For those who don't know what I'm talking about:
"Crest of the Stars" is the first installment anime series based on a sci-fi novel series that is pretty famous in Japan. Jinto is a prince whose home planet was taken over by the Abh because his father handed it over in exchange for a place the empire. Now Jinto is being shipped off to get an Abh education. On his way to getting transported to his destination, he meets Lafiel, who happens to be the princess and heiress to the throne of the Abh empire. Quickly the two become friends, and are forced to rely upon each other when the Abh empire is plunged into war with the United Mankind.
"Banner of the Stars" is the second anime series installment. It's set three years after "Crest of the Stars". Lafiel is now captain of the assault ship Basroil, and Jinto joins her after he finishes military training to become a supply officer. Now the Basroil crew has been ordered to join a large Abh fleet to defend the Laptic Gate from a fleet that is 15 times the Abh fleet's size
"Banner of the Stars II" is set after the events of "Banner of the Stars". Lafiel is now territorial ambassador to the planet Lobnas II, which was a prison planet occupied by the United Mankind. Jinto and Lafiel discover that the prison has been divided into three sections on the planets only inhabited island. Women get the western section, men get the east, and the central has a mixture with the restriction of sterilization. The women want to emigrate from the planet because they fear the men there. When the women do emigrate, the men rebelled and overthrew the guards and captured Jinto. While this is occurring, an enemy fleet arrives, forcing Lafiel to abandon Jinto.
Banner of the Stars III:
From http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclo ... hp?id=4899:
Plot Summary: Jinto and Lafiel were riding on a light-armed transport ship "Bokbrusue" and navigating at the planar space of the Hyde System. This was for Jinto to govern the Hyde System, which returned to Empirial rule after the Union retreated, officially as an Earl. However, the government of Martin, Jinto`s motherland, resisted obstinately against the Empirial rule. On the other side, "Daiichi Jyuurin Sentai" (the First Devastation Fleet), formed with the new ship type "Attack Vessel", travelled to the Hyde System for drilling practices, but...