When the oppressive Kingdom suddenly conquers the planet Kibi, a group of space cadets are stranded aboard the spaceship Amaterasu. With no money or power, the crew is funded by the Space Channel TV station… for a price. For though they are given the money to buy the Amaterasu and battle the Kingdom, Shinon and the rest of the cadets must also become reality TV stars, allowing the network to dictate how they look, how they fight, and how they react when faced with the horrors of death. For the cadets aboard the Amaterasu, the battle has just begun...
Three years have passed since the Four Nations Alliance declared war on the Abh Empire. With both sides decimated by the first encounter, the lull in violence has provided enough time to build fleets massive enough to span the entire galaxy. Just before the Abh complete preparations for their conquest, however, the Alliance launches a pre-emptive strike, forcing them to take the defensive. Now in command of her own ship, Lafiel is assigned to the fleet as a destroyer captain, and eagerly awaits the opportunity to prove herself as a true Abriel. But when a new class of enemy ship appears on the front lines, the tides quickly turn for the worse. With her vessel now little more than cannon fodder, her dreams are turned into a desperate race for survival - can she and her crew survive amidst a battlefield of endless death and destruction?
Banner of the Stars and Starship Operators are both filled with political turmoil and detailed spaceship battles to the extreme, in addition to a mature sci fi feel with little humor. If you liked one, try out the other.
Do you like non-comedy space operas? Starship Operators and Banner of the Stars are space operas with a female captain of the spaceship. Both series are concentrated on space battles, and on characters aboard the spaceship.
Both of these shows are follow the crews of space warships through their battles and interactions with each other along with the political twists and turns that a war entails.
Whilst both are serious space operas, Banner Of The Stars concentrates a lot more on character development but both series are entertaining to watch.
Both series are space-operas that revolve around an outer-space political conflict, and how the crew of a particular spaceship is dealing with the conflict. Both portray the ups and downs in the life of a young female spaceship captain and her crew. While Banner of the Stars is the most epic of the two (mainly due to its predecessor, Crest of the Stars), you will find SSO surprisingly emotionnal.
Both series also have their share of (you guessed it) space-battles, so if you're a fan of the genre, I'm sure you'll find those two shows equally enjoyable.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
Starship Operators doesn't have the kind of depth that Code Geass does, but they still have quite a bit in common. For one, combat in both is largely tactics-oriented, with the focus being on outdoing the opponent more mentally than physically. In addition to that, both anime take a good look at politics, including the power of the media. If these are some of the things you liked about one of these shows, consider giving the other a try.
It's rare for me to make a reccommendation that's already been done, but this one really needs to be said again. If you've ever picked up a tactics game and fought on for hours with nothing but your brain for support, you will likely appreciate the sort of combat featured in these two anime. Starship Operators is all about stratgizing a plan beforehand and then putting things into action like a turn-based strategy game while Code Geass is more like an RTS, having the action play out while the strategy is worked around it. Both make for some high-tension battles that are both eye-opening and a joy to watch unfold.
In the early 21st century, insectoid organisms are invading the galaxy, searching for new stars to house their young. Mankind's only defense lies with space cadets such as Takaya Noriko, daughter of a celebrated admiral killed in battle, and Amano Kazumi, the top of her class. With their skill and the power of the mecha known as GunBuster, the girls must help fight to protect the galaxy from total annihilation...
Though Gunbuster is full of mecha and Starship Operators is set on a traditional spaceship, both become beautiful emotional tragedies that complement their plots nicely. This is a recommendation pair that I just think you'd like.
Both animes are about people fighting in spaceships and robots against their rivals in order to protect humanity. The feeling of losing loves ones and friends is always common in both animes.
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...
Though Infinite Ryvius is more of a Lord of the Flies scenario and Starship Operators is more of a kids against the world scenario, both have a great deal of character development and show a mature and fairly dark look at what young people will do to survive.
Despit their different approache, both shows have a similar setup. A group of students gains control of a high-tech warship due to some unforseen event and now they have to deal with it.
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.
Crest of the Stars has everything Starship Operators lacked - mainly an epic, believable storyline and fleshed out, human characters. Don't get me wrong, Starship Operators is decent in its own right, but it lacks the polish and finesse CotS possesses. Both, however, are relatively serious, mature space dramas, and given the scarcity of such series, if you enjoyed one be sure to check out the other.