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Starship Troopers (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Uchū no Senshi (Japanese)
宇宙の戦士 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Based on: "Starship Troopers" (novel) by Robert A. Heinlein
Plot Summary: Juan "Johnny" Rico, a high school student living in Buenos Aires, joins the Federation military in the hope of following his love, Carmen, into space. He has to undergo harsh training to become a soldier, harsher than he expected, but despite several setbacks and traumatic experiences, Johnny perseveres and finishes his training. However, a war is brewing on the outer planets with a strange alien enemy and Johnny is thrust into the conflict.
User Ratings: 82 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Good: 21 votes (sub:18, dub:2, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Decent: 16 votes (sub:14, dub:2)
 So-so: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Weak: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 184 users, rank: #4010 (of 9604)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.793 (Decent−), std. dev.: 1.9111, rank: #7811 (of 9731)
Weighted mean: 5.804 (Decent−), rank: #7775 (of 9731) (seen all: 6.07 / seen some: 4.74 / won't finish: 3.73)
Bayesian estimate: 6.033 (Decent), rank: #6431 (of 7376)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 1988-10-25
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
#1: "BELIEVE" by Tsunoda☆Hiro (eps 01-02, 06)
#2: "WE CAN MAKE IT" by Tsunoda☆Hiro (eps 03-05)
Ending Theme:
#1: "WE CAN MAKE IT" by Tsunoda☆Hiro (eps 01, 06)
#2: "STEP BY STEP" by Honjou Misako (eps 02, 05)
#3: "BELIEVE" by Tsunoda☆Hiro (eps 03-04)
Trivia: We have 2
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tetsuro Amino
Shō Aikawa (eps 2, 4, 6)
Tsunehisa Itō (eps 1, 3, 5)
Shinji Takamatsu (ep 4)
Tetsuro Amino (eps 1-3, 6)
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (ep 5)
Episode Director:
Kenji Miyashita (ep 3)
Shinji Takamatsu (eps 1, 4, 6)
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (eps 2, 5)
Original creator: Robert A. Heinlein
Character Design: Yoshinobu Inano
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Animation Director: Yoshinobu Inano (eps 1-6)
Mechanical design: Kazutaka Miyatake
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Takashi Nomura
Hironori Nakagawa (Sunrise)
Minoru Takanashi (Bandai)

Color design: Kayoko Nishi
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
In-Between Animation:
Chieko Kawada
Ikuko Hoshino (Random)
Kanako Arita (Random)
Keiko Takagi (Studio Dub)
Kiyomi Akasaki
Mutsuho Imae (Random)
Naoki Yajima (Random)
Susumu Izawa (Random)
Takeo Watanabe (Studio Dub)
Tōru Aida (Studio Dub)
In-Between Check:
Eiichiro Hirata
Yasuzō Iino
Key Animation:
Haruya Nakahira (D.A.S.T.; ep 3)
Hiroko Kazui (IG Tatsunoko; ep 5)
Hiroyoshi Iida (IG Tatsunoko; ep 4)
Hiroyuki Yamada (ep 6)
Kazunari Kume (IG Tatsunoko; eps 4-5)
Koji Yasuda (Random; ep 2)
Kuniko Hamano (Random; ep 2)
Masaharu Tomoda (D.A.S.T.; eps 3, 6)
Masatsugu Arakawa (IG Tatsunoko; eps 4, 6)
Masayuki Goto (Random; ep 2)
Misao Nakano (Studio Dub; ep 1)
Mitsuhiro Yotsuya (IG Tatsunoko; ep 5)
Mitsumasa Kimura (D.A.S.T.; ep 3)
Miyuki Yamashita (Random; ep 2)
Nobuyuki Fukuchi (Random; ep 2)
Ritsuko Watanabe (D.A.S.T.; ep 3)
Ryō Tanaka (ep 6)
Shigeki Awai (ep 6)
Shinichi Sakuma (Studio Dub; ep 1)
Sueko Kiguchi (Studio Dub; ep 1)
Tōru Misaka (D.A.S.T.; eps 3, 6)
Toshiharu Murata (IG Tatsunoko; eps 4-5)
Yoshinori Higuchi (IG Tatsunoko; eps 4-5)
Mechanical animation Director: Yorihisa Uchida
Mechanical Design Cooperation: Yutaka Izubuchi
Production Advancement:
Asao Kawamura (eps 1, 3, 5)
Toshihiro Watanabe (ep 2)
Tsutomu Watanabe (eps 4, 6)
Theme Song Performance: Hiro Tsunoda ("Believe" and "We Can Make It")
Yasunori Matsumoto as Juan "Johnnie" Rico

Akira Kamiya as Sgt. Charles Zim
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Greg Patterson
Kazuhiko Inoue as Alphard "Kitten" Smith
Masahiro Anzai as Cherenkov
Mika Doi as Captain Yvette Deladrier
Rei Sakuma as Carmencita Ibañez
Saeko Shimazu as Claire
Shingo Hiromori as Sgt. Dunn
Shō Hayami as
Pat Leivy
Shūichi Ikeda as Azuma
Tomomichi Nishimura as Captain Ian Frankel
Yūji Mitsuya as Carl

Kazuko Yanaga as Maria Rico
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Theodore C. "Ted" Hendrick (ep 2)
Kimie Hantani as Chris (ep 5)
Kyōko Hamura as Female Pilot (ep 5)
Mahito Ōba as Bartender (ep 5)
Mizuka Arima as Mary (ep 2)
Satoru Inagaki as Boss (ep 5)
Shinji Ogawa as Emilio Rico

Hiromi Yokota (ep 6)
Yoshio Kawai (ep 6)
Japanese companies
Atelier Musa (eps 1, 3, 5)
Film Magic
Finish Animation: Studio Angel
Key Animation:
D.A.S.T Corporation (ep 3)
Production I.G (IG Tatsunoko; eps 4-5)
Random (ep 2)
Studio Dub (ep 1)
Music Production: King Records
Photography: TMS Photo
Production Cooperation: MOVIC

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