Shortly after being rescued off the Himalayas, Federation Ensign Shiro Amada is accused of espionage due to his encounter with Zeon's top-secret mobile armor. Intelligence officer Alice Miller is assigned to investigate on Shiro's whereabouts during his disappearance. Her documented findings will determine whether or not Shiro is a traitor, and what his fate will be as commander of the 08th MS Team.
08th MS Team is one of the best anime I have ever seen and definitely the best Gundam anime I have watched. That is why I wanted to watch Miller's Report to see if I can get some more from this anime that ended to soon. I was hoping for a side story, but unfortunately it did not live up to the anime and was just a recap episode that dumbs down some of the best scenes from the anime.
Story: There is really no story to this. Miller's is a earth fed that has to write a report on Shiro Amada
if in fact he is a double agent for Zeon. So basically all they do is recap what has happened in the anime so far that has led up to this point. They had some extra footage with most of the characters with great dialogue but it was short. I was hoping for more of this, like stuff that was going on during the base when Shiro was under house arrest since they were vague in the anime, but nope we get 40 to 45 min of recaps from the anime.
I am not going to write about sound and animation because it is similar to the anime since most of the recap footage is from the anime it self.
Character:The new character introduced is Alice Miller a earth fed internal in fairs kind of person and she is pretty tough on Shiro because of her job and also a personal reason. All the main cast makes small appearance in the extra footage except for mabey Kiki but definitely everybody is in the recaps.
Enjoyment. My enjoyment was killed by the recaps first of all they took up most of the time on the film and second the recaps were taking away from the series because these episodes they tried to recap were some of the most beautiful and entertaining episodes in anime. I don;t believe those great scenes should be watched in a recap and if you want to see them you should just watch the series again like I have. It is way more enjoyable just to watch the series again than this movies recap.
Overall: I don't recommend watching this unless you want to see that 5 to 10 min extra footage with your favorite characters from the 08th Ms Team. This movie could have been much better if they eliminated the recaps and just added some dialogue for the characters and thrown in some fights just for fun. 6/10
The 08th MS Team is a top tier Gundam series, but I'm not going to talk about why here. This 50-minute movie, "Miller's Report", takes place two thirds of the way through the series. I watched it hoping for a decent amount of new footage since it's framed with an original story as intelligence officer Alice Miller investigates Shiro Amada. Sadly, this ended up just being what it was meant to be: glorified padding between releasing episodes of the OVA. The movie recaps most of the events surrounding Shiro and Aina's relationship, and combines it with the aftermath of what happened when the OVA took
place with some footage cut out and some footage added. Structurally, it's very weird in this way. It's chronologically consistent at the beginning, then delves into a long flashback, then goes back to chronology and follows the OVA in an abridged format until it ends before the final act. Miller is only given basic characterization and is only seen in a few minutes of the total running time. I guess if you're super desperate for more of The 08th MS Team then this could do as it retcons some additional detail into certain episodes, but it doesn't really improve the experience much. The best part of watching this was OZC's encode, which was absolutely incredible. If more encodes of old series got this treatment then maybe life wouldn't be so terrible. Go watch "A Battle with the Third Dimension" instead.
I am a huge fan of the series "Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team". I think it's the most realistic portrayal of what a war with mobile suits would feel like. So, after seeing it on TV in America I was thrilled to read there was more. A movie, no less! "Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report". I couldn't wait to see it. Turns out, I had already seen it for the most part.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report" is, to be clear, a COMPILATION movie. A glorified clip show. Re-enforced and fortified with the thin
addition of the film noire-esque character of Federation Investigator Alice Miller, filling a few gaps in the story between episodes 8 and 9, and solving the mystery that has haunted many 08th MS team fans (and by "many" I mean maybe two) ...how did Eledore re-join the team after his hospital stay?
We are given many clips from the first 8 episodes. Linked together by Miller's investigation and a small character arc for her. All and all, "Miller's Report" is a bit of padding to fill in what was an easily overlooked hole in the story line. And does little to enrich was already a superb entry into the Gundam franchise. My advice, if you're still hungry for some "08th MS Team" after you finished the show or are a stickler for continuity, give it a watch. Otherwise, skip it and just watch "Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team" as is. Cheers!