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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin 1 [Hardcover]

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko , Hajime Yatate , Yoshiyuki Tomino
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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28 Mar 2013 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (Book 1)

In a brutal civil war, half of humanity has been wiped out, while Zeon's army of Zaku mobile suits is the ultimate decisive weapon. With the Federation's first Gundam out of action, teen Amuro Ray miraculously stumbles on a second unit - the awesome RX-78 Gubdan. Now, in control of a machine with unparalleled destructive power, will Amuro's actions save the colony's survivors or destroy them? A sci-fi epic set in space, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin retells the beginning of one of the biggest manga franchises ever created, more than 25 years after the series debuted.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 442 pages
  • Publisher: Vertical (28 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193565487X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935654872
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 16.2 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 230,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing, all true Gundam fans must own this 16 April 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I never thought this would actually happen because it seemed like Japan has given up on the idea of bringing Gundam to the west. But Vertical picks up the ball and runs with it all the way to the touchdown zone.
Where do I even start?
This release is comparable to the Japanese aizoban (collector's edition) releases of the manga, the only difference is the fact that this release isn't leather bound like the Japanese release but I don't think I actually want that, but that's up to taste.
The volume is hardcover, with a glorious cover depicting the RX78-2 activating for the first time and is of great quality. The paper is glossy like that of American comics, which isn't common for manga but does a much better job at highlighting the art details than regular paper. The volume is nearly 500 pages long and combines two volumes of the Japanese tankobon releases in to one. There are also several color pages with fantastic art. The only complaint I have is that the essays at the end aren't that special, you just get the standard summary of the Gundam franchise and it's cultural legacy that I'm sure most of the people buying this already know. The essay by Hideaki Anno (founder of Gainax, creator of Evangelion and Gunbuster) is really short and was taken from a Gundam Ace magazine from 2005 so I was kind of disappointed.
As for the story and art, it's fantastic. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's art is amazing and it flows insanely well and adds new details to familiar, classic images. If you wonder how much of the story this volume covers, it's from the attack on Side 7 to White Base landing on earth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More like Mobile Suit Win :D 30 Jun 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
(Terrible jokes aside) This is an excellent read as well as an excellent retelling of an already excellent series. Anyone who enjoyed the original Mobile Suit Gundam will love this :D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 27 April 2013
By Nikoran
The amount of detail in this book is astounding. From the wonderful colour pages to the finest details of the Gundam itself. It's a must for MSG fans and even manga fans alike.
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