OUTLAW STAR – Collection 1 (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)
October 1, 2002 by Dennis Amith
ANIME COMPANY: BANDAI
DIRECTED BY: Shinichiro Watanabe
PRODUCED BY: A.D. Vision, Inc.
DURATION: 9 episodes (25 minutes each)
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! Hardcore sci-fi action and laughs abound in the mostly serious story from the people who brought you “Cowboy Bebop” and “Gundam Wing!” Episodes 1-9 on two discs.
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated, HiFi Sound
• Full-screen format
• Number of discs: 2
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I know of
From watching the trailers of this anime TV series, you may think that it’s going to suck. I was wrong! It rocked!
First, this is another awesome Bandai multi-episode double DVD collection (check out Haunted Junction and Eat-Man for more). The first DVD features the first nine episodes of the 26 episode series.
The plot is not original but it’s very interesting. Let’s just say that each character is interesting and that with each episode, you crave for more. It’s that good!
You get a good deal for nine episodes on two DVD’s for around $31.00. Where they give you more episodes ala dubbed or Japanese, subtitled if you want, they don’t give you extras. Just the typical trailers.
Anyway, it’s worth the purchase and it’s an enjoyable series. Check it out!
THE ANIME: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: D-
THE DVD OVERALL: C
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