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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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Series cast summary:
 Al Izuruha 6 episodes, 1989
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Bernie Wiseman 6 episodes, 1989
 Chris Mackenzie 6 episodes, 1989
 Al Izuruha 6 episodes, 1989
 Bernie Wiseman 6 episodes, 1989
 Chris Mackenzie 6 episodes, 1989
 Chay / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Tomoko Maruo ...
Jonathan C. Osborne ...
Yu Shimika ...
 Mikhail Kamiski 6 episodes, 1989
Ken Suzuki ...
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
 Steiner Hardy / ... 5 episodes, 1989
Barry Stigler ...
 Steiner Hardy / ... 5 episodes, 1989
 Richard Lunland 2 episodes, 1989
 Mr. Izuruha 2 episodes, 1989
Nobuyuki Furuta ...
Jun Hasumi ...
 Mr. Izuruha 2 episodes, 1989
Ai Orikasa ...
 Mrs. Izuruha 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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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One of my favorites
21 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

When Gundam0079 became the movie trilogy most of us are familiar with, a lot of it was sheer action and less of anything else. This OVA is kinda the opposite. Though there're only half a dozen episodes, it isn't filled with action, but emotional things. The two main action sequences in this, I believe, are enough to satisfy me. After seeing so many gundam series, movies, and OVAs, I was completely ready for a civilian-esquire movie. This movie did a fantastic job of that. What makes this movie stand out is that shows both sides of the war have good and bad people. It made the Zeons seem more human rather than the original movies where they're depicted as the second rise of evil Nazis. Most people that don't like anime that I've forced to watch this movie (lol), liked it. So, I'd recommend it to a lot of people just for the anti-war story. If you're a Gundam fan, and haven't seen this, you shouldn't be reading this; you should already be watching it right now.

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