It’s a Year for Anime and Gundam in particular. After a huge ending for Iron-Blooded Orphans, Thunderbolt Season 2 starting we are now greeted with an upcoming short series based on a Light novel, named Twilight Axis.
The above promotional poster shows you the main characters and mobile suits. We should get some good looking model kits out of this, however, I’m not sure they will be as nice as we hope as the rumours are they are just retooling of older HG kits.
We see the Gundam Tristan, and the Zaku III Kai, though it could be an interesting twist this time…..I think the Zaku is used by the good guys! Most of the story is untold but Here is the blurb.
U.C. 0096, the Earth Federation Forces felt a threat to the existence of “psycho frame” again after the incident surrounding “Laplace’s Box.” In order to approach that mystery, they dispatched an investigation team to the asteroid Axis drifting outside the Earth Sphere. Two civilians participate as members of the research group: Arlette Almage and Danton Hyleg. Both have pasts with government service to the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon as an engineer and test pilot. Having infiltrated Axis, the investigators come under attack inside a base where no one should be. Arlette and Dalton are confronted with by an incident they would never have imagined.
Fans of Gundam UC stories should be ecstatic! Another UC series, and set straight after the events of Unicorn Gundam. So to elaborate on rumours I’ve heard online, The Team are attacked by the Gundam Tristan, and Find a Zaku III in the hanger and use that to defend themselves. The team were dispatched to find the remains of the Sazabi left on Axis after Chars Counterattack.
We will have to wait and see how this all plays out, but I’m excited. I’m not sure about 5 x 3 min episodes, and 1 x 8 min episode. This will be a mega short series, but hey it’s quality, not quantity.
See the latest preview here, and leave a comment! Thanks 🙂