RX-78AL ATLAS GUNDAM ENTRY

Delving into some more mechanics for a change, here’s the complete profile for the Atlas Gundam from the Bandit Flower movie! For those of you having a hard time reconciling this particular suit, give the page a read. It solves a bunch of issues (at least I think).

GUNDAM THE ORIGIN MECHANICAL ARCHIVES VOL.3

Once more we’re taking a trip back! Here’s the third installment of Hajime Katoki’s Mechanical Archive! Click the banner below to access all the information! Next time we’ll be talking about weapons from the Origin!

GUNDAM THE ORIGIN MECHANICAL ARCHIVES VOL.1-2

Traveling back in time, here’s the first two installments of Hajime Katoki’s Mechanical Archive! Click the banner below to access all the information!

GUNDAM THE ORIGIN MECHANICAL ARCHIVES VOL.22

From the latest issue of Gundam Ace, Vol.22 of Hajime Katoki’s Mechanical Archive! Click the banner below to access all the information!

MOBILE SUIT MOON GUNDAM [Episode 04]

 

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Prepared to risk it all, they head for outer space! Yuta appears among the warriors?! Atlante 3 has a spy onboard?

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GUNDAM UNICORN BANDE DESSINEE EPISODE: 0 (3)

 

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Kouzou Ohmori returns after ten months as Bande Dessinee heads into new territory in this newly revived serialization! A house packed with C-4. A mans quest for vengeance against the system that had forsaken him. The military industrial complex of Anaheim Electronics secret dealings with a man from Neo Zeon are set in motion!

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MOBILE SUIT MOON GUNDAM [Episode 03]

 

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A suddenly glowing Gundam… is it a premonition of something?! Will Yuta head into outer space? Just what is Rinato planning?!

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GUNDAM UNICORN BANDE DESSINEE EPISODE: 0 (2)

 

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Kouzou Ohmori returns after ten months as Bande Dessinee heads into new territory in this newly revived serialization! There are things worse than death. One month prior to the Sinanju event, another story unfolds. At the end, is it solely mercy or something else?!

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MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WALPURGIS [Release II]

 

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The Argama Kai-class Yulong and the Sadalahn are locked in battle near the colony!! The Dimateru squares off against the ZII! The clock ticks on the fateful battle of these two mobile suits! In the end, Overon’s true form is revealed! Does a fierce battle lie ahead?!

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MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM TWILIGHT AXIS [CH.02]

 

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U.C.0096. Former Zeon engineer Arlette along with former test pilot Danton accompany a Federation Forces investigative team to the asteroid Axis. In a place that should be unmanned, they come under attack by mobile suits that include a Gundam! In order to fight back, Arlette activated an old Zaku III Custom that was inside the base. After a fierce battle, the Zaku III Custom, the fruits of peoples desire, returns to its quiet slumber once more.

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[RELEASE] – GUNDAM 0083 CHAPTER.51

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Uraki was severely wounded in the battle with Gundam Unit 2! The Federation Forces begin cementing their plans to take on the colonyjack and mop-up the Delaz Fleet. The question is, will they be successful? Meanwhile, Admiral Kowen passes on his final orders before he is stripped of his command: the Albion is to receive Gundam Unit 3 and take on the Delaz Fleet alone! As Captain Synapse listens to his teams thoughts on the reckless operation, he orders them to head for La Vie en Rose. Who will the pilot be for Unit 3? Will it be Monsha? Just as they head off, Uraki suddenly wakes up!

SERIES IS NOW ENTIRELY CAUGHT UP!!

G-SAVIOUR PROMOTIONAL TRAILER

G-Saviour has been one of those entries into the Gundam franchise that everyone tries to dismiss as “alt-UC” or ignoring altogether. In October of 1995, work began on a promotional trailer (as well as the feature film). In March of 1997, the trailer was complete. Linked below is how that promotional trailer played out. In June of 1998, work would begin on the feature film that was to become “G-Saviour”…

Stay tuned for more random tidbits from this uncharted part of the Gundam timeline!

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM WALPURGIS [Release I]

 

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Mashiro is Paptimus Scirocco?! What are Mequinez’s true intentions? The latest chapter continues to follow the mystery locked within Mashiro! Just what in the world is Overon?! The shocking truth will be revealed in the next issue!!

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MOBILE SUIT MOON GUNDAM [Episode 02]

 

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The veil is lifted on the Neo Zeon’s new mobile suit: the Barguil! Universal Century 0092. What was seen by Yuta, a young boy on Moon Moon, a colony that cut off contact with the outside and formed their own culture? The “forbidden Universal Century” is being told now!

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GUNDAM UNICORN BANDE DESSINEE EPISODE: 0 (1)

 

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Kouzou Ohmori returns after ten months as Bande Dessinee heads into new territory in this newly revived serialization! An experimental psycho frame: the Stein’s brilliance. There is someone who can interfere with the merchant of death, Anaheim’s, backroom deal?!

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A Question of Gundam Thunderbolt

Gundam Thunderbolt has been a hot button issue in terms of where it fits into the Gundam “canon.” Not that the term canon exists in Japanese anyways (as I’ll point out below) but don’t tell that to fans. Then again, the Japanese side doesn’t seem to be too concerned for this either (nor have they ever in older Gundam publications). As such, the term “alt-UC” has entered into the Gundam community as a way of explaining away series that seem to “break” Gundam. It’s being used towards the Origin as well thanks to many of the changes it too is making to the backstory.

Anyways, a lot of the reasoning behind it is because an interview with the creator of the manga was mistranslated (or had creative liberties taken) and fans have latched onto this as their holy grail when battling people who accept Thunderbolt into their precious UC “canon.”

Let’s take a look at what Otakumode has translated the article as:

CS: Aside from director Tomino, you don’t hear many people involved with Gundam talking about “destroying Gundam.”

YO: I’m humbled [laugh]. I think in that sense Thunderbolt started off in a very fortunate position. Just as the lack of attention given the first Gundam TV series allowed it some freedom, my Gundam series is on a unique platform with Shogakukan’s Superior, so it’s not as tied down. In the beginning, I told them that I wanted to be able to work freely, even if that meant it wasn’t part of the Gundam canon, and they told me I could do what I want. However, that makes it difficult to adapt into anime and Gundam models… I suppose [laugh].

CS: So it wasn’t that they approached you and said, “Do it at this point in the Universal Century calendar.”

YO: It’s a bit off from the so-called “correct history,” but I did that on purpose [laugh]. I started off on the sidelines without much attention, which actually allowed some freedom as I wrote and I didn’t have to defend myself, so I decided to change what I wanted, and I think it was good that I could start that way. Being in that position is similar to how it was for the first Gundam, so I’ve been happy with it.

Here’s our take on the interview from Comic Soon:

——”Break Gundam” isn’t a phrase you hear often from people who work with Gundam, unless they’re Director Tomino.

How audacious of me (laughs). In this sense, I think I was able to start Thunderbolt from a very fortunate stance. The first Gundam TV series had freedom because it was unmarked, and in the same way, this Gundam started on the special setting of Shogakukan’s Superior, so I didn’t have many “fetters”. I told them first off, “It’s OK if this doesn’t make Gundam’s history, just please give me free rein,” and they marked it as the Otagaki version and let me do as I pleased. But they warned me that it would be difficult to turn into animations or Gundam models… (laughs).

——You mean it wasn’t a “Let’s do this part in the Universal Century timeline,” kind of approach.

It’s slightly different from the “official history” but I didn’t mind (laughs). Because I was able to start at the edge with no attention, I was able to draw freely, and as I had nothing to defend, I could break things as I liked and it was a great way to start. This stance also synchronized with the circumstances of the first Gundam, and I’m personally content with it.

Take that however you want.

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM TWILIGHT AXIS [CH.01]

 

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Another new page for Gundam and the Universal Century! The curtain rises on an unknown part of the Universal Century here and now! Chasing after the shadow of the man once called Zeon’s “Red Comet”, she returns to his place once more… Awoken from its slumber, the Zaku III Custom takes off!

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OLD GUNDAM PUBLICATIONS

Over the years my Gundam collection has steadily grown. I’ve been on a quest to try and locate older Gundam material from the formative years of Gundam and provide fans in the community an insight into works that will never, ever see the light of day in English much less the Japanese side again. Periodically, I update random entries on the database listing with a somewhat comprehensive summary for the entry in particular. Some of them I haven’t been able to update any more since I have had trouble tracking down future volumes things were serialized in. Nonetheless, I’d like to highlight some of the stranger entries in the Gundam universe:

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 Sidestory: Burn Stormer -Wandering Lambs-
Mobile Suit Gundam Saigon 0081
Top Gundam
MS Senki Sidestory: Born to be wild again ~Soldiers of Fortune Again~
Mobile Suit Gundam Sidestory Craft Folk (newest addition)

I’ll eventually be getting around to adding scans and translations of some of the short chapters (such as Craft Folk for example). They’re quirky stories and some of them I wish would’ve been fleshed out more (like Saigon 0081).

GROUND ZERO RISE FROM THE ASHES EPISODE.2

 

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The operation begins!! A dark gray barrier becomes a shield for the gunfire, but it is just to carry out the mission imposed on oneself! The White Dingo’s fangs tear into the Gallop!

EPISODE.0(Pt.1) || EPISODE.0(Pt.2) || EPISODE.1

RECORD OF MOBILE SUIT WARS REBOOT [02]

 

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A new work by realist Kazuhisa Kondo! A reboot of the famous “Record of Mobile Suit Wars” for the first time in almost twenty years!! Now, the whole story to the Earth Drop Operation is illustrated! What will the Zeon’s next move be?!

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