A young high school student named Johnny Rico join the Federation military in gain the attention of a girl named Carmen however Johnny is suddenly thrown into cold harsh reality of an intergalactic war. He goes through harsh training and devastating loses to become a soldier,

This was a OVA series and had 6 episodes released.

Based on the science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. this series is considered the closest adaption of Heinlein's story unlike the 1997 live action film.