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Uchuu no Senshi

Alternative Titles

English: Starship Troopers
Synonyms: Uchu no Senshi
Japanese: 宇宙の戦士


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
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.331 (scored by 1,041 users)
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Ranked: #58252
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Popularity: #5070
Members: 2,560
Favorites: 3
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Episodes: /6


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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Characters & Voice Actors

Rico, Juan
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Matsumoto, Yasunori
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Ibanez, Carmencita
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Sakuma, Rei
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Zim, Sgt.
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Kamiya, Akira
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Amino, Tetsuro
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Inui, Hiroki
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Theme Song Arrangement
Ikeda, Shigemi
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Art Director
Miyatake, Kazutaka
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Mechanical Design

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

Edit Ending Theme

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

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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 read more
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Aug 27, 2014
Before continuing on with this review, I've never read any novel of the Starship Troopers and my only experience with the brand was the 1997 live-action movie. If you're like me and have only seen that movie with an interest in watching this series, I should inform you that this show and that movie are two very different things. A movie, while not including mecha, that is more similar to this would be Full Metal Jacket (minus the tension and action) or something along those lines.

This anime follows a very basic and generic military story of a bunch of recruits/kids deciding to join the military, read more
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