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''Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO'' is a CGI Franchise/{{Gundam}} feature which takes place during the One Year War. Three series have been released under the title, each one three episodes long:

* ''The Hidden One Year War'', which follows the exploits of the crew of the ''Jotunheim'', a Zeon cargo ship that is tasked with testing prototype weapons. This was originally exclusively shown at Bandai Museum in Matsudo, Japan but has seen a limited release on DVD.

* ''Apocalypse 0079'', which is set during the final month of the One Year War. As they slowly loose ground to the Earth Federation Forces, the Zeonic military begins sending previously-mothballed prototypes to the crew of the Jotunheim in a desperate attempt to find a new weapon against the encroaching Earth forces. Unlike its predicessor, this OVA series was released direct to DVD starting in April 2006.

* ''MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front'', a series of [[AnthologyFilm three separate stories]] told from the perspective of three different Earth Federation soldiers during the Zeon's invasion. Unlike the previous two [=OVAs=], these stories are connected only by a single secondary character (Col. Michael Colmatta) and [[{{Shinigami}} the ghastly spectre that haunts the soldiers]]. This OVA was released on DVD and BluRay starting in October 2008.

The director of MS IGLOO is Takashi Imanishi (previously directed ''Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory''), and Yutaka Izubuchi is the supervisor. There is also a manga series ''MS IGLOO 603'' which start as an adaptation of ''The Hidden One Year War'' but later add its own content.

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!!This anime provides examples of:

* AcePilot
* ActionGirl - Monique Cadillac: She at first seems to just be an obnoxious officer, but when push comes to shove she'll gladly jump into the fray even if she's piloting a screaming metal death trap like the Zudah.
* AllCGICartoon - The main thing that connects the two series released under this title is that they are the only examples of this trope in the Gundam franchise.
* AnyoneCanDie - It's the Universal Century, [[NominalImportance even having a name won't save you.]]
** Incidentally, everybody who pilots/operates the titular suit/weapon of the episode dies before the end of said episode, with only [[spoiler:Oliver May]] being the exception.
* ArcWord: 'Shinigami' is prevalent throughout ''Gravity Front''. Along with an ''actual'' Shinigami, it's also used to refer to the Zakus and a few other weapons.
* BadassNormal - Engineering Lieutenant Oliver May, while piloting the Big Rang in episode 3 of ''Apocalypse''. Lieutenant Ben Barberry from episode 1 of ''Gravity Front'' also, an infantryman who has more MS kills than most pilots, at the ''beginning'' of the war.
* BittersweetEnding - [[spoiler:Oliver is astoundingly grateful to find that the war is over, even thought they've suffered great losses. Then finds out that neither side CARES what their leaders say.]]
** [[spoiler:It's no better when seen from the eyes of Feddie grunts. We're clued in to how ''The Gravity Front'' will be [[KillEmAll from the first episode.]]]]
* {{BFG}} - The first weapon tested in ''Hidden One Year War'', the Jormungand, is a massive anti-ship cannon.
** The AMS Reginas used by Barberry's platoon in ''Gravity Front'' are rather large compared to their users.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: He's the first one in the Guntank trio to go in episode 3 of ''Gravity Front'' (though the one in episode 1 is actually one of the last ones to go behind Barberry himself.)]]
* ColonyDrop - Operation British, the TropeNamer, is actually seen underway.
* ContinuityNod:
** The picture of the colony used in the ColonyDrop, from the opening of ''Gravity Front'', bears the watermark of 603 Technical Evaluation Unit, the protagonists from ''MS IGLOO 1''.
** Colmatta's battalion receives resupply from the Matilda Squadron in the first episode of ''Gravity Front'', the same squadron that resupplies White Base in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.
** The aiming scopes used in the Guntanks in the last episode of ''Gravity Front'' are virtual twins to the ones used by Amuro, Kai, and Hayato in the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' for their respective machines.
** We get to see the RX-78-2 through the camera of a Zeon mobile suit, just to show why [[TheDreaded Amuro and his Gundam]] were known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The White Devil]].
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Barberry in the first episode in MS IGLOO 2, where the OVA shows by the end of the episode that it won't necessarily be sticking with a steady cast like its predecessor.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - In episode two of season three, there is a Tank platoon leader who was injured in combat and is obsessed with destroying the Zaku that wounded him. The color of the Zaku?: [[MobyDick White.]]
* DoomedHometown - Subverted. Zeon manages to survive in no small part thanks to the protagonists of ''MS IGLOO 1''.
** This is something many characters share, saying that they've got no homes to return to because of the war.
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: Clyde Bettany in ''Gravity Front'', though this doesn't save him from Arleen's revenge (granted, she doesn't find out until it's too late, but still.)]]
* DuringTheWar - Yet Another One Year War side story.
* EnergyWeapons
* ExcitedEpisodeTitle - All of the episode titles of ''Gravity Front'' (''Shoot that Death God!'', ''Ruler of the Land, Go Forward!'' and ''Odessa, Iron Storm!'')
* FalseFlagOperation - ''Igloo 603'' introduces the GM Camouf, a Zaku II decked out to look like a GM. It apparently works well enough that it was shot down by its own allies.
* TheFederation - The protagonists of ''Gravity Front'' are Feddies.
* FlawedPrototype - Most of the prototypes that appear in ''MS IGLOO 1'' are AwesomeButImpractical and were used as mere propaganda: the Jormungand is an outdated and useless cannon, the Hildolfr is tank that was already marked as a failure, the Zudah breaks apart if its thrusters are used at high output, the Oggo is just a worker pod outfitted with weapons (very much like the Ball).
* FragileSpeedster - Surprisingly applied to the gigantic Zakus when fighting against Federation infantry/Tanks in gravity front. In general, the Average Zaku is shown to be VERY vulnerable to infantry deployed guided missiles and Type 61's cannon fire (The latter is somewhat justified, given that ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' showed Suits on both sides using tank cannons as {{BFG}}s.). Provided the rounds hit of course. Fortunately even Mook Zakus seem capable [[DodgeTheBullet doding cannon fire]]. Also overlaps with GlassCannon, since the Zakus also have a tremendous firepower advantage over the tanks with their Machine guns and giant Bazookas.
** Even more applicable in an ironic way to the Zudah. The Zudah is incredibly fast, capable out out-maneuvering a GM. However, if it goes ''[[ExplosiveOverclocking too fast...]]''
* HeroicSacrifice - Several times. The irony being that Zeon will lose no matter what the heroes do.
* HeroesWantRedheads - Oliver May obviously is attracted to Monique Cadillac.
* HeroicBSOD - [[spoiler:Cadillac, after the death of her little brother]]
* HopeSpot
* HotScientist - Monique Cadillac
* HumongousMecha - Yep.
* ItsPersonal - Primary motives of Herman Yandell and Arleen Nazon in ''Gravity Front''.
* KillEmAll - It's almost as though Tomino himself directed the whole thing, especially ''Gravity Front''.
** Gravity Front only has ''two named characters'' survive to the end of the OVA. Not counting Shinigami, who isn't really alive to begin with.
* LaughingMad: Arleen in episode 3 of ''Gravity Front'' after [[spoiler: activating her Guntank's self-destruct sequence.]]
* MachineEmpathy: Both Herman Yandell and Elmer Snell from the second episode of ''MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front'' claim to have very temperamental machines (a tank and a Zaku, respectively) that stop despite regular maintainance saying they should still run. This happens when the pilots can tell if the other is not on the battlefield they're going to since they both want to save their strength for their fated encounter.
* MakingUseOfTheTwin - The opening of ''Apocalypse'' saw [[spoiler:Jotunheim]] getting hit and blowing up. Shortly afterwards, we see [[spoiler:the crew of the Jotunheim learning that their sister ship, the Muspelheim, was destroyed during a drop operation.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade - A minor example, the Jotunheim gets rocket boosters to give it greater speed sometime between ''Hidden One Year War'' and ''Apocalypse''.
* MinovskyPhysics - It's Universal Century, when are there ''not'' Minovsky Particles?
* MobySchtick - Episode 2 of ''Gravity Front'' features AxCrazy tank commander Herman Yandell, who's obsessed with finding and destroying a legendary Zaku II known as the "White Ogre" that wiped out his squadron and left him permanently scarred and with only one leg.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Episode 3 of ''Gravity Front'' revolves around a female soldier who takes the heat for her fellow officer/lover defecting to Zeon with information about the Guntank. When she finally finds him, she disobeys orders not to engage the Dabude he's commanding and [[spoiler: eventually [[TakingYouWithMe self-destructs to blow up the two of them when she's taken down]], only to be informed by Shinigami after her death that he was actually a DoubleAgent who was working to capture the Dabude for the Federation.]]
* NotSoDifferent - The most visibly moving episode is the second episode of ''Apocalypse''. The audience realizes, even though the characters do not, that both sides are untrained children.
* NoPronunciationGuide - Oliver May's last name is pronounced like [[FatalFury Mai Shiranui]], not like [[{{Queen}} Brian May]].
* PuttingOnTheReich - Colonel von Kuspen wears a variant of a Waffen-SS officer's uniform. Other than that, it's ''Zeon''.
* RealRobot - Although there are no Gundams in this work.
** The original Gundam does appear very briefly in the form of a video feed recovered from a dead Zeon suit. It can basically be summed up as "[[MookHorrorShow This is what it's like to be killed by]] [[TheDreaded Amuro Ray]]."
** Needless to say, Oliver himself is utterly frightened to see the infamous [[RedBaron White Devil]] that has killed so many of his comrades single-handedly...
* RedBaron: Along with the Red Comet and White Devil making brief cameos in ''The Hidden One Year War'', there's also the White Ogre in ''Gravity Front''.
* TheRemnant - Horribly, horribly subverted as both sides who want to continue the war are shown to be utter madmen.
* SeriesContinuityError - The EMS-10 Zudah's model number seems to conflict with the previously established numbering scheme for Zeon mobile suits, which used YMS for prototypes. A mobile suit known as the EMS-05 Agg had shown up previously in the original MSV model kit line, where the '''E''' was apparently supposed to stand for '''[[ThisIsADrill Excavator]]''' rather than Experimental.
* ShaggyDogStory: The first episode of ''The Hidden One Year War'' has the cast getting ready to test an experimental cannon at Loum. Before it's even fired, though, the cannon is already rendered obsolete when a squad of Zakus led by Char arrive, and though Aleksandro tries to use it in the battle anyway, he ends up dying for nothing.
* {{Shinigami}}: Pervades throughout ''The Gravity Front'', as a spectral entity that causes nightmares for men on both sides.
* SmugSnake: Colonel Colmatta in ''Gravity Front'' and Colonel von Kuspen in ''Apocalypse 0079''. Colonels aren't treated with much respect in this series [[spoiler: though von Kuspen gets to have a HeroicSacrifice at A Baoa Qu.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: The Guntanks in episode 3 of ''Gravity Front'' are effectively kamikaze fighters strapped to bombs so that they can blow themselves up when they're taken down. [[spoiler: Arleen eventually does this to Bettany, only to immediately regret it afterwards when she realizes the truth behind his betrayal.]]
* [[CarFu Tank-Fu]] - First by the Hidolfr, as when it's cannon and arms can't do the talking, a lifted corner of its 220-ton body gets the job done.
** Used later with the 440-Guntank to help take out an enemy.
* TankGoodness - The Hildolfr in ''Hidden One Year War'', and Type 61s and Magella Tanks in ''Gravity Front''.
* '''WarIsHell'''
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