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Seikai Trilogy  
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Description
Volume 1: Crest of the Stars (Seikai no Monshou)
Volume 2: Banner of the Stars (Seikai no Senki)
Volume 3: Banner of the Stars II (Seikai no Senki II)

After his home world was taken over by Abh - a space-faring race that has rules over half of humankind - a boy named Jinto becomes a member of Abh nobility, and enrolls in their military school.
After asking a young Abh girl who was sent to pick him up for her name, he later discovers that she is one of the potential heirs for the whole Abh empire.
Will their friendship survive that discovery, and start of a war that will engulf whole galaxy?

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Associated Names
星界の紋章
Banner of the Stars
Crest of the Stars
Seikai no Monshou
Seikai no Senki

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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (48 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 19th 2012, 5:35pm PST

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Year
1999

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Dengeki Daioh (Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (1 Volume - Defunct)

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Monthly Pos #2237 increased(+699)
3 Month Pos #3746 increased(+1194)
6 Month Pos #6107 increased(+339)

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On 105 wish lists
On 185 completed lists
On 14 unfinished lists
On 47 custom lists

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Great novel, great anme, very poor manga adaption   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by a_v
March 28th, 2011, 11:33am
The anime and light novels of Crest / Banner of the Stars are both great examples of the "space opera" genre. With memorable characters and action(s) being displayed on both the tactical and strategical level (small squad actions with Lafiel and Jinto, and larger battles by the empire) they easily keep a reader/watcher engaged.

Unfortunately, this isn't the case with the manga. With most elements that add color and flavor to the novel and anime removed, the manga adaption turns the memorable highlights of the novel and anime into bland plot points that seem more like they were done by a checklist than an overall flowing storyline.

For people new to the series, the manga will make them wonder what all the fuss is about. And for fans - just expect to be disappointed.
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Good read. Rich in background   
Rating: N/A
by Wufu
August 11th, 2009, 10:35am
Plot intro in a nutshell: There are 4 main space-faring empires and 3 of them united together to stop the encroachment of the fourth empire (Abh), known for their space navigation and ships. Or it can be viewed as the other 3 empires are jealous of the prosperous Abh and formed this coalition to try to stop the Abh.

What i like about Seikai trilogy is the strong prideful female lead and the commoner-but-elevated-to-noble-status. The noble of course has no idea what it's like being a noble so in the beginning he fuddles with his position. The story centers on those 2 characters aforementioned it it's very likely that something develops between the two. When i say the main female lead is prideful I don't mean that she is like a condescending rich kid. When i say prideful think of the samurai. Strong convictions and refusal to surrender.

The story from what i assume has a rich background. It is very well thought out and each empire seems to have their own cultures. The Abh are prideful--arrogant at times--and specialize in space faring. The United Mankind are full of ideals such as freedom and equality and ect. . .Even the inhabitants of different worlds have their own greetings. Unfortunatly, it's sometimes hard to piece things together as the manga spams you with alien vocab and the explanations of certain things sometimes comes a few pages later so it leaves the reader wondering. Most of my confusion resulted from not knowing that there was a glossary. There is a glossary on the back of the volumes , if you don't use it you'll be as confused as i was.


Also the story so far feels a bit shallow. That may be because i'm on chapter 5 or 6 or it might be as AMetroid says, that they tried to cram a whole novel into one volume. Whatever the case this looks promising. If not the manga then the novels.

So i give it an 8 until I've read the whole manga

... Last updated on August 11th, 2009, 10:44am
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A Bit To Compressed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AMetroid
March 6th, 2008, 7:11pm
A great light novel brought to anime and now manga. They tried to take a whole novel and cram it into one volume, so the story and character don't get the development they deserve. However, if you like it go grab the books, they're a much better read.
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