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
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.171 (scored by 20432,043 users)
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Ranked: #84322
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Popularity: #7263
Members: 5,705
Favorites: 12

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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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Itou, Tsunehisa
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Theme Song Arrangement


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 ...
Oct 19, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Whenever I watch a show that was made before the 90s, I try to make sure that I am viewing it through the lens of the era it was created in. Uchuu no Senshi is a decent production for 1988. That being said, I'm still a little indecisive about how I felt about the anime adaptation of Starship Troopers.

I will preface this by saying that I have read the beginning of the original Heinlein novel but I didn't finish it. That said, the anime is certainly more faithful to the source material than Paul Verhooven's excellent film adaptation we got in the late 90s.

For ...
Jul 11, 2021
I've never read Starship Troopers, but after reading a good deal about the novel and the 97 film, I was disappointed by how little this OVA series delivered on what I was expecting. The novel is described as highly political and philosophical, with more of a focus on dialogue that expounds and debates the subjects of author Robert Heinlein's political interests. The 1997 film adapts the story while changing elements to critique and parody what is often seen as the novel's crypto-fascist, imperialist political stance.

This OVA series doesn't touch on any of that. There's not much dialogue, nor much moral or political complexity. It ...

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