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Gundam 0080: A War in the Pocket 

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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Daisuke Namikawa ...
 Al Izuruha (6 episodes, 1989)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Bernie Wiseman (6 episodes, 1989)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Chris Mackenzie (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Al Izuruha (6 episodes, 1989)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Dorothy (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Bernie Wiseman (6 episodes, 1989)
Wendee Lee ...
 Chris Mackenzie (6 episodes, 1989)
Mona Marshall ...
 Chay / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
Tomoko Maruo ...
 Chay (6 episodes, 1989)
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 Walla (6 episodes, 1989)
Jonathan C. Osborne ...
 Walla (6 episodes, 1989)
Ken Suzuki ...
 Telcott (6 episodes, 1989)
Konami Yoshida ...
 Dorothy (6 episodes, 1989)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
 Steiner Hardy / ... (5 episodes, 1989)
Barry Stigler ...
 Steiner Hardy / ... (5 episodes, 1989)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
 Teacher (4 episodes, 1989)
Bin Shimada ...
 Garcia (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Richard Lunland (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Mr. Izuruha (2 episodes, 1989)
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 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)
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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another great u.c. series
30 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

this series made for video has the same essence of all the gundam series and movies: a dramatic atmosphere and exciting battles. the story is about an 11-year-old boy named Al Izuruha who is simply fascinated by war and the mobile suits used in combat. He roots for the Zeon Army (the "bad guys"), this is easily explained because he lives in a neutral space colony. His neighbor is a girl named Cristina MacKenzie who is an Earth Federation test pilot. She is going to test the new Gundam "Alex" which is sent from Earth not before being chased by the Zeon special forces "Cyclops" Team. Al befriends Zeon pilot Bernie Wiseman, whose mobile suit is shot down. Bernie is part of the Cyclops team who infiltrated the colony undercover and smuggling a mobile suit named "Kaempfer" to seek and destroy the new Gundam, which once tested thoroughly, will be sent to Amuro Ray, the best Gundam pilot in the One Year War. While the Cyclops team tries to avoid that, Bernie, Al, and Cristina become very good friends.

The climax of this series is charged with emotions that will make anyone who isn't a sci-fi or war fan feel the same thing that Al experiences towards the end, which is tragic in a way. The final scene is one that any director would want to put in his movie to win an Oscar.

The series related to this Gundam saga are Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) and 08th MS Team (1996).


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