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Gundam Ace (ガンダムエース Gandamu Eesu) is a monthly Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten. It largely focuses on the Gundam franchise. There was a Chinese version published by Kadokawa Media (Taiwan) Co., Ltd, discontinued in 2008.
|Chief Editor||Hideaki Kobayashi|
|Frequency||Quarterly (Vol. 1–3)|
Bimonthly (Vol. 4–9)
Monthly (from vol. 10)
|First issue||June 25, 2001 (August 2001)|
Gundam Ace started as a quarterly publication from vol.1 to 3, moved to a bi-monthly publication from vol.4, and on April 25, 2003 (with vol.10) it became a monthly publication. The producer is Shinichirou Inoue of Kadokawa Shoten who also produces Newtype and Shonen Ace. The chief editor is Hideaki Kobayashi.
The magazine contains a number of common features found in official fan magazines, including news on upcoming Gundam series and merchandise.
Currently serialized titlesEdit
- Mobile Suit Gundam-san (Since August 2001)
- Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel (Since December 2001)
- Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam (Since November 2002)
- SEED Club 4-Koma (Since December 2004)
- Gundam Unicorn: Bande Dessinée (Since March 2010)
- Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden (Since June 2010)
- Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop (Since August 2010)
- Super-Class! Mobile Fighter G Gundam (Since September 2010)
- Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: The Glory of Losers (Since November 2010)
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam DEFINE (Since August 2011)
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Re: (Since June 2012)
- Gundam MSV-R: The Fabulous Shin Matsunaga! (Since August 2012)
- Char's Daily Life (Since September 2012)
- People of Gundam (Since December 2012)
- Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. 0094: Across the Sky (Since January 2013)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Nameless Battlefield (Since May 2013)
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 REBELLION (Since August 2013)
- Gundam Build Fighters AMAZING (Since December 2013)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link (Since April 2014)
- Gundam EXA VS (Since May 2014)
- Gundam Reconguista in G (Since October 2014)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Since October 2015)
Many of the manga titles running in the magazine serve as promotion (adaptations based on recent games, animated series side stories, etc.) or parody the Gundam series/fandom.
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Deleted Affair - Portrait of Young Comet
- Axis' Hamaan-san
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles
- Mobile Suit Gundam Gaiden : Sora, senkou no hate ni...
- Gundam Legacy
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Ixtab of Space
- Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel (ongoing)
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Δ Astray
- After War Gundam X: Under the Moonlight
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny -The Edge-
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Ore wa Renppou Guren Tai
- Mobile Suit Gundam-san
- Tony Takezaki's Gundam manga
- Inu Gundam
- Mobile Suit Buyo Gundam
- Imouto Gundam
- Mobile Suit Gundam Climax U.C. - Tsumuga re shi kettou
- Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Gaiden: Zion no genyou
- Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
- Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Revelations 0079
- Developers Mobile Suit Gundam Before One Year War
- Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Day After Tomorrow - Kai Shinden's report
- Gunota no Onna
- Operation Troy
- The Wings of Rean
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00I
- New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop (ongoing)
- New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Glory of the Defeated
- Data Gundam
- Ages of Gundam
- Okawara Factory
- Gundam Goods Navigation
- Gundam Game Information
- GAME'S MSV
Most issues of Gundam Ace contain at least one 'free gift' item. These may be used to promote a current Gundam work or based on original manga appearing in the magazine. In the three months leading up to the premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam 00, the magazine gave away a 00 pencil board, sticker sheet and poster. A continuing series has been keychains depicting Mobile Suit Gundam characters as chickens, based on a popular manga of the same concept. Other items given away include CM collection CD-ROMs, exclusive alternate manga cover sleeves and cardboard calendar cubes.
|Time period||Monthly circulation||Sales||Revenue (JPY)||Revenue (USD)|
|April 2008 to June 2008||180,000||540,000||¥378,000,000|
|July 2008 to September 2008||175,000||525,000||¥367,500,000|
|October 2008 to September 2009||161,417||1,937,004||¥1,355,902,800|
|October 2009 to September 2010||135,417||1,625,004||¥1,355,902,800|
|October 2010 to September 2011||133,584||1,603,008||¥1,122,105,600|
|October 2011 to September 2012||110,667||1,328,004||¥929,602,800|
|October 2012 to September 2013||120,000||1,440,000||¥1,008,000,000||$19,028,781|
|October 2013 to September 2014||120,000||1,440,000||¥1,008,000,000|
|October 2014 to September 2015||120,000||1,440,000||¥1,008,000,000||$18,536,227|
|October 2015 to September 2016||120,000||1,440,000||¥1,008,000,000|
|October 2016 to September 2017||120,000||1,440,000||¥1,008,000,000||$9,128,450|
|Total known sales||22,337,266||¥17,277,061,200||$199,911,612|
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Special price: 700 yen
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