The BEST Episodes of Crest of the Stars
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2020
Jinto Lin's life changes forever when the Humankind Empire Abh takes over his home planet of Martine without firing a single shot. He is soon sent off to study the Abh language and culture and to prepare himself for his future as a nobleman - a future he never dreamed of. Or wanted. Now, Jinto is entering the next phase of his training, and he is about to meet his first Abh, the lovely Lafiel. But Jinto is about to learn that she is more than she appears to be. And together they will have to fight for their very lives.
#1 - Invasion
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 1999
Jinto recalls that day when the alien race, the Abh, invaded his home planet. Now a teen, he must go to Military School where he will finally meet an Abh.
#2 - The Hunters
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 1, 2001
All the ships in the surrounding area around Lobnas II have to retreat because of an enemy sighting while Jinto is having problems reassuring Meideen and the rest of the evacuees that they will return in order to continue emigrating those with permission off the planet. While enjoying a sunset and thinking of Lafiel, Jinto receives a message that a rebellion has broken out.
#3 - Operation Hunter
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 11, 2001
Lafiel and Jinto are given their roles as Territorial Ambassador and Territorial Deputy Ambassador and aren't exactly happy about it.
#4 - Emigration Plan
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 25, 2001
Plans for emigration are made. Some plans include whether or not the Territorial Ambassador should bring in more ships or if the Darksis (the ship transporting the inhabitants) should make more trips back and forth. The women's sector is rallying for emigration rights so they won't be used as 'cattle' so to speak from the male prisoners.
#5 - Reunion
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 14, 2000
Captain Lafiel commands her crew of four (including secretary Jinto Lin) as her battleship fiercely dogfights against an enemy in space. Despite her best efforts, a devastating blast cripples her ship. Systems fail one by one. With nowhere to run, the ship is destroyed. The scene goes black and the screen reveals that the battle simulation is over. Lafiel, visibly disappointed by her performance, leaves her other crew members. The other crew members urge Jinto to cheer her up. Jinto argues that treating her like a child might make her angry, and that an angry Abh is no better than a depressed Abh. He says they're reading too much into her reaction, but he agrees to talk to her. It has been three years since the events of Crest of the Stars. When they talk, we see that both have grown up some. Lafiel is taking on important responsibilities as an actual ship captain. Jinto is more self-assured and frank (though Lafiel calls this ""being full of himself""). The bond between them will be a p
#6 - The Battle for Aptic Gate
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 7, 2000
As the battle for Aptic boils around them, the damaged Basroil is given permission to withdraw from the field of battle. Unfortunately, though, the damage is worse than originally estimated. Frustrated and angry, Lafiel gives the order for all hands to abandon ship. On the main battlefield it appears that the enemy is trying to escape without engaging in further hostilities. Fleet Commander Dusanyu will have none of this. He orders an attack. Admiral Spoor proceeds with her plan to cut a wide path through the enemy, demoralizing them in the process. On the Basroil everyone has reached the escape vessels, except for Jinto. Lafiel goes to look for him. She finds him, but before they can return to the others, there's an explosion.
#7 - The Shape of Bonds
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 14, 2000
Jinto and Lafiel float through space in an emergency escape pod, waiting for rescue. The main fleet continues the battle, with Spoor's brutal advance having confused and disrupted the enemy forces. After the battle ends, Jinto and Lafiel are together aboard the naval base. As they make their way to see the new Basroil, they discuss the fate of Diaho, Jinto's cat. The new Basroil turns out to be exactly the same as the previous one. Unfortunately, since they have a new ship, they won't be going back into battle right away. With the crew on board and ready to go, the new Basroil launches.
#8 - Planet of Exile
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 18, 2001
The Basroil is contacted by all four ambassadors of Lobnas II: Meideen, Dokufu, Lala Shangal, and Angus. Jinto is escorted down to Lobnas II after determining that Meideen should be the Territorial Representative. Lafiel reminisces about the last conversation she had with Jinto before his departure.
#9 - Rebellion
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 8, 2001
As the rebellion continues, started by Angus and Dokufu, Dokufu's section is able to take control of the administration section. Meideen authorizes an immediate evacuation of the Western section (the women's section). Jinto decides to stay on the planet to ensure that all the Western section inhabitants are safely evacuated. While traveling to the Western section, Meideen and Jinto's vehicle is hi-jacked.
#10 - Abh Hell
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 15, 2001
Meideen is shot in the head and killed execution style because he refused to cancel the emigration order. Angus is threatened to be put in Abh Hell for his threatening a fellow Abh's life (Jinto). Against Lafiel's heart's wishes, being an Abriel, Lafiel is forced to abandon Jinto on Lobnas II for the time being.
#11 - The Flag of Gasarus
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 29, 2001
Angus refuses to release Jinto because of his pride since he never backs down from a challenge. Dokufu is killed because he didn't want to suffer Abh Hell for Angus' stupidity. Lafiel requests help from Spoor in order to carry out the emigration plan. Spoor rejects the offer at first but then agrees. Lafiel heads down to Lobnas II to assist in emigration.
#12 - Things to Protect
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 12, 2001
Spoor tries to buy more time before having to go into battle. The last of the women evacuees are boarding the transport ship. Spoor's fleet head into battle with the enemy squadron. Jinto awakens and heads outside seeing a ship preparing an emergency launch. He tries to flag it down but alas he isn't noticed. Angus drowns as a tidal wave crashes into him from the force of the emergency launch.
#13 - To Lay Down the Bow
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 21, 2001
Due to Spoor's assistance, the evacuation of Lobnas II was completed. Unfortunately, Spoor's fleet of thirty-three ships, twenty-six were destroyed. The crew of the Basroil reminisce about experiences they shared with Jinto, assuming the worst about him. Fighting to stay in order to see Lafiel again, Jinto thinks back to all the adventures he had with Lafiel from the time when they first met to the theme park chase on Sufugnoff.
#14 - An Abriel's Tears
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 26, 2001
Lafiel is still searching for Jinto on Lobnas II. While she is patiently awaiting for Jinto to be found, Samson is preparing a meal for him. Jinto is found in a cave and Lafiel rushes to his side. She uses her endearing pet name for him, ""Fool"", and he calls her his ""Precious little Princess."" Lafiel and Jinto are then shown on a hill by a tree presumably on Jinto's home planet, Martine.
#15 - The Battle of Gosroth
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 30, 1999
While on their way to the Abh capital to bring Jinto Lin to his military training, the captain and crew of the patrol ship Gosroth detect the presence of warships that they suspect belong to the United Mankind, an enemy opposed to Abh control of the universe. Jinto and Lafiel, as noncombatants, are ordered off the Gosroth by Captain Lexshue, but not before the Abh princess is severely reprimanded for questioning those instructions. Lafiel would rather stay and fight, but Lexshue -- realizing the future importance of her stubborn protegee -- will hear nothing of it. The mood aboard Jinto and Lafiel's escape vessel is a somber one, as she laments her uselessness to the mission. Jinto does his best to cheer her up, but his efforts are futile. Still, Lafiel is better off exactly where she is, as the Gosroth, after attempting to escape, is finally caught by the United Mankind forces. Will they manage to escape? Lafiel certainly hopes so, because she has a unique relationship with the ship's
#16 - The First Campaign
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 12, 2000
The Basroil destroys the first set of mines sent its way. The Abh assault ships aim to hunt down the enemy scouts one by one, like hungry predators. This sadly reminds Jinto and Lafiel of the fate of the Gosroth in CotS. They talk about their fear of the upcoming battle. The enemy shoots out more mines. The mines barely miss the Basroil, but they do enter and explode within the space-time bubble of the last ship in their squadron. Weighted down by the remains of the mines, it will have to stay out of the battle. Lafiel realizes she is no longer afraid, and she wonders if that's why Jinto joined the ship -- so he could calm her. They break into the enemy's space-time bubble just in time to see an ally's ship be destroyed. Lafiel fires at the enemy. The laser hits, but does little damage. Another Abh ship goes down. The enemy's cannons focus on the Basroil. They'll have to be quick to survive!
#17 - Escape in the Dark
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 2, 2000
While on patrol, the Basroil and another assault ship, the Seigroil, are hit by enemy mines. They wind up adrift, stranded in Plane Space, with no sensors and systems failing throughout both ships. They come up with a plan to transfer all the crew and usable materials from the Seigroil to the Basroil, but once they do, the Basroil crew learns that the Seigroil bridge crew is trapped and cannot escape. Now, alone in the dark, the Basroil can see some unidentified ships coming toward them. But are they friend or foe?
#18 - The Eve of the Decisive Battle
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 9, 2000
It's the night before the big battle and everyone is doing whatever they need to do. Admiral Bebaus plans his defense but is distressed to learn he cannot pillage a local planet for supplies -- it's just too much of a bother. Meanwhile, Samson decides he needs to get really drunk. And to his surprise, Sobaash joins him. They have a heart-to-heart talk. Jinto and Ekuryua, meanwhile, also have a heart-to-heart talk, disguised as a conversation about Diaho. Everyone is on edge as the battle draws near.
#19 - Shooting Star
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 23, 2000
The Abh fleet command tries to determine the true nature of the enemy's new weapon. Unfortunately, it has taken a heavy toll on their forces and victory is no longer assured. Admiral Spoor, meanwhile, is en route to join the main fleet at Aptic for the battle. The Basroil enters its first true battle, and the crew is not entirely prepared for what they see.
#20 - The Flaming Battlefield
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 30, 2000
Lafiel is upset that they've been ordered to withdraw from the battle. She isn't used to losing or giving up. Her unit commander chastises her for questioning the chain of command. Fleet Commander Dusanyu arrives in the Aptic Region. He wonders if Lafiel and Jinto are OK. Meanwhile, on the Basroil, they're going into battle against enemy assault vessels. They seem to be doing well at first, as they manage to destroy a couple of enemy vessels. But then the Basroil is targeted. The enemy fires....
#21 - Surprise Attack
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 23, 1999
Despite the Humankind Empire Abh's dominance over the universe, not everyone is under its control. Four groups still remain free, and they've put aside the past differences between them by signing a treaty, the primary goal of which is to combat their common sworn enemy. Unfortunately for Jinto Lin, one of the four independent nations, the United Mankind, has chosen this particular time to take aggressive action. His military career cannot start before his training does, however, and he is ordered off the ship as a noncombatant. It is up to Lafiel to transport him to safety and warn the empire of the impending attack. The two manage to escape from the Abh ship before the United Mankind forces arrive, but what will become of the crew they've left behind to face seemingly insurmountable odds?
#22 - Escape: Just the Two of Us
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 6, 1999
Though their landing was a bumpy one, Jinto and Lafiel successfully reach Sufugnoff after barely escaping the United Mankind forces that have invaded the planet. Unfortunately, starving in the fields isn't a much better fate than being shot down in space, and they must eventually make their way to the city if they hope to survive. But Lafiel -- with her blue hair and elflike ears -- will have a hard time going unnoticed in the enemy-occupied city, meaning that Jinto will have to go it alone. After a trip to the pawnbroker, he returns to the cave in which Lafiel is hiding with food and clothing -- and black hair dye. Though taking great offense to the last item, she finally gives in, but their disguises do little to prevent them from being attacked by three troublemaking teens while on the road to the city. They are of course no match for Lafiel's military training, but soundly thrashing the teens -- and taking their vehicle in the process -- only leads to the United Mankind resuming th
#23 - Sufugnoff Gateway Battle
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 13, 1999
Despite their disguises, Jinto and Lafiel encounter danger even before making it to the city, crossing paths not with the United Mankind but rather with three teenagers up to no good. Though they didn't start the fight, Jinto and Lafiel quickly finish it, acquiring an escape vehicle for their troubles. Unfortunately, the incident leads to a police investigation, one spearheaded by a United Mankind official looking for the occupants of the Abh pod that escaped to Sufugnoff. Upon the suggestion of the lead detective -- someone clearly annoyed by the prospect of collaborating with the invading army -- they concentrate their efforts upon searching the city's hotels, since new customers would be scarce in this time of military chaos. Of course, a hotel is precisely where the two fugitives are hiding, and it isn't long before four policemen bust down the door, weapons drawn. Jinto tries to prevent them from searching the bedroom where Lafiel now sleeps, and he ends up on the floor with a gun
#24 - Lady of Chaos
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 20, 1999
Despite their uniforms, the officers who force their way into Jinto and Lafiel's hotel room aren't from the police department. They're actually anti-empire revolutionaries looking for a ship of their own, and an Abh princess would make the perfect bargaining chip to get one. The anti-empire revolutionaries fail to take into account just how fierce a fight with an enraged Abh can be, and their dreams of commerce and exploration without constraint quickly evaporate. Jinto and Lafiel do, however, agree to act as hostages, but any plan to engage the empire in negotiations will be put on hold, thanks to a United Mankind roadblock. An explosive thrown by Lafiel buys the group some time, but also leads the enemy to believe the anti-Abh revolutionaries are sympathizers of the empire. Nothing could be further from the truth, but Lafiel has little time to be angry about the deception because United Mankind continues the chase, whether above ground or down a hidden passage to a series of caves. A
#25 - Trouble Soaring Through Heaven
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 27, 1999
Not wanting to unnecessarily drag anyone into her dispute with United Mankind, Lafiel insists that her anti-empire captors-turned-allies split from Jinto and herself in the underground tunnels in which they've sought refuge. There are too many men in pursuit and not enough pathways, however, and Jinto and Lafiel eventually run into a dead end. Though the bombs lobbed in their direction succeed in causing slight injury, they also open the way for the duo to flee into the amusement park on the other side of the wall that had previously blocked their escape. They haven't reached safety just yet, however, because the city police force -- also involved in the chase but familiar with Jinto and Lafiel's secret route -- has anticipated the pair's arrival. Doing their best to avoid capture, they make the mistake of backtracking through the park and again encounter United Mankind's military. Now hunted by two irate and heavily armed groups, Jinto and Lafiel's options seem limited, even when the