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|Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team|
(Kidō Senshi Gandamu Dai Zerohachi Emu Esu Shōtai)
|Genre||Military science fiction|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by|| Takeyuki Kanda (Eps. 1-6)|
Umanosuke Iida (Eps. 7-12)
|Written by||Akira Okeya (Eps. 1-6)|
Hiroaki Kitajima (Eps. 7-12)
|Music by||Kohei Tanaka|
|Released||January 25, 1996 – July 25, 1999|
|The 08th MS Team: Miller's Report|
|Directed by||Mitsuko Kase, Takeyuki Kanda, Umanosuke Iida|
|Music by||Kohei Tanaka|
|Released||August 1, 1998|
|The 08th MS Team Side Story: Trivial Operation|
|Written by||Ichirou Ookouchi|
|Illustrated by||Kouji Sugiura|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Magazine||Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko|
|Original run||January 1999 – July 2001|
|Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team U.C.0079+α|
|Written by||Umanosuke Iida|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Original run||March 2007 – June 2011|
|Original video animation|
|The 08th MS Team: Battle in Three Dimensions|
|Directed by||Shinya Watada|
|Written by||Ichiro Okouchi|
|Music by||Kohei Tanaka|
|Released||February 22, 2013|
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 第08MS小隊, Hepburn: Kidō Senshi Gandamu Dai Zerohachi Emu Esu Shōtai) is an original video animation (OVA) anime series in the Gundam franchise. Released from January 25, 1996, to July 25, 1999, the 12-episode series details the exploits of an Earth Federation ground unit during the One Year War - specifically a month after the beginning of the original 1979 Gundam series and into the final weeks of the war.
The series is set in Universal Century 0079 in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon are fighting a brutal guerrilla war for control of the area and its resources. Zeon's best hope for victory in the region rests with an experimental mobile armor and its pilot, Aina Sahalin. Meanwhile, the Earth Federation Army receive reinforcements in the form of Ensign Shiro Amada, newly named commander of the 08th MS Team. Aina and Shiro know each other from a mutual rescue in space, but when Shiro discovers that Aina is in fact the pilot of the Zeon mobile armor he is arrested for treason.
The Federation offers Shiro one chance at redemption: He must take the 08th MS Team deep into Zeon held territory to find Zeon's hidden base. With the Zeon backed into a corner, and the Federation dependent on Shiro and his team for victory, the star crossed lovers must decide where their true allegiances lie: with each other, or with their respective sides.
The series first took shape in 1995. The OVA's first episode released on January 25, 1996. (嵐の中で輝いて, lit. Shine in the Storm) by Chihiro Yonekura while the ending themes are 10 Years After by Chihiro Yonekura (episodes 1-10), Mirai no Futari ni (未来の二人に, lit. The Future for Both of Us) by Chihiro Yonekura (episode 11), and Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite (嵐の中で輝いて, lit. Shine in the Storm) by Chihiro Yonekura (episode 12).Production went well until director Takeyuki Kanda died on July 27, 1996 in a car crash. GONZO's Umanosuke Iida took over production for the rest of the series. This resulted in delays in releasing the other OVA episodes in Japan. The opening theme is Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite
|No.||Title||Original air date||English air date|
|1||"War for Two"|
Transcription: "Futari Dake no Sensou" (Japanese: 二人だけの戦争 )
|January 25, 1996||July 23, 2001|
|2||"Gundams in the Jungle"|
Transcription: "Mitsurin no Gandamu" (Japanese: 密林のガンダム )
|January 25, 1996||July 24, 2001|
|3||"The Time Limit on Trust"|
Transcription: "Shinrai he no Genkai Jikan" (Japanese: 信頼への限界時間 )
|March 25, 1996||July 25, 2001|
|4||"The Demon Overhead"|
Transcription: "Zujō no Akuma" (Japanese: 頭上の悪魔 )
|March 25, 1996||July 26, 2001|
|5||"The Broken Order to Stand By"|
Transcription: "Yaburareta Taiki Meirei" (Japanese: 破られた待機命令 )
|October 25, 1996||July 27, 2001|
|6||"Battle Line on the Burning Sand"|
Transcription: "Nessa Sensen" (Japanese: 熱砂戦線 )
|December 18, 1996||July 30, 2001|
Transcription: "Saikai" (Japanese: 再会 )
|October 25, 1997||July 31, 2001|
|8||"Duty and Ideals"|
Transcription: "Gunmu to Risō" (Japanese: 軍務と理想 )
|December 18, 1997||August 1, 2001|
Transcription: "Saizensen" (Japanese: 最前線 )
|February 25, 1998||August 2, 2001|
|10||"The Shuddering Mountain, Part I"|
Transcription: "Furueru Yama (Zenpen)" (Japanese: 震える山(前編) )
|July 25, 1998||August 3, 2001|
|11||"The Shuddering Mountain, Part II"|
Transcription: "Furueru Yama (Kōhen)" (Japanese: 震える山(後編) )
|April 25, 1999||August 6, 2001|
Transcription: "Rasuto Rizōto" (Japanese: ラスト・リゾート )
|July 25, 1999||N/A|
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Miller's Report is a compilation movie released on August 1, 1998. (永遠の扉, lit. Gateway to Eternity) by Chihiro Yonekura. Miller's Report was not fully shown on TV in America, although the new scenes were all spliced into the eighth episode for the Toonami broadcast. Miller's Report was released on DVD in America separately from the main series, but is included as a fifth disc with all 12 episodes (4 discs) in the Collector's Edition Box Set. Bandai Visual released the movie on Blu-ray in 2011. The movie explains the plot connection between episodes eight and nine by showing Eledore's return from leave and the team's issuance of new orders.The movie largely focuses on Shiro Amada's court martial over his concern towards the enemy. The movie mixes footage from the first eight episodes along with new footage. It also introduces the titular character, Alice Miller, an Earth Federation investigator assigned to gather additional evidence against Shiro. The ending theme is Eien no Tobira
Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team: U.C.0079＋α, a manga adaptation, was serialized in Monthly Gundam Ace from 2007 to 2009 by Umanosuke Iida.
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