'The Rosen Ritter'
LOGH: series 1, episode 6
released 1989/01/??
April-May 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)
6th of 110 released in LOGH
7th of 165 released in all

The Rosen Ritter (Japanese: 薔薇の騎士) is the 6th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.


Yang Wen-li adopts the Rosen Ritter into the 13th Fleet, and uses them as an integral part of his plan to capture Iserlohn Fortress. Rather than relying on overt military might, Yang plans to capture the fortress by subterfuge. Yang lures the Iserlohn Fleet away from Iserlohn with decoys; the fortress is then successfully infiltrated by the Rosen Ritter, using a captured Imperial cruiser.


Name variationsEdit

  • The Rosen Ritter (translation of Japanese title, derived from DVD subtitles)
  • The Rosen-Ritter (translation of Japanese title, derived from LaserDisc subtitles)
  • The Knights of the Rose (literal translation of Japanese title)
  • 薔薇の騎士 (Japanese title)

Memorable quotesEdit

"Because we can only drink good tea while we're living, therefore everybody, let's fight so that we don't die."

Yang Wen-li, in his speech during the formation ceremony of the 13th Fleet


  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 3: I. Kräftig entschieden (00:01:31)
  • Franz Schubert – Piano Quintet in A major, 'Trout' (D. 667): I. Allegro vivace (00:05:55)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5: I. Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt (00:06:45)
  • Franz Schubert – Piano Quintet in A major, 'Trout' (D. 667): I. Allegro vivace (00:07:35)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A major (KV 622): II. Adagio (00:08:22)
  • Free Planets Alliance national anthem (00:10:55)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4: I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen (00:17:51)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection': I. Allegro maestoso (00:18:50)

Background informationEdit

  • "Rosen Ritter" is German for "Rose Knights."


Production staffEdit


  • In the original novels (Volume 1, Chapter 5), the Rosen Ritter were already part of the 13th Fleet without Yang requesting Cazerne for them.