Just finished watching “Banner of the Stars II” a 10 episode (about 25 minutes each) scifi/drama anime on 3 disks. T.H.E.M Anime gives a pretty good review: Banner of the Stars II
“Banner of the Stars II” gets back more to the dialogue driven drama of “Crest of the Stars” but do to some lengthy “recap” scenes and limited interaction of the two main characters it only climes back up to a 4.5/5 for me. And part of that improvement is based on the 1.78:1 aspect ratio and improved animation.
I also finished “Banner of the Stars III.” A two episode OVA which just finishes up the story giving the series a nice ending though there is still room for other sequels using the same characters. I don’t know the original video format for this OVA since I watched downloaded MKV files. AFAIK it hasn’t been dubbed to English so it was subtitles only.
Anime Planet give a nice review of “Banner of the Stars III.” Banner of the Stars III
Most notable for me was the greatly improved animation and the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. I didn’t care for subtitles only because reading them really detracts from the story for me but it was better than not seeing it at all.