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I'm really excited by this news of a new adaptation. Obviously the existing anime will always be my "first love" of the franchise so to speak, but just think of the possibilities. For one, I wouldn't be averse to seeing the cast be less male dominated. While the sex of the main characters should be left alone for obvious reasons (imagine the trouble a female Kircheis would cause) there's so many opportunities. Vympel 02:50, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Eh, I'd rather they do either a remake of Golden Wings or do the remaining Gaiden such as the Battle of Dagon in the original design style. In today's constrained production budgets and series lengths, I find it difficult to believe they can do justice to the whole unless they do say just season 1 all over again. I have never been a fan of general anime character design styles of the 1990's and afterwards, and the original LOGH character designs are unique because all the characters are distinguishable by their facial features. In contrast, some more modern series have characters that are so similar they are differentiated only in their hairstyle or eye color. Finally, if the ships on the cover of is even a vague hint of how the ships may end up looking, I much prefer the older ship design over what I feel are much more generic looking spaceships. Iracundus 03:44, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I'll withhold judgement until i see it, but i am also doubtful that the quality of the remake will match the original. That said, i'll probably enjoy it anyway, and it will breathe a lot of life into the series. It will also throw the wiki into complete chaos :p  ♥ kine @ 04:36, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I don't doubt no one will like it better than the original. As to the ships - well I'd love it if they just reused the Artland designs, but here's hoping whoever is making it is enough of a fan of the original that it informs their aethetics. Vympel 04:39, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I'll see it for sure but I am going in with realistic expectations and reservations. I admit I prefer the original art style for the space combat with the cloud-like explosions of debris. I recall hearing years ago the rumor that this use of white explosions was originally a cost saving measure as having orange/red fireballs (as seen in some of the earlier episodes) was more expensive in terms of paint and labor, and this then evolved for stylistic reasons to the billowy cloud explosions (which I guess would negate any original cost savings). Iracundus 04:44, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I strongly agree with Iracundus on this account. If they are going to reboot the entire series, I do wish they would at least retain the OVA's character and ship designs because they are very recognisable and have been ingrained in the fan community for over two decades (and I would not want to see the iconic liquid metal armour of Iserlohn Fortress being discarded for a solid metal one just because it was not depicted like that in the novels -.-). Glacierfairy 04:50, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
The legal situation is what matters - you'd think that they'd have a vested interest in keeping the same designs so that they could sell a lot of their pre-existing stock of models, for example. But if they don't have the rights to the Artland series then it would be impossible as they'd be infringing on the rights. Two other concerns: 1. hoping they have the ability to resist the disgusting, creepy teenage-boy fanservice (which even infected the Spacebattleship Yamato 2199 remake, to a minor but noticeable degree), and 2. hoping they have the talent to *not* change the way battles look in the series by making everything extreme close range in a misguided attempt to make things "more interesting" like every other hack who has ever made a sci-fi space combat show in any medium. Vympel 11:39, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I wonder why they didn't get Artland to do it. If they wanted to test the interest and reaction, they could have done The Battle of Dagon as a single Gaiden release. I mean between the internal politics each side, battle, and aftermath I think it would be a good historical link to other episodes. I can only speculate but perhaps they felt a new adaptation might breathe new life and attract new blood? I know there are a significant number of people that have a knee jerk reaction and outright refuse to watch older productions simply because of their age. Iracundus 13:01, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm pretty optimistic about the new series. I kind of think it's only going to cover the first few novels, but I think that's fine as (IMO, of course) the first OVA series is the strongest. I doubt they'll change the ship designs much, if at all, since they'll still be based off of the novels' illustrations. I am a bit worried about the cast. In terms of character design, yeah: I don't want to see "modern" anime style characters. I'd much prefer the more realistic facial proportions of the main OVA series. But I'm also a bit worried about the voice acting--the minor characters will doubtlessly have much better acting (some of the nobles just have terrible voices) but there are others I can't imagine ever being replaced. Anyway, I'm
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