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Gundam

"Unlike its super robot cousins, Mobile Suit Gundam attempted a realism in the robot design and weaponry, by running out of energy and ammunition or breaking and malfunctioning. The technology is well-explained and feasible, requiring only a few fictional

"A great read."--Asian Reporter

Japan's Gundam franchise boasts a worldwide cult of devotees. This second edition of creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's novelization is redesigned for a new generation of fans.

Yoshiyuki Tomino is one of Japan's best known science-fiction directors.

Frederik L. Schodt writes extensively on Japanese culture and lives in San Francisco, California.


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Mobile Suit Gundam
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The biggest name in Japanese science fiction--Gundam--returns with one of its creators retelling its origins 25 years after the series debuted. Caught in the crossfire of a space civil war, teenager Amuro Ray accidentally finds a new mobile weapon--the RX-78 Gundam. In the eighth volume of Gundam: THE ORIGIN, readers are sent back to the war at hand. The White Base continues to be chased across the Earth by Zeon forces. The story shifts away from the jungles and deserts of the Americas, moving into much more urban settings in Europe.
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 8: Operation Odessa
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A sci-fi epic set in space, 'Mobile Suit Gandam' retells the beginning of one of the biggest manga franchises ever created. This edition contains extra content including interviews with leading figures in manga.
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume III: Ramba Ral
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Years before the White Base landed on Earth, the seeds of war were planted in a space colony called Side-3. Here the Munzo Empire's great philosopher Chairman Zeon Deikun would prepare a declaration before an assembly of senators, but before finishing his speech would fall victim to a sudden attack on the parliament's dais.

Almost instantly, on the streets, the masses have risen calling for independence and have set protests in front of Earth Federation headquarters on Side-3. The calls for Earthnoids to return to their planet eventually would push the Federation to take up arms hoping to combat these riots. The hostilities pit men versus tanks on the streets of this colony and appear to not be letting up.

Meanwhile, Deikun's family, including his children Artesia and Casval, are soon taken into hiding by a Zeon loyalist - Ramba Ral.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 5: Char & Sayla
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The biggest name in Japanese science fiction--Gundam--returns with one of its creators retelling its origins 25 years after the series debuted. Caught in the crossfire of a space civil war, teenager Amuro Ray accidentally finds a new mobile weapon--the RX-78 Gundam. In the sixth volume of Gundam: THE ORIGIN, Casval Deikun has changed his identity. Aware of those who betrayed his family, and the fact that they are now leading the Zeon movement, the headstrong young man has enlisted in the Zeon military with ambitions to hide among their ranks and eventually bring down its figureheads.
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Volume 6: To War
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