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All data on this page (height, weight, etc.) taken
from manga pictures on a Japanese
Outlaw Star site (some nudity/explicit content; now defunct).
I would have asked permission but I don't know any real Japanese.
-_-; I also took the liberty of converting weights to the American
system, since feet mean more to me than meters, and I'm rather
unfamiliar with kilograms. ^^;
Thanks to Minsky,
and Bernard B.
for clearing up at least some of my many misconceptions about
the characters, which is a big help since I don't have the tapes.
(May contain mild spoilers for episodes 1-7)
Height: 182 cm (5 feet 10 inches)
Weight: 70 kg (154 pounds)
Blood type: O
Gene is pretty much "Outlaw Star's" main
character. He likes shooting stuff and drinking, spends...uh...'quality
time' with women, and runs a small, semi-legitimate business
which basically consists of bounty hunting and taking any kind
of odd job for money (provided it's not too dangerous). His house
is a mess. He acts like your basic 20-year-old guy. ^_- He has
a deeply rooted phobia of space travel (stemming from his childhood,
when his father forced him into the only escape pod of a burning
ship). This makes things interesting when he winds up going into
space (he has to drink heavily in an attempt to keep from getting
sick). But he winds up the captain of the ship "Outlaw Star,"
which somehow keeps him from feeling confined and scared (although
he's still scared of space).
Height: 140 cm (4 feet 6 inches)
Weight: 32 kg (71 pounds)
Blood type: A
Despite his appearance, Jim is every bit as mature
as Gene, maybe more so. (Not that that's saying much. ^_-) He's
Gene's partner, and always refers to Gene as 'aniki' (I've heard
that word used for 'brother' and also just for someone who sees
someone else as a mentor--Anime Village translates it as the
natural-sounding 'Gene,' instead of an imposed translation like
'mentor' or something). He's really an excellent mechanic. I'm
pretty sure he thinks adults are nuts. ^_^ He has an unnatural
attraction to his car, I'm afraid; he's named it Ehefrau, which
is German for 'wife.' ^_^; Other than that (and seeing Melfina
as a mother figure (!)), he's pretty normal.
Height: 180 cm (5 feet 9 inches)
Weight: 60 kg (132 pounds)
Blood type: AB
Hilda's pretty much the one that starts the story
off; she demands Gene and Jim escort her to a farm... Anyway,
she has an eyepatch over her right eye, but is an outlaw,
not a pirate. She's the one who gets Jim, Gene, and Melfina to
the Outlaw Star in the first place (she steals it in return for
some money she's owed). She is not pictured in the theme song.
Draw conclusions accordingly.
Height: Manga (taken from the now-defunct site above)--164 cm
(5 feet 4 inches)
Height: Anime (taken from my ever-present Outlaw Star book)--160
cm (5 feet 3 inches)
Weight: 60 kg (132 pounds)
Blood type: ?
I generally refer to Melfina as 'the naked chick in
a box'--Hilda, Gene, and Jim opened a briefcase supposedly full
of something valuable and it turned out to be HER inside, cryogenically
frozen. She's an android, trying to figure out why she was made;
nonetheless, she's a very *human* android, who can feel emotions,
eat, etc. In the ship Outlaw Star, she takes off all her clothes
and gets in a clear cylinder of gel to serve as navigator. Weird
stuff. She's still trying to figure out *what* she is, exactly.
Height: 161 cm (5 feet 3 inches)
Weight: 52 kg (115 pounds)
Blood type: Ctarl B
She used to be Ambassador Plenipotentiary of
the Ctarl-Ctarl Empire, a very very powerful type of cat people.
(Yeah, another catgirl...her character single's cute, anyway...)
She is very strong, nearly able to beat Gene, Jim, and Melfina
all put together, and can transform into a super-powerful beast
(so she says, anyway...). She holds a major grudge against Gene
and company, and is broke, but still wants to track them down...
Height: 179 cm (5 feet 9 inches)
The resident cool assassin/mercenary of the series.
Wears Japanese-ish clothes (which causes her trouble at least
once ^#^;), and insists on keeping her word and killing her victims
when she says she's going to kill them (not a minute later).
Her weapon is a wooden sword (which doesn't get detected by weapons
detectors), but she can cut through walls and stuff with it (not
to mention people ^^;), and can just about beat Gene (who has
a gun!) with it. Tries to maintain a very cold/stand-offish attitude.
In other words, she's very cool. ^_-
Gilliam is the Outlaw Star's onboard computer. It
is less than impressed with Gene's piloting skills (and notes
that it fears for its future prospects), which sometimes annoys
Gene. The ship has some weird things a little bigger than a can
of soda that have faces and go around on tracks to 'talk' to
crew members, give advice, etc. I get the feeling that Jim gets
along with them rather well, what with his...er...love of machines...
^_- Anyway, Gilliam's kind of the most cynical of the group,
which is a little weird (as I, at least, generally imagine computers
(correction--computers of the future) as compliant and
Height: 190 cm (6 feet 2 inches)
Weight: 75 kg (165 pounds)
Fred is basically a gay merchant who's able to get
all sorts of illegal weapons and the like. He's really got a
crush on Gene (who takes it with about as much good humor as
a manly man can muster) and is excited to wait for Jim to grow
up... ^^;;;;;; Of course, he doesn't feel much for women... He's
kind of a coward, and is also a very shrewd businessman who doesn't
let the fact that someone saved his life or that he's in love
with someone cloud his judgment on a deal. (On a completely subjective
note, from hearing descriptions of Fred (and the fact that I
have a bad track record with guys named Fred...) I thought I'd
hate this guy, but when I saw him in action, I just thought he
was rather funny.)
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