Zeon ace pilot, Commander Char Aznable, thought he could foil the Federation's plan to build a mobile suit by attacking their research base on colony Side 7. He was wrong. With a prototype already active, the besieged Federation forces strike back using their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam, with devastating consequences. Amidst the fighting, young electronics wizard Amuro Ray is determined not to let his friends and family die in the crossfire. But what can one boy do to repel a squad of mobile suit-clad invaders?
Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Origin was published in English as Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin by Vertical based on the 12-volume Aizoban reprint from March 26, 2013 to December 15, 2015; in Spanish by Norma Editorial; and in Italian by Star Comics.
Gundam the Origin is written/illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko who was in charge of the character design from the Original tv series. It is basically a retelling of the Original 1979 tv series, but with more detail. For example, we get Char background story, how the Zabi family rise into power, and the development of Mobile Suits.
The Plot is the same from the Original, The Principality of Zeon declared war of Independence against the Earth Federation. This is known as the One Year War.
The art is fantastic, everything is illustrated in high quality. Every details is shown including character facial expression, mobile suit and
The characters are likeable, we get to see them develop and the challenges they go through. For example, Amuro started out as a kid who has an attitude. He was disrespectful to his friends and the crew from White Base, but as the war continues on after witnessing friends/enemy death. He develop as a character and change into a mature individual.
Overall, I enjoyed Gundam the Origin. It was a great read and worth buying all 12 Vols publish by Vertical.
Its a great war story, for a simple reason,both sides are understable for their actions.
Iconic things arnt always necessarily good, the Akira film for example, is overall, not a good one, gundam tho is still good.
Char is (basicallly the face of gundam, and isnt even a gundam) intelligent immoral and wants revenge, a pretty charismatic guy, the type i like the most.
Amuro is your typical 14 year old girl, but has some pretty good reasons for being one, There's a war going on, shitty parents, O, and he's fighting in this war. Amuro is, or the show also,is a major inspiration for
evangelion, which i must thank gundam for doing, cuz Eva is a one of a kind.
On board the main ship of the protagonists, there are 3 children, how serve as comedy, and they suck, and never get off the ship.
the history of the universe, families factions, yayaya, is among the most interesting stuff about it, the Char flashback, or how the zabi family came to be in control is one of my favorite parts of the whole thing.
It was revolutionary for its time,but that doesn't make it good, the execution of its content does, and it does do so. So i recommend giving it a read, watching some of the origin ovas,or checking out gundam in general.