Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory was a 13 episode OVA released in 1991. It focuses on events set between the One Year War and the rise of the Titans. Its high quality animation and epic storyline was offset by some rather glaring plot holes, such as main love interest Nina Purpleton's sudden revelation of a past relationship with another major character near the end of the show, despite apparently not showing any signs of recognising him in earlier episodes. It also had at least one terrible cliche, with the death of another main character being telegraphed in the most cliched manner possible. Despite the flaws, the amazing mecha designs have remained popular ever since they were first released.
In the year 0083, the rogue Zeon fleet led by Admiral Aiguille Delaz steal the Federation's newest protoype mobile suit, the nuclear-armed Gundam GP02A "Physalis". Ensign Kou Uraki and the crew of the Pegasus class carrier Albion must pursue the Zeon and recover the mobile suit and its devastating weapon before another war can break out.