'The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario'
LOGH: series 2, episode 22
released 1991/??/??
February 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE)
48th of 110 released in LOGH
49th of 165 released in all

The Two-Headed Snake: The Battle of Rantemario (Japanese: 双頭の蛇~ランテマリオの決戦~) is the 48th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.


The Imperial fleet takes on a two-headed snake formation as it approaches Rantemario Starzone. The Alliance fleet, due to its numerical disadvantage, is forced to attack the centre of the snake formation as its only plausible tactical response. The Alliance fleet however fails in its attempt to break through the centre as the much larger Imperial fleet closes in on all sides. Although Alexandre Bewcock tries to minimise losses by using a space current to slow down the Imperial advance and disabling enemy engines with Spartanian fighters, the Alliance fleet still sustained critical damage after almost two days of intense combat. Before the Imperial fleet could complete its finishing blow against the Alliance fleet, the Yang Fleet suddenly appears at the rear of the Imperial fleet, throwing it to momentary disarray, thus enabling the Alliance fleet to retreat and saving it from complete destruction. The Imperial fleet then reorganises itself and heads for the nearest inhabited Alliance system. Julian Mintz's hijacked destroyer joins up with the Yang Fleet while en route to Heinessen.



  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 7: I. Langsam - Allegro risoluto, ma non troppo (00:02:32)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major: IV. Stürmisch bewegt - Energisch (00:04:32)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9: III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig (00:06:33)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 4: III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio (00:09:53)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A minor: IV. Finale: Sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Allegro energico (00:10:38)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major: IV. Stürmisch bewegt - Energisch (00:13:34)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major: I. Langsam, schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut - Im Anfang sehr gemächlich (00:16:22)
  • Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A minor: III. Andante moderato (00:22:23)


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