'Before the Storm'
LOGH: series 1, episode 17
released 1989/04/??
January 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE)
17th of 110 released in LOGH
18th of 165 released in all

Before the Storm (Japanese: 嵐の前) is the 17th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.


Julian Mintz asks Frederica Greenhill how Yang Wen-li became the "Hero of El Facil" 9 years ago. The Free Planets Alliance fleet stationed around the frontier planet El Facil, led by Arthur Lynch, fled the approaching Imperial Fleet, leaving 3 million civilians behind; Yang, one of the few officers left, organised an evacuation while the escaping Alliance fleet was defeated and captured. Meanwhile, in the Empire, Reinhard von Lohengramm thinks a civil war is about to break out; in order to avoid an intervention from the Alliance, he decides to plant Lynch into the Alliance to stage a military coup. The move is hidden behind an exchange of 2 million prisoners of war in January 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE).



  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3: I. Kräftig entschieden (00:01:31)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4: I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen (00:03:31)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 10 [Cooke version]: V. Finale (00:04:59)
  • Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 7 in D minor (Op. 70/B. 141): IV. Finale: Allegro (00:11:40)
  • Imperial military anthem (00:11:52)
  • Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 8 in G major (Op. 88/B. 163): IV. Allegro ma non troppo (00:13:50)
  • Free Planets Alliance national anthem (00:15:36)
  • Richard Wagner – Symphony in C major: I. Sostenuto e maestoso - Allegro con brio (00:21:52)


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