Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation

Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation

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"A great read."—Asian Reporter

Japan's Gundam franchise boasts a worldwide cult of devotees. This second edition of creator Yoshiyuki Tomino's novelization is redesigned for a new generation of fans.

Yoshiyuki Tomino is one of Japan's best known science-fiction directors.

Frederik L. Schodt writes extensively on Japanese culture and lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611720051
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 04/03/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 733,846
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Yoshiyuki Tomino: Yoshiyuki Tomino is one of Japan's best known sci-fi animation directors, and the author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books. Since working on the Tetsuwan Atomu (Astro Boy) series in 1964, he has directed or created some of Japan's top robot and fantasy-themed works, for television, theaters, and the original video anime market. Best known for the hugely popular Gundam TV shows, in recent years he has attracted attention for his works, Brain Powrd (1998), Turn A Gundam (1999), and Overman King Gainer (2002).
Frederik L. Schodt: Frederik L. Schodt is a translator and author of numerous books about Japan, including Manga! Manga! and Dreamland Japan. He often served as Osamu Tezuka’s English interpreter. In 2009 he was received the The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contribution to the introduction and promotion of Japanese contemporary popular culture.
Mark Simmons: Mark Simmons is author of the Gundam Official Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction, by Mark Simmons 7

Map of U. C. 0079 13

Chapter 1: Side 7 17
Chapter 2: Escape from Side 7 42
Chapter 3:The California Crush 61
Chapter 4: Newtypes 85
Chapter 5: Zeon 100
Chapter 6:The Texas Zone 115
Chapter 7: Lalah Sune 138
Chapter 8:The Beginning 155

Chapter 9: Escape 175
Chapter 10: Kusko Al 183
Chapter 11: Prelude 204
Chapter 12: People 224
Chapter 13: Contact 242
Chapter 14: Premonition 262
Chapter 15:The Attack 281
Chapter 16:The Elmeth 298

Chapter 17: Power and Ambition 319
Chapter 18: Dozle Zabi 336
Chapter 19: Retreat 355
Chapter 20: A Stirring 378
Chapter 21:Test Firing 400
Chapter 22: A Baoa Qu 424
Chapter 23: Zum City 445

Word from the Translator 470

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