'Admiral Yang's Ark Fleet'
LOGH: series 2, episode 20
released 1991/??/??
January 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE)
46th of 110 released in LOGH
47th of 165 released in all

Admiral Yang's Ark Fleet (Japanese: ヤン提督の方舟隊) is the 46th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.


In Iserlohn Fortress, Yang Wen-li decides to abandon the fortress, noting that it has lost its strategic value as a choke-point since the Imperial fleet has broken through the Fezzan Corridor. Furthermore, even if the fortress is to hold out till the end of the war, it will still be returned to the Galactic Empire as part of any peace treaty anyway. Oskar von Reuenthal is aware of Yang's plan to evacuate the fortress and launches continuous assaults to harass the evacuation process, but decides to stop after Dusty Attemborough succeeds in destroying part of Helmut Lennenkampf's fleet through deception. Yang's subordinates plant bombs and another surprise on Iserlohn before successfully evacuating the fortress together with all the civilians. On 9 January 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE), Reuenthal has retaken Iserlohn Fortress.


Memorable quotesEdit

"To me, political power is like sewage. You cannot do without it, but it is not something you want to approach."

Yang Wen-li, to Walter von Schönkopf

"If the majority of the citizens wish for dictatorship instead of democracy, how do you solve such a paradox?"
"No one can answer that. But it has been one million years since mankind discovered fire, and yet we still have conflagrations. It has been less than two thousand years since the beginning of modern democracy. I think it is too early to judge."

Walter von Schönkopf and Yang Wen-li


  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Sleeping Beauty (Op. 66): Act II, No. 14a: Scène et départ des chasseurs (00:04:27)
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (WAB 105): I. Adagio - Allegro (00:05:28)
  • Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (WAB 105): IV. Finale: Adagio - Allegro moderato (00:11:52)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (Op. 74): I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo (00:14:47)
  • Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 8 in G major (Op. 88/B. 163): I. Allegro con brio (00:19:17)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker (Op. 71): Act II, No. 14: Pas de Deux - Adagio (00:22:11)


Production staffEdit