There are some opening sequences that are just evocative of another time and place in one’s life and for me the 0080 and 0083 sequences are just that as they were my first experiences in the Mobile Suit Gundam world. And one’s that I hope we get sooner rather than later from Nozomi Entertainment as they bring out the catalog of shows. Japanese fans are going to be able to check out these shows soon themselves, many for the first time, as Tokyo MX will be broadcasting them beginning on October 6th for 0080 and then on November 17th for 0083.
War in the Pocket: The Side 6 space colony is a neutral oasis in the war between Zeon and the Earth Federation. Alfred Izuruha, a ten-year-old boy, finds relief from the tedium of schoolwork by following the war’s progress and collecting military memorabilia. When rumors that the colony is hiding a Federation mobile suit development program bring Zeon special forces to Side 6, Alfred views them as a source of additional excitement. But, as the Zeon mission becomes more urgent and both sides take increasingly desperate measures, he might be in for an unexpectedly close look at the reality of war.
Stardust Memories: U.C. 0083. Three years after the end of the catastrophic One Year War, peace on Earth and the colonies is shattered by the presence of the Delaz Fleet, a rogue Zeon military group loyal to the ideals of the late dictator Gihren Zabi. Delaz Fleet’s ace pilot Anavel Gato, once hailed as “The Nightmare of Solomon”, infiltrates the Federation’s Torrington base in Australia and steals the nuclear-armed Gundam GP02A “Physalis” prototype. Rookie pilot Kou Uraki—with the aid of Anaheim Electronics engineer Nina Purpleton and the crew of the carrier Albion—pilots the Gundam GP01 “Zephyranthes” prototype in an attempt to recover the stolen Gundam unit and prevent another war from breaking out.
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