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A giant, deadly battle robot--RX-78-2 Gundam--and its teenage pilot Amuro Ray are the heart of one of the most popular series in manga history, and the story of its genesis continues with this fourth installment of The Origin. Caught in the crossfire of an outer space war between the Earth Federation and the invading Principality of Zeon, mechanic-turned-robot-jockey Amuro boards and commands the Gundam. Thrust into the front lines defending those he loves from a silent enemy, can Amuro and the Gundam save the colony's survivors or destroy them?
Although he began his career as an animator, the honored author of Gundam, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, was the winner of the Japanese Sci-Fi Association's Nebula Award and the Grand Prize from the Japan Comic Artist Association.
Hokkaido native Yoshikazu Yasuhiko(1947-) is a Japanese animator and manga artist. His career as a character designer has spanned over four decades, creating famed characters for such anime as Super Atragon, Brace Raideen, and the widely known Mobile Suit Gundam. Considered a pivotal player in mecha and sci-fi anime, Yasuhiko's characters, stories and illustrations are unmistakable in their style and serve as timeless examples as pioneers of manga and animation in Japan.
Yasuhiko began his career as an animator in Osama Tezuka's Mushi Productions, and later on decided to go freelance to work for a number of animation productions for both film and television. In the late 70's, Yasuhiko would turn his attention to the world of comics, as he has since penned nearly two dozen titles since.
In 1981 he was awarded the Nebula Award by the Japanese Sci-Fi Association.
In 1990 his work Namuji won the Japan Comic Artist Association Grand Prize
And in 2000 he took the Japan Media Arts Award for Best Comic with his title A Revolutionary Dog.
Publisher: Vertical Comics
Publication Date: 12/17/2013 - 12:00am
On Sale: 12/17/2013 - 12:00am