Though there're only half a dozen episodes, it isn't filled with action, but emotional things. This naive courage propels Al into becoming a Zeon informant, something this son of a Federation military official is especially equipped to do. The mobile suits are extremely well designed, and the animation may look dated but really shows emotion in the characters. Living in a colony mainly untouched by war, Al is thrilled at a chance for some excitement close to home. By the end, little Al learns some hard lessons about the reality of war and the requisite suffering and sacrifice. It's no coincidence that most of the mobile suits depicted in this show are at least ten years old, even to viewers who watched it back in 1989. It's a fast-paced, easily digestible story that packs layers of emotion into Gundam's core anti-war message.
Normally watching anime in Japanese or English, i would leave up to personal preference. What makes this movie stand out is that shows both sides of the war have good and bad people. It usually works but if it is still same report it. . Plot Summary: In the final days of the One Year War, a Zeon special forces group infiltrates a colony to gather information on a new Gundam unit. Instead, this was penned by , a founding member of Studio , and directed by of fame. It's a somber coming-of-age story.
Untouched by the conflict, a little boy named Al dreams of mobile suits and space battles. Bernie is part of cell embedded in the colony disguised as service workers while they search for the Gundam. My greatest disappointment with this short series is the lack of screen time for the woman next door, Christina. The soldiers even call this C student smart. At least when both mechas are in the battlefield it's a fair fight, but destroying the colony isn't a fight at all, it's just plain murder. It made the Zeons seem more human rather than the original movies where they're depicted as the second rise of evil Nazis.
His neighbor is a girl named Cristina MacKenzie who is an Earth Federation test pilot. What starts as an unlikely pairing between a rather annoying mobile suit otaku and a pilot ends up as a satisfying Gundam short story. Not to worry as there are a number of mobile suit action scenes scattered here and there. The return of his neighbor and babysitter Chris brings the war ever closer to his doorstep. Plus the music I think is excellent, mainly the end credit song which is sad but beautiful because it has an emotional sensibility on the reality of war. Sometimes you have to lose to win.
No good stuff mentioned above starts until the final scene of the episode. The two main action sequences in this, I believe, are enough to satisfy me. The core is Bernie and Alfred. It blurs the line so well between good and perceived evil that you will be rooting for the Zeon forces that is conventionally deem as the bad side. Which makes him oblivious or completely unaware of the fact the Zeon team is just using him as a tool for a means to an end and after their mission is complete they'll destroy the colony and him with it. The centre piece of any anime is its cast of characters that drives the plot and draws the audience into it.
Use the button below to quickly create the thread! The climax of this series is charged with emotions that will make anyone who isn't a sci-fi or war fan feel the same thing that Al experiences towards the end, which is tragic in a way. If you think it is something else please report us. Despite everyone in that colony living in peace, you also remember the current war going on and the new Gundam they have to maintain the peace. The sub is clear and full of emotional performances, but the is marred by some exaggerated stereotypical Mexican and Russian accents, especially when it comes to Garcia and Misha's performances. It's the dynamic between both Al and Bernie that really powers this show, it' a very good back and forth almost a big brother and little brother dynamic and both are equally sympathetic.
Nevertheless, Alfred has a keen interest in the war, particularly in relation to the mobile suits. War in the Pocket is Al's story, and these six episodes give us a rich view of his life, his needs and wants, his strengths and flaws, at school and at home. The final scene is one that any director would want to put in his movie to win an Oscar. Alfred befriends the pilot Bernie. Al soon learns that war is not child's play and Bernie must choose to make the ultimate sacrifice to complete his mission. A truly moving little story that deserves more credit than it is being given.
I think War in the Pocket is one of the most aesthetically pleasing Gundam shows. United by their shared affection for Al, Chris and Bernie's blossoming relationship is one of the more tragic elements of this story because it's so personal. Sincere and non judgmental, this story focuses telling as is the perils of war without imposing views or stigmas, gets you drawn in wanting to see how the story unfolds. He spends his days daydreaming about Mobile Suits and playing war with his friends. The characters are just that engaging enough to carry the whole show.
This realistic approach is well present in War in the Pocket and makes it satisfying. For me they were just fun toys to play with, however unfortunately for Al it because a bit more as he has misguided desires to be in the war right now and kick some butt. The animation I think is great I really like the use of color and detail. Despite the show's fast pace, the tragedy unfolds as if in slow motion, with everyone taking their positions on cue to meet their untimely fates. Zeon organizes a covert operation to destroy the Gundam, but things get complicated when a rookie commando, Bernie Wiseman, befriends an 11-year-old colony resident, Alfred Izuruha.