Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket (1989)
"Kidô senshi Gandamu 0080 pocketto no naka no sensô" (original title)

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In a space colony, a young boy discovers a cadre of terrorists and innocently decides to help them.

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Series cast summary:
Daisuke Namikawa ...
 Al (6 episodes, 1989)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Bernie (6 episodes, 1989)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Chris (6 episodes, 1989)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Dorothy (6 episodes, 1989)
 Bernie (6 episodes, 1989)
Wendee Lee ...
 Chris (6 episodes, 1989)
Mona Marshall ...
 Chay / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
Tomoko Maruo ...
 Chay (6 episodes, 1989)
Jonathan C. Osborne ...
 Walla (6 episodes, 1989)
Elliot Reynolds ...
 Walla (6 episodes, 1989)
Brianne Siddall ...
 Al (6 episodes, 1989)
Ken Suzuki ...
 Telcott (6 episodes, 1989)
Konami Yoshida ...
 Dorothy (6 episodes, 1989)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
 Steiner (5 episodes, 1989)
Barry Stigler ...
 Steiner (5 episodes, 1989)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
 Teacher (4 episodes, 1989)
Bin Shimada ...
 Garcia (4 episodes, 1989)
 Richard (2 episodes, 1989)
 Mr. Izuruha (2 episodes, 1989)
 Charlie (2 episodes, 1989)
Nobuyuki Furuta ...
 Killing (2 episodes, 1989)
Jun Hasumi ...
 Mr. Izuruha (2 episodes, 1989)
Ai Orikasa ...
 Mrs. Izuruha (2 episodes, 1989)
Dan Woren ...
 Killing (2 episodes, 1989)


The story of a young boy who (along with all his friends) idolizes the pilots of the giant military robots. When he finds a soldier and his robot hidden in the forest, the boy quickly agrees to help this new friend, not knowing the soldier is an enemy spy. As the war between the two nations grows in intensity, the boy comes to learn that the war is not as simple as it seems, and that good and evil are not what everyone says they are. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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5 November 2001 (USA)  »

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(6 episodes)


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The shooting game in Al's room uses various sound effects from the Nintendo video game _Super Mario Bros. 3 (VG) (1988)_. See more »


Followed by Kidô senshi V Gundam (1993) See more »


Tooi Kioku
(Distant Memory)
Ending theme
Performed by Megumi Shiina
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A tragic story of war and friendship
6 August 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

If you are uninitiated to the Gundam world, this is a good place to start. If you are burned out on Star Wars or Star Trek, here is a compelling, realistic sci-fi series you can become immersed in. Not the simplistic boy-saves-world-in-giant robot story you might have expected, but rather a complex, emotionally compelling space war drama where the line between the "good" and "bad" guys is decidedly less than distinct.

Gundam 0080 focuses on the story of Al Izuruha, a young, naive boy living in a neutral space colony. He spends his days daydreaming about Mobile Suits and playing war with his friends. During the course of this series, Al befriends an "enemy" soldier, Bernie Wiseman. By the end, little Al learns some hard lessons about the reality of war and the requisite suffering and sacrifice.

I loved this OAV series, with its cool mecha designs, involving story, and likeable characters. I recommend this series to anyone who likes realistic SF anime, or to those who think anime is just silly or sexy entertainment.

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