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    Cool Hello, fellow Outlaws!

    Been a long time fan of Outlaw Star since I first saw it on Toonami. It was one of the few shows that I felt a personal connection with (you know that feeling that some things were meant to be for you, even though you know deep down that's not the case, that would be too selfish). I related heavily to Gene's character in every way from his lustful antics/deeply caring intent, to his rowdy partying/struggling with my demons and past self to the calm demeanor he would present even in the most gruelingly difficult situations. I'm beyond glad to see that there is still a thriving community for this long forgotten diamond of an anime. I seriously place this on the same tier as Cowboy Bebop, and most Westerners consider that to be one of the best. In my opinion, Outlaw Star beats it in many different ways, although my love for Bebop is strong, there's just a special place in my life for Outlaw Star. This show changed me and shaped me into the person I am today. I still sing it's praises to anyone I have a conversation with when the topic of animation is brought up. Looking forward to getting to be a part of this community and I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening.
    "We must remember...all men were once boys."

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    Hello, fellow Outlaws!

    Welcome to Nexus, Dune. Nice to meet you. I also relate to Gene a lot. Hell, I did end up as him in the personality test. Regarding Bebop, it really depends what people are looking for. I think Bebop was ahead of its time in the sense that it was sort of more figurative than anything? It challenged the norm when most anime was linear and often shonen and shojo.

    I'd call Outlaw Star seinen with a dash of shonen but it had quite a typical structure. It did a lot of things in a familiar fashion but it did those things right. Cowboy Bebop and some similar (in terms of structure) anime on the other hand helped shift the industry towards making anime that's more figurative with an episodic story format.

    It also depends on people's philosophy. I think a lot of Outlaw Star fans are a bit childlike. But don't get me wrong; it's not a bad thing. I think Bebop fans like the majority of older anime watchers are more likely to be realists. After facing the realities of life they may have moved on from the belief that life is an endless journey, that they have the right to dream and that they too can become a Gene Starwind. Perhaps these messages are why I love Outlaw Star so much and maybe my philosophies on the whole are unrealistic, but that's okay. Outlaw Star has a very upbeat tone, yet tells tales of life's hardships. I don't recall Bebop having anything near to Outlaw Star's positivity, if any.

    Outlaw Star being the preferred series is an unpopular opinion, but it's one I'll always stand by.

    I'm glad you found us. It's been a real struggle to find fans who are still interested in forums nowadays, so when one finds us it really makes my day.

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    There may be a difference between "childISH" and "childLIKE", wouldn't you say?

    The Internet Forum must never die. I much prefer this to Reddit. I don't understand what makes Reddit so popular tbh


    Welcome, Dune! Apparently I match with Suzuka the most, but I still don't know why. Maybe I should take the test again

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    Quote Originally Posted by LtSurge View Post
    There may be a difference between "childISH" and "childLIKE", wouldn't you say?

    The Internet Forum must never die. I much prefer this to Reddit. I don't understand what makes Reddit so popular tbh

    Welcome, Dune! Apparently I match with Suzuka the most, but I still don't know why. Maybe I should take the test again
    Well said. Yeah, if you're not entirely happy with the result's accuracy and/or you'd prefer your own gender you can use the gender-specific option. Can't say it'll be more accurate but you'll get a new character. I did what I could to match personality types but unlike a professional personality test it relies on simple variables. Feedback always helps, so thanks.

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    Thank you guys for the warm welcome! I wholeheartedly agree Mantis, that it's a difference in philosophy. I have always been a hard realist given my own personal experiences, but I think that feeling of being a part of some big journey/adventure has always been something that has held more of a grasp on me. It always comes down to my mood. If I'm more depressed I love Bebop, but Outlaw Star is what I go to when I want to be reminded I'm a human being. I've never felt like a show was so personal in such subtle ways, but again like you guys said it's all about your own personal credo. As for the character I got good ol' Jim. I can definitely see why because mentally I definitely am a Jim but as far as what archetypes I strive to be like and look up to: Gene all the way haha and hell I would take the Suzuka one any day she's so badass! I can't confirm but I've always held a suspicion that Tarantino was a fan of Outlaw Star and mimicked some of Suzuka in The Bride from Kill Bill. Just a random theory haha but thanks for the warm welcome everybody! Already love this forum more than any other social site I'm on.
    "We must remember...all men were once boys."

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