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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Episode Zero

Manga, vol.1 (1997)

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Adventure, Science-Fiction, Shounen
Tags: Coming of age, Episodic, Space
Release Date: 07.1997
Studios: Kadokawa Shoten
Type: Manga (1997)
Volumes: 1, Chapters: 8

Alternative names:

新機動戦記ガンダム W Episode Zero
Shin Kidou Senki Gundam Wing: Episode Zero
New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Episode Zero
Gundam Wing: Episode Zero
Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W: Episode Zero
Before the outbreak of the colony war, forces were working to shape the future and prepare its players, the Gundam pilots, for war. As children, each of the pilots — Duo, Heero, Trowa, Quatre, and Chang — endured extraordinary hardships. This episode visits their youth when the events of a universe gone mad makes desperation just another part of daily life and shows what motivates these young warriors to keep fighting.
A series of short manga stories, revealing important background details about the five young Gundam pilots and Relena Peacecraft. Episode Zero explains such details from the series as the origin of Duo Maxwell's nickname "Shinigami" (Grim Reaper/God of Death), Quatre Raberba Winner's link with the Maganac mercenaries, and other elements that would go on to play major roles in the Gundam Wing anime and its sequel, Endless Waltz.
Before the outbreak of the colony war, forces were at work shaping the future and preparing its players for the final game. As children, each of the Gundam pilots endured hardships that would have broken the will of any normal person. Gundam pilots Duo Maxwell, Heero Yuy, Trowa Barton, Quatre Rabbera Winner and Chang Wufei have endured more pain and difficulties than most people experience in a lifetime. But not even their comrades in arms could have known about the even more tumultuous childhoods as war orphans and other hardships.

Production:

Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Story),
Akira Kanbe (Art)

Related manga:

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Manga, 1995, Sequel

Related characters:

Heero Yuy
Heero Yuy
Duo Maxwell
Duo Maxwell
Trowa Barton
Trowa Barton
Quatre Raberba Winner
Quatre Raberba Winner
Wufei Chang
Wufei Chang
Zechs Marquise
Zechs Marquise
Relena Peacecraft
Relena Peacecraft
Treize Khushrenada
Treize Khushrenada
Lucrezia Noin
Lucrezia Noin
Doctor J
Doctor J
Abdul
Abdul
Hilde Schweiker
Hilde Schweiker
Howard
Howard
Instructor H
Instructor H
Master O
Master O
Professor G
Professor G
Sally Po
Sally Po
Catherine Bloom
Catherine Bloom
Odin Lowe
Odin Lowe