Outlaw Star - Perfect Collection Boxed Set
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Over the years since then, I've collected as much of the best quality anime titles, subbed or dubbed that I could afford. Now I've nearly gotten to the point where I must wait for new series to be packaged, so I revisit some of the past ones, just to see if I missed any. I came across a good rating on "Outlaw Star", so I tried a few more sites, and found that sentiment to be consistent. What did I miss? Unfortunately, Outlaw Star has long been off Toonami or Adult Swim, and I'd have to buy the series to check it out further. Fortunately, its dirt-cheap compared to many 26 episode series for sale.
Ok, so what's the verdict? Well as you can tell from my rating, I messed up badly by originally passing over this series! The collection of characters drive a story where, like the "Heroes Journey" in literature, give them life-changing purpose. Gene grows from a slovenly bum to a substantial man. Along the way, he overcomes his space travel phobia, and the haunting events of the past that caused it.Read more ›
I'm not sure what some of those other people were thinking - bad music!? Whoever said that, I pity you. Outlaw star's soundtrack is excellent, every song played ties perfectly into that scene. The dialogue is great - though not perfect. There are a few lines I would have changed, and even laughed at because they were so out of place, but that was very rare. Every episode is very funny; Gene Starwind's carefree, comedic, and often impetuous attitude add a lot to the show. His comments are always hilarious, especially when he argues with his partner Jim Hawking, the ship's mechanic and resident computer wizard. Then there's Aisha ClanClan, a Ctarl Ctarl - race of cat-like people that are very strong and often stubborn that can shapeshift into powerful tiger beings. Aisha does not like the crew of the Outlaw Star and is only with them because she wants to impress the empire and get the rank that Gene made her lose back. She often makes fun of Gene and Suzuka (Suzu to her). Though later she develops an older-sister like relationship with Jim Hawking. Then there's Suzuka, a quiet assassin-for-hire that gets stuck with Gene, and used him and his conflict with the Kei Pirates to settle an old score with her archenemy, who I won't mention.
Outlaw star is packed with action and comedy, from fighting the evil Kei Pirates, foiling powerful Tao Priests, battling the deadly Anten Seven to the death, or simply evading Aisha's vengeful wrath, there's plenty happening in the episodes to keep you wanting to see the next one, and then at the end...feeling sad that it's actually over.
Along with his prtner 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.
Gene's Castor Gun:
An extremely rare item, The Castor Gun is the product of some very old technology. Instead of firing normal bullets, it fires projectiles called Castor Shells. There are twenty different types of Castor Shells, And each one has a different use.
The Caster Gun itself is a mixture of science and sorcery. What is actualy contained in the Castor Shells are potent magic spells. When fired, the spells inside the shells are activated by the life force of the person firing the gun. As some of these spells are quite powerful, they draw a large amount of energy, and using several in succesion has proven fatal.
Since the Castor Gun is a rater uncommon piece of technology, finding shells for it is often very difficult. As a result, Jim is constantly reminding Gene to use them sparingly.
Yet, despite the dangers and the difficulties involved with using the Castor Gun, Gene still finds it to be his weapon of choice, and it has helped him survive numerous difficult confrontations.
Grappler Ship: The Outlaw Star (Model #: XGP15A-II):
Grappler Ships are a special type of ship with a pair of large arms attached.Read more ›
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every single anime movie and show in exitence from god knows when to the 70s,80s,90s,2000s,2010s,2015 and 2016 are the greatest anime movies and shows in the universe there true... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ivan Orozco
I used to watch this on Cartoon Network's Toonami back in the day. Love this collection for the nostalgia kick.Published 6 months ago by Max
This is one of my original favorites that I watched way back when I first started watching anime. It's fun, funny, suspenseful, action packed, and full of mystery.Published 9 months ago by William
Good price, fun anime, good quality product, fast product delivery, good shipping protection.Published 15 months ago by Concepcion Rodriguez
I started watching this series midway on the Cartoon Network and I was hooked in wanting to see it in its entirety from the beginning, so I ended up owning this anime collection.Published 22 months ago by Aneudi D.
The box was a little beat up, but with it's age that's not surprising. Outlaw Star is one of my favorite cartoons outright (definitely tops the Anime category), and finally having... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Erik B.
This ended up being a pirated DVD set. It had subtitles permanently in the movie with no option to turn them off. Read morePublished on August 12, 2014 by Kirk S.
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