Friday, October 22, 2010

Mobile Suit Gundam: Ecole du Ciel -- Resurrected at Last?

After a hiatus of sixty-five billion years, it looks as though Ecole du Ciel will finally resume publication in Gundam Ace.

You might better know Ecole du Ciel as, 'that one Gundam manga that is absurdly awesome.' Given the big names involved, it was, frankly, astonishing that we ever got more than a few chapters to begin with. At 11 volumes already (the first nine of which are available in English), I think it's safe to call this thing a miracle.

Drawn by Mikimoto Haruhiko (made famous by his work on Macross) and with mecha designs by Yoshinori Sayama (whom you may remember from Patlabor), Ecole du Ciel is one of those rare creations that no fan of the genre can afford to miss. It doesn't hurt that the writing is a fair bit stronger than is typical of the Gundam franchise. I, for one, am deliriously excited for more.

1 comment:

  1. Since "Gundam The Origin" is getting an anime, I (still) hope this one (and "Hathaway's Flash") wil get an anime adapation also in the near future.