Uchuu no Senshi

Starship Troopers

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Synonyms: Uchu no Senshi
Japanese: 宇宙の戦士
English: Starship Troopers
German: Starship Troopers
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1988 to Dec 17, 1988
Producers: Bandai Visual, Movic
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Book
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.131 (scored by 22872,287 users)
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Ranked: #88112
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Popularity: #7625
Members: 6,601
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Johnny Rico is a high school student living in Buenos Aires, who doesn't know what to do with his future life. When his friend Carl and his love Carmen, whom he grew up with, join the Federal Military, he does too enlist in the hope to chase after his love into space. However, a war is brewing on the outer planets with a strange bug-like alien enemy and Johnny is thrust into conflict.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Believe" by Tsunoda Hiro
2: "We can make it" by Tsunoda Hiro

Ending Theme

1: "Step by Step" by Misako Honjoh
2: "Believe" by Tsunoda Hiro
3: "We can make it" by Tsunoda Hiro


Jun 16, 2008
As a long time Starship Troopers fan it was only right that I watch the anime. I have to say it was a real treat to watch. The story follows the book pretty well and also adds in it's own interpretations. If you're into mecha anime then you will love this.

Story: Is about a young rich boy named Jonney Rico who joins the mobile infantry to help fight the war on alien bugs that plagues the earth and it's people. The story takes place in the future where humanity can freely travel from planet to planet as a luxury. Jonney originally had no idea what ...
Jan 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Starship Troopers” is watchable. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but the story is at least interesting. Partially owing to the fact that this OVA is based on an American novel, it also has a distinctly non-anime feel to it. The all-English soundtrack used throughout includes generic American-style upbeat rock songs that unsettlingly sound both unfamiliar and familiar at the same time, almost as if they’re from an ‘80s America in a parallel universe. The character designs bear more similarities to Western-style animation than the typical anime style. So this anime is a unique watch due to these factors.

However, this OVA is lacking when it comes to technical ...
Aug 31, 2021
Preliminary (4/6 eps)
I have zero connection to the franchise as a whole, I never watched the movie, never read the book, I vaguely knew this existed and it was in my Plan to Watch, so I gave it a shot, hoping I would see why Starship Troopers was regarded so highly. Unfortunately what I got instead is...not that.

I can excuse the animation being dated, it's from the late 80s, not everything holds up well. But this lacks the political nuance of the original, you don't know anything about the Federation, aside from that their soldiers are looked down upon(?), mothers don't want their son's joining, and ...

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