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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket 

Kidô Senshi Gundam 0080 Pocket no Naka no Sensô (original title)
In a space colony, a young boy discovers a cadre of terrorists and innocently decides to help them.


Yoshiyuki Tomino









Series cast summary:
Daisuke Namikawa ...  Al Izuruha 6 episodes, 1989
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ...  Bernie Wiseman 6 episodes, 1989
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Chris Mackenzie 6 episodes, 1989
Brianne Brozey ...  Al Izuruha 6 episodes, 1989
Melissa Fahn ...  Dorothy 6 episodes, 1989
David Hayter ...  Bernie Wiseman 6 episodes, 1989
Wendee Lee ...  Chris Mackenzie 6 episodes, 1989
Mona Marshall ...  Chay / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Tomoko Maruo Tomoko Maruo ...  Chay 6 episodes, 1989
Richard Miro ...  Walla 6 episodes, 1989
Jonathan C. Osborne Jonathan C. Osborne ...  Walla 6 episodes, 1989
Yu Shimika Yu Shimika ...  Mikhail Kamiski 6 episodes, 1989
Ken Suzuki Ken Suzuki ...  Telcott 6 episodes, 1989
Konami Yoshida ...  Dorothy 6 episodes, 1989
Yôsuke Akimoto Yôsuke Akimoto ...  Steiner Hardy / ... 5 episodes, 1989
Barry Stigler Barry Stigler ...  Steiner Hardy / ... 5 episodes, 1989
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1989
Bin Shimada ...  Garcia 4 episodes, 1989
Beau Billingslea ...  Richard Lunland 2 episodes, 1989
Steve Blum ...  Mr. Izuruha 2 episodes, 1989
Michael Forest ...  Charlie 2 episodes, 1989
Nobuyuki Furuta Nobuyuki Furuta ...  Killing 2 episodes, 1989
Jun Hazumi Jun Hazumi ...  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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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An interesting installment in the Gundam series
14 December 2000 | by cpm6See all my reviews

Compared to Hayao Miyazaki's GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, War In The Pocket is short on action and high on sentimentality, which sets it apart from many of the other Gundam shows. Don't worry, there are some very well-animated action scenes in this series, and some great mecha designs(By PATLABOR'S Izukicki) which update a lot of the old-school Gundam designs, and also feature some nifty original designs like the Kampfer and Gundam Alex. Anyway, this series is one of the most emotional Gundam series. It's the last few days of the One Year potrayed in the original series, and a new Gundam prototype has been discovered at a supposedly neutral space colony. A team of Zeon commandos is sent to destroy it, however things get a little thrown off when one of the commandos befriends a civilian boy and starts unsuspectedly becomes friendly with the Gundam pilot herself. BTW, mecha fans might be interested in the fact that the character designer of this series is Haruhiko Mikimoto, who also did Macross(AKA Robotech Part I). This is the first of four Gundam OAVs. Over the course of the 90s, Gundam 0083(1991) 08th MS team(1996) and Endless Waltz(1997)

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