[New Manga] – September Gundam Ace Details

機動戦士ガンダム ヴァルプルギス
Mobile Suit Gundam Walpurgis

GUNDAM ACE 15TH ANNIVERSARY x GUNDAM GAMES 30TH ANNIVERSARY WORK
SERIALIZATION BEGINS IN THE NEXT ISSUE!!

Manga by Hiyon Katsuragi (Mobile Suit Gundam U.C.0096 Last Sun)
Scenario by Reiji Kaitou (Unbreakable Machine-Doll – MF Bunko)

Masahiro Oaks: A high school student from the Side 2 colony of “Olympus”. He beats out the high score on Walpurgisnacht (Witches’ Night). He gets noticed by distributing video of it on the underground net.

It is Universal Century 0089. Taking advantage of the events that led to the Gryps War and Haman war, a new story is about to begin involving Mashiro Oaks! Chapter 1 comes out in the October issue of Gundam Ace on sale August 26th!

[RELEASE] – TWILIGHT AXIS CHAPTER.05 (1)

twilight_logoCHAPTER.05 – MEMORIES (1)

THE BLUE DESTINY VOL.01

 

STAGE:
01-05
PAGES:
180
RELEASED:
2017.07.16
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Universal Century 0079. The tale of the final stages of the One Year War. The Federation Forces established an experimental mobile suit unit in order to collect combat data: the 11th Autonomous Mechanized Composite Corps otherwise known as the guinea pig unit. Assigned to it is Yuu Kajima, pilot of a Ground Type GM. As he heads into his first battle with his comrades on a mission, he encounters a mysterious Blue GM. Yuu was enthralled by the overwhelming power the suit possessed…

Starting to clear that pesky backlog of older projects! 😀

ZETA GUNDAM DEFINE VOL.01

機動戦士Zガンダム DEFINE (1)

STRUCT:
01-04
PAGES:
162
RELEASED:
2017.07.07
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Char, who started new activities as a Federation soldier, encounters a young Newtype boy named Kamille through the theft of a new Gundam. The encounter between the two sets fire to the conflict between the AEUG and the Titans…

Please note, this is just a re-release of the chapters that I already put out in the past. New material will begin with Volume 4.

TWILIGHT AXIS NEWS

Gundam.info updated with some screenshots for the latest clip of Twilight Axis. With that came a release for the Gundam Fan Club’s advance showings of the mini episodes:

#1 …… 2017.06.23
#2 …… 2017.07.07
#3 …… 2017.07.21
#4 …… 2017.08.04
#5 …… 2017.08.18
#6 …… 2017.09.01

Granted, this is for the Gundam Fan Club only with zero indication as to when this will debut on Youtube and what not. Furthermore, Chapter 5 (1) of the novel series was also released to the Fan Club. We can probably expect that to be posted on the Yatate Bunko website in a couple of weeks thus allowing for my translations to continue.

GROUND ZERO RISE FROM THE ASHES EPISODE.0 PT.2

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After Zeon’s declaration of war this land became a battlefield, and many civilian lives were lost. Why? Why did we have to go through this? I’ll never forget it… That place that was once called Sydney… how it became ground zero and a pit of death!

EPISODE.0 PART.2 DOWNLOAD HERE

IRON BLOODED ORPHANS MECHANICAL WORKS

In providing some lineart and background material to MAHQ for Iron Blooded Orphans, someone asked me to look at some of the articles contained in the Mechanical Works book. So, I’ll start working on some of them in between projects that I have going on. Here’s one of them from the book:

BACKGROUND OF THE POST DISASTER WORLD

THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD: WHAT ARE MOBILE SUITS?
FEASIBILITY OF AHAB REACTOR REALIZED BY MARS HALF METAL
NANO-LAMINATE ARMOR DETERMINES ARMAMENTS FOR A MOBILE SUIT
THE ALAYA-VIJNANA SYSTEM THAT DETERMINES BATTLE

RISK FACTORS OF GUNDAM FRAMES LEFT BEHIND IN THE WORLD

Mobile armors, annointed with the names of angels, reduced the world to ashes in the Calamity War. It was the Gundam Frames, named after the 72 demons that King Solomon employed as told in Goetia, that brought about their end. Much like the demons of King Solomon, Gundam Frames played an active role in the Calamity War and 72 units were eventually produced. During the Calamity War, the names of individual demons were given to the various suits, with the Gundam Bael, piloted by Agnika Kaieru, a spoken hero, as the lead. It is unknown for what reasons the demons were named, but it may have been included in the desires to destroy the angelic mobile armors.

Following the Calamity War, of the 72 Gundam Frames, the whereabouts of 26 of them was said to be known. In particular, suits deeply connected to the Seven Stars are enshrined in special hangers at Vingólf, the headquarters of Gjallarhorn.

Among them is one that is considered to be symbolic: the Gundam Bael. Bael was the unit piloted by the hero Agnika Kaieru which led to the end of the Calamity War. Following the end of the war, it functioned as a symbol, serving as a reminder of his power. As the Bael was being enshrined, it is said that Gundams of other houses of the Seven Stars were being watched over.

On the other hand, unlike machines which are regulated to some extent, what became to many of them is unknown due to the confusion after the Calamity War. It wasn’t unusual for some to find their way onto the black market amidst the turmoil of the postwar period or to be abandoned as they were on the battlefield.

For example, the scars of the Calamity War even extended to Mars, but due to the weak impact of Gjallarhorn following the war, several Gundam Frames remained uncollected. The Gundam Flauros was excavated with an immobilizing Pluma just like it was a fossilized dinosaur, harkening back to the fierce battle at that time.

Tekkadan has demonstrated to the world, through their great efforts of the resurrected Gundam Barbatos, that the threat of the Gundam Frame’s remains alive even now some three hundred years later. Gjallarhorn, which has misgivings about such dangers, is unable to deny the possibility that armed insurgents or illegal organizations who desire power would seek out the Gundam Frames. The day when a new Gundam Frame is confirmed isn’t that far off in the future.

GROUND ZERO RISE FROM THE ASHES EPISODE.0 PT.1

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After Zeon’s declaration of war this land became a battlefield, and even many civilian lives were lost. Why? Why did we have to go through this? I’ll never forget it… That place that was once called Sydney… how it became ground zero and a pit of death!

EPISODE.0 PART.1 DOWNLOAD HERE

[GUNDAM ACE] – JULY ’17 DETAILS

This post will be updated as more scans come out or once I acquire the issue in a couple days!

GROUND ZERO –RISE FROM THE ASHES–

Courtesy of a Chinese blog (urusai_zs), we have some mechanic samples from this particular manga serialization.

[ZAKU MODEL NUMBER NOT SHOWN ON SCAN]

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specs


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MODEL NUMBER NA
AFFILIATION Principality of Zeon
PILOT Visch Donahue
OVERALL HEIGHT 17.5m
OVERALL WEIGHT 56.2t
ARMOR MATERIAL super hard steel alloy
GENERATOR OUTPUT 986Kw
ARMAMENTS head mounted 30mm vulcan cannon x 4
Zaku machine gun
zaku bazooka
head hawk
magella top cannon

RX-75E LOCAL COMBAT TYPE GUNTANK (Oceania Front version)

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MODEL NUMBER RX-75E
AFFILIATION Earth Federation Forces Oceania Front
PILOT NA
OVERALL HEIGHT 13.5m
OVERALL WEIGHT 55.0t
ARMOR MATERIAL luna titanium alloy
GENERATOR OUTPUT 211Kw
ARMAMENTS shoulder mounted 120mm cannons x 2
arm mounted quadruple bob missile x 2

STORY DETAILS (via Comic Natalie):

The manga version of the story was based on the novel version by Jouji Hayashi. The first part of Episode 0 begins with a scene where a female geologist named Olivia is investigating Australia where the colony was dropped by the Principality of Zeon.

STORY IMAGES

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BELTORCHIKA’S CHILDREN VOL.05

CHAPTERS:
17-20
PAGES:
173
RELEASED:
2017.05.19
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In order to stop Axis from entering into an orbit to drop it on Earth, Amuro and the others of Londo Bell begin their final operation. Their keys are the nuclear missiles and the Nu Gundam’s large weapon, the hyper mega bazooka launcher. Receiving an energy supply directly from their flagship, the Ra Cailum, they’ll shoot Axis. If this fails, then it’s an all out attack!

[VOLUME.01] | [VOLUME.02] | [VOLUME.03] | [VOLUME.04]

TWILIGHT AXIS ANIME RELEASE

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MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM TWILIGHT AXIS #1 FREE DELIVERY STARTING JUNE 23RD!
#2 ONWARD TO BE BI-WEEKLY EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION ON GUNDAM FAN CLUB!

The latest preview for the anime version of Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis has debuted today!

The anime will be a short animation in six installments. Shorts 1-5 will be about 3 minutes each and the final one will be about 8 minutes. Episode 1 will debut for free on the Gundam Fan Club, GundamInfo, Yatate Bunko, Bandai Channel and Youtube. Subsequent episodes will have advance showings via the Gundam Fan Club.

NEW CHARACTERS & MECHA!

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Mehmet Merca: Belongs to the “Ministry’s Department Six” of the Intelligence Bureau under the direct control of the Earth Federation Government. He is the commanding officer of the Earth Federation Forces Special Forces “Mastema” unit. His rank is Lieutenant JG. He is ordered to collect research materials related to the psycho frame from a research facility that is located within Axis. He requests Arlette and Danton to accompany his team as guides to Axis and acts as their guard.

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Quentin Fermo: A Cyber Newtype attached to the mysterious armed organization called “Birnam” which attacked “Mastema” that entered Axis to investigate. He appears to have been subject to various experiments at the Newtype labs established at the Earth Federation Forces Augusta base. His current background and reasons why he appeared at Axis are unknown.

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RGM-89 Jegan (Birnam Affiliated Unit): A suit used by the mobile suit unit led by Quentin Fermo which attacked the Mastema special forces led by Mehmet. It is the main mass production suit of the Earth Federation Forces. The route which “Birnam” obtained this suit and the details of the unique upgrades made to it are not clear.

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RX-160G Byarlant Isolde: A mobile suit from the mysterious “Birnam” forces which attacked the Mastema special forces. Quentin’s younger brother Walter Fermo is the pilot of this unit. Although it is an upgraded suit based on the Byarlant, the way it was acquired and development history are unknown.

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AMX-104 R-Jarja: A prototype mobile suit for close combat that is descended from the YMS-15 Gyan of the Principality of Zeon. It was developed by the Neo Zeon and left in a storage dock on Axis. It was a suit that Arlette once worked on.

SUMMARY

It is the later half of U.C.0096. The Earth Federation government, threatened by the existence of the “psycho frame,” organizes the “Mastema” special forces unit under Lieutenant JG Mehmet Merca who is under the direct control of the Intelligence Bureau. He is handed down vital instructions to infiltrate and investigate a severed portion of Axis floating in the Earth Sphere.

Among the members of the investigation team accompanying him are two civilians: Arlette Almage and Danton Hyleg, a former engineer and test pilot for the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon.

The investigation team that infiltrated Axis comes under attack by a new model “Gundam” of the private group “Birnam” at a base where no one should be. Although Danton and Arlette fight back with a red Zaku III Custom whose development they were once involved in, they encounter various critical stages.

Among them are certain “feelings” Arlette hid in her heart as she heads for the remains of the Sazabi, left abandoned on the surface of Axis…

CAST

Arlette Almage: Risa Shimizu
Danton Hyleg: Shuhei Sakaguchi
Mehmet Merca: Daisuke Ono
Quentin Fermo: Toshiki Masuda

[PREVIEW] – GROUND ZERO -RISE FROM THE ASHES-

The first of two previews for the newest serialization coming to Gundam Ace! Database entry has also been created here. Stay tuned for more!

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GUNDAM ACE 2017 NEWSFLASH [May Issue]

2017年 速報
2017 NEWSFLASH

 

GUNDAM ACE
HUGE NEW SERIALIZATION PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT!!

新連載 第1弾
NEW SERIALIZATION #1

GUNDAM ACE 15 YEARS + GUNDAM GAMES 30 YEARS JOINT PROJECT!
SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN!!

Gundam Ace announces a joint project with Bandai Namco Entertainment that is celebrating 30 years of Gundam Games with the latest project for their 15th anniversary! We plan to make announcements about story setting, new characters, new Gundams and what not when the time comes. Stay tuned!!

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Gundam Ace’s 15th Anniversary Reader Contribution Project
This is the Gundam that Kunio Okawara illustrates!!

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Variations and coupling mechanisms have also been created! Look forward to the day this gallant figure soars across the battlefield!

Having collected original Gundam designs for the 15th anniversary project for this magazine, a sketch by Mr. Kunio Okawara of the Double Zeta Gundam Hedgehog, which won the top prize, has finally been completed. How will this suit appear and play an active role in the ongoing comic book project?

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読者投稿作品
READER CONTRIBUTED WORK

SUIT NAME: MSZ-009HH Double Zeta Hedgehog
*This is the name of the suit at the time of submission. There is a possibility the name and specs may change in the story.

新連載 第2弾
NEW SERIALIZATION #2

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A comic adaptation of “Rise from the Ashes” has been announced. Details will be announced in the next issue.

新連載 第3弾
NEW SERIALIZATION #3

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The latest work from Harutoshi Fukui, the author of “Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn”! A completely original Gundam saga is underway!!

[RELEASE] – GUNDAM 0083 CH.43

GUNDAM 0083 REBELLION CH.43

EPISODE:
43
PAGES:
26
RELEASED:
2017.03.16
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Will Nina’s feelings be enough to stop Gato?! As this drama plays out, Delaz leaves the Garden of Thorns and moves Operation Stardust into its final stage. In the end, Gato throws everything away yet again and heads onto the battlefield of the Solomon Sea. Chapter.43: Skies of Chaos!

VOLUME.07 || VOLUME.06 || VOLUME.05

[RELEASE] – GUNDAM 0083 VOL.08

GUNDAM 0083 REBELLION VOL.08

EPISODES:
37-42
PAGES:
192
RELEASED:
2017.03.14
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Nina and Gato’s fateful reunion! Having caught on that Anavel Gato, the Nightmare of Solomon, was her past lover, Nina heads for the Delaz Fleet. The two are reunited at last, however the fate that awaited them there…

VOLUME.07 || VOLUME.06 || VOLUME.05

Gundam F91 Production Sidestory

In light of a recent review of Gundam F91 on the AnimeNewsNetwork, I decided to look into some of the strange rumors that have been circulating the net about F91’s production: rumored staff rifts, what the series was supposed to be like, etc. I settled on an interview with Kouichi Inoue which seems to dispel some preconceived notions that fans have had about the series. Granted, this is only part of an extensive interview, but I believe it clarifies some things about the series. I’ll be going back to look at the interviews by Tomino, Okawara and Yasuhiko, but for now, I’ll just leave this here. Enjoy.

Gundam F91 Production Sidestory

 

[RELEASE] – TWILIGHT AXIS CHAPTER.04 (2)

twilight_logoCHAPTER.04 – BIRNAM WOOD (1)
CHAPTER.04 – BIRNAM WOOD (2)

[RELEASE] – ANAHEIM LABORATORY LOG.03

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CHAPTER.02 RETURN FROM AXIS ② [TEXT VERSION]

[PHOTOSHOPPED VERSION]

[RELEASE] – TWILIGHT AXIS CHAPTER.03 (1)

twilight_logoCHAPTER.03 – IN PURSUIT OF A RED PHANTOM (1)
CHAPTER.03 – IN PURSUIT OF A RED PHANTOM (2)

[RELEASE] – TWILIGHT AXIS CHAPTER.02 (2)

twilight_logoCHAPTER.02 – LOOKING BACK: AT RIAH (2)