Gundam Thunderbolt Manga Gets Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
A teaser website opened on Wednesday to announce that an anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki's Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga has been green-lit. The website lists Gundam's copyright holder Sotsu Agency and anime studio Sunrise.
The story is set in the same One Year War in UC 0079 as the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. It follows the battles between two ace pilots of the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation at the "Thunderbolt Sector," a shoal zone with numerous wrecks of space colonies and warships.
Ohtagaki launched the manga in Shogakukan's Big Comic Superior magazine in March 2012, and Shogakukan is publishing the sixth compiled book volume on October 30. Ohtagaki also created the Moonlight Mile manga which inspired a 2007 television anime. ADV Films (and later FUNimation Entertainment) released the Moonlight Mile anime in North America.
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