Welcome To The Outlaw World!
Sean | Coto de Caza, CA USA | 11/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five years after I bought the first volume of Outlaw Star, I still have a habit of popping it into my DVD player and watch it over and over. The series Outlaw Star is a sci-fi adventure that doesn't take place on Earth, unlike other anime series. When I first watched this series, I fell in love with it, even when I had no idea what anime was. So this would be a great series to start with if you are interested in knowing what anime is.
The story is superb! The main character, Gene, is a Bounty Hunter on a civil planet. Along with his young companion, Jim, they track down bounties and work in a repair shop. But when a strange woman asks for some protection, Gene and Jim embark on a space adventure with the whole galaxy looking for them!
The DVD contains nine full length episodes. You can choose from either Japanese or English audio and English subtitles. The extras have an image gallery of the characters, ships and props. Also the traditional text less opening and ending are included. Along with some previews and trailers of other anime series you can try.
Sound-wise, it's a little weak. With HI-FI Stereo, you won't get real heavy or balanced volume. So if you're one of those guys who love to blast amazing sound out of their new speakers and are looking for a series with amazing sound, this isn't the one for you.
The graphics are well done and are very superb for something from the year 2000. Though the color quality goes down when you go to your computer. So if you want better quality either pop it in your DVD player or change the properties on your computer.
Overall the series is pretty solid, besides the audio and graphics. But if you're interested in any sci-fi series, buy Outlaw Star. If you enjoy it, get the other two DVD's. I give Outlaw Star (Collection 1) 5 stars out of 5!
My name is Amone. Adios!
The most awesome space adventure ever!
C. Franco | So Cal, USA | 12/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a space freak myself, this anime captures a magnificent setting of unique planetary worlds, and the most awesome galactic battles with pirates, aliens, and assassins. Gene Starwind and his younger partner Jim come across a beautiful but dangerous outlaw named Hot Ice Hilda. Stealing the most technologically advanced ship in the galaxy, he meets the lovely and not to mention naked, android Melfina. Gene then begins his quest journing in space as an outlaw searching for the mysterious Galactic Leyline and the true meaning of Melfina's existance. Along his quest he encounters some intresting women, Suzuka the beautiful assassin, and a ctarl ctarl warrior Aisha. Being persued by pirates the outlaw crew digs deeper and deeper into information of the treasures hidden in the Galactic Leyline. The outlaw star ship; XGP15A-11, is also a mystery all on its own. Its operated with the navagator Melfina who is naked all the time. Its unusal but cool that shes naked and conects with the ships system. The character designs and story line are awesome. I absolutely love this anime. Gene Starwind really brings out and together the story in Outlaw Star. Hes an outlaw who loves to drink and spend "quality time with women" not to mention hes one hell of a fighter with his unique and deadly caster gun (a gun that has a mixture of science and sorcery). I really enjoyed the journeys throughout the galaxy, the humor from the the characters, their self discoveries and basically the entire story line. Overall this anime is not intended for little kids because of its content. But for those of you interested it contains action, danger, humor, mystery, and despair. So if you like all or any of these, this is the anime for you."