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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam 0080- Pocket no Naka no Sensou
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 0080 ポケットの中の戦争

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1989 to Aug 25, 1989
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 9438 users)
Ranked: #8102
Popularity: #1681
Members: 15,744
Favorites: 168
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Synopsis

The Side 6 space colony is a neutral oasis in the war between Zeon and the Earth Federation. Alfred Izuruha, a ten-year-old boy, finds relief from the tedium of schoolwork by following the war's progress and collecting military memorabilia. When rumors that the colony is hiding a Federation mobile suit development program bring Zeon special forces to Side 6, Alfred views them as a source of additional excitement. But, as the Zeon mission becomes more urgent and both sides take increasingly desperate measures, he might be in for an unexpectedly close look at the reality of war.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Prequel: Mobile Suit Gundam
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Characters & Voice Actors

Izuruha, Alfred
Izuruha, Alfred
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Siddall, Brianne
English
Siddall, Brianne
Mackenzie, Christina
Mackenzie, Christina
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
Wiseman, Bernard
Wiseman, Bernard
Main
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese
Tsujitani, Kouji
Hayter, David
English
Hayter, David
...
Killing
Killing
Supporting
Woren, Dan
English
Woren, Dan
Totani, Kouji
Japanese
Totani, Kouji

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamaga, Hiroyuki
Script, Screenplay



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Jul 2, 2008
Chag
As a small member of the huge gundam metaseries, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket is often overlooked. This is a real shame, as 0080 is one of the most touching war stories to be found in the anime medium.

The story of 0080 is distinct from other gundam series in that it features a civilian child's point of view on war. It is the story of Alfred Izuruha's journey of disillusionment as he grows out of his starry-eyed romance for war and the military, ultimately realizing the devastation and meaninglessness of it all. Though the risk of spoilers prevent me from elaborating further, read more
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Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo
It brings a whole new chapter to the official first series in which we were to believe that side 6 was always officially neutral, but this series says other wise. Though none of the other series characters are present, it is noted, that you have to be a “freak” to truly pilot the Gundam NT-1 Alex. This series does an excellent job portraying the series about how naïve kids can be. Al is aware of how dangerous things can be, but he puts the excitement factor first without thinking of the potential consequences of what may happen. You also really feel the bond Al and read more
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Jun 21, 2014
NotJizzyHitler
Many months ago I decided I was gonna make it my goal to watch through every single universal century gundam and many of it's spin offs. Out of all the grand scale battles and magical newtype powers spread across the many entries of the universal franchise, I found a little ova by the name of war in the pocket. This short 6 episode ova stood out from the fellow gundam installments as well as many of its contemporaries in the genre even to this day. Set within the one year war from the original gundam series war in the pocket focused heavily on telling the read more
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Apr 25, 2007
Stormy_77
This series was only 6 episodes long but packed more character development in it than most 50+ episode Mobile Suit Gundam series. The protagonist, Al, is likeable, and is a kid that most people can quickly and easily identify with. He finds school boring, is good at some subjects, is failing at others and is afraid of his mother "grounding" him for his bad grades. His father is never around and he hungers for male companionship, which he gets from a new friend, Bernard Wiseman.

The friendship between Bernard, a rookie pilot, and Al, the school kid, grows despite the difficulties of the political situation in read more
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Recommendations

Both with with how tragic and devastating war is seen through the eyes of children. 0080 shows how war is not a game and only results in death and suffering while Fireflies depicts how hard it is for individuals to survive in a war torn country.
Both high budget 80s OVA series that have robots and a Rockin' Ass 80s soundtrack. The soundtracks alone are already TENOUTTATEN!
A similar dirt and grit combat style carrying the mech genre along with the classic animation style. If you liked 0800 or 08th MS team, you would probably find the Soukou Kihei Votoms series interesting.

Opening Theme

"Itsuka Sora ni Todoite" by Megumi Shiina

Ending Theme

"Tooi Kioku" by Megumi Shiina

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