Seikai no Senki
Banner of the Stars
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Alternative Titles

English: Banner of the Stars
Synonyms: Battle Flag of the Stars
Japanese: 星界の戦旗


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 14, 2000 to Jul 14, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, WOWOW, BeSTACK
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 1168611,686 users)
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Ranked: #9602
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Popularity: #2843
Members: 25,781
Favorites: 247


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May 17, 2007
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
Please watch Crest of the Stars before starting this series for maximum enjoyment and understanding of the plot.

Seikai no Senki, or Banner of the Stars, is the 13 episode sequel to Crest of the Stars. It follows the development of the relationship between Lafiel, the Abh princess, and Jinto, son of the administrator of a planet that surrendered and got his family made into Abh nobility.

In Banner of the Stars, Lafiel is now captain of her own Assault ship. Jinto, who promised Lafiel that he would study hard and become a supply officer, has been requisitioned to join Lafiel's crew aboard the Basroil. He read more
Mar 18, 2015
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

When looking at an anime like Banner of the Stars I, it becomes an interesting task to put one's own life into perspective. While they are dealing with space, war, and strategies, it makes our own problems seem miniscule in comparison. Forgetting to turn off the light in that room, misplacing the car keys, or not having something nice to wear for dinner become afterthoughts instead of vitally pressing issues. But what this next iteration in the Crest of the Stars series shows is that, despite such massive hardships encircling our persons, those insignificant details somehow always matter.


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Sep 6, 2018
PlatinuMan (All reviews)
There is an effect in the arts, most notably in music, dubbed the "sophomore slump". It relates to the fact that the sequel to an acclaimed or beloved work often pales in comparison to its predecessor. If a movie is a smash hit, the sequel will be less of a hit. A band's first album is a milestone in its genre? Next album is half of one. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule and the term is fairly overstated. Yet the term has become so commonplace that it's much easier to think of the "slumps" than it is of the "rises". In the read more
Jan 2, 2017
MisterGibbon (All reviews)
Banner of the Stars, as you all know, continues from where its prequel series Crest of the Stars left off, and so the basic premise and setting is the same here too. Humankind is under attack by the Abh Empire, and it is up to United Mankind and their allies to stave off the impending advance after a temporary ceasefire...wait, that's wrong, you say? I didn't actually say anything inaccurate here...oh right, I forgot - silly me - this story is told from the invaders' perspective, and it's them that you're supposed to root for.

Sarcasm aside, given just how utterly horrified I was by Crest read more