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Atlast, Gundam series is finally going to return to the Universal Century Timeline
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New Series Said to Be Revealed in Gundam Ace Manga Mag

Unnamed series with Hajime Katoki mecha, Tatsuya Suzuki characters

A new, as yet unnamed series to mark the 30th anniversary of the Gundam robot franchise will be reportedly announced in the April issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Gundam Ace manga magazine on February 26. The series will feature the RX-78-7 mobile suit — one of the last mecha in the RX-78 line, and a mecha that has appeared in Gundam reference material in the past but not as a main mecha in a series. (The model number of the main mecha of the first Gundam series is RX-78-2.) Veteran designer Hajime Katoki (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War) designed the new mecha.

Tatsuya Suzuki (Gaogaigar, The Legend of Reyon, Aniyome wa Ijippari) designed the new characters. The story will star Hugues Couraud, a 32-year-old officer in command of the Earth Federation's Phantom Sweep Team. The special operations unit is ordered to hunt down the remnants of the losing Zeon forces after the end of the One Year War of the first Gundam series. When he was young, he once had his entire unit wiped out.

The other main character from the Phantom Sweep Team is a 24-year-old woman named Sherry Allison. She was a test pilot for prototype units, but she has been assigned to the special operations team to fill its ranks. On the opposing Zeon side is Eric Blanke, a 20-year-old male officer born to a prominent family in the Principality of Zeon. He is leading the counteroffensive unit named Invincible Knights to avenge the Zeons' loss to the Earth Federation.

The story is set in 0081 of the Universal Calendar, one year after end of the One Year War. While peace and order is being restored to the world, small-scale battles still crop up here and there due to Zeon remnants continuing to offer resistance. A veteran Earth Federation officer assigned to mopping up the remaining Zeon forces, and a young officer executing a top secret operation to revive the Zeons, cross paths on this new battlefield.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-23/new-series-said-to-be-revealed-in-gundam-ace-manga-mag


I hope Yoshiyuki Tomino is involve
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Posted 2/23/09
wow
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They finally decide to make another UCG series... Hopefully this new UGC series will educate those who are new to the real robot genre.
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now i have something new to watch
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Posted 2/23/09 , edited 2/28/09
Here's some additional information.

Mechanic Design: Katoki Hajime
Character Design: Suzuki Tatsuya

Mobile Suit: Phantom Gundam Unit No.7

EARTH FEDERATION PHANTOM SWEEP TEAM

Hughes Curro: Male. Age 32. A veteran officer who leads the Phantom Sweep special forces unit charged with hunting for Zeon remnants. He has a bitter experience in which his unit was annihilated in the past.

Sherry Allison: Female. Age 24. She was serving as a test pilot but was assigned to the special forces unit as a replacement.

ZEON FORCES INVINCIBLE KNIGHTS

Erik Blanque (Blank): Male. Age 20. A young officer whose family is a distinguished family in the Principality of Zeon. He takes command of the “Invincible Knights” in order to execute a counterattack operation against the Earth Federation Forces.

Story: The time is Universal Century 0081. One year has passed since the war. Although the world was regaining order, small-scale battles continued in various places by the Zeon remnants who still continued to resist. During the situation, a veteran soldier of the Earth Federation Forces is appointed to a cleanup operation of the Zeon remnant forces. Feelings mix on the battlefield as the young Zeon officers advance their secret strategy for the revival of Zeon…


It kind of disappoints me how its ANOTHER series revolving the overused "One Year War". Well at least the MAIN character isn't another young teenager (He's 32 of age, that makes him an ADULT!! Like OMG!?!?) who doesn't act like a typical military trained person or an whiny angst person.

Well here's a picture of the main characters and guess what?!?! HUGHES DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A BISHOUNEN FREAK!!! HOORAY!!!



*NEW UPDATE* (Feb 28, 2009)

Forgot to show the picture of RX-78-7 Gundam ... Well here's the picture of it.

Front view

Rear view




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Posted 2/23/09
meh... i don't mind our time line
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Maou068 wrote:

They finally decide to make another UCG series... Hopefully this new UGC series will educate those who are new to the real robot genre.


Nah, don't count on it. Universal Century Gundam timeline will most likely be consider "boring" to today's generation of Gundam fans. Since the majority of the folks are so use to seeing endless amount of extremely powerful Gundams, teenage pretty boy prodigies, and don't forget fanservice.

Actual Real Robot series in today's generation aren't as appreciated to the viewers as much as it was back then.
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meh, gundam 00 was boring so im not sure about this one.
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andydono wrote:


Maou068 wrote:

They finally decide to make another UCG series... Hopefully this new UGC series will educate those who are new to the real robot genre.


Nah, don't count on it. Universal Century Gundam timeline will most likely be consider "boring" to today's generation of Gundam fans. Since the majority of the folks are so use to seeing endless amount of extremely powerful Gundams, teenage pretty boy prodigies, and don't forget fanservice.

Actual Real Robot series in today's generation aren't as appreciated to the viewers as much as it was back then.


Agreed. But who knows, young minds tend to be curious but the problem is, they tend to be very picky on what they watch. Well, at least more treat for us UCG fans.
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Finally it's been a long time coming..lol
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heck finally o___O

show those noobs who're living in his own world with that Freedom and Justice what Gundam about is
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That is good to hear
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Who is the director godammit! If It's one of the recent ones I'll get really mad.
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These are great news, i like any gundam series but i didnt get to watch UCG, so it's kind of new to me
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cool sounds good
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