is an 1988 OVA
miniseries based on Konami
's arcade game
. There were three volumes released on VHS
The series is not canon however; as the MSX Gradius series states that the events with Gofer takes place over two-hundred years after the crisis with Zelos and his Salamander Armada; and the characters Dr. Venom, David Burton, James Burton, Iggy Rock, or Zowie Scott is neither seen or mentioned in the OVA. Vic Viper(s) and the Lord British does appear in the anime though.