The epic space opera, the Legend of Galactic Heroes, is based on a series of novels and short stories written by Tanaka Yoshiki from 1988 to 2000. The novels have been published in Chinese and English, and there is (at present) no indication of an English-language publisher picking up this fantastic series. Cover art and spacecraft design were handled by Katou Naoyuki. Tanaka's novel series was later adapted into a 110-episode long OVA, with many of his side-stories also adapted into shorter OVA series.
The following English translation is entirely unofficial. The text was originally translated from Chinese to English by Peter Tan, and edited by Jeremy Naidus.