The official Toonami Facebook page has updated with announcement that Outlaw Star will be premiering on the network. The series will premiere on August 19 at 2:30 A.M. EST in full HD. The series previously premiered on the network in 2001 and later on Adult Swim in early 2002. For those who are unaware Outlaw Star is an anime series produced by Sunrise in 1998.
Funimation provided a synopsis for the series.
Gene Starwind is a jack-of-all-trades responsible for odd jobs and bounty hunting with his partner, Jim Hawking. Stuck on a rundown planet, he’s going nowhere fast. But when a bodyguard job goes sideways, he finds himself the proud owner of the Outlaw Star and on an adventure to find the mysterious Galactic Leyline. Facing pirates and dangers galore, can he survive the journey through space?