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.
December 31st, 2015
Just a bit of a random update as I get my copy of this book in, but I’ve added a database entry for “Mobile Suit Z Gundam Jerid’s Deployment Orders”. Originally a game book released by Keibunsha in 1987, it was later re-released from Bandai in 1989. The Bandai version differs slightly in some regards to the original, namely with MS model numbers but is considered to be the definitive version. The main character is Jerid Messa and chronicles his time as a Titans cadet. The story is lighter than other game books but the content offers a high degree of freedom. It is famous for its large number of original mecha that appear in it. You can view the entry here.
December 17th, 2015
A database entry has been made for the latest installment in the Thunderbolt universe. A sidestory by Studio Toa based on the “Thunderbolt Mechanics” series from Hobby Japan. Chapter 1 of the series has been updated. You can view it here.
October 27th, 2015
It’s no surprise that Gundam Thunderbolt has become a highly successful manga series in Japan, selling over one million copies as of Volume 4. The level of detail in the comic has truly shined courtesy of manga artist Yasuo Ohtagaki. It’s definitely something Gundam hasn’t seen before. Odd story aside, however… With that, Big Comic Superior, the magazine that is serializing the comic listed a preview in one of its issues that a “groundbreaking important announcement” is in store.
So, now with the speculation:
Back on September 8th, Sunrise registered the domain name “gundam-tb.net”. It’s not unusual for manga series to get their own website. The Astray series has its own portal, however this domain registration may just be a more centralized site for the ever-popular series (possibly fleshing out more on the series than the Comic Superior website, but seeing that Sunrise has now stepped in and locked its claws on it, I wouldn’t be surprised if we have a new series following on the tail of Iron-Blooded Orphans in the future.
Just some random Gundam lore to share.
October 4th, 2015
Trying something a little different here. I’m sure this will only garner me more scorn from the community, but I had some time to kill over the past couple of days. I’m going to try a new process at the end of the month (aka when I get Gundam Ace) and then transition back to older projects for the beginning of the month. Be sure to follow me on Twitter to catch the latest updates to this post!
GUNDAM UNICORN BANDE DESSINEE
ACT.1 OVER THE RAINBOW
MOBILE SUIT Z GUNDAM DEFINE
GUNDAM W THE GLORY OF LOSERS
CHAPTER.60 THE END OF PEACE – PROPOSITION FROM EPYON
THE BLUE DESTINY
STAGE 1 11TH AUTONOMOUS MECHANIZED COMPOSITE CORPS
STAGE 2 SORTIE UNDER THE MOONLIGHT
CHAR’S COUNTERATTACK BELTORCHIKA CHILDREN
PART 15 SURPRISE ATTACK
GUNDAM 0083 REBELLION
CHAPTER.26 QUALIFICATIONS OF A WARRIOR (2)
PRINCESS OF THE SKY CASTLE
ENCOUNTER 1: JOURNEY
CROSSBONE GUNDAM GHOST
September 30th, 2015
The first of two installments for the Blue Destiny manga in this months Gundam Ace!
Stage 1 11th Autonomous Mechanized Composite Corps
Download link here.
August 28th, 2015
A bit of a random update. I’ve translated the prologue for the new Gundam SEED ASTRAY series called “Princess of the Sky Castle”. You can download that installment here. Database information will be located here.
August 26th, 2015
From this month’s Gundam ACE:
NEW BLUE DESTINY MANGA ANNOUNCED:
The Blue God of Death is Revived Once Again.
A New Serialization
Universal Century 0079 – The Final Stages of the One Year War.
A squadron, whose objective is the collection of real combat data from mobile suits,
The Earth Federation Forces 11th Autonomous Mechanized Composite Corps, otherwise known as the “Experimental Unit” is born.
An encounter with a blue mobile suit, lures them to their fate!
THE BLUE DESTINY
Manga by: You Taichi
Scenario by: Tomohiro Chiba (Studio Orphee)
Tomohiro Chiba on Twitter wrote:
“Preliminary announcement in Gundam Ace on sale today. Serialization of “The Blue Destiny” begins in the next issue. Based on the original Sega Saturn game, which at the time, I was in charge of the scenario. This work will become a new Blue based on a new setting of the Universal Century. The artist is You Taichi.“
NAOKI on Twitter wrote:
“I’ll announce this since I was allowed to. I am in charge of the mechanical design for “The Blue Destiny” that was announced in the next issue previews of this month’s Gundam Ace. There’s a lot to draw! Please look forward to a new Blue!“
July 23rd, 2015
Jumping back in on the news bandwagon for a change. Here’s one of the latest news blurbs from the September issue of Gundam Ace!
NEXT ISSUE PREVIEW!!
The official sidestory that started in 2002 as another Gundam SEED: Gundam Astray!! The series that unfolded from different angles via comic, novel and photonovel, returns to this magazine with a completely new comic work since FRAME ASTRAYS! The title of Series 11 is “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY –Princess of the Heavens–!
The art and drawing is the same duo of course: Kouichi Tokita and Tomohiro Chiba. What is the meaning behind the logo being used in this latest SEED ASTRAY series? What does the subtitle “Princess of the Heavens” refer to? Everything will be revealed in the next issue! Stay tuned!
Image scan here.
More details to come as they come out!