Outlaw Star Manga
Fire & Ice (Volume 1)


Background Information

Outlaw Star is a manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Ito. Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the backwater planet of Centinel 3. 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. Gene Starwind dreams of life as an Outlaw, and fate smiles on him as he seems to suddenly wind up with a great job. But as 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. The series takes place in the distant future, 150 years after the development of spacecraft capable of traveling FTL, and follows the motley crew of the titular ship: the Outlaw Star.

Standing in the Battledome

Outlaw Star isn't known by many in the OBD, solely because it isn't mainly fighting orientated and most of the few characters that do fight aren't too far out of the ordinary and mostly use firearms for battle. However it did run on Toonami a few years back, so any American OBD'ers who watched it should be somewhat familiar with it (I'm unaware of the broadcasting schedules in other countries). The manga greatly differs from the anime, see the separate manga and anime profiles for these differences. The anime is MUCH better.

(In)famous for its gratuitous female nudity. Often compared to Cowboy Bebop.


OBD Profiles


Character Profiles




Aisha Clanclan Gene Starwind "Hot Ice" Hilda "Twilight" Suzuka




Aisha Clanclan Gene Starwind "Twilight" Suzuka



Weapon Profiles



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