Gundam fans dancing in the streets in Tokyo circa 1980. Who were the Tominoko Tribe?
War in the Pocket provides perhaps the most pointed critique of space colonization within the larger Gundam canon. Directly in conversation with Gerard O’Neill’s The High Frontier, 0080 shows the colonial dream for what it is: a destructive illusion.
Gundam could be considered reader-hostile considering the lengths it makes fans go to in order to reach its stories.
Tom digs up the history of a long-forgotten mobile suit with an incredible pedigree; designed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, appearing in the original pitch for Mobile Suit Gundam, and piloted by Char Aznable.
The design and legacy of Kunio Okawara’s Zaku II.