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Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS Shotai, Kidou Senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS Shoutai
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 第08MS小隊

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 25, 1996 to Jul 25, 1999
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 15166 users)
Ranked: #3562
Popularity: #1302
Members: 24,620
Favorites: 393
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action drama mecha romance

Synopsis

UC 0079 - After the success of Operation Odessa, more and more Earth Federation soldiers are sent to earth to free it from the hands of the Principality of Zeon. As Zeonic troops retreat to unknown parts of the world, it's up to the Earth Federation Ground Force to find them and exterminate them.

Ensign Shiro Amada is made leader of the 08th MS Team, leading a team of Ground Type Gundams into battle. His mission: to distract the enemy and find a mysterious new Zeon weapon. But can he complete it when he falls in love with a Zeon pilot, named Aina Sahalin?

(Source: Otakufreakmk2, copyedited by Kolokotronis)

Related Anime

Parent story: Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Summary: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report
Other: Mobile Suit Gundam: More Information on the Universal Century
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - A Battle with the Third Dimension

Characters & Voice Actors

Amada, Shiro
Amada, Shiro
Main
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Japanese
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Staley, Steve
English
Staley, Steve
...
Joshua, Karen
Joshua, Karen
Main
Koyama, Mami
Japanese
Koyama, Mami
Rogers, Debra Jean
English
Rogers, Debra Jean
Massis, Eledore
Massis, Eledore
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Frierson, Eddie
English
Frierson, Eddie
Ninorich, Michel
Ninorich, Michel
Main
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese
Yuuki, Hiro
Pulcini, Anthony
English
Pulcini, Anthony

Staff

Ueda, Masuo
Producer
Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Kanda, Takeyuki
Director
Iida, Umanosuke
Director



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Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo
A lot of Gundam fans will probably tell you this is definitely either the best Gundam series, or at least a top 5 one. Hell, maybe even one of the best animes of all time. Allow me to explain why many including myself feel this way which this review is of course for. Despite being a short oav series, it has a descent amount of character on both the Zeon and Federation’s side where they all stand out and get their chance to shine, and develop as a result of it. Every character has their own ambition and dreams out side of the war. Such read more
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Mar 20, 2008
jamesx33
This gundam series differed completely from any other gundams I've watched. This is more of a lighthearted soldier's perception on the battlefield rather than the whole political and philosophical thinking that goes on in the other series. It really has a practical and direct style unlike the other gundams and takes a more lighter tone with a commander just trying to accomplish his missions with the help of his squad on an episode to episode basis. And you know what? Thats good. This show pulls it off with the enjoyment level. Shiro and his crew make read more
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Mar 15, 2015
wkoppin10
The 08th MS team provides the viewer with a ground view of the One Year War and every moment it spends in the grime with front line troops it excels.
From the early skirmishes to the legendary battle with a Gouf, the series supplies almost unmatched, realistic style for the 0079 era of Gundam.

Engaging in self-masturbatory or gratifying review of this series wouldn't accomplish much, so suffice to say if you're a fan of the original Gundam series and would like to see what a great animation budget can accomplish read no further and watch.

My major gripe with the 08th is the Romeo and Juliet story read more
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Dec 19, 2008
DarkerThanDante
Where to start. Well, maybe I am crazy, as I am the only negatize reveiw so far, but to be frank this is my least favourite Gundam to date, regardless of the fact it is an OVA. It was not horrible, indeed it was alright, but thats it - alright. Personally I expected more, especially from Gundam.

STORY
This is one aspect that as stated earlier was mediocre. It had so more potential and I beleive if it had been a series, not an OVA, it could have been developed far better. Without divulging to much, the basic premise is that it is a side story read more
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Recommendations

If you liked the realistic depictions of soldiers without superpowers and post apocalyptic scenario of Blue Gender, then Gundam: 08th MS Team is a must watch. An interesting conflict with many types of realistic weapons and mecha with a distinguishable romance story makes 08th MS Team a good watch.
Both are excellent "real robot" mecha anime, and share a very intense and "realistic" feel towards the combat depicted. Both have a strong romance subplot, though 08th is minus the high school setting and related wackiness and also bit thinner on the humor.

08th is also a very good series to get into Gundam, it's set in the same universe as the classic Gundam series however it's more of a side story then anything else.
Other than Gundam Wing and G Gundam which are popular, try out 08th MS Team and to an extent, 0083 Stardust Memory. 08th MS Team too like G Gundam is unique in terms of style and 08th MS Team is ground based whereas G was fighting. Drama, romance, interactions, tone, story twists, and action are both great. More than one Gundam is involved which is a squadron fighting to end the war if you like Gundams.
Another great Gundam show to add if you only like Wing. 08th MS Team too is a mecha show but on a different scale dealing with ground based war scale other than space. It isn't just about mechas but action pack hand in hand combat and weaponry with bombs, guns, and blades. Character interactions are great especially Shiro Amada and Aina Sahalin as both begins to fall in love and share the same sentiments as the war goes on even to the end. There too is drama which is more than Wing and a much more darker tone.
Both shows are similar involving the earth forces in a different point of view during a war. The conflict between the male lead and the female lead is similar as well.
Both series show each squads fighting against a faction in the conquest of world domination similar to each other (Zeon and Britannia) which takes place during the war. Mecha action is similar due to involving in land.

Opening Theme

"Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite" by Chihiro Yonekura

Ending Theme

#1: "Ten Years After" by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 1-10)
#2: "Mirai no Futari ni" by Chihiro Yonekura (ep 11)
#3: "Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite" by Chihiro Yonekura (ep 12)

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