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    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 knownMobile 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.
    It is the year Universal Century 0079, in a space colony the Earth Federation is storing and testing a new piloted robot for use in the battle against the Principality of Zeon. The experimental RX-78 Gundam mobile suit is scheduled to be transported to Federation command in Jaburo, deep within the Brazilian jungles. Unfortunatley, before the transporter would arrive, the Federation would come under attack from Zeon. With few resources available against the Zeon's most mobile mechs, Federation forces strike back using their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam.

    Caught in the crossfire is a young teen named Amuro Ray. Not willing to see innocent people die like this, Amuro crawls into the cockpit of the closest machine around him. Whether it be a tank, jeep or jet, he was going to use it to help stop this slaughter. And what he happened to slide into was another Gundam. Having never operated a machine like this, what are the chances he can do anything to repel an experienced squad of mech-piloting invaders?

    Volume 1 includes an essay from Hideaki Anno, director of the hit anime Neon Genesis Evengelion.

    Color pages from Yas.

    And an essay from Kadokawa Publishing Executive Shinichiro Inoue.

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    ISBN 9781935654872
    Genre COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Science Fiction
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 444
    Publisher Date 2013-03-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vertical Inc
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 2.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Activation
    Series Name Mobile Suit Gundam: the Origin
    Series Volume Number 1
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu
    Country of Origin United States

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