New Gundam Wing G-UNIT Manga Launches in June
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The July issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Saturday that Koichi Tokita will launch a new manga for his New Mobile Report Gundam W Dual Story: G-UNIT manga series tentatively titled Shin Kidō Senki Gundam W G-Unit in the magazine's next issue on June 26. Tokita posted an announcement for the manga on Twitter on Saturday.
本日発売月刊ガンダムエース7月号に告知出ました。新作「新機動戦記ガンダムW G-UNIT」描かせていただきます!まずは連載のごあいさつと言うことで、引き続きどうぞよろしくお願いします!! pic.twitter.com/vjl4XXtuTD— ときた洸一 (@kouichi_tokita) May 25, 2019
Tokyopop released all three volumes of Tokita's original manga in English with the title Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Last Outpost, and it describes the story:
AC 195. Earth and its surrounding colonies were fighting the bloodiest war mankind had ever known. But on the remote asteroid colony MO-V, life carried on as normal. It wasn't long, however, before OZ agents came to enlist the colony in the battle for independence from Earth rule.
Now the once neutral colony not only finds itself lending resources to OZ, but they are under attack by a mysterious group who call themselves the Stardust Knights. When Odel Bernett, the colony's top pilot, is shot down in combat, his younger brother, Odin, must don the experimental new MS, the G-Unit, and fight to defend his home.
The manga is a spinoff of the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing anime. The manga ran in Kodansha's Comic BomBom magazine from 1997 to 1998. Tokita has also drawn the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Battlefield of Pacifists, and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz manga, among many other manga in the Gundam franchise.
Source: Gundam Ace July issue, Koichi Tokita's Twitter account