Mobile Suit Gundam: MS IGLOO - The Hidden One-Year War: Season 1
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The year is Universal Century 0079. Oliver May is a technical officer in the Zeon 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit , in charge of testing new military technology. Stationed in the Jotunheim, a civilian transport ship that was converted into military use, Oliver must head into battle and experience the One Year War, only this time from the perspective of a weapon tester who struggles to make an impact on an evolving war during changing times.
A three-part, fully-rendered 3D CGI feature initially screened at Bandai Museum in Japan. Part of Gundam`s 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Episode 1: The Serpent That Vanished at Loum
30 min Jul 19, 2004
(U.C. 0079.01.04 - 0079.01.17)
With the outbreak of the One Year War, a team of Zeon technical personnels of all sorts of backgrounds gather on the ship Jotunheim to form the 603 Technical Evaluation Unit, in charge of assessing various prototype weapons.
Their first assignment is the testing of the Jormungand, a large and powerful long-range plasma cannon capable of taking out a battleship in single shot. However, the weapon's maiden appearance at the Battle of Loum becomes its last, as a new member of the Zeon arsenal soon arrives to prove the Jormungand obsolete. As Char Aznable's force decimate the Federation armada and the Jormungand completely neglected, Chief Gunnery Officer Lt. Aleksandro Hemme uses the last glory of the doomed serpant to take down a Federation Magellan, ending the Dreadnaught era of the space warfare.
Episode 2: The Howl That Dyed The Setting Sun
30 min Jul 19, 2004
(U.C. 0079.04.29 - 0079.05.11)
As the Earth Drop Operations begin, the 603rd is assigned to test the Hildolfr, a transformable mobile tank. The piloting task falls onto Maj. Demeziere Sonnen, a formerly respected tank trainer who is now disgraced and troubled by dope addiction from his own misery after Zeon abandoned armored vehicles in favor of mobile suits.
When the team drop into Arizona for field testing, they find the drop zone supply depot destroyed — by a team of Zakus captured by LtC. Federico Czariano's Federation squad. Sonnen is forced into combat with the uncalibrated Hildolfr. The fast and powerful mobile tank proves its mettle by taking out all enemies, but not without the cost of Sonnen's life.
Episode 3: The Illusion That Lingers Over the Orbit
30 min Nov 03, 2004
(U.C. 0079.10.24 - 0079.11.10)
Upon news of a powerful new Federation mobile suit, Zeon propagandizes the Zudah, a mobile suit claimed to be superior to the Federation prototype. The 603rd is put in charge of testing the prototype with the help of a distinguished Zimmad test pilot Maj. Jean-Luc Duvall. However, the testing soon goes wrong after a fellow test pilot is killed when his Zudah lost control and disintegrated during combat simulation.
To add salt to insult, the Jotunheim crew is shock to learn that the Federation already knows the Zudah's shameful background — it is nothing but a repainted version of the failed project that previously lost the bid to Zaku I due to a lethal design flaw. The Zudah is doomed to lose all honor and become a ghost fighter. As the Jotunheim responds to the distress call of orbit-drowning Zeon forces retreating from Odessa, the disgraced Duvall sorties in Zudah to engage the incoming Federation forces in order to prove its worth (and also his) one last time.