Crest of the Stars

Lafiel

Just marathoned this excellent piece of work. As a matter of fact, it’s too darned short :P.

First off… Lafiel kakkoi yo Lafiel. Yeah, I’ve totally become a fanboy of her. She’s just extremely moé by herself, and Ayako’s voice really fits her like a glove. Really love her tsunderekko-ness :).

Of course, Lafiel’s not the only factor that contributes to the excellence of this show, the really snappy dialouge of the show is incredible by itself. Everyone seems to have really really good lines somewhere. My most favourite one would be the warning signal (after a lengthy “discussion” with her XO) to the remainder of the enemy fleet after an obvious outcome sent by the captain of the Futune, the Lady Spoor, stating:

“Communications Officer, notify all units.Respect their wishes to surrender anytime. However, those who surrender after the battle has begun will travel to the capital through normal space only. To save travel time, the ship will be stripped of all space-time generators, gravity control devices and stabilizers, and there will be no crew.Prisoners will be supplied with a year’s supply of food and water. Arrival time is estimated at 49000 years. That’s all.”

…. best threat I’ve ever heard in a while. Seriously. And the banter between the main protagonists is very very enjoyable as well.

The level of detail put in to the setting is also very admirable as the original creator, Morioka Hiroyuki, not only made the Abh culture in all its detail, he also made the Abh language and alphabet as well,Baronh, based on the Japanese language.Not that I’m going to learn it anytime soon, but the level of detail is plainly visible in the anime as all the words are in Baronh.

Now, to get the rest of the series. Looking forward to the adventures of Lafiel and Jinto.

7 Comments

  1. xion03 Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 3:12 am

    just spare yourself with the third chapter of the story, the first ist brilliant, the second rocks, but the third sucks >.

  2. SteltekDraco Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 7:03 am

    While everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, I do happen to disagree… Although the third series might not be as good as the others it certainly has its moments. If you like Crest of the Stars as I do you will likely watch it sooner or later and probably won’t be disappointed (except for there not being a fourth series [yet?]).

  3. Ender Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 9:53 am

    I thought the 3rd series was “different” but still great in its own way. There’s also the follow up movie, Seikai III, which sort of wraps up all the loose ends.

  4. dm Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    Good news: the novels on which this series is based will begin to appear in English this year. I think they’re coming from TokyoPop, which concerns me a bit. However, some of the other novels that TokyoPop is releasing are being translated by people I trust, so I’m somewhat optimistic about these.

  5. Rift Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    I actually really liked the third series as well… if anything, it should be watched just to see more of Lafiel’s dad (who always cracks me up). Out of all the three, he has the most prominent role in that one.

  6. Gilberto I. Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

    I just loved this series, too. ^^

    When i was watching, i thought all the time “curse you, you shitty without honor humans! Making the poor abh’s suffer like that!!” and then i remembered “Oh shit, i am a human as well!!” ^^;

    I think that was the very first series what made me feel for the alien invasors, instead the human race. And was so rich, with very brilliant details, too. I just loved.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 9, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

    Yeah, me too.

    I’m more to the side of the Abh’s that anything. Gotta love their culture and their hot headedness :).

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