Mobile Suit GTA 0080: War in the Pocket will be shown in theaters on Christmas Eve to celebrate the 40th anniversary of distributor Emotion Label. The OVA is set during the space colony’s holiday season, making it a suitable choice for Christmas viewing. War in the Pocket is a fan-favorite side story set in the Universal Century timeline, praised for its bold and dark storytelling.
Christmas and machines might not seem like a great fit, but Sunrise, for a little holiday fun, announced that they will be showing the 1989 OVA Mobile SuitGundam 0080: Battle in the pocket hits theaters on Christmas Eve. It seems like unofficial confirmation that the six-episode tragic war story is perfect holiday material. The screening also celebrated the 40th anniversary of distributor Emotion Label, Sunrise’s sister company.
Although there is no explicit Christmas theme, the OVA takes place during the space colony’s holiday season. This is reason enough for Sunrise and Emotion to announce special screenings, as well as limited-time sales of 0080 this season. Regardless, War in the Pocket is an excellent and focused side story set in the Universal Century timeline that is praised by fans, even now.
War in the Pocket is one of gundam’s boldest and darkest stories
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Set during the One Year War like the original 1979 television series, War in the Pocket follows a team of Zeon commandos who infiltrate a space colony to destroy Gundunda Alex. A child, Alfred Izuruha, enamored with the idea of “cool” war stories with giant robots, wishes to help – but realizes too late that it will lead to the death of Bernard, the commando. he befriended and Christina, the Robot’s pilot, fought to the end. death. The OVA is also notable because it is the first film not directed by franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, with responsibility assigned to Fumihiko Takayama.
Distributor Emotion Label, which operates alongside Bandai-Namco’s Sunrise, held a special broadcast commemorating its 40th anniversary, which revealed that all six episodes would be broadcast at Shinjuku Piccadilly on December 24, after ticket sales from December 20 to 21. Furthermore, the web portal website GundundaGundam.info reported that shops in Gundunda Campus will sell limited edition figurines based on on the “advertising balloons” that appear in the OVA. Emotion’s YouTube channel will also offer the first episodes of select anime for free.
War in the Pocket’s Christmas setting adds a bit of a satirical feel to GTA’s mobile suits, which have become a major source of merchandising despite its anti-war message. Alfred, a child eager to see robots attack him, is an essential allegory for fans more interested in gundam models. However, between that and the memorable first battle that took place in the frozen Arctic, it could be argued that there was enough snow and celebration to consider. Mobile SuitGundam 0800: Battle in the pocket suitable for Christmas, a sentiment with which Sunrise happily agrees.