting outside of the box and break the stupid 12 episode per season rule. I did not expect them to port everything but at the least I wanted them to break the 12 episode limit.
Legend of galactic heroes deserved a special treatment but the remake didn’t get that.
I do like the 1080p resolution and I can accept the character redesigns. I mean styles & trends change. A remake is generally aimed at a younger generation who find something too old fashioned to accept. Thus, I am willing to accept those changes.
What I do not accept is anime industry’s reluctance to break the 12 episode per season rule. They could have done 15 episodes in the first season for an example. They could have done 14 episodes in season 2.
But, no, they chose to adhere to a strict 12 episode per season and, thus, severely cut the story down.
That I do not like to see.