Crest of the Stars: Birth

Alt title: Seikai no Danshou

TV Special (1 ep x 24 min)
3.813 of 5 from 1,304 votes
Rank #1,245

In a technology-inclined future, a young prince of the Abriel family and his lover take a detour on their way home from an interplanetary trading mission to explore the remains of a dead star. The ancient spaceship they find within causes them to look back over the birth of their race, the Ahb, genetically engineered humans designed to travel the vastness of space...

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Sheex's avatar by Sheex on Jan 31, 2008
Score 6.8/10

For fans of the trilogy, Crest of the Stars: Birth is a worthy addition to the saga even if not all that impressive by itself.  Scattered with tidbits of Abh lore and history, it's an interesting watch that provides some background for some of the Abh customs prevalent in the main series.  The OVA chronologically precedes the beginning of the series, as it focuses on Lafiel's... read more

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Crest of the Stars TV 1999
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Seikai no Senki (Light Novel) 1996
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