Gundam 0083

(ended 1992)


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Gundam 0083

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The show originally aired on Bandai Channel in Japan (which is why i labled it as "Other"). Then it was shown on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in the US from 2/23/02 - 5/18/02. Gundam 0083 takes place after Gundam 0080, but before Z Gundam. Three years after the end of the One Year War between the Zeon and the Federation, a group called the Delaz Fleet is formed by the survivors of the Zeon army. Under the command of former Zeon Colonel Aiguille Delaz, the fleet's goal is to rebuild Zeon. Their ace pilot Major Anavel Gato steals the Gundam GP02, a nuclear equipped model in development by the Federation. Lieutenant Kou Uraki pilots the Gundam GP01, the only one left, in an attempt to stop Gato and recover the stolen Gundam before a new war begins. "Operation Stardust," as the Delaz Fleet's operation was known, would shake the foundation of the Earth Federation and prepare the way for the to the soon-to-be-infamous "Titans." Show Type: Japanese Animation (Anime) First American Telecast: Last American Telecast: Episodes: 13 thirty minute color episodes Companies: Bandai Entertainment Alternative Titles: Stardust Memory Characters Kou Uraki: Kou starts out as a regular test pilot for new advances in Mobile Suit technology at Federation's Torrington Base. He is very interested in mobile suits and technology behind them. He is also a superb pilot; able to fend off the more experienced Anavel Gato when he steals the Gundam Unit 2. Despite some of his fellow pilots' objections, He becomes the pilot of the new Gundam Unit 1 (also known as the Zephyrantes). A relationship develops between him and Anaheim Electronics engineer Nina Purpleton Chuck Keith: Keith is Kou's best friend and fellow test pilot. Unlike his best friend, his mobile suit piloting is average, which he gets picked on by his fellow pilots. Despite that, Keith is an all-around nice guy who always gives somewhat useful advice to Kou in his relationship with Nina. Nina Purpleton: Nina Purpleton is the head engineer of the two new Gundams that are being developed for the federation. She is extremely protective of her creations, which comes into conflict with Kou when He checks out the new units when the first arrive. However after Gato's "Gundamjack" of Unit 2, she allows Kou to pilot the Unit 1 to stop him. She also develops a relationship with him as she accompanies him and the Albion to pursue Gato. It is later revealed that she once was in love with Anavel Gato a year ago, until he deserted her on the moon. The Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, Mobile Suit Gundam's principal creator, is a veteran of the anime industry. In 1964, Tomino signed with Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production Studio, making his debut on the classis Mighty Atom (known in the U.S. as "Astro Boy"). In the 70's, he became a freelance director and prolific storyboard artist, lending his talents to a number of shows in the popular "super robot" genre. With 1979's Mobile Suit Gundam, Tomino combined the gaudy gadgetry of the traditional robot show with hard science, complex characterization, and weighty themes of war and morality. In the following decades, he's returned to the Gundam saga several times to add to the chronicles of the "Universal Century" era, and most recently (in 1999's Turn A Gundam) to extend the series into entirely new realms. In addition to his work in the anime field, Tomino has also written more than a dozen novels, most of them based on the Gundam universe or set in the fantasy world of Aura Battler Dunbine. Release Dates Japan: 1991 America: 2001moreless
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  • Now Commencing Operation Stardust

    Believe it or not, this was Adult Swim Action's first real great show. Despite Cartoon Network editing it into PG standards even though it is essentially a TV-14 show, and despite all of the hype surrounding Cowboy Bebop at the time, there is no denying that Gundam 0083 was a brilliant show. From beginning to end, the show takes off with a blast leaving viewers thirsting for more. From the insanity of the Delaz Fleet to the witty cockiness of Lieutenant Uraki, Gundam 0083 had anything a gundam fan could want, Action, Drama, Tragedy, Music. It's in my opinion the greatest gundam series out there and if Cartoon Network should ever consider returing a gundam show, Gundam 0083 is the clear cut choice.moreless
  • Great mecha show in the UC continuity

    This is one of the best Gundam UC series. An OVA, it was also shown in Japanese theaters in movie form.

    Watch this Gundam for:

    1. UC Continuity

    2. Great in-space and in-colony mecha battles.

    3. Good (if frustrating) inter-character relationships.

    4. Good characters (especially Gato)

    5. More violations of the Antartic Treaty!

    Overall, easily a top 5 Gundam show, better than 0080 in mecha but could be seen as less in the personal relations.
  • This should've never aired in the first place. They had to censor it too much.


    Animation - 8

    Visually this series for some people might not be that impressive as other series, but then again its almost 15 years old, and it was very good for its time. The Gundam designs are great, the characters look good, and the colors are vivid.

    Story - 9

    Many people usually compare this and most Gundam series with the first Gundam series and gives this series a horrible score, but luckily i missed most of the first series and i can't use it to compare. When 2 prototype Gundams are moved to an Australian Earth Federation base, Anavel Gato, a Zeon ace pilot, who disguises himself as a EF soldier and steals one of the Gundams, the one with the Bazooka that has a nuclear bomb in it. In the confusion and commotion, ensign Kou Uraki, jumped inside the other prototype to try and stop Gato from getting away with the Gundam.

    Audio - 5

    The music wasnt really as good as any of the other Gundam series. Also, since it aired in Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the long stream of insults from one character to another was completely censored so some parts of the important dialogue between all of the insults was lost.

    Characters - 7

    Personally i really liked most of the characters but since the series is only 13 episodes you couldnt really get attached to anyone since there was little space for character relations/growth/development.

    Entertainment Value - 8.5

    Even though its horrible audio and its poor character development, this series is very good. There is no lack of action, and the Gundam fights are amazing. I would recomend this series to Gundam fans, and its also a good way to get into Gundam if you havent seen any of the series yet.


    CN version = 7.5

    Unedited version = 7.9 (Audio gets a 7)moreless
  • Best of The U.C. Saga

    The U.C. Saga had its ups and downs this one is one of the ups.

    It was one of the best and well made of the Saga.

    It had new cast not seen in any of the prevous or upcoming series and it was a great space filler for what happens during the time between Mobile Suit Gundam and Gundam Zeta.