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!
July 15th, 2015
Detailed information regarding the latest Gundam series can be found here.
June 6th, 2015
A random update of sorts: 08th MS Team Trivial Operation! I’ve been trying to find some information on lesser known Gundam titles as of late and finally managed to track down the old magazines that serialized this story. They’re en route from Japan so hopefully I’ll get to share them with you soon. In the meantime, I’ve updated the database with more accurate information on this particular gem of a series. Stay tuned for big boobs Raychel in the near future 😉
April 11th, 2015
Bande Dessinee continues to surprise me with drawing out what happens in the novel as well as adding other things. If Yas had illustrated the manga version of Unicorn there’s no doubt that it would be far superior than the original novel.
For those wondering, Gibney was killed in the novel when the Sleeves occupy the Nahal Argama.
April 11th, 2015
Nothing to see here, folks. Just another random chapter release. Whoops!
April 10th, 2015
And in glorious random release fashion: Chapter 12 from Volume.03. Booyah!
March 26th, 2015
I’ve updated the database entry for this particular series. Noteworthy additions: comprehensive character listing and volume summaries with chapters. Mechanics and timelines in the near future.
March 12th, 2015
I’ve updated the Blazing Shadow entry of the database with more characters, mechanics and plot information. There’s currently a summary for Volume 2 as well as a “story thus far” which covers the events in Volume 1. Continuing on, I’ll summarize some points from Gundam Ace dating back to the September 2014 issue (Chapter 7):
09.2014 Gundam Ace
– Cain talks to Wings about everything up til now.
– In order to make up for losing military strength, they pay a visit to an arms dealer by the name of Gervan
– The requested goods are a production model Guncannon and new weapons and ammo for the Silver Haze.
– Since a Guncannon is unobtainable, they’re offered a Saberfish instead.
– Later, a Dom Barrage appears to be loaded onto Cain’s HLV.
– Wings and the others begin their preparation for retalliation against Faraq
– Faraq prepares their squadron. Rougi takes command of the Musai MS forces while Gald, Azu and Mahagan take command of their respective Chivvay forces.
10.2014 Gundam Ace
– Faraq gets their revenge on Shutendouji.
– With Rodinia at their backs, Wings in the Silver Haze, Seria in her High Boost GM and Fernando in the Saber Booster respond to the attack.
– Gald, Azu and Mahagan are each accompanied by 4 other units.
– Gald’s High Mobility Gelgoog’s damaged right arm has been repaired with a Z’Gok’s.
– Wings takes on Gald’s team while Seria and Fernando square off against Azu’s team. Mahagan’s team goes on watch for sniping.
– Wings and the others pretend the mothership is at Rodinia while awating the movement of the enemy ship concealed in the nearby colony of Mauritia.
– Cain is also standing by at Mauritia.
– Faraq fleet falls for the trap in a spendid fashion. Three Chivvay attack Rodinia. The Plunder, having learned of the enemy ships positions, sinks one of the Chivvay’s with its main cannon. Another is neutralized by Cain’s sniping.
– Wings squares off against Gald with a beam saber trident again while Seria and Fernando head off after the remaining Chivvay after having dealt with the Azu team.
– Cain squares off against the Mahagan team that realized he was shooting.