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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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Yoshiyuki Tomino
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Cast

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 Hasumi 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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Official Sites:

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The shooting game in Al's room uses various sound effects from the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros 3. See more »

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

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Tooi Kioku (Distant Memory)
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A great story about war without judging right or wrong, good or bad through a pair of innocent eyes
20 January 2014 | by vx-902-270492See all my reviews

From the first episode I was deeply engaged (yes a full grown adult pushing 40 years) You don't need to be a Gundam fan to appreciate this, all you need is patience and a little imagination, the series will carry you through. I have not seen such storytelling in years, its right up there with the best and all in a plausible, believable way.

Sincere and non judgmental, this story focuses telling as is the perils of war without imposing views or stigmas, gets you drawn in wanting to see how the story unfolds. It blurs the line so well between good and perceived evil that you will be rooting for the Zeon forces that is conventionally deem as the bad side.

I watched the original Gundam, Zeta Gundam and ZZ Gundam series but this little gem that I circle back to after learning that in terms of Gundam time-line it follows immediately the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, was a real rare find that kept me mesmerized and touched.

If you are looking to lots of shooting and body counts you will be sorely disappointed, but everything else....you will not regret the time spent on this series and the memories that will stay with you.

Epitome of forward thinking (space colonies/technology) and humanity embodiment in a beautiful graphical tale (no this is not a cartoon/anime)considering the age of this production, it is light years ahead of its time.

Watch it!


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