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    Outlaw Star Characters in Other Animes?

    I noticed this with some animes. There will be a lot of likenesses in characters. This can be in terms of looks, attitude, or general demeanor. Sure, this is bound to happen but I can't really think of any of the main characters in Outlaw Star being like any other characters in different anime series.

    Can you guys think of any who are similar to Gene, Jim, Melfina, Aisha Clanclan, Suzuka, ect. that are in other animes??

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    It's an interesting topic that I don't actually think about that often. Perhaps that's because as much as I love Outlaw Star, most of the character roles are pretty standard. Beyond that though, I always thought that Gene Starwind has a lot of character which I rarely find in other anime. (Maybe I haven't searched hard enough. With the thousands of anime out there I bet there are at least some charismatic perverts.) Melfina isn't so unique. Quiet girl with memory loss... ring any bells? Jim isn't exactly unique, but then again he isn't your typical sidekick either. Saying that though, we see brawny main characters and brainy sidekicks all the time.

    Aisha doesn't stand out much more than Melfina does. We see catgirls all the time in anime, but I rarely watch whole series with a catgirl focus, so maybe there are plenty of muscular catgirls..? As for Suzuka... sorry Suzu fans, but she's a pretty generic samurai/assassin character. Don't get me wrong, I love the bloody socks off her. Hold on... ninjas don't wear socks. Can I love the sash off her instead?

    I can't think of anybody very similar to the main cast (off the top of my head), but there is a supporting character. The problem is, the character I compare her to isn't an anime character. Well, I guess she can be if you want her to.

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    If you don't know who the character on the right is, you've missed out on some great films. (Mostly the first two though.) Whenever I watch Alien/Aliens I always see a little bit of Hilda in Ripley, or vice-versa. While Hilda doesn't of course play a lead role in Outlaw Star she'd definitely be very suitable as the lead protagonist in a prequel. They don't look completely the same, but they both have a similar height/build and hair. More importantly, they're both very strong female characters and complete badasses. They're very selective about who they form bonds with, but once they do they're very loyal. They're fearless and pretty good with a weapon too.

    I thought a bit deeper than that. In Aliens, Ripley became a bit of a mother figure to a little girl (Rebecca, nicknamed Newt) found abandoned on a planet. Hilda also behaved a bit similarly with Melfina. (Though only in the anime.)
    Ripley to Newt: "Hard to believe there's a little girl under all this. And a pretty one, too. You don't talk much, do you? I don't know how you managed to stay alive. But you're one brave kid, Rebecca."
    Hilda to Melfina: "I would never mistreat you."
    These are some of the only times you hear Hilda/Ripley talking gently. Otherwise they're mostly aloof. They also had something of a pet. Ripley had her cat, Jonesy, and Hilda had her ship (and AI), Horus.

    Okay, I know I'm grasping at straws a little at the end there, but hopefully you see my point. I don't recall seeing any strong, serious, yet calm and composed female characters in an action-oriented space anime before. While not anime, Ripley certainly ticks a few boxes.


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    Aisha is pretty similar to Haruhi Suzimiya (yet for some reason I like Aisha but can't stand Haruhi), Suzuka is similar to Saeko from Highschool of the Dead, Melfina is similar to Fiona from Zoids and Nina from Gurren Lagann, oddly enough I can't think of any for Gene or Jim, at least not from anime.

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    I can't think of any anime examples but since Mantis went with movie references, I think it's safe for me to do so as well. Gene Starwind seemed like he was cut from the same cloth as characters like Ash from Army of Darkness and Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China in the sense that he is a cocky, flippant hero who can't quite stick to landing when trying to be badass but manages to kick ass in the end. I took a liking to him since I never saw an anime character similar to them, at least none that would make you think that they would be someone Bruce Campbell or Kurt Russell would've played as during their hayday. I can almost imagine Gene doing something like this.


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    I didn't really get into those animes to know of the comparisons. I did watch some of Highschool of the Dead, it was a bit too booby for me lol but from what I remember I can see the similarities in reactions and attitude. I will have to look up the other ones.

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