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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 3, 1999 to Mar 28, 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: 7.751 (scored by 14,124 users)
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Ranked: #10072
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Popularity: #2168
Members: 36,364
Favorites: 381


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 once the  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both space operas with lots of politics. 
report Recommended by edwarx
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 
report Recommended by ZJun
Sunrise, heavy space drama's, hard romances, incredible settings, and phenomenal music from the same composer. Superb quality in both and if you like Seikai no Monshou continue with its sequels. 
report Recommended by Echelon
Both anime are military SF, with large scale interplanetary war, with action set mostly in space.  
report Recommended by hajil
I know, one is absolutely space sci-fi and the other is a military ww2 drama, but the basic premise of both comes to be about group of people developing their relationships while overcoming the hardships of war and bias along the way.  
report Recommended by Ninjapiratehobo
Both are epic space operas by Sunrise where the main character and his love interest get involved in conflicts that are much bigger than they could have imagined. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Both shows have an "Epic" vibe to them, and both feature two people becoming involved in something bigger than they could have imagined when they first got involved. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Its a nice anime are military SF, with large scale interplanetary war, with action set in space, and with open finish, but im waiting for the IV part!  
report Recommended by PedroGamingTV
If you are into classic and intelligent sci-fi, both shows are definitely for you. 
report Recommended by Lav
Both Crest of the Stars and Record of Lodoss War contain love stories maintained alongside their overarching plots, and said love stories are handled in much the same way: ambiguously. Lafiel and Deedlit, the heroines of these stories also bear striking similarites in both appearance and personality. Parn and Jinto, the protagonists, also possess kindred pasts and (somewhat) similar dispositions. The art styles are also comparable, but that is likely a product of the decade in which they were both created. The main plot of these series' can be quite different at times, but they share similar themes and both tell wonderful stories.  
report Recommended by Brine
A similar thrust into a political battle and into nobility that the main characters in both of these animes experience. 
report Recommended by Alexius
to the question ; how can we raise to the challenge of space conquest. Here we have two similar specimen; in gargantia the answer by the evolution is as amazing as the abh in sekai.  
report Recommended by hero7
Being of the same Sci-Fi genre of space opera they share some common elements like the growth of a young boy that becomes relevant in the story as he evolves and both are in an environment of war between space reigns with all the political issues and combat action of spaceships. Sekai no Monshou (aka. Crest of the Stars) takes a more personal aproach to the story and GSY Rai (aka. Thunderjet) takes a more action and great scale approach. Both great and dramatic stories with enough character development one more serious than the other. 
report Recommended by SourcererZ
While much of the story and setting differ, I found the "innocent" feel of the adventure of Jinto and Lafia to be very similar to the adventure found in Castle in the Sky. 
report Recommended by Alexius