Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galatic Heroes (often Abreviated to LoGH) is a lesser known science fiction Anime television series based off a series of books by Yoshiki Tanaka. While popular among the anime fans of SD.net, the series is not well known in the west as it has not been translated into English beyond a few attempts at subtitling.
LoGH is set in the 35th century, in which humanity is divided into two factions: the Democratic Free World's Alliance and the Galactic Empire, a Monarchist state with a large number of Germanic elements. These factions have been at war for over a hundred years. The story focuses on two admirals on either sides, Admiral Yang Wenli and Reinhard von Lohengramm, both of which are potrayed in a sympathetic light despite being posed against each other.
Among the more notable facts about the series is the scale of it's space battles, which often involve tens of thousands of spacecraft.