February 20th, 2019
In light of people seeing Gundam Narrative in theaters and having a bizarre reaction to Newtype resonance and psycho frame mumbo jumbo, I thought I’d introduce a relatively old Gundam comic from 1991’s Gundam Magazine that exhibits an external mobile suit control systemÂ via the psycommu. It’s called “The Ghost of Neo Zeon. You can download the one-shot manga here.
THE GHOST OF NEO ZEON
Original Work by Yoshiyuki Tomino
Mechanical Design by Kunio Okawara
Planning & Scenario by Craft Group
Mechanical Design Cooperation by Takahiro Yamada
November 24th, 2018
As promised, here’s 5135700048 of the summary for the Gundam Narrative novel! Spoilers everywhere so beware!
October 16th, 2018
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] 7th single “narrative/NOISEofRAIN”
Release Date: 2018.11.28
Price: 1620yen (limited edition CD+DVD)
Price: 1350yen (standard edition)
<DISC 1 (CD)>
M1 “narrative” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:LiSA
M3 “Christmas Scene” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki & Tielle
M4 “Cage <NTv>” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle
M5 “narrative (instrumeNTal)” *first-run limited edition only*
M6 “NOISEofRAIN (instrumeNTal)” *first-run limited edition only*
<DISC 2 (DVD)> *first-run limited edition only*
“narrative” MUSIC VIDEO
“Christmas Scene” MUSIC VIDEO
Hiroyuki Sawano “Mobile Suit Gundam NT” Original Soundtrack
Release Date: 2018.11.28
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BONUS TRACK. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC RE:MIX0096
August 27th, 2018
Been a while since I posted some random material. Here‘s a profile page for a suit from the 0080 MSV line! The plamodel appeared in B-CLUB 44 back in July of 1989 so I decided to colorize some lineart instead! You can still see the original source page at the bottom if you’re into some retro builds!
August 27th, 2018
Unfortunately I had to delete all blog users due to rampant spam issues and inactivity. In 8+ years of having this particular theme I acquired over 23,000 registrations. If you signed up at some point I apologize but your account has been removed. If you need to comment on something, please reach out via the Facebook group, Twitter or via email.
August 16th, 2018
Original Work: Hajime Yatate & Yoshiyuki Tomino
Screenplay: Harutoshi Fukui
Director: Shunichi Yoshizawa
Original Character Draft: Kumiko Takahashi
Animation Character Design: Kim Se-Jun
Mechanical Design: Hajime Katoki & Ei Komatsu
Color Design: Takako Suzuki
CG Director: Tomohiro Fujie
Monitor Design: Yoshinori Sayama
Art Director: Yukiko Maruyama & Yoshimi Mineta
Special Effects Director: Kumiko Taniguchi
Director of Photography: Akita Asaki
Editor: Daisuke Imai
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
Music: Hiroyuki Sawano
Jonah Bashta: Junya Enoki
Michelle Luio: Tomo Muranaka
Rita Bernal: Ayu Matsuura
August 2nd, 2018
Today I’m showcasing some older designs of the Geara Doga line that the mechanical designer Izubuchi crafted when Char’s Counterattack was being drafted. Much like the Sazabi Prototype, these were some of the rejected designs (which were later picked up by Kondo in his manga adaptations). Interesting to note is that the buckethead design showcased here as the MS-16F appears in the manga version of Beltorchika’s Children. You can view the data tagilite. As always, moreÂ tidbits to come!
July 30th, 2018
Today’s update of Gundam nostalgia shines light on the MSN-04XÂ Sazabi Prototype that appears in Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Hi Streamer version of Char’s Counterattack. While the original run in Animage magazine debuted some vastly different mobile suit designs,Â the original artwork in the novel was done by manga artist Yukinobu Hoshino. This particular design builds upon a first draft of the Sazabi by Yutaka Izubuchi and was originally known as the Zanac. More details of the original design will come later on in a Char’s Counterattack design sketch posting.
July 29th, 2018
It’s time for a throwback to some more random Gundam information from my stash! I’ve translated an article on the RGM-89 Jegan from an old issue of B-CLUB magazine (April 1988) that introduces two lesser known variants of the suit, the RGM-88X and the RGM-91S Enhanced Armor type. Also in the magazine (yet not featured here) are model database profiles for several Char’s Counterattack mobile suits in the article titled “Thinking About the Ultimate Mobile Suit”. It features the RX-93 Nu Gundam Heavy Weapon System, RGZ-91 Re-GZ, MSN-03 Jagd Doga, NZ-333 Alpha Azieru and the TMS-007X Z-Gustav from the Sidestory of Z manga. I can post scans of those later if people want. Until then, click the image at theÂ right for details!
June 18th, 2018
Click the logo above to access the section! What is Star of Zeon? It’sÂ aÂ color photo story consisting of 2-4 pages each with accompanying monochrome artwork and model explanation. The first four installments document the story of the Federation Forces Special Forces known as DRAGOON 13 which is comprised of former Zeon Forces prisoners of war during the Zeta Gundam era. The final five chapters shift back to the One Year War depicting the stories of the Zeon pilots centered around Commander Hannibal. The story was serialized in Hobby Japan magazine back in September 1986 and ran until August of the following year (while taking a few breaks in between).
June 7th, 2018
â Illustration by Masami Goto
â Cell Work by Keiko Onuki
GUNDAM HEADS TO A NEW WORLD…
Our talking point corner covers “Mobile Suit Gundam F91”, a new theatrical movie. Work on this blockbuster is progressing smoothly with its debut slated for next spring. This time, a featured teaser was screened at Sochiku Cinemas nationwide! So let’s have a detailed analysis with a particular focus on the two mobile suit clash scenes! Witness F91 in motion for yourself!
The official title of the new theatrical Gundam movie debuting next spring was decided. “Mobile Suit Gundam F91.” A teaser was screened with the movie “Crisis 2050” which opened during summer break.
Our hero Seabook and Cecily are intertwined and race across the cosmos. Could it be signs of a Newtype encounter? Two mobile suits clash. An eerie iron mask floats in space. And finally, a full shot of the Gundam… could it be the F91?!
Both an English and Japanese version of this teaser have been produced, and it’s interesting to note that the English pronunciation is “Gundam Formula Ninety-One.”
Mr. Shuko Murase is in charge of animation direction.
Consider this a prologue to hype up the expectations for the theatrical movie even more.