Ranked #733

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
Premiered: Winter 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, WOWOW, BeSTACK
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Light novel
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.861 (scored by 10,445 users)
Ranked: #7332
Popularity: #1600
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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...

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Nagaoka, Yasuchika
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Opening Theme

"Opening Theme" by Katsuhisa Hattori

Ending Theme

"Ushinawareta Aozora" by TimeSlip-Rendzvous

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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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Sep 11, 2009
A rating of 1/10 is way too low to be left unjustifed and that is why I wrote this review.

One of the oldest tricks in the trade is to create an overly intricate setting to try and mask the bias and deceit in an artwork. In my opinion, Seikai no Monshou does this and worse. I will try to explain why I came to this conclusion and I hope to do so in a way that will not seem offensive to anyone.

Story: 1/10
"Crest of the Stars" takes place in an imaginary future where a race, formerly engineered by humans, has created a feudal empire which 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.

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Mar 11, 2015
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

People often have vastly different upbringings. While there are obviously certain positive or preferred ways in which to flourish, occasionally, given the situation, such luxuries cannot be granted. Sometimes it's entirely based off of financial standing or the location where one lives. Other times it's based off of racial or ethnic disparity. But no matter the case, it is almost always outside of one's control. And so it becomes less about how the world sees you, and more about how you see yourself. Such is the anime Crest of the Stars, a simple beginning to a galactic journey.


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