Gunbusters was an anime show in Japan that became popular in the US and
UK. The show only ran for a total of seven episodes in 1988 and 1989. It
centers around the nearing arrival of Space Monsters determined to
destroy the Earth, as they get increasingly closer. There are bright
students trained at schools around the world to be pilots. These
students must fight back against the alien invaders. There are six main
characters including Noriko Takaya (Noriko Hidaka) and Kazumi Amano (Rei
Sakuma). This was a sci-fi series.