Who doesn’t love a good premium edition for an anime series they really want? The idea of getting not only the anime series but other goodies like art cards or soundtracks just makes the idea of a good premium edition worth the slightly extra cash that will come out of your wallet ultimately. However, most premium editions tend to range from only $60 dollars to $120, but with one recent release based on a series well known in the anime world and never before released in the west, this particular premium edition cost $799.99. That’s right folks, we’re talking about the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Edition and we here at Honey’s Anime have one copy—despite the crazy price—that we wished to talk about to your readers out there asking this one question. Is the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set worth the huge price tag?
What you’re getting
With the premium edition of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, you’re not getting just a few seasons of this legendary series. No, with the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set, you’re getting everything from the 162 episodes and 3 movies—Golden Wings, My Conquest is the Sea of Stars and Overture to a New War—as well as several other big items. You’ll find within the box a 200-page hardcover book that details the various episodes and series as well as shows art from the series and movies. Plus, there are two coins made of metal that commemorate the series and two art cards of the ships from Legend of the Galactic Heroes. This entire set is housed in a very sleek hexagon-like box that nests all these goodies and makes for a very slick mantle piece.
Why the high price
For many who don’t know, Legend of the Galactic Heroes has never seen an official English release despite being considered by many to be the greatest sci-fi anime drama in all of anime history. Lasting for nearly several decades—and with a more recent remake—Legend of the Galactic Heroes has had, as we mentioned, several seasons and several movies that if you put a price tag on each of them as separate sales would end up being quite a hefty price tag. That’s why, despite the seemingly outrageous price, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set makes sense and is very worth it if you’re one who loves to collect entire franchises as they usually release.
Why you should buy
Here at Honey’s Anime, we have a major love for the Legend of the Galactic Heroes and have always been die-hard fans of this classic tale of love, war, space and strategy. That’s why to own this brilliant series fully on blu ray with limited qualities—the box actually shows the serial number of which only 1000 are being released—is a truly wonderful thing that we don’t regret in the slightest. For those who are die-hard fans of the Legend of the Galactic Heroes, it might cost you a bit more—okay, a lot more—than other premium sets, but ultimately, you’re owning history.
Why you should avoid
Let’s face the truth though, folks; the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set is nearly $800 and that isn’t something easily shelled out. On the contrary, for most, this sum might take several pay checks that could be applied to a dozen different editions. If you aren’t a fan of older anime either, the Legend of the Galactic Heroes series might not appeal to you regardless of its prestige and thus, might be a series you could easily pass on. Though no matter what, the price tag is what will turn off most buyers and you really need to think of how you’re going to pay for the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set and if that money could be used for other purchases.
The Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set is easily one of the most expensive anime box sets we’ve ever seen in the anime community—at least in the west—and is not an easy thing to just recommend to everyone. However, looking at all that you get with the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set as well as the fame associate with the series, it makes for a pretty easy recommendation if you have the funds and are a fan of the franchise. In our minds, we don’t regret purchasing the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set and think its easily one of the best box sets ever made in the anime world. Did you purchase the Legend of the Galactic Heroes Premium Box Set or are thinking of it? Let us know in the comments below! Remember to also keep coming back to our hive for more articles like this one curtsey of us here at Honey’s Anime.