Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War In the Pocket Blu-ray
About Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War In the Pocket Blu-ray
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War In the Pocket includes all 6 episodes of the anime OVA directed by Fumihiko Takayama.
Universal Century 0079. When the Principality of Zeon learns of a new Gundam being built, the veteran spec-ops Cyclops Team is dispatched to the civilian colony of Libot to investigate. Their newest member, Bernard “Bernie” Wiseman, gets shot down in action and meets young Alfred “Al” Izuruha, who dreams of mobile suits and space battles. Al thinks of Bernie as a friend, and even goes to great lengths to track him down while on his mission. He doesn’t realize the potential danger he’s in. And Al’s nextdoor neighbor Christina “Chris” Mackenzie returns home with a new “government job.” She’s really the test pilot of the top-secret Gundam Alex – the objective of Bernie’s mission! As the story unfolds, three lives will be changed forever by this one small part of the war.
Special Features: Clean Opening, Clean Endings, Japanese Trailer Collection, Music Videos, and "All That Gundam" Video.
- Publisher: SUNRISE INC
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Themes: Mecha
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 180
- Year Created: 1989
- Release Date: 10/1/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Favorite Gundam Series
by telletran1 -
War in the Pocket is my favorite Gundam series. It is slower paced, and not as flashy as Stardust Memories or Wing, but the story is powerful and has a gut punch of an ending. It attempts to show the real cost war has on the combatants and civilians. I am so happy to finally be able to add this to my other Gundam Blu-rays and want to thank Right Stuf for continuing to listen to the fans and bring titles like Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket out on Blu-ray.
Gundam 0080 honors the story DNA of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television series by telling a story of the human cost of war. The animation is somewhat dated, but action scenes benefit immensely from a 1080p digital remaster. Its sights, sounds, and writing are distinctly late-80's, but it has the honor of being the first OVA ever produced for the franchise.
If you can get over the child POV character (honestly, the innocence of a child is the perfect lens through which to humanize our EFSF and Zeon lead characters, Chris and Bernie), this OVA will punch you in the throat and leave you an emotional wreck if you let it.