Three years after their adventure, Lafiel becomes captain on the brand new assault ship Basroil and Jinto finishes his training to become a supply officer and joins Lafiels crew. They set out to join a large fleet with the mission of defending the strategically important Laptic Gate from a force 15 times larger than their own. And to bring even more worries, their new fleet commander is from the Bebous family, a family notorious for their “Spectacular Insanity”. – My Anime List
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Banner of the Stars didn’t kill my interest in the series; I still have plans to watch Banner of the Stars II and perhaps on to the OVAs from there. That said, it’s clear that the deep focus on Jin and Lafiel that made Crest of the Stars so special is gone, and there’s a lot of clutter taking its place. Fans of massive space conflict may well enjoy it, as well as those who can appreciate the unique things that make this series stand out. But as a follow-up to the wholly enjoyable Crest of the Stars, it’s lacking.
Banner Of The Stars is an interesting view of a major galactic battle from the point of view of several well-developed characters. It is a bit weaker than some of the other Stars titles but still is a solidly enjoyable quality title.
Banner of the Stars is a real treat. Many anime could have the exact same situation with the exact same cast, and end up being horrifically boring. The fact that the Seikai series manages to do what others would fail at is a feat of its own. And for that reason alone, does Banner deserve such a strong recommendation.
Overall “Banner of the Stars” offers up a nice viewing experience that will satisfied anyone who has an itch for a good space opera.
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The story was a lot better than Crest of the Stars, and overall Banner of the Stars was good, just not as outstanding as some of the other high quality recent releases
In my opinion, this is one of those truly special anime that only come along every so often. I had the pleasure of first being exposed to it during a late night movie room screening at Animazement 2003, in Durham, North Carolina. This series is almost sort of comparable Star Trek, but the Abh are far more visually appealing than the Klingons. OK, all joking aside, it’s honestly much more than a relatively simplistic Star Trek could ever hope to be, IMHO.