Kidou Senshi Gundam 0080: Pocket no Naka no Sensou

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

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Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 0080 ポケットの中の戦争
English: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1989 to Aug 25, 1989
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.981 (scored by 3253732,537 users)
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Ranked: #6282
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Popularity: #2766
Members: 58,970
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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.

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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


Uchida, Kenji
Takayama, Fumihiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Itsuka Sora ni Todoite" by Megumi Shiina

Ending Theme

"Tooi Kioku" by Megumi Shiina


Jun 9, 2023
Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, is a small ova series which takes place during the final weeks of the One Year War. You follow the perspective of Alfred Izuruha an eleven year old child living in one of the neutral colonies on Side 6. I won't write anymore on the series because then it'll go into spoiler territory. Anyways, I wholeheartedly recommend this series to any anime or gundam fan. The story doesn't require much previous knowledge of the OG gundam show although, it does help if you watched the OG Gundam movie trilogy to fully grasp the story. The animation for the show ...
Apr 28, 2023
Rarely do I end up feeling so strongly about something I've watched, but War in the Pocket manages to really endear you to the characters while also pummeling into you the sheer nihilistic agony that is the reality of armed conflict and how pointless the sacrifices made for it truly are in a harrowing look at individuals faced with situations in which they simply cannot win against due to forces larger than them at play.
This series will demand it's attention and force you to become introspective about some rather sensitive subjects happening in the real world which most would feel comfortable enough to not ever ...
Feb 4, 2023
[Enjoyment: 8]
Pretty awesome coz a mecha-hating person like me can still enjoy the anime. I binged a majority of this anime coz it was interesting and I wanna know what's next.

[Art: 9]
If compared to other animes from 1989, the animation is pretty crisp and refreshing. But there were Dragon Ball Z and Ranma coming out on that year too and I think they're almost as good, so I gave 9 for great but not 10 for masterpiece.

[Sound: 7]
Memorable OP, Subpar ED, but I love the futuristic/disco(?)-like OST. I appreciate that the kids sound like kids. Other VAs seem to be okay, but I don't notice ...

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