When the Hot Ice Melts
Hilda (Episode 4, 2)
Outlaw Star episode
English Title Into Burning Space
Japanese Title "Atsuki Kōri no Tokeru Toki" (熱き氷の溶けるとき)
Writer Hajime Yatate
Director Mitsuru Hongo
US Airdate January 18, 2001
Japanese Airdate January 29, 1998
Previous Episode Into Burning Space
Next Episode The Beast Girl, Ready to Pounce!

"When the Hot Ice Melts" is the third episode in the Outlaw Star series. It first aired January 29, 1998 on TV Network in Japan and January 18, 2001 on Toonami in North America.


Horus arrives at Farfallus and docks on an asteroid containing the XGP15A-II, an advanced spaceship. Hilda turns on Gilliam II, the XGP15A-II's computer, and informs it that she, Gene, Jim and Melfina are the ship's crew. Melfina displays her ability to link her mind with the ship while the Guild pirates arrive and attempt to gain control of the XGP15A-II.

They are thwarted by the MacDougall brothers who are on a mission to destroy the XGP15A-II. Gene recognizes their ship as the one that attacked his father's ship six years ago. Gene, Jim and Melfina escape the planet's gravity well, by breaking out of the asteroid, while Hilda sacrifices herself to protect them from the Guild. Gene names the ship the "Outlaw Star" in Hilda's honor.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the third and last episode in which neither Aisha nor Suzuka make a physical appearance.



Outlaw Star Episode Guide
Outlaw WorldWorld of DesiresInto Burning SpaceWhen the Hot Ice MeltsThe Beast Girl, Ready to Pounce!The Beautiful AssassinCreeping EvilForced DepartureA Journey of Adventure! Huh?Gathering for the Space RaceAdrift in SubspaceMortal Combat with the El DoradoAdvance Guard from Another WorldFinal CountdownThe Seven EmergeDemon of the Water PlanetBetween Life and MachineThe Strongest Woman in the UniverseLaw and LawlessnessCats and Girls and SpaceshipsGrave of the DragonGravity JailbreakHot Springs Planet TenreiCutting the Galactic LeylineMaze of DespairReturn to Space

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