Starship Troopers (OVA)
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Cover of official handbook on the series showing Johnny Rico inside the power armor design from the OVA.
(Uchū no Senshi)
|Genre||Mecha, space opera, military science fiction|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Tetsurō Amino|
|Produced by||Hironori Nakagawa|
|Written by||Tsunehisa Ito|
|Music by||Hiroyuki Namba|
|Released||October 25, 1988 – December 17, 1988|
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Starship Troopers (宇宙の戦士, Uchū no Senshi, lit. "Universal Warriors", "Universal Soldiers" or "Soldier of Space") is a six-part anime OVA produced by Sunrise/Bandai Visual and released in 1988. It is based on the book Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein that was published in 1959. The OVA was dedicated to Heinlein who died before the first part of the series was released.
Kazutaka Miyatake of Studio Nue originally designed the mobile infantry powered armors in the OVA for a Japanese edition of the novel in the early eighties. A mecha based on this design also appears on the DAICON III and IV Opening Animations from 1981 and 1983, a few years before the OVA was released.
- Gundam Century (1st Edition), p.146. Minori Shobo. September 22, 1981.
- Starship Troopers (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Starship Troopers at Gears Online
- Uchu No Senshi (1988) on IMDb
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