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


Score: 8.021 (scored by 4687046,870 users)
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Ranked: #6202
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Popularity: #2312
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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.

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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

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)


Oct 11, 2008
A lot of Gundam fans will probably tell you this is definitely either the best Gundam series, or at least a top 5 one. Hell, maybe even one of the best animes of all time. Allow me to explain why many including myself feel this way which this review is of course for. Despite being a short oav series, it has a descent amount of character on both the Zeon and Federation’s side where they all stand out and get their chance to shine, and develop as a result of it. Every character has their own ambition and dreams out side of the war. Such ...
Dec 19, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Where to start. Well, maybe I am crazy, as I am the only negatize reveiw so far, but to be frank this is my least favourite Gundam to date, regardless of the fact it is an OVA. It was not horrible, indeed it was alright, but thats it - alright. Personally I expected more, especially from Gundam.

This is one aspect that as stated earlier was mediocre. It had so more potential and I beleive if it had been a series, not an OVA, it could have been developed far better. Without divulging to much, the basic premise is that it is a side story ...
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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