Directed by Tetsurō Amino
Director Tetsurō Amino
Number of episodes 6
Written by Shō Aikawa, Tsunehisa Itô
Music by Hiroyuki Namba
Initial release 25 October 1988
Music director Hiroyuki Namba
Production companies Sunrise, Bandai Visual
|Genre Mecha, Space opera, Military sci-fi|
Produced by Hironori NakagawaMinoru Takanashi
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.
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.