N. J. Maxwell | 05/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I won't go too much into the details of the show since I think anyone that knows enough about it to search for it here knows what it's basic storyline is. Not to mention there have already been plenty of people that have explained it.
So let me talk about the collection itself. I was a bit disapointed that the discs came in a over-sized DVD box instead of a actual box set a lot of other animes come in, but that was no real biggy. The DVDs are solid and the quality is good for the age of this show. There are four discs, each have a different colored look to them and when you play them they each have a different menu animation according to the episodes on that disc. Nice to see they put some effort into it. There is also a little peice of paper inside that which explains some of the show (like Abh terms, what this 'word' means, etc..) but that's about it.
One thing that I warn people about Crest of the Stars is the english voice overs, or dubs as most call them, are horrible! If this is your first time ever watching Crest of the Stars do not watch it in English first, it'll kill it for you. May even make you regret purchasing or even watching the show. Watch it in Japanese with English subtitles to truely enjoy it. The English voice actors lack any emotion at all, and I was really disapointed in that, probably the worst english dub ever conceived by man. Not to mention, some of the characters in the show (such as random people that just appear in the show to add atmosphere) don't even have english voice actors! They just left them in Japanese. Only the main characters have their own voices. You'll see what I mean in the first or second episodes. But if you watch it in Japanese, you'll love it. The Japanese actors display a great deal of emotion and even though I can't understand what they're saying without the subtitles, it's obvious they have talent.
Other than that there is really no reason to not purchase this series, it is a classic, and one of my favorites. Overall I'm grateful of the purchase. It has its quirks, and there isn't much in the way of extras.. but I didn't buy it for that, I bought it for episodes themselves. Which I'm sure to enjoy for a long time. 5/5"
Great Sci-fi Anime!!!
V. Browning | WV, USA | 12/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A few years ago I was exposed to my first anime. I was instantly turned on to it and have seen countless series, movies, and OVAs. Crest of the stars is not for the light-hearted as it is somewhat slow, however its characters are still my time honored favorites. While other anime might have more pretty flashes and explosions Crest of the Stars has an overwhelming character cast (specificly Lafiel and Jinto).
Basicly, if you like Scifi/Drama/Romance Anime and are not of the light-hearted, Get Crest of the Stars."