08th MS Team

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08th MS Team

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Shounen, Sci-Fi, Action, Romance, Drama (May contain bloody violence, bad language & adult themes)... During the One Year War of UC 0079, a young Earth Federation Lieutenant named Shiro Amada is sent to Earth to lead a squadron of Gundam mobile suits in Southeast Asia to fight the Duchy of Zeon's forces. Along the way, he and his 08th Mobile Suit Team discover that Zeon has been testing a new secret weapon capable enough to destroy the Federation's headquarters in South America and possibly give the Zeons an edge in the war. Shiro unknowingly meets the pilot of the Zeon secret weapon, Aina Sahalin. Together they discover that both sides fighting the war are not any better or any worse than the other.

Emilie Brown

Emilie Brown

Aina Sahalin

Steve Staley

Steve Staley

2nd Lt. Shiro Amada

Dave Mallow

Dave Mallow

Terry Sanders,Jr.

Michelle Ruff

Michelle Ruff

Kiki Rosita

Eddie Frierson

Eddie Frierson

Cpl. Eledore Massis

Michael Forest

Michael Forest

Lt. Col. Jokima

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  • Sometimes it baffles me that there is so much injustice in the world of anime. 08th MS Team's underappreciation is a piece of that injustice.

    9.0
    I have to admit that I am a sucker for mech anime, but I don't have a tolerance for trash anime. G Gundam, Inuyasha, s-CRY-ed... those are trash anime. Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team is one of those rare anime that comes along in an age of genericism and really shows that there's hope for the genre... but for one reason or another fails to stand out in the crowd. (I blame Cartoon Network's lack of proper advertisement and pushing of the series, as well as the lack of uncut episodes.)



    It would be a lie to say this a really original anime. It's more like throwing big robots into a blender with Romeo & Juliet, the Vietnam War, and any given movie about the Vietnam War. The thing is, those things are all epic and/or kickass in one way or another.



    The big robots just makes for some cool action, but all the other factors make for some great war-related drama. Unlike the first Gundam series to come to the United States, this isn't' about some do-gooding freelancers in humorously themed robots somehow bringing down an entire empirial army while everyone changes alligenments a half-dozen times before the series ends. This is set in a realistic (with robots) war, and focuses on a squad of soldiers who fight on their orders and are forced to make often traumatizing decisions on the battlefield. It's one heck of a story, straight-forward and honest. It's really worth a look.moreless
  • This show takes place during the One Year War. It is probably the best Gundam show period. It is gritty and realistic (even though there are still robots everywhere). It is almost like a sci-fi Vietnam.moreless

    10
    This is the abosolute best Gundam show, period. It is gritty and realistic, the story is great and the animation is top notch. I really wasn't into Gundam and anime before this show, but this changed my mind. You owe it to yourself to watch this show. I guranteed there will be no dissapointments, except when it ends.

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