6.2/10
101
7 user

Uchû no senshi (1988)

Mysterious monstrous alien creatures attack Earth's colonies. This six-part OVA focuses on Juan "Johnnie" Rico who joins the army because of Carmen, a girl he likes, his days in boot camps, his losses and Earth's first counterattack.

Director:

(as Tetsuro Amino)

Writer:

(novel)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sci-Fi | Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The missions of a Mobile Infantry squad as they participate in a war of survival against a ferocious alien insectoid invader.

Stars: Nicholas Guest, James Horan, Alexander Polinsky
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On an asteroid, the Terran Federation's Fort Casey is on top of a bug hive. The Starship Alesia begins to deploy its troops to seize and control the hanger and rescue any survivors. 'Alpha'... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aramaki
Stars: Luci Christian, David Matranga, Justin Doran
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.

Director: Phil Tippett
Stars: Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Johnny Rico is called back into action to defeat the bugs.

Director: Edward Neumeier
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jolene Blalock, Stephen Hogan
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer
Bubblegum Crisis (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.

Stars: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kinuko Ômori, Michie Tomizawa
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Rie Takahashi, Inori Minase
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Starship One - the most powerful warship in the Federation, capable of destroying entire worlds. When the order is given to destroy the Earth, Flight Lieutenant John Worthy mutineers Starship One and takes on the might of the Federation.

Director: Neil Johnson
Stars: Darren Jacobs, Emii, Brooke Lewis
Red Planet (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

On the distant mining world of New Aries, a young colonist, Jim Marlowe, has acquired a native pet, a "roundhead" he names Willis, which can parrot speech and record visual information. As ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Fraley, Benny Grant, Mark Hamill
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Get the high-voltage thrill ride of Appleseed XIII the series with none of the filler in the first of two action-packed movies that cut down the story to what you want most: bullets, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Calene-Black, Charles Campbell, Luci Christian
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Young military recruits train to fight a war on a bug-infested alien planet.

Sci-Fi

An earthling born on Mars returns home and influences the culture around him.

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
Johnny Rico (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Azuma
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Akira Kamiya ...
Yûji Mitsuya ...
Shinji Ogawa ...
Rei Sakuma ...
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Hendrick
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Greg
Edit

Storyline

Episode 01 "Johnnie" follows Juan "Johnnie" Rico who's just graduated and is secretly in love with his fellow graduate student Carmencita "Carmen" Ibañez. Both she and his best friend, computer wiz Carl, decide to join the military, so he follows in their footsteps wishing to meet Carmen again. Being the heir to a successful family food business, this naturally upsets his parents, especially his mother who even slaps him. A day later, the government officials announce what has already been speculated for a while, that something has attacked the space colonies on the outer planets and that a war has begun, but they claim that the situation is under control and do not disclose who or what the attackers are. Episode 02 "Hendrick" follows Johnnie's ruff time at the boot camp on Earth. His biggest problem becomes controlling the clunky robotic-looking armored battle suit that all infantrymen wear in combat. His fellow recruit Hendrick has a fallout with their tough Sergent and eventually ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

alien | ova | boot camp | beer | infantry | See All (52) »


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1988 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Starship Troopers  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Japanese Laserdiscs of volumes 1 and 2 were ¥9800, while volume 3 was ¥9,260. See more »

Connections

Version of Starship Troopers See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Was that really based on Starship Troopers?
5 November 1998 | by (Tokyo) – See all my reviews

You'd better choose Paul Verhoeven's even if you have watched it.


6 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?