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 explosion/debris.
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. read more