Anime Review: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

General Information:

Type: OVA
Genres: Military, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Mecha
Episodes: 12
Aired:  Jan 25, 1996 to Jul 25, 1999
Producers: Atelier Musa
Licencors: Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


In year 0079 of the Universal Century, the Earth Federation initiates Operation Odessa—a full-scale assault to retake a major Ukrainian city from the Principality of Zeon. It is a success, and the remaining Zeon forces scatter across the globe. The Earth Federation gains the upper hand in the One Year War and deploys its ground troops around the planet to hunt down the stragglers.

As part of the deployments, Ensign Shiro Amada is transferred to Southeast Asia to take command of the 08th MS Team—a special squadron of RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type pilots. In their first guerilla operation, Shiro’s team is tasked with distracting the Zeon forces while Federation ground troops locate a mysterious new Zeon weapon. Everything goes according to plan until Shiro runs into Aina Sahalin, an ace Zeon pilot he met in an earlier battle, during a skirmish. Their reunion weakens his resolve to continue fighting, and now the young commander Shiro must prove his loyalty to the Federation—or be branded a traitor. [Written by MAL Rewrite]


Gundam the 8th is takes place in the same universe as Mobile Suit Gundam and its a side story to Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket. The animation follows the 8th Mobile Suit team on their mission to defeat the Zeon forces. The anime is filled with action and military tactics. Its nice that you get to see The human side of both the Zeon Soldiers and the Federation Soldiers. It kinds reminded me of Gundam Thunderbolt except that its taking part on earth. I loved the animation of the anime. The music was amazing. I loved the opening song. The special episode was a great addition to the series if you’re planning to watch it make sure you watch the special as well. The series was very well made. You will surely enjoy it Gundam fan or not.

Overall Rate: 8/10

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