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When the Hot Ice Melts
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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 fourth episode of Outlaw Star. The episode aired January 29, 1998 on Tokyo TV 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.


  • This is the third and last episode in which neither Aisha nor Suzuka do not appear.