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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is a 13-episode OVA series set in the Universal Century. The characters were designed by Toshihiro Kawamoto. The series serves as a sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam and a prequel to the events of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

The first volume containing two 30-minute episodes was released in Japan on May 23, 1991. Subsequent volumes, containing one 30-minute episode each, followed every one or two months; the final volume went on sale on September 24, 1992. The series was directed by Mitsuko Kase (1–7) and Takashi Imanishi (8–13).


Universal Century 0083: Zeon intelligence has identified a prototype Gundam designed for nuclear attack under development by Anaheim Electronics. A former Zeon ace and a small band of Principality soldiers are dispatched to Earth to capture the Gundam as part of Operation Stardust. When the Zeon successfully make off with the prototype, the Earth Federation assigns the mobile suit carrier Albion to locate and recover the missing unit. When the stolen Gundam fires at the space fortress Konpei Island, the Federation Space Force suffers a catastrophic loss. As the Federation regroups, they learn that the Zeon have captured a space colony, Side 7, ostensibly with the objective of colliding it with the moon. When the colony's course is unexpectedly changed toward Earth, the true objective of Operation Stardust is revealed.

The series ends with the creation of the Titans, an elite Zeon-hunting division of the Federal Forces, and the main antagonists in Zeta Gundam.


# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Gundamjack 23 May 1991 23 February 2002
2 Endless Pursuit 23 May 1991 2 March 2002
3 Into Battle, Albion! 27 June 1991 9 March 2002
4 Attack and Retreat on the Burning Sand 22 August 1991 16 March 2002
5 Gundam, to the Sea of Stars 26 September 1991 23 March 2002
6 The Warrior of Von Braun 24 October 1991 30 March 2002
7 With Shining Blue Fire 21 November 1991 6 April 2002
8 Conspiracy Sector 20 February 1992 13 April 2002
9 The Nightmare of Solomon 23 April 1992 20 April 2002
10 Colliding War Zones 21 May 1992 27 April 2002
11 La Vie En Rose 21 June 1992 4 May 2002
12 Assault on the Point of No Return 21 August 1992 11 May 2002
13 A Storm Raging Through 24 September 1992 18 May 2002

The Japanese LaserDisc release of Gundam 0083 featured English episode titles on the cover that often differed from the Japanese titles shown at the beginning of each episode. For each episode in the list below, the official English translation of the Japanese title is given with that title's kanji and romaji, followed by the alternative English title from the laserdisc cover in parentheses.

  1. Gundamjack (ガンダム強奪 Gandamu Gōdatsu?) (Stardust Rising)
  2. Endless Pursuit (終わりなき追撃 Owarinaki Tsuigeki?) (War is Not Over, Yet)
  3. Into Battle, Albion (出撃アルビオン Shutsugeki Arubion?) (Irregulars in Albion)
  4. Attack and Retreat on the Burning Sand (熱砂の攻防戦 Nessa no Kōbōsen?) (The Lost Troopers)
  5. Gundam, to the Sea of Stars (ガンダム、星の海へ Gandamu, Hoshi no Umi he?) (Sieg Zeon!)
  6. The Warrior of Von Braun (フォン・ブラウンの戦士 Fon Buraun no Senshi?) (Mind of the Moon)
  7. With Shining Blue Fire (蒼く輝く炎で Aoku Kagayaku Honō de?) (Burning Heart)
  8. Conspiracy Sector (策謀の宙域 Sakubō no Chūiki?) (Conspiracy of Silence)
  9. The Nightmare of Solomon (ソロモンの悪夢 Soromon no Akumu?) (Nightmare of Solomon)
  10. Colliding War Zones (激突戦域 Gekitotsu Sen'iki?) (The Hot Area)
  11. La Vie En Rose (ラビアンローズ Ra Bi An Rōzu?) (La Vie En Rose)
  12. Assault on the Point of No Return (強襲、阻止限界点 Kyōshū, Soshi Genkaiten?) (Assault Waves)
  13. A Storm Raging Through (駆け抜ける嵐 Kakenukeru Arashi?) (Men of Destiny)

A special VHS sneak peak of the first episode titled GxG Unit was given to advance ticket purchasers of Gundam F91. The series was reissued in DVD format in Japan on four volumes; the first R2 disc went on sale on January 25, 2000.


Earth Federation Forces[]

Zeon Remnants[]

Anaheim Electronics[]

Von Braun[]


Earth Federation Forces[]

Mobile Weapons[]

Vehicles and Support Units[]

Delaz Fleet[]

Mobile Weapons[]

Vehicles and Support Units[]

Anaheim Electronics[]

Vehicles and Support Units[]


Vehicles and Support Units[]






  • Magic by Jacob Wheeler (Episodes 1 to 7)
  • Evergreen by MIO (Episodes 8 to 13 ~ In its full version in episode 13's ending)
  • True Shining by Rumiko Wada (Compilation movie ending)

Radio Drama[]

  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Runga Offing Cannonade Battle (機動戦士ガンダム 0083 「スターダスト・メモリー」 CDシネマ 「ルンガ沖砲撃戦」; 1992)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Mayfly of Space (機動戦士ガンダム 0083 「スターダスト・メモリー」 CDシネマ 「宇宙の蜉蝣」; 1992)

Picture Drama[]



Viz also released all episodes in a comic book format from 1993 to 1994. However, instead of a manga, they used screenshots from each episode for the panels. Line art and descriptions of all units were inserted as well.
The story of 0083 was retold in prose form by Hiroshi Yamaguchi in three volumes. The books were published by Kadokawa Shoten and contain illustrations by Toshihiro Kawamoto, Hirotoshi Sano and Hajime Katoki.

Compilation Movie[]

Just before the completion of the OVA, the series was reformatted into a compilation movie and re-released under the title Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon (機動戦士ガンダム0083 -ジオンの残光-?) on August 29, 1992.

To date, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon has not been released in North America; however, it was released in the United Kingdom, Ireland and throughout Europe as Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon on May 15, 2006.

Another title for the movie is Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Fading Light of Zeon.


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Preceded by:
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
Chronological order
0083 U.C.
Succeeded by:
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam