Ōban Star-Racers
"Hostilities Break Out"
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Season Code: 102
Episode: 2
Airdate: April 12, 2006
Written by: Jeffrey Paul Kearney,

Savin Yeatman-Eiffel

Supervising Producer: Savin Yeatman-Eiffel
Producers: Katsunori Haruta
Benoit Runel
Minoru Takanashi
Savin Yeatman-Eiffel
Supervising Director: Thomas Romain,

Savin Yeatman-Eiffel

Story Editor: Jeffrey Paul Kearney

Ōban Star-Racers Season 1
April 12, 2006 - December 6, 2006
List of Episodes


  1. A Fresh Start
  2. Hostilities Break Out
  3. Grave Like Grooor
  4. In Like Flint
  5. Cruel Like Ceres
  6. Playful Like Para-Dice
  7. Treacherous Like Toros
  8. Agile Like Aikka
  9. Surprising Like Super-Racer
  10. Resistant Like Rush
  11. Silent Like Spirit
  12. The Will to Win
  13. Make Way!
  14. Welcome to Ōban!
  15. Fierce Like Lord Furter
  16. Nervous Like Ning & Skun
  17. Optimised Like Ondai
  18. Monstrous Like Muir
  19. The Origin of the World
  20. Secret Like Sul
  21. Ominous Like O
  22. Revelations
  23. Cruel Like Kross
  24. Canaletto's Revenge
  25. Unlikely Alliances
  26. The Moment Of Truth

Ōban Star-Racers

Hostilities Break Out” is the second episode of the Cycle Alwas, and the second of the overall series. It first aired on April 12, 2006.


The Earth Team arrives on Alwas for the Pre-Selections. The race championships are about to begin, and Molly is impressed by Prince Aikka, a rival pilot. When the Earth Team's turn comes up, Molly senses that Rick and Jordan are in danger.

Full RecapEdit

The Avatar's brings the Earth Team to Alwas, one of the three planets equidistant from Ōban. The team is escorted to their hangar by Satis, the Avatar's servant. Don Wei doesn't like surprises, especially the fact that they had a stowaway: Molly. Stan and Koji prepare the Arrow for Rick and Jordan's first race, but first they go to the pre-race ceremony, where Molly meets Prince Aikka of Nourasia. Jordan doesn't like Nourasians because they are allied with the Crogs. The Earth Team watches the first race between Nourasia and Ortlum. Prince Aikka uses his skillful archery to win the race. Don Wei notes that they'll have to watch out for him.

It is the Earth Team's turn to qualify for the race. Rick is up against Grooor, who uses a star-racer made of polarized titanium, a very strong alloy. While Molly watches the race, she has a vision of a star-racer crashing. She wonders what it means, but Rick is doing just fine against Grooor, winning even. When the two are about to enter the final stretch before the finish line, Rick and causes a engine to burn out. The ship's engine explodes into Grooor's ship. Jordan gets out fine, but Rick is rushed away by paramedics, and the Arrow is totalled. The Earth Team is down one pilot, and one star-racer. Meanwhile, Molly realizes that her vision may actually be a memory from her childhood.



  • Original French Title: Les hostilités commencent
  • Original French Air Date: April 12, 2006
  • ABC Family Air Date: June 5, 2006
  • Japanese Title: 戦闘開始 (Sentō kaishi, Beginning of Combat)
  • Prince Aikka and Grooor make their debuts in this episode.
  • The star-racer that almost runs Molly over in the Pit Area is the Stone Crusher.
  • During the Avatar's speech, several future pilots make cameos in the crowd; Flint and Marcel, Ceres, Rush and Toros.
  • This episode was included with A Fresh Start in a one hour special during its premiere.