Starship Operators

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Banner of the Stars

Banner of the Stars

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?

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sothis sothis says...

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.

Yenya Yenya says...

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.

cerberus38 cerberus38 says...

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.

Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

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.

Gunbuster

Gunbuster

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...

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sothis sothis says...

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.

redfire389 redfire389 says...

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.

Infinite Ryvius

Infinite Ryvius

In 2137 AD, the sun released a massive flare across the solar system, creating the Geduld, a dense field of plasma and debris. In the midst of a routine descent into the Geduld's upper layers, the training ship Liebe Delta is crippled by a terrorist attack, killing the trainers and command crew - and exposing the vessel’s military secrets, which may hold the survivors’ only hope. With nowhere to hide from their darkest fears, the young trainees must work together to navigate the ravages of a solar system filled with mysterious, powerful foes. Yet, as the ship is forced into greater isolation and its inhabitants become increasingly desperate, they must struggle to survive against not only the forces that pursue them relentlessly... but also each other.

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sothis sothis says...

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.

Thiel Thiel says...

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.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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?

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

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.

2007digitalboy 2007digitalboy says...

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.

Stellvia of the Universe

Stellvia of the Universe

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...

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sothis sothis says...

Stellvia is a lot more light hearted than Starship Operators, but both are interesting sci fi stories with a lot in common. Besides the plot similarities, this is just a recommendation pair that came to mind easily. Try it on for size.