Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Mobile Suit Gundam - The 08th MS Team


Added another series to my 2009 Mobile Suit Gundam - Universal Century marathon, The 08th MS Team.

So far this is my favorite gundam series, got what i like lots of military mecha action. Excellent side story to the original MSG with this series set in the Asia front with ground only Gundams and GM up against remnant Zeon forces developing a new super armor the Appalus I, then II and finally the Appalus III nearing the end of the One Year War. Main chracter is the likable Shiro Amada a reinforcement from one of the colonys who becomes commander of the MS 08th Team and who has fallen in love with the lovely zeon pilot Aina Saharin. Which makes for a great story and final showdown between the Federation and Zeon forces.

GundamGallery 08th MS Team 35

All the mecha and support vehicle looked absolute fantastic to me, all very rugid looking military weapons which just happen to be huge robots, particular favorite were the GM Sniper and Shiro's awesome EZ8. The RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type design is cool, apparently made up of spares from Amuro Rei Gundam.


the last episode "Last resort" was a strange episode but still good, very little action but more concentrating on character's and these poor Zeon children who are a bit creepy as they seem to think they have to continue fighting the war

2009 Mobile Suit Gundam - Universal Century marathon so far

Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War
MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079
MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Next up 0080 War in the Pocket. Looking forward to seeing some Haruhiko Mikimoto character designs.


08th has a great intro.. Thought Kiki was super cute.


Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I think we share the same taste. I like GM Sniper & EZ8 too. especially EZ8. Savaging parts to repair to Gundam and turning it to EZ8. Luv the realism of mech battle in this anime. It has one of the best theme songs to. The ending song, 'Ten years after' sound awesome too.

Did you watch the OVA too! So so glad that Shiro & Aina survived. The OVA last scene when Aina was pregnant is so heart warming.

Ant Sized Man said...

Agree with everything, the main reason ive been watching the other gundam series is to watch 08th team. Liked it so much im going to watch it again.
EZ8 was sweet, wish it had more screen time.
Reallly great to see Aina and Shiro living a happy life at the end of that OVA.