Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a new project.
The project includes an exhibition at Gundam Base Tokyo, 10th anniversary ver. plastic models, and a gorgeous 10th anniversary art book. The book is scheduled to be released around September 30, at the same time as Thunderbolt’s 20th volume. More details will be announced in the March 11 issue of “Big Comic Superior”. The manga’s 19th volume is currently available for purchase.
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt began serialization March 2012 in the seinen manga magazine “Big Comics Superior”, published by Shogakukan. Over its ten-year serialization Thunderbolt has sold over four million copies. The manga was adapted in 2015 by Sunrise into a two season ONA(original net animation) series directed by Kou Matsuo, which was subsequently compiled into two compilation films Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky and Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower.
It is Universal Century 0079, at the end of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The space colonies of Side 4, or Moore, were previously destroyed by a Zeon attack, and many colonists lost their lives. Side 4 became a shoal zone filled with the wreckage of destroyed colonies and warships, lit by constant flashes of lightning due to collisions between electrified debris. It soon came to be known as the “Thunderbolt Sector.”
Source: Gundam Info