Ranked #513

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
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.001 (scored by 34,659 users)
Ranked: #5132
Popularity: #603
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Starwind, Gene
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Shibuya, Shigeru
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Kashiwakura, Tsutomu
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Clanclan, Aisha
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Miyamura, Yuko
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Kawasumi, Ayako
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Hongou, Mitsuru
Hongou, Mitsuru
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
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Episode Director
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 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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Nov 14, 2015
So this was a show I heard some really good things about from one of Professor Otaku’s videos and I thought it would be interesting to watch. I was not disappointed. The show actually had the same feeling as Firefly, a live action series based around a group of mismatched characters all together on a spaceship. It was so awesome to see something that wasn’t a big moe fest with cutesy characters that just want to get into the main characters pants. I’m not saying there aren’t characters that are doing that, but it’s so much more to the story. I know I did this read more
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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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Nov 15, 2014

This late 90's anime is often seen as the forgotten member of the Space Western Trilogy that also included Trigun and Cowboy Bebop. Although it never gained the fame and fandom of the other 2 series, Outlaw Star was fun, had great characters, had an interesting story, and didn't take itself too seriously. If you have some time to kill, I would recommend cracking open a couple beers or whatever your drink of choice is and watching Outlaw Star.

Story: 8/10

Outlaw Star chronicles the many adventures of a ship of "Outlaws", which are mercenaries belonging to neither the official guild of space pirates 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.  
reportRecommended by June
Anime: Trigun
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. 
reportRecommended by TheSockPrincess
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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. 
reportRecommended by helensan
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). 
reportRecommended by drf
Anime: Coyote Ragtime Show
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. 
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