Ōban Star-Racers
"The Origin of the World"
Season Code: 119
Episode: 19
Airdate: October 11, 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

The Origin of the World” is the seventh episode of the Cycle Ōban, and the 19th of the overall series. It first aired on September 25, 2006.


The next race takes place in Ōban's center, where the stakes are high, as future planets exist around them. Will Molly be able to win, or is the drama involving Aikka's change toward her too much to bear? Will Jordan finally have the courage to ask Molly if she likes him?

Full RecapEdit

Aikka secretly visits Molly in the dead of night to warn her to stay away from him, as Kross is less and less lenient with him and wants him to eliminate the Earth Team.

The next morning, the Avatar welcomes all nine teams for a mid-race celebration and congratulates Sul for being the leader so far. Meanwhile, a mystery figure is watching, and the pilots are unaware that they are being watched by him. He says that their destinies are being shaped to fit his needs.

The next race takes place in the organic catacombs of Ōban's interior. Kross attempts to eliminate Sul while he orders Aikka to eliminate the others. He is able to knock out Ning and Skun. When Aikka and Jordan clash, the results are explosive. Molly rushes past him. Koji analyzes the organic tubes, and discovers that certain spheres are so dense that they are like mini-planets and cause chaos when hit.

Kross attempts to attack Sul, but Sul dodges and counterattacks with a sonic vibration attack. Sul is able to keep Kross from passing him and wins first place once again. His attack destroyed the Stone Gate, ending the race. He also destroys one of the mini-planets. Canaletto disdainfully spits that destinies have been altered.

At the episode's epilogue, Jordan finally has the courage to ask Molly if she shares his feelings towards her, but Molly isn't there. Don Wei is, thinking about his daughter Eva being Molly. He is still somewhat shocked.



  • Original French Title: L'origine du monde
  • Original French Air Date: October 11, 2006
  • Japanese Title: 世界の起源 (Sekai no kigen, Origin of the World)
  • This episode has the one and only appearance of Aikka's parents.
  • This is Canaletto's first appearance in the Ōban Cycle.
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