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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 0083 スターダストメモリー


Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 23, 1991 to Sep 24, 1992
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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U.C. 0083. Three years after the end of the catastrophic One Year War, peace on Earth and the colonies is shattered by the presence of the Delaz Fleet, a rogue Zeon military group loyal to the ideals of the late dictator Gihren Zabi. Delaz Fleet's ace pilot Anavel Gato, once hailed as "The Nightmare of Solomon", infiltrates the Federation's Torrington base in Australia and steals the nuclear-armed Gundam GP02A "Physalis" prototype. Rookie pilot Kou Uraki—with the aid of Anaheim Electronics engineer Nina Purpleton and the crew of the carrier Albion—pilots the Gundam GP01 "Zephyranthes" prototype in an attempt to recover the stolen Gundam unit and prevent another war from breaking out.

(Source: ANN)

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Aired  May 23, 1991 to Sep 24, 1992
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kidou Senshi Gundam 0083: Hoshikuzu no Eiyuu - Operation Stardust, Kidou Senshi Gundam 0083: Rebellion
Prequel: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Sequel: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Alternative setting: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Fading Light of Zeon
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space

Characters & Voice Actors

Gato, Anavel
Gato, Anavel
Ootsuka, Akio
Ootsuka, Akio
Purpleton, Nina
Purpleton, Nina
Sakuma, Rei
Sakuma, Rei
Uraki, Kou
Uraki, Kou
Horikawa, Ryo
Horikawa, Ryo
Bate, Alpha
Bate, Alpha
Totani, Kouji
Totani, Kouji


Ueda, Masuo
Yatate, Hajime
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Kase, Mitsuko
Episode Director

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Oct 11, 2008
This is the story that sets out to bridge the gap between the original Gundam series, and Zeta Gundam. Does it do a great job of that? Personally, yes and no. Yes, because you learn about what happened to the Federation to where it become in Zeta Gundam, and no, because you don’t really get to see what happens to the majority of the original cast from the series such as Amuro and Char, and mostly concentrates on the cast created exclusively for this saga. There are some other previous Gundam characters that will have brief cameos, but if you want to know, watch and read more
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Nov 6, 2007
With its masterful balance of action-packed battles, intense drama and a touch of romance, Gundam 0083 is required viewing for any anime fan.


Gundam 0083 gets started with a bang in the very first episode and the momentum carries through all the way to its dramatic end. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked and waiting for what's to come. Both drama and action are given equal screen time and presented with equal intensity.


For an OVA from 1991, the animation quality in this series is simply amazing. In fact, Gundam 0083 still shines by today's standards. The design of the artwork itself read more
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Jul 3, 2008
Set three years after the events of the One Year War, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is a mixed bag. While it boasts strong visuals and action, its mediocre plot and the lackluster characters ultimately prevents 0083 from the full extent of its potential.

The premise 0083's story is very promising at first glance. The valiant and desperate attempt of the Zeon remnants to pave a road for the future of its beliefs and its people makes them commendable antagonists, and the thus viewers are able to sympathize with both sides in the struggle between Federation and Zeon. However, upon closer inspection, one finds the read more
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Oct 12, 2008
Stardust Memory is mecha pornography, and I am a total mecha pervert. If you ever got a little hot when you watched Gurren Lagann's combination, aroused by the scent of a Gundam model, or felt flushed after watching Macross Zero's THRUST VECTORING, then you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, you'll probably be able to enjoy it, albeit on a different level. The best thing about Stardust is that the creators know that there is a segment of the human population that are raving mechaphiles (why else would their cheaply made plastic models sell so well...and be so damned enticing...), and the brunt read more
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One shouldn't really go in expecting much with the characters and plots in these two, especially when compared to other installments in both the Gundam/Macross series. But where these two OVA's excel at, they really shine - the production values, the nostalgic and incredible music, amazingly top notch animation and art for their time, and the insane action make them both worth seeing for the technical aspects alone. Both are sci-fi, mecha, and all that sort of thing, chances are if you like some of Macross or Gundam, you'll like both in many ways too. 
reportRecommended by Echelon
Both OVA's are set in different similar but slightly similar due to Cosmic Era being the remake of Universal Century (UC). OVAs in my opinion are great due to being side stories as well as representing elements and traits not exploited in their parent stories. Both are dark, militaristic, and technological. The Earth forces point of view is slightly similar reflecting both good and bad. The male lead is yet again similar as an Earth soldier (Sven Cal Bayan and Kou Uraki) and the female lead is similar as well (Selene Mcgriff and Nina Purpleton) and the only main difference is that in 0083, the  read more 
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
Both shows are OVAs in their respective timelines and in my opinion, they are both awesome. The reason why is because they show a different point of view on a different character rather than the main story, has a much more darker tone, less use of powers (Newtype, Geass), more mecha combat, less romance, and suspense. Akito and Kou are soldiers on a different part of the military and later fall in love with female leads (Leila and Nina) and has a feud with a rival character (Shin, Suzaku and Anavel Gato. The show shows both the main forces fighting an opposing nation (EU Wyvern  read more 
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More than one Gundam involved, better story, drama, mecha action, rivalry, and interesting points of the story could turn the entire show around into one great show. If you seen Gundam Wing, G Gundam, watch this one as well. 
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
Shinn Asuka may be a carbon copy of Kamille Bidan but he too is like Kou Uraki. Story isn't just like Zeta Gundam but 0083 as well which leads to that point. Seed Destiny and 0083 may be different but they have similarities. There are some similarities:
Shinn Asuka=Kou Uraki
Yzak Joule=Anavel Gato
Patrick Zala=Gihren Zabi
Patrick Zala's loyalists=Delaz Fleet
Earth Alliance=Earth Federation
Blue Cosmos/Phantom Pain=Titans 
reportRecommended by Rikudo14
If you've seen Gundam Wing, try watching this one because it too is closer to Gundams than any other UC shows even though they fight in an army. 0083 Stardust Memory is a much more darker than Gundam Wing and better animated as well since it is an OVA. Mecha design is brilliant as well as the action and the action is just like Wing and G and trust me, when you watch this, you will never regret watching this at all because it is like the main UC Gundam show out of all the franchise when you think of Gundams as your favorite Mecha  read more 
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Opening Theme

#1: "The Winner" by Miki Matsubara (eps 2-7)
#2: "Men of Destiny" by MIO (eps 8-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Magic" by Jacob Wheeler (eps 1-6)
#2: "Evergreen" by MIO (eps 7-13)

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