The 3rd and final Legend of the Galactic Heroes movie takes the story from the aftermath of Tiamat though the battle at Astate. The movie takes in 2 separate story lines revolving around Yang and Reinhard before circumstance brings them together for the 2nd time in battle. Ultimately, this proves to be a much more comprehensive and refined look at Astate than the main OVA’s first pair of episodes.
The final episode of Dishonor sees the detective story come to a rather dissatisfying end for almost everyone concerned. Kircheis talks to Johanna who happens to have been a key player all along. However, she forces Hoffman and Kircheis to go straight to Basel to try to incriminate him. They nearly have him before Johanna enters the story again at the climax. However, Keyserling returns to save himself at enormous emotional cost.
The 3rd episode of Dishonor takes the mystery in an entirely different direction than I had expected. After meeting Basel and Keyserling, Kircheis then follows a man acting as though he was on drugs. He is then ambushed and survives before going on to save a woman from a hostage situation. He finally figures out who is behind the drugs plot, but he has to convince Keyserling to revisit what he had said at his court martial.
The 2nd episode of Dishonor sees Kircheis move from meal to meal with an attempt on his life in the middle. He first ends up getting invited to dinner by Keyserling, who shares a story of unrequited love before Kircheis as he waits for her arrival at the station. Hoffman then shares more information that reflects poorly on Keyserling. That night, Kircheis is woken up by a dream about Annerose only to be in the midst of an attempt on his life. He finds air quickly enough to save himself, and he discusses the incident with Hoffman who reveals more about Keyserling. Finally, the episode ends as he sits down for another meal with Keyserling.
The first episode of this arc takes place on a vacation that Kircheis does not welcome. After Reinhard is given several admirals to serve under him for the next expedition, he also reveals that he will take on the Lohengramm name after he is promoted to High Admiral. Then, he also asks Kircheis to take a vacation because he doesn’t want Annerose to think he is treating his friend badly. He ends up heading to the satellite Kreuznach II which he sees as a sinful place. Once there, he saves a disgraced former officer and gets dragged into an investigation of a drug smuggling operation.
The 2nd of 3 Legend of the Galactic Heroes movies is mostly devoted to two separate battles which showcase the talents of Yang and Reinhard and marks the beginning of the rivalry between the two. The first is a battle on the Planet Legnica before concluding with the 4th battle of Tiamat. In that time, the weakness of those higher up than Yang and Reinhard are fully revealed.