Seikai Novels Coming to America
Apparently Tokyopop has made an announcement, which has been confirmed by the representatives of the company on AnimeonDvD.com's forum, that the Seikai Novels have been licensed for translation and release in America.
The Crest/Banner of the Stars Novels would then join their slew of other novel releases, such as the Slayers novels, and the recently announced Love Hina novels.
This follows up on theories from fans who were hoping for this outcome based on earlier statements from Tokyopop which said that they intended to license a number of novels that were related to Mangas that they have already released.
They list the license as "Seikai Trilogy." It is currently unknown what is meant by this. It could mean that they have licensed the Crest of the Stars, Banner of the Stars, and Banner of the Stars II Novels. However, Crest of the Stars is actually a series of small novels, three to be exact; therefore, it is unknown if Seikai Trilogy actually refers to the first three Crest books.
The next books in the series then proceed as Seikai no Senki I, Seikai no Senki II, Seikai no Senki III, and the recently released Seikai no Senki IV.