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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

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Ranked: #8072
Popularity: #1551
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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

Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Yatate, Hajime
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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Jan 17, 2009
Monkey_D_Luffy
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket is the first OVA to enter the vast Gundam franchise. After seeing the three lengthy first Gundam series, I was expecting a short six episode OVA to not quite live up to the standard set by those series. While, yes, it doesn't fully match such titles as Mobile Suit Gundam or Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, it's still a wonderful tale that without a doubt deserves its place in the Gundam metaseries.

The story is definitely the outstanding quality in War in the Pocket. You wouldn't quite expect this, since it's all jammed into just six episodes, but Tomino 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!

Opening Theme

"Itsuka Sora ni Todoite" by Megumi Shiina

Ending Theme

"Tooi Kioku" by Megumi Shiina

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