Ark Performance developed story set after "Unicorn"
Plans have been announced for a compilation of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis shorts, an adaptation of the Yatate Bunko illustrated prose from Ark Performance (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Gundam's Johnny Ridden stories) and Koujirou Nakamura (Arpeggio and Arslan anime) story set after UC 0096's Laplace's Box Incident (Gundam Unicorn). A limited screening will be presented with the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation November 18 - December 1st.
Late U.C. 0096. The Earth Federation government, regarding the existence of the "psycho-frame" as a threat, organizes the Mastema special forces team under the command of Lieutenant JG Mehmet Merca, a member of its intelligence bureau. The team is ordered to enter and investigate part of the shattered asteroid Axis, which is drifting in the Earth Sphere. The investigative team accompanying Mehmet includes two civilians named Arlette Almage and Danton Highleg, who were formerly an engineer and a test pilot with the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon.
While investigating a supposedly unoccupied facility within Axis, Mastema comes under attack from a new model of Gundam that belongs to a private militia called Birnam. Arlette and Danton fight back using a red Zaku III Custom, a mobile suit they once helped develop. As the fighting escalates, Arlette, following a secret agenda of her own, makes her way to the wreckage of the Sazabi that lies abandoned on the surface of Axis...
The ONA cast featured Risa Shimizu (Angelica, Show by Rock!!) as Arlette, Shuuhei Sakaguchi (Yuusuke Takinoue, Haikyuu!!) as Dalton, Toshiki Masuda (Kurusu, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) as Quentin Fermo, and Daisuke Ono (Sebastian, Black Butler) as Mehmet Merka.
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