I saw this anime movie in the 1980s and I am pretty sure it was new then (but I could be wrong). Humans have colonized the Moon and discovered an abandoned alien base in the process. I never saw the whole story, so I don't know if the aliens ever returned - what I did see was human political intrigue over who controls the base.

  • Do you have more info? Perhaps a mecha appeared over there?
    – riccs_0x
    Commented Feb 12, 2021 at 4:36
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    I don't remember any more. But I never saw the end, so maybe a mecha suck in somewhere. Commented Feb 12, 2021 at 4:40
  • this sounds like some part of a gundamish, this series is so political at times.
    – riccs_0x
    Commented Feb 12, 2021 at 4:42
  • Dallos was my first and only thought when reading the question title/description. I don’t think too much clarification is called for here. On the other hand perhaps I have limited exposure to “alien moon base”-themed media. Commented Feb 12, 2021 at 17:26

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Might this be Dallos?

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Released in 1983, it features a human colony on the Moon who discover a mysterious structure, resembling a giant face staring up at the sky.

It was a four-episode series, but they were also edited together and released on video as a movie.


Decades ago, the moon was colonized and turned into a mining colony whose profits benefited Earth and its people. A generation has passed and the workers are now treated as slaves -- forced to work in the mines under the rule of earth-born men, with many of the young people having never been to the land of their heritage. The time has come, however, for a rebellion to take place: to command Earth to hear their pleas; and afterwards, the moon and Dallos, the moon's god-like structure who silently sleeps and protects its inhabitants, will never be the same...


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