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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.

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)
GenreMecha, military science fiction
Light novel
Written byKōjirō Nakamura
Illustrated byARK Performance
Published bySunrise
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYatate Bunko
Original run7 November 201628 December 2017
Original net animation
Directed bySe Jun Kim
Written bySe Jun Kim
Music byTakashi Ohmama
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Released 23 June 2017 1 September 2017
Runtime3 minutes (EP. 1-5), 6 minutes (EP. 6)
Episodes6
Manga
Written byAzusa Maxima
Published byKodansha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMonthy Young Magazine
Original run20 October 201720 March 2019
Volumes3
Anime film
Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS Red Trace
Directed bySe Jun Kim
Written bySe Jun Kim
Music byTakashi Ohmama
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Sunrise
Released18 November 2017
Runtime26 minutes
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An original net animation series was released by Sunrise from 23 June 2017 to 1 September 2017.[4] A theatrical compilation of the ONA series was released in theaters on 18 November 2017.[5]

StoryEdit

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)

MediaEdit

Light NovelEdit

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 7 November 2016 and 20 stories were published since.

AnimeEdit

An original net animation series based on the novel was released by Sunrise on 23 June 2017 and ended in 1 September 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 18 November 2017.[11]

MangaEdit

A manga adaptation of the novel by Azusa Maxima was serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine between 20 October 2017 and 20 March 2019.[12][13][14]

MerchandiseEdit

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.[15] An exclusive P-Bandai HGUC 1/144 Zaku III Custom was also announced.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  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. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  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 1 September 2018.
  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. 24 March 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  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. ^ ガンダム「Twilight AXIS」マンガ版が月刊ヤンマガで始動、蒔島梓が執筆. Natalie (in Japanese). 20 October 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  13. ^ ガンダム「Twilight AXIS」マンガ版が月刊ヤンマガで始動、蒔島梓が執筆. Natalie (in Japanese). 20 October 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  14. ^ "「機動戦士ガンダム Twilight AXIS」ついに最終話!「月刊ヤングマガジン 4号」本日発売!". gundam.info (in Japanese). Sunrise Inc,. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  15. ^ "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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