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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
...  Dorothy 6 episodes, 1989
...  Bernie Wiseman 6 episodes, 1989
...  Chris Mackenzie 6 episodes, 1989
...  Chay / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Tomoko Maruo ...  Chay 6 episodes, 1989
...  Walla 6 episodes, 1989
Jonathan C. Osborne ...  Walla 6 episodes, 1989
Yu Shimika ...  Mikhail Kamiski 6 episodes, 1989
Ken Suzuki ...  Telcott 6 episodes, 1989
...  Dorothy 6 episodes, 1989
Yôsuke Akimoto ...  Steiner Hardy / ... 5 episodes, 1989
Barry Stigler ...  Steiner Hardy / ... 5 episodes, 1989
...  Teacher 4 episodes, 1989
...  Garcia 4 episodes, 1989
...  Richard Lunland 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
...  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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There is a 1 volume manga drawn and written by Shigeto Ikehara. It is published by Kodansha and serialized Comic BomBom in 1989. See more »

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Referenced in Super Robot Wars 3 (1993) See more »

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Itsuka Sora ni Todoite (Reach Out to the Sky Someday
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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 See 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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