Hey guys, I was wondering if we could get a list going of what Gundam manga has been completely scanlated. It seems all hodgepodged out to between a few groups. So let's get a master list going. So far I have:
Lost War Chronicles
Wing: Episode Zero
Hardgraph: Iron Mustang
Crossbone Skull Heart
Thoroughbred: From a Place Beyond the Blaze
Developers: Before the One Year War
Revival of Zeon
Silhouette Formula 91
Plot to Assassinate Gihren
Victory Gundam Outside Story
Beyond the Time
Seed X Astray
Anybody know of anything else? And I'm betting some other people would want a list of partially completed manga too. Because of Gundam's habit of dropped projects, I don't have any of the stuff I know to be incomplete. So hey, go ahead with that.
As far as I'm aware, Steel Heart is all three volumes and complete.
Meanwhile Ghost has I think two or three volumes scanlated, but it's not even complete in Japan yet.
So I guess you could say that all of part one, the F91 era, of Crossbone is done, but the V era is incomplete all around. Considering how long Crossbone spent just being a freaking legend we would never see, that's not to bad for now.
Why are scans for the Gundam 00 side story manga so hard to find? It's weird, since I found all four volumes at my campus' library.
I'd scan them if I could without damaging them.
No idea. The Astray manga and some Wing stuff is in the same boat. No scanlations, no scans, no nothing. A sad bit of irony that most of the Astray sequels are available, but not the original.
Oh I know that. And believe it or not, I do approve of that practice. I'm just surprised that given the amount of time since Astray came out, it no longer being available through normal means and so forth, that rips or scanlations or something would have cropped up by now.
Legacy is finished just waiting for release when Nozaku gets home.
As for Lost War Chronicles - there are 3 chapters still to be translated & i think the same goes for Destiny Astray
>Legacy is finished just waiting for release when Nozaku gets home.
>As for Lost War Chronicles - there are 3 chapters still to be translated
Going by what I can gleam from Gundam Wiki (Yeah yeah, I know.) there are only 7 chapters. I have 6 translated. The sixth is marked as "end" too. So that's a bit of a mystery.
this is a direct copy of the wiki page in question - 9 chapters not 7 and i own both copies so i can confirm that 3 are untranslated.
OPERATION 0 side A: Matt Healy - At the outbreak of War -
OPERATION 0 side B: Ken Bederstadt - At the outbreak of War -
OPERATION 1: Experimental Unit
OPERATION 2: Foreign Legion
OPERATION 3: Odessa
OPERATION 4: Will to Fight
OPERATION 5: Fork in the Road
OPERATION 6: Firm Decisiveness
OPERATION 7: Rivals! Decisive Battle
Augh. Two zero chapters. Did not notice that.
But on the other hand, the actual volume scans I have start with 1: Experimental Unit.
Also, chapter 6, which is marked as End in the file name, is named as Firm Decisiveness on the actual pages. And finally, 6 does have a normal "end of volume" credits page to it.
So it seems like whoever scanlated it (HJ?) fucked up and forgot the last chapter, and never bothered with the zeros.
Okay, found the volume release on their webpage, and yeah, they mark volume 2 chapter 6 as the end. Unless somebody has more pages in raws, or a physical copy of the volume, I don't think we're getting a firm idea on what's going on here.
Okay, I found the post on foolz. The 0's and 7 weren't done for the first release which is what the scans we have now are from. The guy went and did Thoroughbred, then came back and made a prologue and ending. The whole thing got released logically then.
Nozaku says he'll do those sometime in 2014. Godspeed to him.
My question is how the hell a manga without an actual beginning, and absolutely no ending, was released as a collection? That's fucking stupid.
Anyway, I hope NoZaku is still around. This is one project that seems really close to being finished, which is nice.
Because he literately has 5/10 min of an attention span, he starts a manga only to go away and do something completely different (Thoroughbred) and then something the same in this case Legacy (in some kind of attempt to bring everything in the previous stories together without finishing them), which he then abandoned to go back to Lost War, so he could leave Legacy unfinished for 3/4 ish years
The fact they're no longer in print means those who have them are going to be THAT much more hesitant about taking them apart to scan for others.
Same reason why the only version of Astray online for a lot of people is just a guy holding the book open and taking pictures of the pages.
If they're complete, then hell yeah. That Minovsky thing discussed should be on it.
I figure when I get home tomorrow I'll spend a minute or two making a v2 of this list.
Not that it's a huge list, but whatever.
The first two volumes are available in English, and volumes three and (most of) four are available raw.
I'd finish scanning four if I had a scanner anymore.
Thanks, but the point of this thread is for completed projects.
I'm trying to get a comprehensive idea of what's actually done, considering Gundam projects habit of getting dropped.
oh, I never made a downloadable archive because it was less than 10 pages.. but if you want one, here
WHERE THE FUCK ISA ACROSS THE SKY
You forgot the most important one. It's not a scanlation but an official release and it's still ongoing, but its relevance is enough to be on such a list.
We're talking about non licensed or OOP manga for purposes of pirating via free distrobution.
origin is not going in the archive or list. I hope not. Especially not the Vertical release.
Little late, but I hope this is some help.
This was originally prepared about a year and a half ago, so it's kinda out of date. I added or updated the titles from this thread.
no, it's an official digital release (if you can rip it, go for it) but it's also not complete. that manga is still ongoing in Gundam Ace, despite Origin not being complete in English yet.
not especially, I think digital pirated versions of Gundam Ace are done by Chinese or some non-Japanese entity. The magazine is pretty easy and cheap to get in Japan, and it's several hundred pages so why bother scanning it. Plus there are other gundam manga in magazines that are not Gundam Ace, as well as smaller spin-off issues of Gundam Ace that run for limited times to promote this or that Gundam series currently airing (Zeta Ace, 00 Ace, Age Ace, Unicorn Ace etc)
Im talking scans ripped/hosted by chinese sites not chinese translated version of the entire magazine and just check the /m/ archice for various links. Sources are all over the place
The Last Outpost was scanned from out-of-print Tokyopop volumes, but they were raw scans in need of cleaning.