There needs to be more of this show, seriously. I need my dose of Admiral Spoor and the Bebaus brothers.
Banner of the Stars has lesser focus on Jinto and Lafiel compared to Crest, but it makes it up for the introduction of a host of new characters, most notably the hillarious Bebaus brothers and the enigmatic Crown Prince, Dusanyu. I greatly enjoyed the bantering of the Bebaus brothers and Dusanyu’s Spoor-esque teasing of his 2nd in command, Keneesh. The whole dialogue of this characters is purely work of a genius.
As for Lafiel and Jinto, their relationship at the beginning has somewhat reverted to what we call as a “grade school” type. It does slowly grow over the series especially at the end of the SnSII and in SnSIII, but it kinda becomes a bit boring.
Instead they are somewhat overshadowed by the other characters, the crew of the Basroil, Samson, Sobaash and Ekuryua. Samson is the typical older “good” oyaji-type character, Sobaash is the trap *bishounen* and Ekuryua is a funnier and bold, aloof type. It’s funny seeing her making passes at Jinto with her ice-cold expressions and right in front of Lafiel, creating some kind of a funny “war” going on. She cracks me up even more in SnSIII, with her flying. Let’s just say flying is Ekuryua’s greatest turn-on.
So now, let’s all hope for more of the anime, if only to resolve the important questions such as, “What is the Abh hell?”, “Which Bebaus brother did Keneesh was involved in?” and, most importantly, “What are the eating customs of Midgart?!”.