Anime Streaming Showcase: Outlaw Star

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Cowboy Bebop wasn’t the only late 90s space epic barreling through anime fans hearts, Outlaw Star existed too!

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Like most people here, I’ve been watching anime for many, many years. I owe blocks like Toonami for getting me into the medium. Shows like Dragonball Z and Ronin Warriors shaped my beginning years, while shows like Neon Genesis Evangleion and Cowboy Bebop showed me that there’s some true artistic ability and expression found within anime (moreso than big burly dudes punching and screaming for hours on end). I now try to watch anime showcasing many genres and storytelling. Anime is just another great, creative medium for telling stories, and I’m happy to share my thoughts on the series I enjoy with you!

5 thoughts on “Anime Streaming Showcase: Outlaw Star

  1. Outlaw Star. Not the greatest, but it had a few, really strong visuals and ideas that have been ripped off quite a bit since.

    The mid/late 2000’s reboot of Star Lord and Guardians of the Galaxy gave Star Lord and Element Gun that worked not unlike the cool, unique Casters with their special shells.
    Finding a cute girl in a suitcase – I would argue Joss Whedon leaned more heavily on Cowboy Bebop when he created Firefly, but the scene where Summer Glau as River is introduced, coming out of a piece of luggage is straight from Outlaw Star not to mention the first 5 minutes of Jamie Alexander’s (aka Lady Sif) show Blindspot.
    And now, when I’m watching Star Trek Discovery, (SPOILERS) I can’t help but notice that Kevin Spacey’s victim Anthony Rapp has a similar role as a plugged in, living navigator.

    Not to mention the space/future trench coats that came since Outlaw Star: Firefly’s Mal, Guardian’s Star Lord, The Matrix, Dark City, Blade Runner 2049, DJ in The Last Jedi, General Hux, Gunslinger in Dark Tower, most of the modern Doctors and Jack Harkness in Doctor Who, Criton in Farscape, Jason Mamoa in Stargate Atlantis (yes I had to go to TV Tropes for a few of these)…
    …so many space/future trench coats despite the fact that a trench coat would likely be the single worst garment to wear in an artificial gravity or unreliable gravity environment.
    I mean, the space trench coats are Blade Runner callbacks in sci-fi and 90’s AF, most likely, but I did seem to notice it more after seeing Outlaw Star. lol

    1. NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!

      I had no idea that Outlaw Star was so influential in so many sci-fi shows/movies. And yes, the trench coat motif was quite over saturated, and they look so ludicrously weighty and uncomfortable. Why would someone want to wear something like that, much less think they could move adequately in the process?

  2. Hey, not to piss in the ol’ panchibooru, but those γƒΌ’s should be vertical when you write vertically! You can just use the | character (shift+backslash) or actually type out β€γŸγ¦γΌγ†β€ and the option to convert it will be in the convert menu (at least, on Macs it is).

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