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Seikai no Monshou

Seikai no Monshou

Alternative Titles

English: Crest of the Stars
Japanese: 星界の紋章


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 2, 1999 to Mar 27, 1999
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #1484
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Based on a science fiction novel series, Crest of the Stars (Seikai no Monsho) is the first installment in this sci-fi saga. The story follows Jinto, whose world was taken over by the largest empire in the galaxy: the Abh. Jinto's father, the planet's prime minister, handed their world over to the Abh in exchange for a standing in the Abh Empire. As a result, Jinto became a prince and was shipped off for an Abh Education. There he meets a princess of the Abh Empire, Lafiel, whom he quickly befriends despite her cold exterior. The Abh Empire is plunged into war soon after and the story continues from there...

(Source: ANN)


Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jan 2, 1999 to Mar 27, 1999
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Seikai no Monshou
Sequel: Seikai no Senki
Prequel: Seikai no Danshou: Tanjou
Summary: Seikai no Monshou Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Abriel, Lafiel
Abriel, Lafiel
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Linn, Jinto
Linn, Jinto
Imai, Yuka
Imai, Yuka
Jo, Haruhiko
Jo, Haruhiko
Abriel, Dusanyu
Abriel, Dusanyu
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Shiozawa, Kaneto


Yasuchika, Nagaoka
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Nabeshima, Osamu

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Jul 14, 2008
While it was by far not magnificent in terms of its appearance or in terms of a number of those other elements that we greatly take for advantage from the more recent anime with improved graphics and sound, this older "space drama" drew me in from the first episode, beguiling me with its interesting story and interesting cinematography and storytelling. It's hard-pressed to find an anime like Seikai no Monshou, with its same blend of both serious and entertaining drama and dialogue, and its very intense space battle action scenes.

Seikai no Monshou has a story that was both pure in its innocence and compelling in read more
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Dec 18, 2010
Overview: Crest of the Stars is by far one of my all time favorite anime. That said it is not for everyone. The show is set far into the future were humans have colonized the entire galaxy. The two main characters Jinto and Lafiel are well developed and entertaining to watch. If there is a down side to this show it is that it is rather slow paced, and involves a great deal of dialog. Although there are action scenes in the show, this is not for people with short attention spans.

Story: There are two stories taking place in crest read more
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Apr 2, 2015
Science-fiction has got to be one of my favourite genres. Some of my most beloved books are sci-fi, and it doesn't take much sifting through them to figure out what I like. I love the meshing of human and alien cultures; seeing how they interact with one another and how they compare and contrast is one of the most fascinating parts of those sort of books, in my opinion. Spaceship battles take a back seat – while they can be interesting, I have to be invested in the characters first. That's what psychology and the glimpse of a well-written and imagined society give me: grounds read more
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Mar 16, 2013
In the far future, mankind is on the brink of entering a galactic war with the alien race Abh, as earth is preparing for battle, without firing a single plasma beam, their leader Rock Linn surrenders. In the middle of all this is Jinto Linn, the cowardly leader's son whom is only at the time 10 years old. What will become of mankind after its conquering? Will the human race be destroyed? Who are the Abh and what are their intentions? These answers and more in the beginning of the epic Seikai saga!


The main story begins 7 years after mankind’s surrender to the Abh. Jinto read more
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Even though these appear - superficially - to be totally different (furry love vs. elf love; trading/economics vs. intergalactic warfare), you'd have to blind AND somewhat stupid to watch these two and not link them.

For starters, anyone watching at length will only be in it for the SLOWLY developing romance between a human and his nonhuman, can-live-for-100s-of-years life partner. A HUGE amount of time gets put into complicated subplots, for sure, but that's all decoration. What people want is for the leads to take their relationships forward beyond unsure friendship/lovers territory... which, of course, NEVER SODDING WELL HAPPENS since interest would fade  read more 
Both space operas with lots of politics. 
Both are great space opera sci-fic animes in which 2 races are against each other; for Seikai no Monshou, humans are against the Abhs, for Terra, humans are against the Mus 
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Both anime are military SF, with large scale interplanetary war, with action set mostly in space.  
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-Large scale space battles.
-Multiple commanders and their strategies.
-The adventures of a single ship through the war. 
If you are into classic and intelligent sci-fi, both shows are definitely for you. 
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"Opening Theme" by Katsuhisa Hattori

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