Gundam’s official portal site announced today that Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga is getting an anime adaptation. For Ohtagaki, best known for his space drama Moonlight Mile adapted as an anime by Studio Hibari in 2007, this is a life goal accomplished.

It is finally announced! Thunderbolt gets an anime adaptation! One more of my ambitions has been achieved (^o^)

The anime’s teaser site has already opened, but for the moment, no details on how and when to expect the new series have been released.

In the Thunderbolt spin-off manga, featuring mobile suits and mechas modified by Ohtagaki, a reef section of space which has become a battleship graveyard is the grounds for conflict between Earth Federation Forces and the Principality of Zeon, as the Earth Federation determines to capture the Zeon-controlled Thunderbolt Sector. Set in the One Year War period of the Universal Century, the series has had an ongoing publication in Shogakukan’s biweekly Big Comic Superior since March 2012, and the 6th volume is scheduled for release in Japan tomorrow. If you’re curious about the manga, you can catch a trailer for the latest arc and a making-of video below.

Thunderbolt vol. 1 and 2
Thunderbolt vol. 1 and 2
Vol. 3 and 4
Vol. 3 and 4
Vol. 5 and 6
Vol. 5 and 6

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