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This is a list of episodes for the animated series Ōban Star-Racers.


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<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep01">01</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Fresh Start" </td><td>5 June 2006 (2006-06-05)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Twenty-five years after a mysterious being called 'The Avatar' averted war between Earth and the Crogs, Earth is invited to participate in "The Great Race of Ōban", a competition held once every 10,000 years. Meanwhile, a young girl escapes from her boarding school on a journey to find the father she hasn't seen in 10 years... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep02">02</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hostilities Break Out" </td><td>5 June 2006 (2006-06-05)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> The 'Earth Team' arrives on Alwas, site of the preliminaries and discovers that Eva, who calls herself 'Molly', has accompanied them. With no time to argue, the team competes in their first race, but disaster strikes when their star-racer explodes at the finish line. With their star pilot, Rick, out of commission and no replacements, is the Great Race already over for them... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep03">03</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Grave Like Grooor" </td><td>12 June 2006 (2006-06-12)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> With no lead pilot, the Earth Team desperately searches for a replacement, that is until Molly jumps into the pilot seat and enters the next race. Even though she wins, Don Wei, blinded by his own pride, accuses her of humiliating him, and announces his intentions to withdraw from the tournament. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep04">04</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"In Like Flint" </td><td>19 June 2006 (2006-06-19)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Molly is attacked by Groor after winning their race, but thanks to some assistance from Prince Aikka, is able to make it to the next race. The race, it seems, is fixed to be in favor of hometown hero, Flint, but the tables turn and Molly wins. Later, Don Wei learns that Rick has now recovered. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep05">05</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Cruel Like Ceres" </td><td>26 June 2006 (2006-06-26)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Rick recovers from the accident and becomes the lead pilot again, but something is wrong. While racing against Ceres, his muscles seize up and he is unable to control his hands or see clearly. Molly notices this, and races to catch up the Arrow 2 to help Rick pilot. After the race is over, Rick is told he can never race again... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep06">06</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Playful Like Paradice" </td><td>10 July 2006 (2006-07-10)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> After Molly has a dream about her dead mother, the team's racer is sabotaged by Paradice, a cat-like creature who views The Great Race of Ōban as nothing more than a game. After a quick repair, they race against each other, and Molly inadvertently learns about the ultimate prize from Para-dice... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep07">07</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Treacherous Like Toros" </td><td>17 July 2006 (2006-07-17)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> While Rick searches for answers about who sabotaged the team's first racer, Molly races in the preliminary semi-finals against a commanding officer in the Crog army. The experience later proves to be disastrous as the Crog not only beats them easily, but destroys their racer in the process. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep08">08</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Agile Like Aikka" </td><td>24 July 2006 (2006-07-24)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Molly and Aikka agree to a cease fire for their match, but Don Wei and Jordan think it would be better to take Aikka out. The race goes well at first with Molly keeping Jordan locked inside his turret, but near the end of the race, Jordan finally shoots at Aikka. Angering by this 'betrayal', Aikka retaliates, totally disabling the Arrow. After the race, the Prince goes back and says that she has no honor... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep09">09</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Surprising like Super-Racer" </td><td>31 July 2006 (2006-07-31)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Unable to reach Molly, who has shut herself up in her room, Don Wei decides to have Rick personally train her. Meanwhile, Jordan confirms a long-standing rumor, and then they race an opponent they have met before... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep10">10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Resistant Like Rush" </td><td>7 August 2006 (2006-08-07)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Molly races Rush in a contest of marksmanship, seeing who can destroy the most targets. Meanwhile, Don Wei reveals his past to Rick, finally shedding light on how he became what his is today and why he 'abandoned' Eva... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep11">11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Silent Like Spirit" </td><td>14 August 2006 (2006-08-14)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> With the finals slowly approaching The Earth Team prepares for it next race against Spirit. During the race, both Don and Molly re-live the crash that killed Eva's mother Maya. With Molly gunning for Spirit, truths are finally revealed on two fronts. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep12">12</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Will to Win" </td><td>21 August 2006 (2006-08-21)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Stan and Koji desperately search for spare parts to rebuild the Arrow II before the next race. Molly contemplates her future should she win the Ultimate Prize. Elsewhere, Rick finally comes face-to-face with the sinister "Timeless One"... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep13">13</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Make Way!" </td><td>28 August 2006 (2006-08-28)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> It's do-or-die time for The Earth Team. To reach Ōban they must win their last race, a rematch against Toros. Piloting a rebuilt Arrow with a new, untested hyperdrive, Molly must summon all her courage to face the vile Crog and pull out a win...or risk losing everything. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep14">14</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Welcome to Ōban!" </td><td>11 September 2006 (2006-09-11)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Finally the Earth Team has made it to Ōban, site of the grand finals. Before proper introductions are made, the races immediately get underway. With new and old rivals to face, a new "points" rule, and no time to study the courses, things are bound to be interesting for Molly and Co. as the race for the Ultimate Prize begins... </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep15">15</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Fierce Like Lord Furter" </td><td>18 September 2006 (2006-09-18)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> As the second race of the finals approaches, Molly and Jordan have caught the attention of Lord Furter, a self-described pirate. The crude little alien prides himself on winning, by eliminating his opponents before the start of each race, and the Earth Team is his next target. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep16">16</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Nervous Like Ning & Skun" </td><td>25 September 2006 (2006-09-25)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Facing both internal and external conflicts, Molly races hard to win her team some points and it looks like she may actually pull it off. However, her hopes are short-lived when two dangerous sisters take it upon themselves to 'educate' the humans in true racing. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep17">17</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Optimised Like Ondai" </td><td>2 October 2006 (2006-10-02)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Molly vows to win the next race, but a mechanical racer has other plans. Meanwhile, the plot thickens when Don Wei learns that his daughter, Eva, has run away from her school. How long until he finally realizes that Molly and Eva are one and the same? </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep18">18</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Monstrous Like Muir" </td><td>16 October 2006 (2006-10-16)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> The Earth Team has finally begun to catch up in the rankings. Molly comes face-to-face with a racer, whose desire for the Ultimate Prize may not be so different from her own. Faced with the reality that Molly is his long-estranged daughter, Don Wei is conflicted by his desire to protect her and his responsibility to win at all costs. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep19">19</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Origin of the World" </td><td>30 October 2006 (2006-10-30)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> With his parents captured by the Crogs, Prince Aikka cannot afford friendship to jeopardize the lives of his people, and so warns Molly to stay away from him on the racetrack. Meanwhile, as fascinating new facts about Ōban's power are revealed, the being known as Canaletto plots his next move. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep20">20</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Secret Like Sul" </td><td>6 November 2006 (2006-11-06)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Molly discovers a conspiracy by other racers to take Sul out of the competition, but struggles with how she should use this information. Stay quiet and take the opportunity to advance in the rankings, or inform Sul and give up any hope of catching the overall points leader. At the same time, Canaletto begins to set his own plans in motion. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep21">21</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ominous Like O" </td><td>20 November 2006 (2006-11-20)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> With the end of the grand finals approaching, Don Wei reveals that he knows Molly's true identity, and finally reveals why he left her behind ten years earlier. With this powerful confession told, father and daughter finally begin to repair their broken bonds. However, the reunion must be put on hold for the next race. A vicious attack by another racer results in a terrifying crash that may finally spell the end of the Earth Team's pursuit of the Ultimate Prize. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep22">22</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Revelations" </td><td>27 November 2006 (2006-11-27)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> After crashing and becoming stranded due to the attack of another racer, Molly and Jordan try to make their way across Ōban to catch up with the temple before the start of the next race. Along the way they encounter the beings that created Ōban, and learn a terrifying secret about the true nature of the Ultimate Prize. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep23">23</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Cruel Like Kross" </td><td>8 December 2006 (2006-12-08)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Molly's dream has been shattered by the revelation of the Ultimate Prize's true nature. A friend's shocking, true identity only adds to her confusion. With her goal gone, she sees no point in finishing the race. However, the realization of what it would mean if the Crogs gained the Ultimate Prize spurs her to set out for one final race...a race that could decide the fate of the galaxy. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep24">24</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Canaletto's Revenge" </td><td>11 December 2006 (2006-12-11)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> The final race has arrived and the stakes couldn't be higher. Kross, having learned the Ultimate Prize's true nature, goes on a rampage taking down all racers in his path. In the end, all that stands in his way is Molly. When the smoke clears and the race is concluded, a fateful decision by the victor unleashes an evil that should have never been set free. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep25">25</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Unlikely Alliances" </td><td>11 December 2006 (2006-12-11)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> Canaletto is free and determined to regain his lost power. The remaining racers join forces in order to stop the powerful being from achieving his goal. However, Canaletto will not go down so easily and unleashes his dark minions to destroy them. The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance and one racer makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to ensure victory. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep26">26</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Moment Of Truth" </td><td>11 December 2006 (2006-12-11)</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #50A6C2" colspan="3"> The Great Race comes to a surprising and powerful end. Old grudges and past wrongs are finally forgiven. Ōban is reborn as a new Avatar steps forward. And a young girl faces a new, brighter future. </td></tr>

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