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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
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Outlaw Star's awesome. Although falsely billed by the Cartoon Network as "Wild West, Y2K style,"(that's Trigun, you idiots!), it features a great mixture of action, humor, romance, and drama.
It focuses on Gene Starwind(the hero), Jim Hawkings(the.... kid sidekick, for lack of a better term), Melfina(an android), Aisha Clan-Clan(the comic relief), and Suzuka(the bad-you-know-what assassin). They go off in search of bounties, alien scum, and of course treasure, while dealing with space pirates. This show rules. Heck, I even like the dub!
Be warned, if you watched the Cartoon Network version, the uncut version is much more adult-oriented. Gene's a bit of a pervert, the characters will swear quite a bit, and there's a ton of bloodshed. In fact, one episode late in the series(episode 23, Hot Springs Planet Tenrai) was so raunchy that Cartoon Network couldn't even allow it! So if you're a parent, and your kid liked the Toonami version of O.S., be warned if you're considering getting them the DVDs.
BOTTOM LINE: Another great sci-fi anime!
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