June 29th, 2016
Gundam Ace breathes more life into the already stagnant Crossbone Gundam series. With the premiere of Episode 0, the regular serialization of the latest series of Crossbone Gundam begins in the September issue. The struggle of soldiers drawn on a stage of an as yet unseen era as the Universal Century faces its end. Many great heroes vie for supremacy in the Warring States period of Outer Space! Database entry for this series can be viewed here.
June 28th, 2016
Gundam Ace is celebrating 15 years this month and to commemorate this, a new Gundam manga has started being serialized. Coupled with the Mobile Suit Discovery expositions that have been gracing the pages of the magazine for the past year, the spinoff series entitled “Cucuruz Doan’s Island” kicked off with its first chapter entitled “Black Enemy.” I’ve updated our database with an entry for this manga series. You can find that entry here.
May 22nd, 2016
May 1st, 2016
February 12th, 2016
Well, it seems that my MediaFire account was shut down simply because RightStuf says they own all things Gundam:
Dear MediaFire User:
MediaFire has received notification under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) that your usage of a file is allegedly infringing on the file creator’s copyright protection.
The reason for suspension was:
I, the undersigned, CERTIFY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that I am an agent authorized to act on behalf of http://www.nozomientertainment.com whose exclusive copyrights are being infringed. The information in this notice is accurate.
Original Works & Copyright Holder(s):
The Right Stuf International, Inc
The work in question is ©Copyright Translated Japanese Anime
Thunderbolt Vol 6 started it all… and now everything is gone. All that is rather amusing considering they somehow managed to link to folders that contain works that I haven’t made available to the public nor officially released under ZS. It’s only taken, oh, 12 years for this to happen on a large scale, but it does make for an interesting attempt at continuing to release things. Guess I’ll just have to move to Mega now for releases.
Then again, I did file a counterclaim asking them to prove they have a license for English release of everything they flagged on my account. Which, if true, would mean that they licensed every Gundam manga in existence and would have to prove that:
Company needs to provide proof that infringing titles are indeed a copyright violation by providing documentation they have rights for an English release. “Gundam Series” is a highly vague and ambiguous claim to copyright and extends beyond the scope of the company as they are releasing DVD and Blu-ray material and not comic books, which is what this is, a personal collection kept online.