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Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star

Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star

Alternative Titles

English: Outlaw Star
Japanese: 星方武侠アウトロースター

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1998 to Jun 25, 1998
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.011 (scored by 32408 users)
Ranked: #5152
Popularity: #543
Members: 61,385
Favorites: 1,388
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure drama romance sci-fi space

Synopsis

Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the backwater planet of Sentinel III. But all that changes the day that Hilda hires them for a bodyguard job. Now, thrust into a mystery they don't fully understand, they're on the run from the cops, the pirates, an angry alien, and a mysterious assassin. But they've got one thing going in their favor—they have the galaxy's most advanced ship, the Outlaw Star.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Outlaw Star
Spin-off: Seihou Tenshi Angel Links
Other: Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star Pilot

Characters & Voice Actors

Melfina
Melfina
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Brown, Emilie
English
Brown, Emilie
Suzuka
Suzuka
Main
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Sayuri
Japanese
Sayuri
Clanclan, Aisha
Clanclan, Aisha
Main
Miyamura, Yuko
Japanese
Miyamura, Yuko
Zann, Lenore
English
Zann, Lenore
Hawking, James
Hawking, James
Main
Siddall, Brianne
English
Siddall, Brianne
Matsumoto, Rika
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rika

Staff

Hongou, Mitsuru
Director
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Episode Director
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Sep 4, 2009
Crofty
This anime is a rare piece of genius, across 26 episodes it ranges from light-hearted humour to dark philosophical questioning, with neither ever seeming out of place. The premise is a young man, Gene Starwind, and his friend and business partner Jim Hawking, who run a business best described as a jack-of-all-trades operation, including bounty hunting, bodyguard work, anything that will pay. At the arrival on their planet of Hilda, a mysterious outlaw who frees Melfina, an amnesiac girl, from the clutches of pirates, they get caught up in events far beyond their understanding, and Gene chooses to follow his dream of freedom as an read more
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Jun 24, 2009
JesuOtaku
On the technical side of things, Outlaw Star has aged incredibly well. While not a fossil by any means, this show is at least old enough to have hand-painted cels instead of being digitally painted like what new fans are used to, giving it a classic texture. Don’t let the aged appearance fool you, though, because the action sequences in Outlaw Star are caster-tastic. There are zero corners cut in the space battles or hand to hand combat and there are often numerous fights per episode to pop your peepers at.

The music is pretty low-key unless there’s a grappler duel a brewin’, but it’s read more
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Aug 4, 2009
thekindamad
I remember awhile back, I use to come home from school and watch this on Toonami. This and DBZ were the highlights of the few hours I spent watching TV before getting to homework.
I just recently found Outlaw again and decided to rewatch the series again, since it had been years since I watched it last.

It was not as good as I had remembered... it was 10x better! I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and I wasn't bored... once. And if your able to keep my attention for 26 episodes straight, then your doing something right.

I'll start with the story. It was very read more
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Sep 16, 2008
Maur
So I started watching Outlaw Star again, and I'm glad I did.

First off I'd say, right away, Outlaw Star does a fantastic job of painting a beautiful world of good vs. evil and those inbetween, the outlaws. The characters are all solid, but I particularly love that the main character is so... human. He's morally complex (and sexually deviant). I find something about his character so... believable, if not relatable. I hate it when characters, main ones in particular, are so pristine or so caught up in idyllic optimism that they just come across as naively romantic. In that sense, I guess I prefer realistic, read more
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Recommendations

They are both set in space and both deal with crime and adventure. Also the animation style is similar.
reportRecommended by June - Add to favorites
After watching Outlaw Star, Trigun was the next anime i moved on to. They both have a sense of adventure and comedic attitude throughout. Similarities lie between things like both being set in space, bounty hunting and all the trouble the characters get in and out of.
The characters in both animes have similar personalities and attitudes too.
Similar character setting, older brother, younger boy, a girl or 2 at the side. They both inherit some universe beating machines and go far and wide throughout the universe for a girl.
From the very first episode, these two series are very similar. Both have cheeky, reckless protagonists that work as a space/bounty hunter. Both have basically the same setting— a distant future, in galaxy far, far away. Both also have lots of great comedy.
Everyone is forgetting the similarities between Neon Genesis Evangelion and Outlaw Star. Both animes was release upon about the same century and era, both have meccas, both the storyline and plot pretty much takes place in space. What more can you ask for? These 2 animes reminded me of each other when I saw anime for the first time when I was little.
Almost the same setup and story goal. They are both about a crew going through space and looking for a certain location to fulfill a life long goals.

Opening Theme

"Through the Night" by Masahiko Arimatsu

Ending Theme

#1: "Hiru no Tsuki" (Daytime Moon) by Akino Arai (eps 1-13)
#2: "Tsuki no Ie" (House of the Moon) by Akino Arai (eps 14-26)

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