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Gundam Twilight Axis Novel Gets Manga Adaptation

posted on by Karen Ressler
Azusa Makishima draws manga based on Ark Performance, Koujirou Nakamura's novel

This year's tenth issue of Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine announced on Wednesday that a manga adaptation of Ark Performance and Koujirou Nakamura's Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS novel will launch in the 11th issue on October 20. Azusa Makishima (Muv-Luv Alternative manga) is drawing the manga and Ark Performance is serving as concept adviser.

Ark Performance (Arpeggio of Blue Steel) and Nakamura (Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. - Tsumugareshi Kizuna manga, Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova anime scripts) launched the novel in Yatate Bunko — Sunrise's light novel imprint — in November 2016. The Yatate Bunko site published the second part of the fourteenth chapter on August 24.

Gundam.info describes the story:

Late U.C. 0096. The Earth Federation government, regarding the existence of the "psycho-frame" as a threat, organizes the Mastema special forces team under the command of Lieutenant JG Mehmet Merca, a member of its intelligence bureau. The team is ordered to enter and investigate part of the shattered asteroid Axis, which is drifting in the Earth Sphere. The investigative team accompanying Mehmet includes two civilians named Arlette Almage and Danton Highleg, who were formerly an engineer and a test pilot with the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon.

While investigating a supposedly unoccupied facility within Axis, Mastema comes under attack from a new model of Gundam that belongs to a private militia called Birnam. Arlette and Danton fight back using a red Zaku III Custom, a mobile suit they once helped develop. As the fighting escalates, Arlette, following a secret agenda of her own, makes her way to the wreckage of the Sazabi that lies abandoned on the surface of Axis...

The novel inspired six-episode series of net anime shorts. The first episode debuted with English subtitles in June.

Source: Mantan Web

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