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Banner of the stars II Complete collection DVD

Banner of the stars II Complete collection DVD

Banner of the stars II Complete collection DVD

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Imperial Calendar Year 956. Operation Phantom Flame has come to an end and is hailed as a complete success. Now, the Imperial forces embark on a new plan to hunt down and destroy any remaining enemy forces.

However, the Basroil seems to be spending more time doing mundane administrative duties than fighting in battles. When they arrive at the Lobnas system, they don't expect any excitement, but it turns out that Lobnas is a prison planet. Lafiel, Jinto, and the rest of the Basroil crew are now embroiled in a prison riot, and one of their number is taken hostage! And to make matters worse, the enemy forces are closing in on their location. This will be their thoughest battle yet.<UL><LI>Episode 01 - Operation Hunter<LI>Episode 02 - Planet of Exile<LI>Episode 03 - Emigration plan<LI>Episode 04 - The Hunters<LI>Episode 05 - Rebellion<LI>Episode 06 - Abn Hell<LI>Episode 07 - The flag of Gasarus<LI>Episode 08 - Things to protect<LI>Episode 09 - To lay down the bow<LI>Episode 10 - An Abriel's tears</UL>

Product details
Adult 14+ Parental Advisory
Department video / DVD
Publisher Bandai entertainment
Series Crest of the stars
Shop Manga & Anime
Spoken language English , Japanese
Primary language Japanese
Genre Science Fiction , Space opera
Subtitle language English
DVD region 1
Product Code PRE-2004084395
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"Conclusion to the Crest / Banner of the Stars trilogy" by Villain (Finland) on Apr 26, 2006

This third part of the epic space-opera is far from the masterpiece some people claim it to be, but it's nevertheless a good short drama-series and a decent ending for the trilogy.

Banner of the Stars II offers some very nice development on the relationship of the two main characters, Jinto and Lafiel, using a rather unorthodox approach of having them apart from each other for the majority of the series. While I find this a clever way of revealing their true feelings for the audience, I have to admit I grew less and less interested in the actual storyline. Which is a pity, as the story of a prison-planet in chaos was initially far more appealing than all the space-fleet battles of the previous part. This time the execution of the story was just too lackluster.

The only aspect that worked well was indeed the blooming romance between Jinto and Lafiel. Which was, of course, the main aspect of the whole series, so perhaps I shouldn't complain. I just think there could have been so much more to show us - instead of endlessly repeating the quirks of the Abh space-fleet admirals, the creators should have finally shown us something from the viewpoint of the other side, the enemies of the Abh.

Overall, despite my quite harsh criticism, Banner of the Stars II is an above average romantic sci-fi drama, and well worth watching for everyone who enjoys the genre and has seen the previous two parts. This DVD-release by Bandai Entertainment is good for its cheap price, except for a few annoying typos in the subtitles. The bonus-episode "Passage of the Stars: Birth" is also included.