Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS
TwiAxisGundamMovie.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster for the Movie Compilation of the ONA series.
機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS
(Kidō Senshi Gandamu Towairaito Akushizu)
GenreMilitary Science Fiction, Mecha, Drama
Light novel
Written byKōjirō Nakamura
Illustrated byARK Performance
Published bySunrise
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYatate Bunko
Original runNovember 7, 2016 – present
Original net animation
Directed bySe Jun Kim
Written bySe Jun Kim
Music byTakashi Ohmama
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Released June 23, 2017 September 1, 2017
Runtime3 minutes (EP. 1-5), 6 minutes (EP. 6)
Episodes6
Manga
Written byAzusa Maxima
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMonthy Young Magazine
Original runOctober 2017 – present
Volumes1
Anime film
Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS Red Trace
Directed bySe Jun Kim
Written bySe Jun Kim
Music byTakashi Ohmama
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Sunrise
ReleasedNovember 18, 2017
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS (機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Towairaito Akushizu) is a Japanese light novel[1] series written by Kōjirō Nakamura and illustrated by ARK Performance, released by Sunrise under the Yatate Bunko imprint.[2][3] It is set after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and before the events of Mobile Suit Gundam F91, in which it focuses on two former Zeon remnants as they were hired to investigate the remains of the asteroid base Axis. The novel is loosely based on Richard Wagner's Opera Tristan und Isolde.

An Original net animation series is officially announced by Sunrise and was released from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.[4] A theatrical compilation of the ONA series was released in theaters on November 18, 2017.[5]

Story[edit]

Set months after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, the story focuses on two former Principality of Zeon Remnants, Former Weapons Developer Arlette Almage and Former Test Pilot Danton Hyleg. Both of them are hired by the Earth Federation Forces research team to investigate the remains of the asteroid base Axis. But upon their arrival, they encounter a Cyber Newtype, Quentin Fermo, who pilots the mysterious mobile suit, the RX-78AN-01 Gundam AN-01. Tristan attacks them for unknown reasons.

Characters[6][edit]

Arlette Almage (アルレット・アルマージュ, Aruretto Arumāju)
Voiced by: Risa Shimizu
Danton Hyleg (ダントン・ハイレッグ, Danton Haireggu)
Voiced by: Shuhei Sakaguchi
Mehmet Merca (メーメット・メルカ, Mēmetto Meruka)
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono
Quentin Fermo (クァンタン・フェルモ, Kuantan Ferumo)
Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda
Walter Fermo (ヴァルター・フェルモ, Varutā Ferumo)

Media[edit]

Light Novel[edit]

Sunrise officially launched their own light novel publication arm Yatate Bunko as a way to expand the stories of their previous franchises such as Gundam, Armored Trooper Votoms, King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final and Matchless Raijin-Oh through monthly Light Novel series.[7] The Twilight Axis light novel was written by Kōjirō Nakamura and illustrated by ARK Performance, the creative duo behind Arpeggio of Blue Steel. The first story was published in Yatate Bunko on November 7, 2016 and 20 stories were published since.

Anime[edit]

An Original net animation series based on the novel is announced by Sunrise and was released on June 23, 2017 and ended in September 1, 2017,[8] exclusively for Gundam Fan Club members in Japan[9] It will be directed by Se Jun Kim with mecha designs from Shingo Abe and music by Takashi Ohmama.[10] A theatrical compilation of the ONA episodes, titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS Red Trace (機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS 赤き残影, Kidō Senshi Gandamu Towairaito Akushizu Akaki Zanei) was released in theaters in Japan on November 18, 2017.[11]

Manga[edit]

A Manga adaptation of the novel by Azusa Maxima begun serialization on Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine on October 2017.

Merchandise[edit]

Similar to previous Gundam series, merchandise for Twilight AXIS will be released under the High Grade Universal Century 1/144 Gunpla line. Bandai announced a HGUC 1/144 scale model of the RX-78AN-01 Gundam AN-01 Tristan for a June 2017 release to coincide with the anime's release.[12] An exclusive P-Bandai HGUC 1/144 Zaku III Custom was also announced.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "【作品紹介】機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS - 矢立文庫". Yatate.net. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ "「矢立文庫」初のガンダムオリジナル小説!「機動戦士ガンダム TWILIGHT AXIS」10月より連載スタート!". Gundam.info. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  3. ^ ""Gundam" Novel Looks Past "Unicorn" - Mock Documentary Looks Back At One Year War". Crunchyroll.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ Barder, Ollie. "'Gundam: Twilight Axis' Will Get An Anime Adaptation This June". Forbes.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime Gets Compilation Film". Animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "アニメ『機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS(トワイライトアクシズ)』". アニメ『機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS(トワイライトアクシズ)』 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  7. ^ "Sunrise Launches "Yatate Bunko" Light Novel Imprint". Crunchyroll.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Gundam Twilight AXIS Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, June 23 Launch". Animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS Novel Gets Net Anime in Jun". Animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "「機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS」アニメ化決定!ガンダムファンクラブにて6月より独占先行配信!". Gundam.info. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  11. ^ "『機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS』に新作カットを加えた特別編が、『機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト』と同時上映決定 - アニメイトタイムズ". Animatetimes.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  12. ^ "HG 1/144 ガンダムAN-01 トリスタン|バンダイ ホビーサイト". Bandai-hobby.net. Retrieved 5 August 2018.

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Preceded by
Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars
Gundam metaseries (production order)
2017
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin: Loum Arc
Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Universal Century
U.C. 0096
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative