Ranked #516

Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1998 to Jun 25, 1998
Premiered: Winter 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise, Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.001 (scored by 35,396 users)
Ranked: #5162
Popularity: #640
Members: 69,712
Favorites: 1,564
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Starwind, Gene
Starwind, Gene
Shibuya, Shigeru
Shibuya, Shigeru
Kashiwakura, Tsutomu
Kashiwakura, Tsutomu
Clanclan, Aisha
Clanclan, Aisha
Miyamura, Yuko
Miyamura, Yuko
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako


Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Hongou, Mitsuru
Hongou, Mitsuru
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tokairin, Shinichi
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(2/26)

Episode Title Aired
10 Gathering for the Space Race
Uchuu Race ni Tsudou (宇宙レースに集う)
Mar 13, 1998
11 Adrift in Subspace
Akuukan Hyouryou (亜空間漂流)
Mar 20, 1998

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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Sep 4, 2009
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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Sep 6, 2015
What a let down this anime was, don't get me wrong i was really amazed for the first 4 episodes and i had my favorite character already, yeah Hilda, just 4 episodes and she had better development than Gene in all the other 22 eps. and not just that, the episodes were packed with action, interesting plot and a story that could be really great for the next eps. but that wasn't the case and i love 90's anime but the art style on this was bad, getting worse every episode.

The story is interesting for what it could be not for what it is, after read more
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Aug 4, 2009
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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Jun 24, 2009
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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They are both set in space and both deal with crime and adventure. Also the animation style is similar.  
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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Anime: One Piece
Both series give off a similar feeling of an epic endless adventure.
Outlaw Star however, was only 26 episodes long.

Charimastic leads building up their crews, great female characters (somewhat rare in today's shounen titles), similar settings (Government, Criminals and Bounty hunters). 
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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. 
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