'The Battle of Astarte'
LOGH: series 1, episode 2
released 1988/12/??
January 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)
2nd of 110 released in LOGH
3rd of 165 released in all

The Battle of Astarte (Japanese: アスターテ会戦) is the 2nd episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.


The Battle of Astarte continues. With both the Alliance 4th Fleet and 6th Fleet routed, Reinhard von Lohengramm shifts his attention to the 2nd Fleet. During the battle with the 2nd Fleet, Admiral Paetta is wounded in action, and he relinquishes command of the fleet to Yang Wen-li. Yang manages to force Reinhard's fleet into a battle of attrition and subsequently escape the Astarte Starzone with a sizeable portion of the 2nd Fleet intact.

In Fezzan, Adrian Rubinsky discusses the outcome of the battle with Nicholas Boltik, ultimately concluding that Reinhard's victory will fail to affect the larger strategic situation of the Alliance–Imperial War.



  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3: I. Kräftig entschieden (00:01:31)
  • Josef Hellmesberger, Jr. – Ballszene (00:05:29)
  • Imperial military anthem (00:06:09)
  • Free Planets Alliance national anthem (00:10:18)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection': I. Allegro maestoso (00:11:37)
  • Johannes Brahms – Six Pieces for Piano (Op. 118): V. Romance in F major (00:16:05)
  • Edvard Grieg – Lyric Pieces Book 3 (Op. 43) [orchestral arrangement]: VI. To Spring (00:18:29)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, 'Sonata Pathétique' (Op. 13): II. Adagio cantabile (00:19:32)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica' (Op. 55): II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai (00:20:29)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3: VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden (00:21:42)


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  • In the original novels (Volume 1, Chapter 2), it was Lao who assisted Yang after he took over command of the 2nd Fleet and not Attenborough as shown in this episode.