Starship Operators is a thirteen episode television series from the anime studio J.C.Staff based on the science-fiction novel by Ryo Mizuno.
The following weapons were used in the anime series Starship Operators:
Renna Satomi carries a pair of Walther PPK pistols in a pair of concealed thigh holsters. She hands one to Akiho Maya during the crew's escape from Shu.
Sinon uses a SIG-Sauer P226 pistol during the crew's escape from Shu. Either due to a lack of research or as an act of artistic license, the pistol's decock lever is treated as a safety switch.
Futuristic Submachine Gun
Several government personnel, mostly security and police officers, are seen using a fictional bullpup submachine gun, most notably in episode 8 and 9. A variant capable of operating in a vacuum is seen in episode 10. A third long-barreled variant is seen in the hands of UN soldiers during the finale.
Unnamed Sniper Rifle
During the crew's escape from Shu, Imari uses a quick-takedown sniper rifle to disable the a base's power grid.
Futurized Howa Type 89
During the attack on the Amaterasu at the AGI dock, several of the ship's crew members use a futurized version of the Howa Type 89 assault rifle to defend the ship.
One of the terrorists that attacks the Amaterasu at the AGI spaceport uses a fictional rocket launcher.
GE M134 Minigun
Several AGI guards are seen aiming GE M134 Miniguns at the Amaterasu after the crew's welcome is revoked.
Power Loader Machine Gun
Several Power Loaders (an obvious shout-out to Aliens) that the Amaterasu's crew uses while docked at the AGI port are inexplicably equipped with some form of rotary gun concealed by a full-length barrel shroud.
Hans Georg Herman's men are seen using Steyr TMP submachine guns during the finale.