A new Gundam Manga is coming and yes its set in the Universal Century
If you are anything like me, the long running Gundam Unicorn OVA series left you desperately wanting for a new Universal Century Gundam Series. Despite rumors that the next UC based series would be some type of remake of the original Gundam or a continuation of the Origin series it seems we are getting an all new manga. Information is scarce right now, but we do know the title, and its one thats going to make a lot of people groan. Mobile Suit: Moon Gundam.
Little is currently known about the new Manga series, but if I had to venture a guess I would say it might have something to do with the similarly named manga from early 1990’s Mobile Suit Gundam in UC 0099: Moon Crisis. However the description as fan traslated from the page about the show says
“The moonlight is projected onto the latter part of the Universal Century. A new Gundam saga is beginning!”
I’m no expert in the UC timeline, but it seems like 0099 is the earlier part not the latter, so perhaps this is a whole new story. Either way its something that I have been longing for more UC mobile suit action. I can only hope that with Iron Blood orphans finished, the next animated Mobile Suit: Gundam show is also in the UC.
Harutoshi Fukui (Gundam Unicorn) will be in charge of story, with Takayuki Kosai (Gundam MSV-R, Gundam Unicorn Testament) on board as artist. Iron Blooded Orphans mechanical designer Ippei Gyoubu will be responsible for the new series’s mecha.
If you care to trace down the source of this awesome news yourself, The Japanese site Otakomu.jp has the info for you.