2 "Star Of Desire"
Well, Here we are everyone, the Second beautiful episode
of Outlaw Star. Today's episode starts off with that
young girl and guy from the outer space gang (pirates)
having finally located where Gene and Hilda (Rachel)
are. They cast some neat magic spell that seemingly
instantly teleports them to Gene's and Hilda's location.
Inside the building where Gene and Hilda are, we see
a young-ish looking girl in side of some futuristic
looking suitcase (apparently a cryogenic chamber).
Gene has a gun to Hilda's head and asking questions
of her nonstop. Hilda agrees to answer a few questions
if James (Gene's sidekick) will repair her bionic
enhanced arm. While James is repairing her arm, Gene
continues his interrogation of Hilda, but all he receives
for his troubles are evasive answers.
After the repairs are done on Hilda's arm, Gene and
the others realize that the Magic/Space technology
Gang is right outside. Hilda informs the others that
the girl in the cryogenic suitcase type chamber cannot
be moved until the resuscitation devices bring her
back to the land of the living. Hilda says she has
a drop-ship nearby that she can take to get to her
actual spaceship, but Gene quickly replies that she
can only go after it if she takes James along. Before
they leave, James gives Gene a number 5, and number
19 shells for the strange gun that Gene wields. As
Hilda and James leave, the Space Gang begins their
attack on the makeshift stronghold. Gene quickly fights
off the robots, but the older magic user summons some
type of Dragon that appears to be made out of water.
Gene quickly loads the number 5 shell into the gun
and fires at the dragon, instantly destroying it.
The magic user expresses surprise at this feat, and
claims it to be "Old Magic". The lull in the battle
only lasts for a minute as Gene quickly loads the
number 19 shell into the gun and tries to fire it
at the old man. However, the bullet is a dud and Gene
is quickly driven back into hiding until Hilda comes
along in her spaceship and starts to blast away at
the robots and the magic users.
As Hilda fights off the Magic users and their cronies,
the girl in the cryogenic chamber becomes fully revitalized
and stands up in a cloud of steam. She says her name
"Melfina" and some other things that as of right now
make no sense. Gene says her name, and after a short
silence, Melfina breaks down crying asking why she
had ever been brought to life. As this is going on,
James comes in and lets them both know that they need
to hightail it out of there and onto Hilda's ship.
They make a run for it and are completely successful,
even outrunning the second magical Dragon summoned
by the space gang.
Now safely in space, we find the Outlaws headed out
of that complete solar system to somewhere more safer.
During their time on the spaceship, we find out that
Gene dislikes space because he lost his father to
it when he was much younger. These memories seem to
be very powerful, causing Gene to finally wake up
in a cold sweat right before the spaceship arrives
at its destination "Blue Heaven".
After docking the ship, Hilda and the others disembark
and are headed into the Space colony when they are
stopped by one of Hilda's friends, a mechanical type
robot that seems to have a high degree of human sentience.
The robot and Hilda hit it off quickly, but Gene gets
off to a bad start with the robot after he is called
"Kid" by the robot. After the confrontation, Hilda
assigns Gene to go with Melfina to shop for clothes.
Gene quickly dumps the responsibility onto James saying
that he wants some answers from Hilda. Hilda agrees
and the group quickly splits up with James and Melfina
ending up in a clothing store and Melfina buying a
pair of slacks with a blue shawl to go over top of
her shirt. The scene now switches to Gene and Hilda
in an Outlaw bar. Gene asks why they are there, and
Hilda responds saying that she is looking to hire
some outlaws to come with them to find a mysterious
Spaceship called a "Grappler". After the explanation,
three rough looking guys come up to Hilda's table
saying that they were available for hire. However,
Hilda quickly brushes them off saying that she didn't
want the "McCoys" she wanted someone with actual skill.
After a few more ill spoken comments, a fight ensues,
leaving Hilda as the victor and the Outlaws known
as the "McCoys" running off in pain and fear.
in the night, when all of the seemingly "heroes" of
this anime are sleeping, the McCoys launch an attack,
only to find that they had been anticipated by Hilda
and Gene, and are on the receiving end of some very
devastating punches that lay them out. Hilda and Gene
quickly rush out to the hall, where apparently the
third and final McCoy member is inside of a huge mechanical
war suit. To Be Continued...
for the animation today, I would have to say that
it was just as impressive as yesterday's episode if
not better. But, again, give the series a few weeks
to see if it will uphold this so far, impressive showing
of animation and graphics. One of the best-animated
parts in today's episode was the magical Dragon being
summoned, and right at the end where the last McCoy
comes crashing through a wall in his mechanical war
The Music was exceptional, playing right into the
actual animation quite fluidly. Quite a surprise that
so much of the original music was actually left in
the music. This show might just earn it's spot in
CN's afternoon lineup if it continues its excellence.
I look forward to more good music in future episodes
to add to the action.
far as dialogue goes, WOW, I'm impressed. I didn't
get to see yesterday's episode, but if it was anything
like today's, then it must have been pretty impressive
as well. Some inappropriate language used? That is
a first. I was amazed. The voices are quite nicely
doing as well, fitting their characters perfectly.
not able to go into it to much, but, we did learn
that the girl "Melfina" is the treasure that is being
hunted by the Space techno/Magic Gang. Also found
out some history behind Gene, which adds a little
bit of extra depth into an already seemingly deep
closing thoughts, all I can say, is that I hope this
animation keeps to the standards it is setting for
itself so far. If it does, it will definitely have
quite a few of followers in America. This anime is
excellent all-around, and hardly lacking in anything.
Gives today's episode a rating of 4.5/5
Yeah, he's got magic