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Gundam Blue Destiny [Paperback]

Yoshiyuke Tomino , Mizuho Takayama , Hajime Yadate
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: TokyoPop (July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892213109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892213105
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,431,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable Gundam manga. 29 July 2003
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Set during the one year war of U.C. 0079, this manga follows the fortunes of Federation Mobile Suit pilot Lt. Yu Kajima. Lt. Kajima and his team are are test pilots for various types of new Mobile Suits. While fighting the Zeon forces on Earth, Kajima comes into contact with a mysterious blue Mobile Suit, thus inextricably changing his destiny forever...
This is quite a hefty manga book, being just over 200 pages in length. The art is well drawn, and the story is well paced. An intense read, the action spills over from one panel to the next, and there is always plenty going on to keep you interested.
The story itself is quite original, though retaining that certain familiarity associated with the world of Gundam. Most of the Universal Century Mobile Suits are on display, and a few new ones are included, to boot!
My only criticism might be to say that the story get's so intense at times, that it's difficult to follow what's going on. Although having said that, a second readthrough clears up any confusion.
Most definately a recommended read for fans of the Gundam universe!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book for kids into gundam 26 Dec 2000
although the artwork is not up to the standard set by the sunrise comics mobile suit gundam 0083 'stardust memory' series, this is a good comic book for young kids interested in gundam. the action is fast paced and includes a decent storyline to boot. printed in black & white this makes the wording clear and easy to read, turning it into an excellent comic book for kids and an perfect one for those last-minute birthday ideas.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good. 14 Jun 2000
By jeffrey ying - Published on Amazon.com
First off, i want to tell all of you that Gundam has had many different series each with differet story lines and different charachtars. Most long time anime and Manga fans know this. So if you are intrested in this book for the Cartoon Network version, You will find nothing fimilar to you. Yet if you like Wing than this is a great oen to get. I thought that this book was great as long as you are open to many different types of Manga. And a comment on the other reveiw, Most people alredy know this but a Graphic novel is a comic book that is in a book format. So if you arent into comics, then dont buy it, but on the other hand if you love anime and Manga this is a great book to buy.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great manga for all anime lovers. 9 May 2000
By Costa Kokkinos - Published on Amazon.com
Great book for begginers and experts alike at manga or the gundam series. I have seen a good amount of manga and anime, yet even though never read and Mobile Suit Gundam, I found this book hard to put down and i just read it over and over. Buy it today if you are just browsing or looking for another gundam masterpiece.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot for Gundam Fans 4 Jun 2003
By Nicolas Agudelo - Published on Amazon.com
I've been a fan of Anime and Manga for a long time. I was attracted by the original story and technology concepts present in the original Gundam UC world (not GWing). I've always wanted to have a Gundam manga, so when I had the chance, I bought this one, and after a quite detailed inspection, I found the following topics very useful for the people interested in it:
As a manga, the artwork is good, but of course is at a lower level compared to, for example, the Clamp / Satoshi Urushihara works. But the consistency of the story is really good and the fact that the story fills only 1 volume makes it a best-buy.
And for the Gundam fans (minor spoilers), there are so many concepts developed here, that surely makes it interesting. For example to see the early experimentation of the Zion army on Newtypes, at a time when they weren't implemented for combat purposes yet. The setting of the story is in the early days of the war with the Zion, which makes everything much more interesting, and it's fun to see how all the combat units were "malfunctioning" GM's (don't expect to see a RX type here, they didn't exist at the time of this story).
So... my advice is... get it now, if you are a Gundam fan, because it provides some background information about the series. If you are a Manga fan, it could be nice for you, but there are more options, even based in the Gundam world.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, though short... 19 Jan 2008
By Daniel M. - Published on Amazon.com
For those who don't know, the Blue Destiny story is based off of a Japanese exclusive Sega Saturn game which is in turn a side story in the One Year War timeline of the original Gundam series. The story itself is quite good, and makes for a good read.
Now, for all you manga fans out there, you should know that this is a flipped manga. The pictures on the page are reversed to allow for non-manga readers to follow the pictures and speech in western comic book order, leaving right-handed characters to be left-handed, and vice-versa. If you can ignore that one flaw, the book is still very good and worth getting.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best for beginners, but a good, manga-style story. 1 May 2000
By Korinne Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Blue destiny is the story of a young MS pilot and his platoon. I really enjoyed this books style and the flow it used. There is probably some other stuff you should know about the Gundam universe that would make this a more wide appealing story, but it isn't absolutely necessary. All in all, a fine story that is well drawn.
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