Outlaw Star (1998– )

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The adventures of an outlaw crew of an advanced starship.


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Series cast summary:
Ayako Kawasumi ...
 Melfina (27 episodes, 1998-2001)
Bob Buchholz ...
 Gene Starwind (26 episodes, 2001)
Bridget Hoffman ...
 Clair / ... (26 episodes, 2001)
Emilie de Azevedo Brown ...
 Melfina II (26 episodes, 2001)
 James 'Jim' Hawking (26 episodes, 2001)
Rica Matsumoto ...
 James 'Jim' Hawking (26 episodes, 2001)
Yûko Miyamura ...
 Aisha Clanclan (26 episodes, 2001)
 Aisha Clanclan (22 episodes, 2001)
Wendee Lee ...
 Kei Pirate / ... (21 episodes, 2001)


Gene Starwind dreams of a life as an Outlaw, and fate smiles on him as he seems to suddenly wind up with a great job. But things go awry, and he finds himself the new owner of the fastest, most technologically advanced space ship in the galaxy. Unfortunately, it's stolen and the owners want it back Along with his partner Jim and the lovely Melfina, Gene must fight his way across the galaxy battling pirates, aliens and assassins as he attempts to discover the secrets of the Outlaw star. Written by Anonymous

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15 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seihô bukyô Autorô Sutâ  »

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Did You Know?


Outlaw Star is based on a 1997 manga series of the same name by Takehiko Ito. That series is, in turn, a spin-off of an earlier parody manga series, also by Ito, called Space Hero Tales ("Uchuu Eiyuu Monogatari," also known in English as "Future-Retro Hero Story"). The Outlaw Star anime series has its own spin-off TV series, Angel Links. See more »


Iris: Gene, I was so scared!
Gene Starwind: Don't worry, everything's alright now.
Jim Hawking: Is that why you have your hand on her ass?
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Psychic Wars (2011) See more »


Through The Night
Opening theme
Performed by Masahiko Arimachi
Lyrics by Masahiko Arimachi
Music and arrangement by Kazuhiro Hara
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Doesn't get much better than this
21 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are quite of bit of anime series out there for people to check out, and quite of few in my own personal collection. Of those, there's a handful I go back to frequently. There's Slayers, where I can get my fill of fantasy and slapstick comedy, as well as over the top and fantastic magical spells. I say Slayers is my all-time favorite out of habit, but when it comes down to it, I think my true all-time favorite series has to be Outlaw Star.

I may favor Fantasy over Science Fiction, but this more than satisfies my interests. From the outstanding cast of characters, to the wonderful story, all set in a fascinating universe full of history that just begs to be explored in greater detail, what's not to love. Gene Starwind is a fantastic hero, and I think it'd be hard for someone not to find something to like about him, and that's only for starters.

Unlike a lot of anime out there, Outlaw Star actually has a dub that's BETTER than the original Japanese track. Often times I prefer the subtitled version than the dub, but with Outlaw Star, I can't watch it any other way. And the opening song, I absolutely love it (Though I've come across plenty of people who don't).

All in all, I think Outlaw Star is one of those anime series you can't miss. People will tell you Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion, but I think you can go without them. Truly, you must see Outlaw Star if you call yourself an anime fan. You will not be disappointed.

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