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Passage of the Stars - Birth (special)

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Alternative title:
Lost Chapter of the Stars - Birth
Seikai no Danshō - Tanjō (Japanese)
星界の断章 -誕生- (Japanese)
Themes: space
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: This is the story about how Dubus, Lafiels father, and Plakia after an adventure on a mysterious, abandoned spaceship decided to have a daughter together and why Dubus gave her the name Lafiel.
User Ratings: 349 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 19 votes (sub:14, dub:4, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 56 votes (sub:40, dub:14, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 97 votes (sub:79, dub:15, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 115 votes (sub:85, dub:21, ?:2, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
 Decent: 39 votes (sub:31, dub:5, others:3
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:10, raw:2, dub:1, ?:1)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 533 users, rank: #2029 (of 9584)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.479 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.3383, rank: #1928 (of 9707)
Weighted mean: 7.449 (Good+), rank: #1832 (of 9707) (seen all: 7.45 / seen some: 8.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.450 (Good+), rank: #1541 (of 7288)
Running time: 25 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 2000-04
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DVD (Region 1)
    Banner of the Stars II - Return (DVD 3) 2003-12-02 (from $12.78)
    Banner of the Stars II - Return (DVD 3) 2004-03-02 (from $6.52)
    Banner of the Stars II - Complete Collection (DVD 1-3) 2004-10-12 (from $12.49)
    Banner of the Stars II - Complete Collection [Anime Legends] (DVD 1-3) 2006-06-27 (from $39.99)
    Crest of the Stars - The Complete Series (DVD) 2018-12-04 (from $34.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Nabeshima
Screenplay: Hiroaki Murakami
Storyboard: Osamu Nabeshima
Unit Director: Osamu Nabeshima
Original story: Hiroyuki Morioka
Character Design: Keisuke Watabe
Art Director: Tomoaki Okada
Animation Director: Masanori Shino
Mechanical design: Masanori Shino
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Atsushi Sugita (Bandai Visual)
Korefumi Seki (BeStack)
Masaki Kaifu (WOWOW)
Mikihiro Iwata (Sunrise)

Advertising Manager:
Atsushi Kumagai (Bandai Visual)
Kaoru Asai (Sunrise)
Michiko Suzuki (WOWOW)
Assistant producer:
Hisanori Kunisaki (Bandai Visual)
Junko Somemiya (WOWOW)
Assistant Unit Director: Hirofumi Ogura
Background Art:
Ayumi Iino (Design Office Mechaman)
Eiji Takahashi (Design Office Mechaman)
Hirofumi Morikawa (Design Office Mechaman)
Hiroyuki Tsubaki (Design Office Mechaman)
Mitsuru Katō (Design Office Mechaman)
Taeko Kobayashi (Design Office Mechaman)
Takashi Honda (Design Office Mechaman)
Tetsuto Shimono (Design Office Mechaman)
Yasuko Morita (Design Office Mechaman)
CG Supervisor: Takayuki Furukawa
Color Coordination: Sayoko Yokoyama
Color setting: Sayoko Yokoyama
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Editing Assistant:
Keiko Mizuta
Megumi Uchida
In-Between Check: Takahiro Nawa
Mixing Assistant: Hisashi Yamamoto
Akiko Iwamoto (Anime World Osaka)
Kazumi Naganuma (Light Foot)
Keiko Yoshimura (Light Foot)
Kimiko Danjō (Anime World Osaka)
Makiko Ito (Light Foot)
Miho Mōri (Light Foot)
Yōhei Nishiwaki (Anime World Osaka)
Yukiko Fujimoto (Anime World Osaka)
Paint Check: Akira Mizusawa
Hiroki Shiozuka (Studio Cosmos)
Hiroshi Noguchi (Studio Cosmos)
Katsunori Maehara (Studio Cosmos)
Koichi Gonda (Studio Cosmos)
Kumiko Dei (Studio Cosmos)
Masafumi Awakura (Studio Cosmos)
Motoaki Ikegami (Studio Cosmos)
Naohisa Haijima (Studio Cosmos)
Norikazu Yamaguchi (Studio Cosmos)
Shinji Ikegami (Studio Cosmos)
Shōji Yazawa (Studio Cosmos)
Takashi Shimada (Studio Cosmos)
Tetsuo Oofuji (Studio Cosmos)
Tomohiro Nishiyama (Studio Cosmos)
Toshikazu Kuno (Studio Cosmos)
Yuji Shirai (Studio Cosmos)
Yuki Katsuta (Studio Cosmos)
Yuko Orikasa (Studio Cosmos)
Masuo Ueda (Sunrise)
Shigeru Watanabe (Bandai Visual)
Production Advancement: Makoto Shibuya
Production Affairs: Ai Itō
Production Desk: Ryusuke Aoki
Science Fiction Setting: Hiroaki Murakami
Setting Production: Hideo Matsushita
Sound Effects:
Shizuo Kurahashi (Sound Box)
Special Effects:
Yutaka Hoshiba (Marix)
Supervision: Yasuchika Nagaoka
Video Editing: Shogo Tanoguchi
Visual Concept:
Keiichi Eda
Takami Akai
Gara Takashima as Plakia Lexshue
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Dubus Abriel

Ayako Kawasumi as Lafiel Abriel

Haruhiko Jō as Narrator
Mitsuki Saiga as Computer Voice
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Producer: Miho Kinoshita

Chief Producer: Charles McCarter
Dialogue Editing: Jason Cushing
Engineering Assistant: Troy Laboucane
Production Assistant: Tatsuhiro Nishiuchi
Production Coordination: Warren Opheim
Re-Recording Mixing: Jan Deny
Recording engineer: Brad Belden
Script Adaptation: Ian Farthing
Subtitle Script: Kevin McKeown
Video Post-Production:
Heather Nevin
Leland Miller
Voice Direction: Teri Snelgrove
Meredith Taylor-Parry as Plakia Lexshue
Roger Rhodes as Dubus Abriel

Jessica Yow as Lafiel Abriel
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Distributor: Geneon Entertainment Inc. (North America; 2003)
DVD Production Services:
Ascent Media DVD
Blink Digital
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
FUNimation Entertainment (2013)
Recording: Blue Water Studios
French staff
French companies
Distributor: Beez Entertainment
French cast

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