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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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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 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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Japanese

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5 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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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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Followed by Kidô senshi V Gundam (1993) See more »

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War through the eyes of a child
28 June 2006 | by vampeal7See all my reviews

UC 0079, the One Year War is almost at an end. A neutral colony of Side 6 has been targeted by Cyclops, a Zeon task force. Their target, a new Gundam being built exclusively for Newtypes (supposedly built for Amuro Ray from the original Gundam saga) inside. When little boy Al Izuruha, a fan of Zeon MS, encounters a Zaku after battle breaks out in the colony, he befriends newbie MS pilot Benard "Bernie" Wiseman. The two become good friends, Al is treated as an honorary member of the Cyclops team. Through the show, Bernie acts as a father figure to Al (whose real father is always working) and seems to be taken with Federation pilot Christina McKenzie, but eventually they must meet....in battle. Al soon learns that war is not child's play and Bernie must choose to make the ultimate sacrifice to complete his mission.

For only 6 episodes, Gundam 0080 is a well done show. The mobile suits are extremely well designed, and the animation may look dated but really shows emotion in the characters. If you liked 0083 then check this one out, or if you are new to the Gundam world, this is a good show to start with. If you look to a show for drama and character development, this is the one for you, it focuses more on that then mobile suit battle. I would rate it more of a drama than action.

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080, War in the Pocket.

Sometimes you have to lose to win.


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