>>13078777>and I refuse to watch any series that can't tell it's ENTIRE story in 70 eps or less
What the fuck?
You can't possibly be serious about this. You're judging an anime just because it has more than 70 episodes because you seem to have a weird conception that anything over that amount of episodes isn't good? And you seem to be judging an anime because it doesn't have "attractive characters"? I don't even know what to say about that. Your ridiculous bias doesn't really prove that Crest/Banner of the Stars is the thinking man's LoGH.
I've seen both of them and they're both one of my favorite animes. Even I know that when it comes to plot, LoGH massacres Banner of the Stars. While Banner did have a good plot, it can't be compared to all the stuff that goes on in LoGH in any way. Banner was more character driven than plot drive anyway. While I did enjoy Lafiel/Jinto's interactions, I'd still say the characters in LoGH were much more interesting. Especially Reinhard who's more developed than any character in Banner.