I did not originally write up anything for this game, because it's out of print and because, when you get right down to it, this is really just a TFOS supplement. The rules of the game are straight out of TFOS, with the absolute minimum of altering to transform the wacky high school game into a wacky space opera game.
On the other hand, Star Riders contains all of the rules you need to play -- you don't even have to know that TFOS ever existed to play this game! What you do have, along with the TFOS rules, is a very detailed goofy space opera sourcebook. Characters, alien races, weird planets, and a gaggle of game scenarios are included, and you even have some nifty equipment and rules on how to outfit your space ship. The game plays a lot like TFOS -- ie, absolute chaos is standard -- but that can be lots of fun as we all know!
Published in November 1993 by Ianus Games (since gone out of business -- I believe R. Talsorian bought up their back stock), this game can still be found and is worth checking out if you're interested in running a silly anime game set in space.
This System Is Most Suitable For: Red Dwarf, if you want to know the truth. Tenchi Muyou, especially their space adventures. Irrisponsible Captain Tailor and Nadeshiko are both very good fits to this game as well.
Star Riders (ISBN 2-921573-10-5) is a comedy science fiction role-playing game designed by Hans Guévin and published by Ianus Games in 1993. Star Riders uses the game system developed for Teenagers from Outer Space to parody the genre of space opera.
Star Riders takes place in and near the Dodourunrun Conundrum Empire, an interstellar nation that attempted to simplify space travel by moving the stars of the Known Universe into a more convenient pattern. In doing so, the Empire misplaced the planet Earth, causing great distress among the many young adults (human and alien) who considered Earth the "coolest place in the Known Universe." Player characters in the game are "star riders" who travel the universe attempting to locate the lost Earth.
No supplements or accessories were published for Star Riders. An advertisement in the game book stated that a Star Riders comic book series would debut in May 1994, but the only Star Riders comic published was a three-part serial that appeared in the anthology series Dark Horse Presents.