The 08th MS Team takes place in the year 0079 of the Universal Century (UC), an alternate universe to Gundam Wing's After Colony (AC). The Earth Federation and the space colonies are at the tail end of the same One Year War where the original Gundam took place, and the Federation is on the brink of defeat at the hands of the Principality of Zeon's giant mobile suits. A neophyte officer named Shiro Amada is given command of the Federation's 08th Mobile Suit Team and finds himself quickly immersed in exciting adventures that kick off this 1996 original video series, the longest running of all the Gundam series. Introduced as Shiro's sidekicks are Sergeant Karen Joshua, Corporal Eledore Massis, Sergeant Terry Sanders Jr., and Corporal Michel Ninorich. This release features the first three of 13 episodes.