In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.
What happens when authority and consequence are removed? When the inmates truly run the asylum. On the spaceship Ryvius there are those who would fight for order, and many more who would fight to destroy it. Love, hate, anger, greed, avarice, and perhaps hope are the fuel for the Ryvius, and only one can save those who call it home...
All in all, these shows are both great drama's set in space. Crest of the stars is more action orientated and Infinite Ryvius is more based on human interactions, but they both come across with a very similar feel. I would be surprised if you liked one and not the other.
Sunrise, heavy space drama's, hard romances, incredible settings, and phenomenal music from the same composer. Superb quality in both and if you like Seikai no Monshou continue with its sequels.
In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of the half division. Their job? To gather the garbage and debris that circles the Earth, in order to keep space safe. From broken-down satellites to bolts and nails, there's nothing that the underpaid and underappreciated staff can't salvage. Join Hachimaki, Tanabe, Fee, and the rest of the gang as they risk their lives to keep space clean, and keep their wallets... empty.
If you're into well-conceived sci-fi with leanings towards realism and detail and that's what you liked about either Planetes or Crest of the Stars, then definitely check out the other one. More than that, they both have a strong focus upon interesting, unique characters with highly immersive stories to tell. Planetes is more of a 'world of tomorrow' type series with ordinary human beings while Crest has an alien empire, but generally, they are both successful sci-fi with a focus upon world detail.
It is the year 2356 AD, 189 years after a shockwave from a distant supernova decimated the Earth. Since that fateful day, humanity has begun training for a final mission to protect the planet from the inevitable oncoming 2nd shockwave - a mission whose failure means the annihilation of mankind. For Katase and her friends, their training at the foundation Stellvia is just the beginning of an adventure that could lead to saving the world, or seeing its end...
Do you love science fiction like I do? Save Earth with the space station academy of Stellvia, or follow Jinto through the royal space world of the Abh.
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
Both 12 Kingdoms and Crest of the Stars have earned a special place in my collection as true rarities in the anime world. Aside from their temporal dispositions, with one in space and the other in a medieval setting, the two explore similar themes regarding the human experience. Both are unique, intellectual, mature dramas set inside scintillating worlds -- if you loved one, I guarantee you'll love the other.
The animes are completely different, but in 1 thing they are quite similar in a unique way: they are both one of the few animes around that are able to create a world that completely draws you in.
It was that aspect of both animes that made me love them
Humanity has stretched its reach into space and has settled onto a number of planets. For the past several hundred years, though, most of man’s territory has been politically and militarily dominated by the Tytania clan. However, their grip of power begins to shake when an admiral from Euria, Fan Hulic, preposterously manages to win a battle against an armada commanded by a Tytanian duke. Now wanted by Tytania, Fan Hulic flees from one planet to another. His travels will lead him to many places and many people, all of whom finally have hope that the hated Tytania can finally be defeated.
Both series are amazing space drama's that end up having the main person running away from their enemy until the right time when they can strike back. Tytania is a little more finished in the end where CotS has sequel series that continue on to finish off the story. Check out both of these shows.
For starters a big similarity between the two is that in both series the main characters end up spending a good deal of time running away from a superoir force, though in Crest of the Stars the situation is slightly different than that of Tytania. Also both series feature some rather nice space battles that any fan of space opera could die from when watching. If you liked one then you should really check out the other.