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Prompted by a recent thread, I finally watched Crest of the Stars, Banner of the Stars 1, 2, 3, and the "Birth" OVA today. Awesome stuff. Will be adding to the permanent collection of "things that are good".

That said, I'm a sucker for an interesting setting/world and crave more of this one. How faithful are the anime series' to the novels? Considering trying to track them down in a few days after the warm glow from marathoning all seasons of the anime starts to wear off.
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As far as I know they're pretty damn faithful.
I've got the first english book of crest and the only real difference is that the books can take the time to go into detail more. though I've been told the official english translations are abridged so not sure if I'm missing out on anything.
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Here's hoping the LN author coming out of his 7 year Hiatus will lead to us getting a new season of banner some day.
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>>102221235
It's been my dream to impregnate Lafial since high school.
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>>102223583
Who here can blame you?
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Crest is Spice and Wolf + Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Give either of those shows a look.
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I really want to watch it but I can't find a place to download it.
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>>102224630
Would you tell me where I can find it?
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Lafiel and that uniform are nothing short of miracles
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>>102224793
I want to do many lewd things to her.
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>>102224741
just search banner of the stars on nyaatorents. pretty sure the banned combo torrent from bakabt is still up there.
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There's also a manga that adapts the same material, apparently. Is it any different?
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closefitting space uniforms are the best.
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>>102225069
SO MANY LEWD THINGS.
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>>102224793
yes

I must admit I was very disappointed by the lack of good fanart for Crest/Banner
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>>102224869
Oh wow it was actually on nyaa. I could have sworn that I had already looked there (on bakabt it's banned).
Thanks and sorry.
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>>102225166
It's a damn shame
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>>102225220
though the official art isn't bad by any stretch of the imagination
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mines
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>>102225275
Not at all.
Also, dem ship designs.
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>>102225275
>>102225220
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>>102224793
>>102221235
I want to take her and make her my space elf queen and make space elf babies with her.
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>>102225650
I don't think that's a sanctioned form of interrogation, anon.
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>>102225336
Never having seen it before, and aside from the horrible looking CG ship sequences in the 3rd season, it's aged pretty well as far as I can tell.

I just wish there was more content in the same setting. Any kind of content.

>>102225650
But anon, would you use the artificial womb or go au-natural?
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>>102225852
I would stretch her out and go full force on that fine royal space pussy.
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>>102225852
>I just wish there was more content in the same setting. Any kind of content.
Pretty sure the last thing the Author published before going on that long hiatus was a bunch of side-stories set in the same universe.
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>>102225336
it had some pretty good looking crest designs as well

I need to get ahold of the /ak/ morale patch guy and see if he'd be interested in putting a few designs up in an order

>>102225954
You're assuming she's not the dom

I agree with your overall position however. Literal genetic perfection, and she'll outlive you to boot, which means you won't have to die all alone and forgotten.
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>>102226046
>You're assuming she's not the dom
No, that would be the cat.
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>>102226046
I'm all for switching off for dom. I'll make it a ride she'll never forget, every time.
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>>102226046
Royal crest is pretty damn cool
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>>102226113
all of them are cool

>>102226043
too bad I cannot into moon
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the artbook rough sketches are god-tier

I almost want to see what would happen if Range Murata & Yoshitoshi ABe were called in to collaborate on another season. Their uniform/ship designs would be even more fapworthy than the already excellent existing ones.
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>>102224940
Not really. The story is basically the same. The art is kinda meh and randomly goes shoujo for Banner II.
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>>102226356
so kind of like the anime then?

pretty much all of the guys with long hair were FABULOUS-tier
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>>102226303
There anywhere I can get the artbook?
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Been my waifu since I saw for the first time, truly a miracle of the universe.

>mfw she smiled when her dad told her that she was a child of love


How can you not love her? Pouty princess and all.
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>>102226356
There is a new Crest manga adaption that started last year.
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>>102226507
She's a good girl.
I would marry her given the chance. And make lewd too.
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>>102226437
Well, Banner II was anyway.

CotS and BotS I were a little...different in style
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BotS 3 is a shit adaption.

The novel was longer than the others yet received only 2 episodes.
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>>102226443
I grabbed them all off one of the 'boorus

haven't looked for a rar/folder of the full artbook

topless jeans (or close to topless) is a fetish of mine

>>102226507
I view her character as a Tsundere done "right". She starts out bitchy and aloof but grows closer and kinder to the MC as the story progresses until she only retains a vestige of her former sharp retorts in the form of a gentle/joking "baka". Truly god-tier.

>>102226640
Yeah, that was kind of disappointing. I'm guessing quite a lot more political wrangling happened in the novel between when the mock/training battle happened and they decided on terms for his home planet's "surrender".
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>>102226531
Awesome. Is it with decent art this time?
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>>102226443
exhentai has some of the shorter ones, search Musashiseki Bombers.
There is a larger book with pic related cover, though I've not found scans for it and I'm unwilling to debind my copy.
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Hmm, I thought so too, she is a wonderful example of tsundere done right, most of time she even had an affectionate touch when she dishing out retorts to Jinto.

And those tiny moments when she was sweet as honey felt really fleshed out.

Lafiel is olev.
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>>102226990
Dat episode 10 of BoTS2, oh man. Pretty HNNNNNGH-inducing.

If it wasn't a bit too weirdly-spelled of a name, I'd give it to my 2nd daughter. Naming my first after a Dune character is about as far as my significant-other is likely to let me go in that regard.
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>>102225325
>mines
Best part of Banner
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Anyway, that just about wraps up the pics I have that are safe to post here.

Thanks for the thread/discussion folks, the whole lot of you are gentlemen and scholars with the finest opinions and mutual tastes. I'll have to look around to see if the novels/manga have been translated.

Here's hoping for another season sometime this year. 2014 is the year that saved anime, after all.
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I've been looking like crazy and I can't fucking find scans for it, guess I'll buy two of them and do the public a service for once.

I see you lot when I get and finish, I'll make a thread with the link and shit.
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>>102227659

Here, a present.
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>>102227819
that would be awesome
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>>102227876
I want to ho;d her down and pound her sweet tight pussy and cum deep in her.
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Some scans from the Crest OST.
I can't find the banner OSTs though.
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>>102229087
>"and songs inspired by"

I hate it when they do that. It's tolerable if they're purely extras, like on another CD inside the same case, but when they try to mix the actual tracks with that "inspired by" shit, I just lose it.
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Hey, this may just be a shot in the dark but do any of you know a mod or game that incorporates the Banner of the Stars universe??

There was this mod called the Vermillion Sector for a sins of a solar empire but as far as I know its pretty much been scrapped.
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>>102221235
It's somewhat condensed, but it follows the novels narrative. No real filler I recall. There are some political/military things left out (like the first battle of Lakfakalle Gate, some of the dialogue with the ambassadors, and some info on how and what the different ships fight) but the series is in short 12-13 eps per series, but nothing that takes away too much from the story is left out.
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>>102231166
That's good to hear. Looks like some of the books were released by Tokyopop so I might be able to track down a cheap copy from somewhere.

I'm a sucker for detail, and books generally go more into those compared to a visual medium like anime.
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>>102231632
From what I hear the tokyopop books are abridged to some degree but I don't know by how much.
I've got the first one and it was a really good read, it's got the extra details the anime glossed over that you'd want.
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>>102233525
I want to fuck her In zero g and in every possible position imaginable.
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>>102233575
This

It'd probably suck tho
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>>102234512
I also plan to lick every square inch of her while doing it.
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>>102235491
That is theoretically impossible
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>>102235809
I'll be in space. Any thing will be possible.
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>>102233492
dat tight perky butt
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>>102237087
I want tolick it.
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>>102237550
Get in line, buddy.
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>>102237620
Want to lick her together?
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>>102237718
Nope.



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