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.
This was my 2nd full length gundam movie after seeing (in the western world the highly praised 1998 movie Mobile suit gundam wing: Endless waltz, good god in heaven i still love that film)the idea's of dropping colony's on earth and throwing children in war had not been discarded from the gundam saga that at that point this movie came out was 13 years long, but still brought more interesting and evolvement to the story .
The storyline takes a few years after the Big war, and some remnants of the opposite Zeon faction and the infamous Zabi familly line , wich goes back
to the very first gundam serie's 1979-1980 and the following 3 films compilation and more.
The planet earth is still healing after a colony had been dropped on in the year U.C 79. and for about 13,14 years there has been more war in space that peace in the timeline between the Earth space Federation and the Zeon, and ofc in the midst of war there is that HIGH DEATHCOUNT what gundam is famous for and the flashy spacebattles, during all of that its mainly about the gundam and its kidoperator wich in real life i woulnd reccomend to see sooo much death!!!
For it art is looks right for the time , proffesional early 90's handdrawn anime art, and they always have innovating designs for the mecha's both heroes and villian's, i have seen much much worse from other serie's.
I wanted to put the genre of space opera a bit in here when the space battle begins, it always have some intense opera music bits but also during emotional scene's, if u are used to older anime with stuff like this like i mean u know the drill.
The heroe's always starting out as PUSSIES, hotheaded punks, unfortunatly wich was back than still very stereotypical for the time , u have to bear with it but kinda blows over because much more interesting charachters dropping by, and sending minor-ages pl into war is a bit of a grim concept wich in gundam is fucking normal...... yes it is.
the way how most movies end is when the enemy deploy's it most cruel weapon with a battle that last 20 min or so, that really kept me going and i really liked this film, recommended for the weekends because of the runtime, wich i have no problems with.