Kidou Senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS Shoutai


Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

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Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Dai 08 MS Shotai
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 第08MS小隊
English: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 25, 1996 to Jul 25, 1999
Producers: Atelier Musa
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.011 (scored by 4646246,462 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2302
Members: 84,230
Favorites: 1,123

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Synopsis

In year 0079 of the Universal Century, the Earth Federation initiates Operation Odessa—a full-scale assault to retake a major Ukrainian city from the Principality of Zeon. It is a success, and the remaining Zeon forces scatter across the globe. The Earth Federation gains the upper hand in the One Year War and deploys its ground troops around the planet to hunt down the stragglers.

As part of the deployments, Ensign Shiro Amada is transferred to Southeast Asia to take command of the 08th MS Team—a special squadron of RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type pilots. In their first guerilla operation, Shiro's team is tasked with distracting the Zeon forces while Federation ground troops locate a mysterious new Zeon weapon. Everything goes according to plan until Shiro runs into Aina Sahalin, an ace Zeon pilot he met in an earlier battle, during a skirmish. Their reunion weakens his resolve to continue fighting, and now the young commander Shiro must prove his loyalty to the Federation—or be branded a traitor.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

After the death of Director Takeyuki Kanda on July 27, 1996, the release of the remaining six episodes was delayed. Nearly one year later in 1997, Umanosuke Iida took over the project and completed the series on July 25, 1999.

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"Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite" by Chihiro Yonekura
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Ending Theme

1: "Ten Years After" by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 1-10)
2: "Mirai no Futari ni" by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 11)
3: "Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite" by Chihiro Yonekura (eps 12)




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Jan 4, 2024
The show Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (here after to be referred to as "The 8th MS Team") has received critical and fan praise and is oftentimes referred to as one of the better if not the best of the Gundam series. At the time of writing this series has a average score on MAL of 8.01 and is bested only by Gundam 00 and Iron-Blooded-Orphans among the Gundam series. But does the 8th MS Team deserve such praise?

Taking place during the universal century timeline, like most other Gundam shows this deals with the conflict between the Earth Federation and their Mobile Suits ...
May 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The 8th MS Team is one of the most popular UC Gundam spinoff series, particularly due to its fluidly animated Mobile Suit battle sequences. And while the animation is definitely worth the praise, the 8th MS Team might not be as good as some diehard fans might regard it.

Compared to other UC spinoffs (War in the Pocket, Gundam Thunderbolt), this series has a longer runtime of twelve episodes and takes place mostly in Earth during the final months of the One Year War. The protagonist Shiro Amada, unlike the teen protagonists of the main UC series, is a fairly experienced Earth Federation ensign who is ...
Nov 17, 2023
This show started with a great premise vietnam with giant robots and a romeo and juliet subplot but no the romance between the those characters is used in 3 episodes max. and the nam with giant robots amounts to 2 mechs just standing there shooting eachother but every 5 seconds lets show the pilots grunting (i get thats 90's mecha but still). the ending is bad. the side characters are underused. the op and ed is mid. and the fanservice is so out of place the show is like "look at that pinup in the corner BOOOOOOOOBIES" im just like idc i want gaint robots. ...

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