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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
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 11,954 users)
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Ranked: #7682
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Popularity: #1882
Members: 20,526
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Episodes: /6

Synopsis

Alfred Izuruha is a 10-year-old who lives in the neutral colony cluster of Side 6 and, like most boys his age, is obsessed with the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. Unbeknownst to him, Al's next-door neighbor, Christina, is the test pilot of a prototype Gundam being developed in secret by the Earth Federation in the colony. A Zeon Special Forces team is assembled and tasked with infiltrating the colony in order to either steal or destroy it.

When a skirmish breaks out between the Federation and infiltrating Zeon forces, the fascinated Alfred stumbles upon a Zaku mobile suit that has been shot down, piloted by Zeon rookie Bernard "Bernie" Wiseman. After this encounter, the two start a mutual friendship, so Alfred can learn more about the war that interests him so much, and Bernie can acquire inside information about the colony to aid his team's mission.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket was a project made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the franchise. It marked the first time someone other than Yoshiyuki Tomino had directed a Gundam project, with Fumihiko Takayama acting as lead director.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Wiseman, Bernard
Wiseman, Bernard
Main
Tsujitani, Kouji
Japanese
Tsujitani, Kouji
Mackenzie, Christina
Mackenzie, Christina
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Izuruha, Alfred
Izuruha, Alfred
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Lugenth
Lugenth
Supporting
Furuta, Nobuyuki
Japanese
Furuta, Nobuyuki

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Uchida, Kenji
Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Takayama, Fumihiko
Takayama, Fumihiko
Director


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"Itsuka Sora ni Todoite" by Megumi Shiina

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"Tooi Kioku" by Megumi Shiina



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benjireturns
Mar 9, 2016
War in the Pocket is ok. I'll try not to spoil anything beyond the first episode, but I will say that the first half is somewhat boring. The second half is really where this series takes off, so if you're unsure halfway, push past it.

I decided to write this review because most of them are glowing and rate this short series highly, and I don't feel like there was an outsider's view (by outsider, I mean that I have never seen anything Gundam related before; I've seen various other mecha shows, but Gundam isn't one I'm familiar with). That being said, I read more
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JizzyHitler
Jun 21, 2014
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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Chag
Jul 2, 2008
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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Stormy_77
Apr 25, 2007
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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