Seikai no Monshou

Crest of the Stars

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Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 1999 to Mar 28, 1999
Premiered: Winter 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, WOWOW
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace, RomanceRomance
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.681 (scored by 1609416,094 users)
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Ranked: #10882
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Popularity: #2583
Members: 44,609
Favorites: 409

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In the distant future, humanity is under attack by the Abh Empire, a race of advanced humanoid beings possessing vastly superior technology. As countless worlds fall to the Abh, mankind establishes the Four Nations Alliance—a resistance faction made up of the United Mankind, the Republic of Greater Alcont, the Federation of Hania, and the People's Sovereign of Union Planets.

Seikai no Monshou tells the story of Jinto Linn. When he was young, his father—the president of Martine—sold their world in exchange for a high position in the empire. Now a young count, Jinto must learn the ways of Abh nobility and live among those who subjugated his people. Helping him is Lafiel Abriel, an austere Abh princess whom Jinto quickly befriends. While traveling to Jinto's new school in the Abh homeland, their ship is caught in a violent space battle between the fleets of the Alliance and the Abh. Jinto and Abriel are thrust into the conflict, unaware that this skirmish marks the beginning of a full-scale war between the Abh Empire and mankind.

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Yoshinaga, Aya
Script, Series Composition
Shinohara, Toshiya


Opening Theme

"Opening Theme" by Katsuhisa Hattori

Ending Theme

"Ushinawareta Aozora" by TimeSlip-Rendezvous

Jul 14, 2008
Alexius (All reviews)
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
Sep 11, 2009
kerlyenai (All reviews)
*This review contains spoilers

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 read more
Jul 21, 2019
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Crest of the Stars is an odd anime. It's a grand scale Space Opera like Galactic Heroes, but it's very unique at the same time. It's famous, and in some circles infamous, for being the most elitist anime EVER made. Having watched Banner of the Stars and about 900 other anime, I can confirm this is likely true.

The word "elitism" gets tossed around MAL a lot. Anyone who thinks Evangelion and Texhnolyze are better than Angel Beats and Bleach gets called an "elitist" and soon self identifies that way. What actually is elitism?

Definition: Elitism is the belief or attitude that individuals who form an elite—a read more
Dec 18, 2010
darkcommanderq (All reviews)
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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