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?
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Wow is all I can say for this amazing installment of Gundam the Origin. We are now seven volumes into the story and the story is still as good if not better than volume one. This volume covers the events prior to the battle of Loum, the battle of Loum, and the aftermath of the battle itself; which was never shown in the animated series. One of the characters that really stands out in this volume is Sayla Mass, I won't get into any of the details but if you have been following Gundam for a long time you will understand. This volume holds up the quality of all previous volumes with beautiful color pages mixed in with the black and white ones as well as a bonus 8 page section in the end of the book detailing Mamoru Nagano's thoughts on Gundam the Origin. For anyone wondering Mamoru Nagano is a mechs designer from the Mobile suite Zeta Gundam series. I recommend this volume to any Gundam fan.
This book wraps up all of the back story of the Char and Sayla, Zeon's early use of mobile suits and the first few months of the One Year War. It really does a great job of showing the state of the Earth and Colonies leading up to Char's attack of Side 7. I remember watching the anime when I was younger and didn't fully understand the gravity of the situation (in relation to the events leading up to war and during,) and just how far Zeon was willing to justify their right for independence. Even in other Gundam OVAs as well, you only see bits and pieces of flashbacks or short dialogue alluding to the chaotic events.
For instance in Origin, you see Gihren with no remorse order any neighboring colony not in line with Zeon's views, destroyed and one being infamously used in an attempt to destroy Federation HQ in Jaburo. Afterr the failed colony drop you learn just how devastating the colony was for the planet. Also seeing the tragic battle of Loum along, showcasing the...
The seventh volume of Gundam: The Origin continues the flashbacks by moving to Operation British and then to the Battle of Loum. Char has become a Zeon ace pilot in Mobile Suit combat and participates in the Battle of Loum alongside the Black Tri-Stars and many other characters that would play future roles in the anime series!
We finally get to see detailed accounts of the colony drop from Operation British and then the beginning and end of Loum. We've all heard of Char's sinking of 5 ships as well as the Black Tri-Stars capturing General Revil and now we get to see it. Many other characters are present here including Ryu Jose! Garma is constantly trying to keep up with Char's accolades and this ties directly into Garma's last stand with White Base. We also get to see the war brought to Sayla Mass. The book ends where the first book begins thanks to the extra story "On the Eve" and we also get commentary by Mamoru Nagano at the end as an extra feature. Another...
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