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This might be some kind of prequel to outlaw star, but it really bears no resemblance at all to it. Far from being a space based story, this thing is entirely a high school story, and not a very good one at that. The artwork also looks nothing like outlaw star, it bears a much stronger resemblance to ranma or to dragonball. If you're looking for a screwball school comedy, this is a decent choice. However, that is not what it is marketted as. It is promoted as being a space adventure, but that is just false advertising.

5/10 story
3/10 art
5/10 characters
2/10 overall
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Drahken May 6, 2012

I don't know how it was advertised during it's initial release, but I know how it's currently described. Over on manga updates for example. "Future-Retro Hero Story is set in the same universe as Outlaw Star--in fact, it is the origins of the Towards Stars setting. A pulp science-fiction series with plenty of humor, action, and adventure to go around, it's the story of Juji Godoh and the ship he inherits from his grandfather, Captain Roger Fortune!"

Mantis May 6, 2012

It was never meant to be a prequel to Outlaw Star. It is merely an earlier creation of Takehiko Ito, but set in the same universe as Outlaw Star. The fact it is set in the same universe doesn't make it a prequel.

If you read something with unrealistic expectations, you're bound to be disappointed. How would you know how FRHS was advertised? It is nearly 25 years old.