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Beltorchika's Children manga to run on Gundam Ace

Post by balofo » Wed May 14, 2014 8:46 pm

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連載開始!MSの下書きとかメカ作画サポート担当です。よろしくです!

Beltochika's Children: Sabishi Uroaki X Yanase Takayuki, MS designs by Izubuchi

Comic in Gundam Ace to be semi-canon and rewritten so that it leads into Unicorn

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Re: Beltorchika's Children manga to run on Gundam Ace

Post by Kratos » Wed May 14, 2014 11:02 pm

That's cool - manga is more than a bit more accessible to my level of Japanese than novels are.

I'm curious what more lead-in to Unicorn they could possibly give the story. Maybe an actual reference or two to the Vist Foundation?
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Re: Beltorchika's Children manga to run on Gundam Ace

Post by balofo » Thu May 15, 2014 12:11 am

Summary and info thanks to the defunct Library of Londenion site
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika Children
Written by: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Cover Art by: Haruhiko Mikimoto
Mechanical Illustrations by: Yutaka Izubuchi
Published by: Kadokawa Shoten
-Original story of the CCA movie

Characters
Londo Bell

Amuro Ray - MS squad leader of Ra Cailum. Eternal rival of Char Aznable.
Bright Noah - Commander of the Londo Bell Force. Captain of Ra Cailum.
Beltorchika Irma - Girlfriend of Amuro and member of the Londo Bell.
Astonaige Medoz - Chief mechanic onboard Ra Cailum.
Melan - Co-captain of Ra Cailum.

Neo-Zeon

Char Aznable - Son of Zeon Zum Deikun. Leader of Neo-Zeon. Came back to settle the score against Amuro.
Mesuta Mesua - Former head manger of Neo-Zeon's newtype labs. Girlfriend of Char. (aka Nanai from the CCA movie)
Glab Gas - Neo-Zeon's artificial newtype MS pilot. Doesn't fully trust Char. (aka Gyunei from the movie)
Quess Paraya - Daughter of Adenauer Paraya. Has strong interest in newtypes. Joins Neo-Zeon.
Rezun Schneider - Neo-Zeon pilot and the Geara Doga squad leader. Dislikes newtypes.
Ryle - Captain of Rewloola.

Others

Adenauer Paraya - Earth Federation government official. Came to space to negotiate a peace treaty with Char.
Hathaway Noah - Son of Bright and Mirai. Is attracted to Quess.
Cameron Bloom - Former fiance of Mirai. Currently working at Londenion.
Mirai Noah - Wife of Bright. Currently living in Hong Kong.
Cheimin Noah - Daughter of Bright and Mirai.

MS/MA/Ship/Unit
Londo Bell

RX-93-n-2 Hi-Nu Gundam
RGZ-91 ReGZ
RGM-89 Jegan
Ra Cailum - Flagship of Londo Bell
Ra Clop class ship: Ra Zym, Ra Eym
Base Jabber - MS Carrier

Earth Federation

RGM-89 Jegan
Salamis Kai
Ra Clop class ship
Base Jabber (MS Carrier)

Neo-Zeon

MSN-04II Nightingale
NZ-222 Psyco Doga
AMS-119 Geara Doga
NZ-333 Alpha Azieru
Rewloola - Flagship of Neo-Zeon.
Musaka class ship
Hizack
Shackles (MS Carrier)
launch - used to enter Londenion by Neo-Zeon

Others

spaceshuttle

WARNING: Please refrain from claiming to have read the novel based on these summaries. Prior knowledge of the CCA movie is required as well.

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Re: Beltorchika's Children manga to run on Gundam Ace

Post by balofo » Thu May 15, 2014 12:12 am

Abbreviations used:
AE - Anaheim Electronics
EFF - Earth Federation Force
MS - Mobile Suit

Chapter 1 - Amuro and Beltorchika
Starts out in Amuro's home in Side 1 where he and Beltorchika both wake up. They are living together, but not married yet. After checking his computer system and newspaper, he tells Beltorchika that tonight will be departure date for Londo Bell. Meanwhile, Beltorchika gets ready for her trip to help Anaheim Electronics prepare Nu Gundam.

Scenario switches to India back on Earth. Manhunter, an organization in charge of looking for illegal residents, is looking for Quess Paraya. The search was ordered by her father, which is the only reason why Manhunter is doing this (normally this is not their job). Manhunter successfully captures Quess.

Back in space on board Ra Cailum, Amuro and Bright talk to each other for the first time. Bright Noah joined Londo Bell a month ago. Due to his past battle records as the captain of White Base and Argama, EF Government kept him on Earth. As one of the few experienced captain left in the EFF, Bright was called up after Char's Neo-Zeon took over Sweetwater. It also mentions that Amuro forced the construction of ReGZ since Londo Bell lacked any capable MS (it was only equipped with Jegans). Once Londo Bell's reinforcement was approved, AE started developing Nu Gundam based on Amuro's design which included his version of psycommu system. Explanation for lack of Gundam type MS for Londo Bell is EFF didn't want a Gundam type MS under the hands of newtype pilots like Amuro. EFF treated this matter the same way as nuclear weapons.

Last, there was a small talk between Amuro and Kayla. Kayla teased Amuro about having a wife, but Amuro quickly refuted that he doesn't recall having a wife. However, Amuro did say he will marry Beltorchika if they ended up having kids.

*NOTES* Londo Bell consists of 1 Ra Cailum class ship and 3 Ra Clop class ships. Ra Calium holds ReGZ and 9 Jegans in its MS deck.


Chapter 2 - Above Quess' Head
Starts out in Delhi Airport where Adenauer, Chara (his current partner), and Quess are getting ready to depart for Hong Kong. This part of the story is similar to the movie and contains most of the movie dialogue. Some additional information: Adenauer keeps referring Chara as "mother" to Quess, which Quess hates. Adenauer also bought a home in Side 1 Londenion. Quess asks about her real mother, but Adenauer tells her he hasn't heard anything from her since she moved/left to Colony.

Scenario changes to 5th Luna area where Londo Bell is about to engage Neo-Zeon. Much of the sequences are the same as the movie version. Instead of Jagd Doga, Glab is piloting Psyco Doga. Char enters combat in Nightingale for the first time to help out Glab. Amuro is frustrated because he was not able to prevent 5th Luna drop and finish off Glab's Psyco Doga. The combat description: First, Amuro successfully destroys all 6 funnels. As he went for the kill, Char intervened to save Glab. Amuro quickly recognizes that he is at a major disadvantage because of the MS difference. He quickly retreats after having their infamous conversation from the movie. Glab, showing his inexperience, goes after Amuro and nearly gets killed. Glab saw Amuro's counterattack as supernatural move. His Psyco Doga lost both legs and Char forced him to abandon it.


Chapter 3 - Aftermath of the Meteorite
The setting is Hong Kong airport. The entire setting/dialogues are the same as the movie version. Mirai and her kids tried to board on a shuttle to Londenion, but Adenauer interfered using his position within the EF government.

Battle at 5th Luna is over. Amuro returns to Ra Cailum bringing back ReGZ's BWS and the abandoned Psycho Doga. Amuro and Bright have similar dialogue from the movie version. At the end of the conversation, Amuro heads to the MS deck to prepare for the 2nd wave.

Back to the shuttle in HK. Again same as the movie. Shuttle launches, nearly avoids 5th Luna, and Lhasa is destroyed.

The scene switches to Rewloola. Char makes the same speech he made in the movie after the battle. After the speech, Glab questions Char in the hallway. The conversation becomes intense because Glab accuses Char for intentionally leaving behind Psyco Doga. As Char is leaving, Glab continues to argue. Mesuta slaps him on the face and tells him "Col. Char made the right decision." The chapter ends with Char, Glab, and the political advisors preparing to board a shuttle.


Chapter 4 - Together in Space
Neo-Zeon launches their MS for the decoy mission. This is the same part of the movie where Char's launch heads to Londenion. Amuro goes out in a Jegan to defend Ra Cailum. Meanwhile the civilian shuttle captain sees a combat taking place while their ship is under repair. Amuro notices the civilian shuttle. As Adenauer is crying and banging on the cockpit door, he tells the captain to fire a civilian code flares. The captain blames Adenauer for the situation they are currently in. Rezun sees the flares and orders her squadron to retreat.

Ra Cailum picks up the passenger from the shuttle. Bright meets Hathaway and Adenauer in the hallway. Same as the movie version.

Amuro has a dream with Lalah in it (same as the movie version). He wakes up and recognizes that the psycommu from Psyco Doga was a perfect match for Nu Gundam. Then he gets a call saying Nu Gundam has arrived piloted by Beltorchika. She brought October Saran along, who will help with the final preparation. Amuro shows both of them the captured Psyco Doga. Both are very curious about its psycoframe. On the way, Amuro bumps into Quess, who is with her father and Hathaway. They were at the MS deck playing the MS combat simulator (same as the movie). Amuro and Quess exchange some few words. Quess comes out with "Amuro is a nice person" impression and is highly interested in him.

The chapter ends with Char's launch entering port of Londenion. Conversations in the launch are the same as the movie version.


Chapter 5 - Young Boy and Young Girl
As Londo Bell fleet nears Londenion, Hathaway and Quess is talking to each other. Their dialogues are similar to the movie version. The novel reveals that Quess has studied Char's philosophy and explains Christina's newtype theory, which is similar to Amuro's. Christina is the woman, who Quess followed around in India.

With ETA of 30 minutes left until Londenion, Quess decides to head back to the MS deck. She wanted to meet Amuro again. However, she bumps into Beltorchika instead. Their conversations are similar to one Chan and Quess had in the movie version. New details in the novel version of their conversations : Quess tells Beltorchika that Beltorchika is pregnant. Quess felt a life inside Beltorchika's body. However, Beltorchika is not sure that she herself is truly pregnant. Quess asks a follow up question if it will be Amuro's kid and Beltorchika replies yes. After hearing this Quess decides to leave and feels betrayed by Amuro. Quess quickly lost all interest in him.

As Ra Cailum approaches Londenion's port, Amuro and Bright are talking to each other in the bridge (same as the movie). Novel reveals new info regarding both Londo Bell and Neo-Zeon. Char's fleet was built in the outer orbit (this area had small Island 1 type colony which were used as base-colony during the Colony Construction Period). Londo Bell Force was created few years back to quell anti-EF groups, which included remnants of Haman's/Zabi's Zeon and Titans. Londo Bell was not fully equipped early on because EF feared they might rebel against them. After Ra Cailum docked Bright and Adenauer exchanged few words similar to the movie.

Amuro and October were working together trying to re-equip Psyco Doga's psycoframe into Nu Gundam. This was preventing both of them from leaving the ship. Beltorchika wakes up and notices Amuro was sleep talking again with Lalah. Amuro wakes up and asks Beltorchika if he was doing it again. Amuro tells Beltorchika that he figured out what Lalah meant by, "Char's intentions are pure". Amuro explains how all of this is a setup for their final battle. He tells her that Char purposely let him capture Psyco Doga so both of their MS will be even (i.e. equipped with the same psycommu system). Of course, Beltorchika thought this was a ridiculous theory.

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Chapter 6 - Adults
Meeting between Adenauer and Char took place in the Canberra Hotel. The negotiations between Char and Adenauer with Cameron Bloom participating are portrayed exactly the same as the movie.

Quess calls up Hathaway via Bright (same as the movie version). Amuro ends up babysitting both of them. Yes, Haro appears. Beltorchika decides not to join because she is planning to visit a doctor.

The negotiations are over. Char briefly talks with his advisors and they do the "Sieg Zeon" salute (same as the movie).

Amuro is driving around the lake as part of the Londenion's sightseeing for Quess and Hathaway. Amuro sees Char. Rest of the sequence is same as the movie. While Amuro and Char fight each other, Glab piloting Hizack comes in to rescue Char and picks up Char and Quess. At the end, Char tells Amuro, "I'll evenly fight you and win. That's my true victory!" Amuro hearing Hathaway's voice reminded him the three-way relationship between Char, Lalah, and himself.

Cameron tells Bright about the negotiations (same as the movie). Meanwhile, Glab's Hizack enters the industrial port of the colony carrying Char and Quess (same as the movie).

On the other side of Londenion, Bright is trying to tell Adenauer that he is wrong (same as the movie). When Bright tells Adenauer, "Londo Bell will act on its on", one of his bridge crews taped Adenauer's reply , "Yes, if the Earth is threatened, do whatever you want too." After this Bright receives a call from Amuro about how he met Char and how Quess went with Char. Meanwhile, Hathaway is in a state of shock and Beltorchika learns that she is really pregnant. She also has a bad feeling about the current situation and says, "Char is always around us" to herself.


Chapter 7 - From Curiosity
Quess with Glab acting as an instructor goes out in the Hizack for a ride (same as the movie). Once Musaka picks up Char's launch, Char and Quess talk to each other (same as the movie).

Londo Bell is ready to depart. Nu Gundam is completely painted and equipped with Psyco Doga's psycoframe. Here Beltorchika asks Kayla, "How do I make Amuro quit as MS pilot?" Kayla replies, "After this war is over." Meanwhile, Hathaway purchases a mini-MS from the junkyard (same as the movie). Hathaway bought one because he has to bring back Quess from Char and needs to learn how to pilot a MS.

The scene switches back to Rewloola where Quess is testing out Alpha Azieru near Sweetwater. Glab is helping her out in his 2nd Psyco Doga. This scene is similar to Quess testing her Jagd Doga in the movie version. When Char first met Quess, he thought she could pilot Alpha because he felt the similar strength in her as Lalah. In his mind he also realized that Quess might take the same road as Lalah. After the test is over, Mesuta informs Char that Quess is a newtype and ready for combat. Quess was joyous after the test. She thanked the mechanics and hugged Glab.


Chapter 8 - Coiled Up
Inside Sweetwater: Char, Glab, and Quess are onboard a linear train. Someone hands a bouquet to Char. The crowd chants, "Sieg Zeon" and sings a song praising Char. Next, they board a limousine (same as the movie). Char gets off the limousine and enters his mansion. Mesuta was already waiting inside. After Char takes a shower, he and Mesuta talk (similar to the Char and Nanai conversation in the movie). Extra information from the novel: Mesuta questions about Char's decision of letting Londo Bell capture the damaged Psyco Doga. She also asks why Char did not take out Amuro at 5th Luna when Char had the superior MS. Meanwhile, Char has a flashback from the fateful battle in OYW (same as the movie). From that battle, Char heard Lalah saying, "Please stop!" and saw an image of her protecting Amuro. Mesuta always wondered why she couldn't ask, "Did you start this war against Amuro all because of Lalah?" She wants to know because she always heard Char scream, "Lalah" in his sleep. His sleep talking led her to do some researching on Lalah. She was able to get a good idea on Amuro and Char relationship.

Glab and Quess are at a party. They have a conversation (same as the movie).

Back in Hong Kong, Mirai was unsuccessful at getting a ticket to Space. She talks with her daughter Chemin (same as the movie).

At Sweetwater Char gives his famous speech (same as the movie). Neo-Zeon has about 10+ ships outside of Sweetwater. His political advisor wants him to quit as a pilot, but Char tells them only after this war. Neo-Zeon prepares for its decoy plan (fake surrendering at Luna II while Char hijacks Axis). Scene switches to Adenauer, who is onboard Ra Clop. He and the captain have a conversation (same as the movie). The chapter ends with Cameron giving Bright the details on the 15 nuclear warheads that Cameron stole.

*Side Notes from this Chapter. Mesuta's background info - She first met Char when he was preparing the Neo-Zeon fleet. Her parents were ousted by Zabis via asteroid research job. Her dad died shortly after this and she grew up staring at the coin-sized earth. She became interested in Char's artificial newtype research because one day she might able to create a human that live in a vacuum (no air).


Chapter 9 - Surprise Attack
10+ Ra Clop class ships and Salamis class ships were waiting for the Neo-Zeon fleet to arrive at Luna II. Of course, Adenauer was onboard Ra Clop to oversee the fleet's surrendering. The dialogue and the attack sequence are similar to the movie. Major difference from the movie: Quess goes out in the Alpha and Alpha not getting damaged in the battle. Meanwhile, Char's other fleet (Rewloola and 3 Musaka class ships) heads toward Axis.

Back at Londenion, Bright tells Cameron to look after Hathaway. Hathaway sneaks on board Ra Cailum (same as the movie). Ra Cailum along with 3 Ra Clop class ships departs Londenion. In the bridge Londo Bell was calling every colony fleet for assistance. Londo Bell got a 'No' for all of the answer, which pissed Bright off. Amuro enters the bridge telling Bright that Char's fake surrendering is weird because Londo Bell will get to Axis sooner than Char. They play the Sweetwater footage and both Amuro and Bright notice how 3 of the ships didn't have any main guns shown. Meanwhile, Char's other fleet takes out EFF's 2 ships escorting Axis. Char says to himself, "I'm going to drop this on Earth, Amuro! Will you be watching this while you're biting your fingers?"

At Luna II, Mesuta gives order to load up as many nuclear weapons on the 4th Musaka ship. Quess enters the bridge complaining and Mesuta slaps her (same as the movie).

At the MS deck of Ra Cailum, Astonauge equips ReGZ with the BWS. He and Kayla have a conversation (same as the movie). Londo Bell comes across 4 nearly destroyed ships belonging to the Luna II Fleet. They hear what happened at Luna II and what Neo-Zeon are doing with the nukes from the survivors. Bright ends the discussion with, "Not all of Char's fleet is at Axis. Our firepower is equal. If we attack now, we can win!" (Amuro said something similar in the movie).

Quess decides to leave Musaka. Glab tries to stop her. Captain, being cynical, tells Mesuta that letting Quess go will be a big benefit as Musaka will have a lighter load and Alpha can make it there quicker with the external fuel tanks. Angry Quess leaves the briefing room and heads to Alpha (she's naked too). Mesuta orders Quess and Glab to prepare for launch. Glab tries to calm Quess by saying Mesuta used Char to rise within the Neo-Zeon ranks. Quess quickly refutes by saying she will get rid of Mesuta and Glab is simply jealous.

The chapter ends with Londo Bell preparing for their first attack on Axis. Hathaway gets caught by Kayla (same as the movie). Amuro tells Hathaway if a crew is not wearing his/her normal suit after the hatch is open for 5 minutes, the punishment is "2 weeks of solitary or 1 month of no pay." Hathaway replies, "Even the civilian?"


Chapter 10 - Fire from the Heavens
Char's Axis fleet detects Londo Bell. Char heads out in the Nightingale and says, "They were quick" to himself (this is the opposite from the movie). He destroys the incoming missiles with funnels and takes out the missile armed with nukes.

Back at Ra Cailum Hathaway is slapped by his father (same as the movie). During this Beltorchika couldn't reveal Amuro that she was pregnant. Axis ignites its nuclear pulse engines. Londo Bell dispatches balloon dummy decoys and prepares for the launch of the 2nd wave. Beltorchika takes Hathaway to a room and gives him an intercom (same as the movie). The remaining Neo-Zeon fleet returning from Luna II launch their MS to attack Londo Bell (Rezun is part of this). Last, Amuro goes out in the Nu Gundam.

The battle is taking place around Axis and its surrounding rock debris. Both sides' MS are maneuvering around the debris, using them as shields, or accidentally running into them. Kayla is facing a decision: attack the 4 ships or the nuclear pulse engines. Facing heavy resistance from Neo-Zeon MS, Kayla decides to go after the engines. Meanwhile, Rezun is attacking the Londo Bell fleet. She says her line from the movie along with, "Only if he didn't have a lolita complex" (talking about Char). Near Axis, Quess is searching for Char with Glab chasing after her. Once she found Char, she releases Alpha's external tanks and leaves Glab behind. Right after this, Glab detects missiles with some of them equipped with nukes. He releases his funnels and destroys 5 nukes (same as the movie). When this occurred, Amuro said, "What nukes got destroyed?! Char is powerful? No, this is someone else." Quess sees the explosions of the nukes and finds Char too. She jumps out of the cockpit into Nightingale's cockpit. The conversations between them are similar to the movie. Char does say this to her, "Stay here and learn. Once you learn the fear of battles without entering the battlefield, you will become a true Newtype. Then you can lead the humans to become newtypes and save the world." Quess replies, "Isn't that your job?" Char answers, "I'm only opening the road, your generation will make it happen." Meanwhile, Amuro goes to the rendezvous point and notices there are no MS here. He is worried that Kayla may have gone too far out. Same time Glab feels a strong pressure and sees Kayla's ReGZ.

Londo Bell is under a major attack. Beltorchika is doing the exact same thing Chan did in the movie. She takes control of one of the AA guns and takes out Rezun's Geara Doga. When she did this, she heard a voice saying, "Mama" (Beltorchika did not have a sample piece of psycoframe with her). Quess starts to see/feel everyone's' presence in the battlefield (same as the movie). ReGZ is near the rear of Axis now. Glab finally catches up with it. The battle sequence is the same as the movie. Glab keeps referring ReGZ as a "Gundam" and assumes Amuro is piloting it. Amuro reaches the scene. Glab notices and is surprised that there are Two Gundam. Glab grabs Kayla and demands Amuro to give up his Nu (same as the movie). Amuro says to himself, "Is he (Glab) acting hysterical because of Char's presence from the above?" Amuro agrees to surrender and gives up the beam rifle and the fin funnels (same as the movie). Of course, Glab mistakes the funnel for a heat sink. He squishes Kayla and orders the Geara Dogas to kill Amuro. Amuro's funnel reacts and counters Glab. Glab is surprised that it was a funnel and retreats (much of the sequence is same as the movie). Quess is terrified and Char notices Amuro is using his new Gundam.

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Chapter 11 - Time to Look Up
The first assault is over. Using anti-missiles, Londo Bell fleet slowly distances itself from the Neo-Zeon fleet. Jegans are returning. The crews of Ra Cailum are using wires to retrieve them (same as the movie). Amuro returns and brings back Kayla's body. Astonauge cries about her death (same as the movie). Amuro says that he can't die without stopping Char first. Beltorchika hears this and tells him to stop saying that. She finally reveals about the baby (3 months pregnant).

In the briefing room of Ra Cailum, Bright and Amuro reveal the next plan to other captains and MS squad leaders. The plans are:
1) Charge at Axis and fire Hi Nu's Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher to destroy Axis' engine. The Mega Bazooka Launcher will use Ra Cailum's main engine as its power source.
2) Use the nuclear missiles to blow up Axis.
3) If everything else fails, go inside Axis and blow it up via explosives.
At Axis, Neo-Zeon is busy preparing for the final course and waiting on the 4th Musaka, which is loaded with Luna II's nukes, to arrive. The drop site on Earth is Mexico City. Mesuta tells Char that she wants to put Glab and Quess together in the battle. This will bring out Glab's full potential. She also mentions that Glab is becoming more irritated because he thinks Char is going to take Quess away from him. Inside Axis, Quess and Glab have similar conversation from the movie. However, Quess gives a different reply to Glab at the end, "You go to hell! That's why I hate young guys!"

Londo Bell is almost ready. Beltorchika goes inside Hi Nu's cockpit to have a final word with Amuro.
Amuro: Thank you
Beltorchika: ...Why?
Amuro: After being left behind by my parents, I never thought I would be a parent. I'm a lucky man. Give birth to a healthy baby. Therefore, I won't let you overwork. I've asked Bright to keep you in the bridge.
Beltorchika: Don't do that.
Amuro: I want to see it.
Beltorchika: Soon. After this battle is over...
Amuro: Yeah... *kisses her*
Beltorchika: Don't do crazy things. I can feel Char's grudge in this battlefield. Good luck.
Amuro: Char knew about Nu Gundam's construction. He then gave me a chance to use the psycoframe. I understand Char's feelings... I cannot pass up on his challenge. If I do, I will never become a father and never be above Char.
Beltorchika: ...are you confident?
Amuro: I'm prepared and going to win for the baby...wait. Char never met a woman like you and never gotten a baby. I have you and the unborn baby. This difference is the absolute power.
Beltorchika: Ah...Amuro. I'll be waiting, Amuro.
In the bridge, Hathaway is writing out his will. Meanwhile, Hi Nu Gundam grabs a tube from Ra Cailum. This will connect to the Mega Bazooka Launcher. Melan and Hathaway have a conversation (same as the movie). Bright looks at the display brought by Claire. He notices that the remnants of Luna II Fleet, Side 2, and Side 5 Fleet are all mobilizing (similar to Bright and Melan's conversation in the movie). Back on Earth, Mirai and Chemin are stuck in traffic. They see the sun with Axis in the middle of it (same as the movie).


Chapter 12 - Rhythm
Mesuta calls Glab up and tells him, "Even though Colonel is the leader of Neo-Zeon, he is personally going out there as a pilot to face Amuro. Go protect him!" She adds on, "Take care of Quess. By doing that you will protect Colonel, Neo-Zeon forces, and we can live peacefully forever!" Glab wants one condition in return that Mesuta will hold onto Char. Ryle, Rewloola captain, receives a warning that EF fleet from Side 2, 5, Earth Orbital, and Luna II are approaching this way. From the Axis' port, Geara Doga is being launched. Inside Axis, Quess starts talking to Char and asks him if she is a replacement for Lalah (same as the movie).
Char: I'll forget Lalah (note: this is a lie) If you don't believe me, leave one of Alpha's funnel. When I betray you, use that to kill me.
Quess: Colonel...
Char: For now, please fight together with Glab. If you don't use him as your bodyguard, you can't survive this.
Quess: Colonel!
Char: You keep promises because you have a partner so don't die.
Quess: Thank you, Colonel.
Char: I'll be going out in the Nightingale. I don't care if Mesuta gets angry with me. I'm more worried about Quess.
After this, Char runs into Glab. Their conversation is same as the movie. Alpha and Psyco Doga head together to the battlefield. Quess takes out bunch of dummies and missiles. Glab is impressed by that. Amuro notices that someone took out the missiles and feels a strong pressure. Amuro says to himself, "Is it Quess?" Same time both Quess and Glab feel a strong pressure (Amuro) as well.

Char enters the bridge of Rewloola. He has his final conversation with Mesuta. (Below are most of dialogues)
Mesuta: Looks like you were able to fool Glab.
Char: Not an easy person to fool. I told him the truth.
Mesuta: Now is the truth...what about after the war?
Char: I'm prepared to take on the stigma for causing the nuclear winter. On top of that, I gave Amuro Psyco Doga's psycoframe.
Mesuta: ....?
Char: I did what I can. It is now up to the heaven. I'm going to MS deck. I'll go out immediately when needed.
Ryle: Yes, sir.
Mesuta: What did you just say, Colonel? *Char keeps walking away* Colonel! Colonel! *about to cry*
Char: ...?! I just told you the situational fact.
Mesuta: Gave the psycommu to Amuro... Did you do that in order to die?
Char: Be quiet. There's no point in beating Amuro piloting a crappy MS. Sometimes a man has a petty temper. If I don't fight an even match against a frail man, it will forever bother me. That's all. So Mesuta... Today is the day I say farewell to my stupid side. Please remain silent and watch me.
Mesuta: .... *Char kisses her goodbye*

In the battlefield, Amuro is destroying Geara Dogas at will and signals a flare. Ra Cailum sees this and extends a tube (*note there are 2 of them). This will connect to the Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher. Same time Londo Bell scatters more Minovsky particles and launches the 2nd wave of MS. While avoiding the Geara Dogas, Amuro searches for the tube. Glab catches Amuro and releases 4 funnels at Hi Nu. Amuro releases 2 fin funnels and dummies to counter Glab. Glab starts to rush himself as his funnels are being destroyed and noticed that they are inferior compared to Hi Nu's. During this combat, Amuro somehow connects the tube to the Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher. Glab sees this and fires his remaining funnels/beam rifle to take out the Launcher. Quess joins this battle and screams, "Glab! With this Colonel will DIE!" Alpha releases its funnels as well. Hi Nu releases another fin funnel, which takes out one of Alpha's funnel. Hi Nu simultaneously destroys 2 more funnels using its beam saber. Quess cannot believe what she saw. She felt a sharp pain going through her mind as her funnels were being destroyed. She says to herself, "So that's Amuro being mad...!" She concentrates on the remaining funnels and manages to cut the tube. Amuro begins to look for the 2nd tube.

At Ra Cailum, Hathaway is starting to feel Quess and leaves the bridge (same as the movie). At the MS catapult, Beltorchika is heading towards ReGZ's cockpit. Astounage sees her and tries to stop her. Their conversation is the same as Chan & Astounage in the movie. Some of the differences: Beltorchika tells him, "My baby is telling me to go!" Hathaway hears the word "baby" as he was looking for a MS. Astounage has the same death portrayed in the movie. Hathaway grabs a Jegan and takes off. Claire in the bridge yells, "Who's the idiot that took off in the middle of the AA fire." Bright saw this Jegan on the display as well.

Amuro finds the last tube and connects it. Amuro yells, "If this is Quess, stop it!" Amuro uses his 5 fin funnels to form a beam barrier around the Gundam. Quess sends her funnels at the Gundam, but their attacks were deflected by the barrier. Quess is puzzled by this. Amuro sets up and fires one shot of Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher. The shot hits and destroys the Mussak, a Musaka class ship. Mussak served as a shield which means the Axis engines are still intact. Mesuta tells Char that Mussak was destroyed by a powerful beam. This prompts Char to go out in the Nightingale.


Chapter 13 - Mother and Child
Quess screams, "Amuro!! Don't Torment Me! Don't Torment me!" Using her last funnel, she successfully cuts the tube off. Hi Nu throws away the HMBL and heads toward Axis. Ra Cailum is preparing to fire its last treasures (nukes) at Axis. During this, Ra Cailum is being shielded by Ra Zym and Ra Elm from Geara Doga's attacks. As Ra Elm sinks, Bright orders the firing of the nukes. Char detects the missiles and releases 5 funnels. He successfully destroys all but one of the nukes. The one that got away destroyed one of the Musaka class ships. Seeing the nuclear missiles have failed, Bright orders Ra Cailum to go forward and land on Axis. He tells the crews to get ready for it (same as the movie & notices that Hathaway isn't there).

Hathaway is still looking for Quess. Glab detects Beltorchika's ReGZ. Glab still has one funnel left, but he uses a beam saber for the kill. He notices the ReGZ is only equipped with grenade launcher so he ends up firing his beam rifle. Glab hears, "Don't do that!" and sees an image of a baby protecting ReGZ. The image deflects the beam rifle shot and makes the ReGZ look glowing. At other part of Space, the Side 5 Fleet and remnants of the Luna II Fleet see the glowing. They are wondering if Londo Bell needs help. Pilots are asking their captain for permission to help them. Another fleet's (Side 2?) captain is asking the pilots if they can make it to Axis using the Geta (MS carriers). On Earth, Mirai and Chemin are walking away with their suitcases.

Those who have survived the Luna II surprise attack (still near Luna II) starts to look for any ships that can move in order to participate in the battle. The Earth Orbital Fleet near Side 4 orders the launch of their MS in hoping to break apart some of Axis. Another Orbital Fleet gives out the same command. Their captain tells the pilots, "If it is not within the range, use 1 MS to push another MS. At least 1 will make it to Axis." Ra Cailum successfully lands on Axis with Jegans providing protection.

Glab is still stunned by the image. He is wondering what that was and same time felt warmth coming from that image. That is the last thing he saw as ReGZ's grenade launcher kills him. Quess feels Glab's death and starts going crazy/hysterical.
Quess: Ah...Everyone is dying?! Colonel! Colonel!
Hathaway: Quess!
Quess: Get out of my way!
Hathaway: Quess! *Jegan gets in front of Alpha* This MS is Quess, right?!
Quess: Ah... Help me, Colonel! *Char feels Quess' presence*
Amuro finds Char finally. Battle takes place along with following conversation.
Char: Amuro, you came! But it's too late!
Amuro: ...?! If I beat you, I can stop Axis!
*Char uses his last funnel on Nu and hits Nu's left shoulder*
*Nightingale fires its beam and funnel at Nu again, but both attacks are absorbed mysteriously*
Amuro hears, "papa!"
Char: That's impossible. It doesn't have the energy to make that barrier!
Amuro: Barrier? *He hears/feels what Char said and notices Hi Nu is being surrounded by aurora*
Amuro again hears, "papa!"
Amuro: A voice?
Avoiding Nightingale's attacks, Amuro detects the 4th Musaka ship. He destroys it and a big explosion follows (same as the movie). He then proceeds to stop Axis' nuclear pulse engines. He stops the first one. While working on the 2nd one, his beam rifle energy goes out and a Geara Doga attacks him. Beltorchika starts heading towards the engine since Amuro is there. She sees a Gear Doga sneaking up on Hi Nu and ends up ramming into the Geara Doga. This is successful, but Beltorchika loses consciousness. Amuro wondered who the pilot is, but didn't have the time as Axis was already preparing for its descent.


Chapter 14 - Rainbow of Space
Inside Axis, Bright and his team are busy setting up explosive devices (same as the movie). On the surface of Axis, Hi Nu and Nightingale are engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Hi Nu goes away. Char follows and sees Amuro leaving the cockpit. Amuro himself is going inside Axis. Char does the same thing and enters inside the Axis. Meanwhile, Hathaway is still trying to get hold of Quess. However, she is busy searching for Char. The action/dialog inside Axis between Amuro and Char are similar to the movies. Last, Bright and his team are returning to Ra Cailum.

Ra Cailum and Rewloola are firing at each other. In between the fire another Musaka blows up. Both Amuro and Char got out of Axis and returned to their MS. Both of MS resume their hand-to-hand combat (more like wrestling).
Battle sequences: Nightingale jumps and kicks in Nu's side. As Nightingale falls, it steps on the arm of Nu. Nightingale once again jumps, but Nu kicks Nightingale's leg. Nu follows up by ramming into Nightingale. Now Nu is kicking at the side and back of Nightingale. Char tries to stop the kicks by holding onto Nu, but Nu instead karate chops Nightingale. Both MS separate and charge each other again. They grab each other's hands. When this happened, Nightingale's elbow frame broke. Oil starts to come out of Nightingale. Nightingale punches Nu and Nu counterattacks Nightingale. Nu's punch does more damage as it was a direct blow to the Nightingale's cockpit.

Still screaming "Colonel!" Quess approaches toward Nightingale and Nu. Hathaway's Jegan is barely hanging onto Alpha.

Back to the Nu vs. Nightingale. Nu is now winning the battle. Nu rips off the head armor plate of Nightingale.
Amuro: This is it! Char!
Char: What! *this is when Nu starts to win*
Amuro: Char! *rips the head armor off*
Quess: NO!! *Alpha rams into Nu*
Amuro: Uwaa!
Quess: Not Colonel!
Amuro: Get out the way!
*Alpha tries to squish Nu.*
Quess: Colonel! Colonel is...! Is mine!
Amuro: Quess?! You...
*a beam pierces through the cockpit of Alpha and Quess screams*
Amuro: Huh?
Hathaway: Woops, it hit?!
*Gundam goes after Nightingale*
Amuro: You won't get away!
Char: You sure? *Nightingale's auto-eject activates and cockpit pod is released.*
Amuro: Don't underestimate me! *Nu captures the pod*
Char: What?
Amuro: I won't let you go alone!
*As Bright boards Ra Cailum, Axis starts to blow up*
Char: Did you do it, Amuro?!
Char declares victory as the rear end of Axis will drop on Earth. Amuro says, "I won't let it!" and starts pushing against Axis (rest are similar to the movie except Amuro and Char do not bicker over Quess or Lalah). The EFSF 88th Fleet's MS arrive and join in with Nu to push Axis away. Amuro tells them to go away as Hi Nu will handle this. Aurora, coming from the Nu, pushes all of the MS away. The novel switches scene to an unknown location on Earth and colony where a new life is born. Axis slowly drifts away from earth due to this aurora.
Amuro: Ah...what? Am I looking at the world?!
Char: Was I too caught up in myself? That's impossible? Then... *Char pulls out a locket and opens it*
Ra Cailum bridge crew: Looks like the rear of Axis is changing course!
Bright: Tell Gundam, Amuro! To get out of there!
Bridge crew: Impossible. Radio communication is blacked out due to overload-wave. He can't hear!
*Beltorchika (still in ReGZ) is floating near Ra Cailum and regains consciousness*
Beltorchika: Where's Amuro? *sees Axis and knows that he is there*
Amuro...
...Light shines because there is life...
*Char looks at the locket, but he can't really see. Inside the locket, there's a picture of his sister*
Char: However, Artesia. This was a good result for Artesia. *note: Sayla still lives on earth*
Amuro: ...Beltorchika! *Amuro doesn't actually feel unfortunate when he said this*
Ra Cailum bridge crews look as both parts of Axis seemed to head towards the sun and leaving Earth behind. Beltorchika doesn't feel Amuro's presence once Axis starts to go away.

Mesuta: Colonel! Colonel! *crying*
Your motive was not absolutely wrong. Absolutely. If it wasn't, then what were...we doing...

The novel concludes with Beltorchika praying that the unborn baby is safe and the chirping of Nightingale could not be heard anymore.


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Post by Heaven Piercing Man » Thu May 15, 2014 2:56 am

[newtype baby intensifies]
balofo wrote:Comic in Gundam Ace to be semi-canon and rewritten so that it leads into Unicorn
And hopefully sparks more interest in Hassy's Flash...

So, that was the trigger for a Nightingale and correctly proportioned Hi-Nu Gundam gunplas.

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Post by Calubin_175 » Thu May 15, 2014 8:05 am

Universal Century Gundam is finally making a comeback! After The Origin manga, we've had Zeta Define, 0083 Rebellion, a myriad of Unicorn side stories, Missing Link, and now Beltorchika's children.

This was much better than the era of little obscure side stories back in 2005-2010, such as Guren Tai and Katana. Of course there was Natsumoto's manga 0081 and Mustang, and ARk Performance's were Johnny Ridden no Kikan.

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Post by zetatype » Thu May 15, 2014 12:24 pm

HOORAY!

First Build Fighters sequel and now this, 2014 is the year that just keeps on giving (at least as far as announcements go).

Anyway, it'll be nice to finally have some form of Beltorchika's Children besides general summaries.

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Post by Zeino » Thu May 15, 2014 2:29 pm

So this would be the ''original" version of Char's Counterattack of which the 1988 anime movie is a watered down version of.

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Post by toysdream » Thu May 15, 2014 2:50 pm

Zeino wrote:So this would be the ''original" version of Char's Counterattack of which the 1988 anime movie is a watered down version of.
A common, but incorrect, assumption. See this thread for more on the roots of Char's Counterattack:

Some Beltorchika's Children mecha questions

In a nutshell, the movie is based on the second half of Tomino's Hi-Streamer novels. When they decided to turn Hi-Streamer into a movie, Tomino revisited the novels and wrote a new version with a bunch of story changes, which was published as "Beltorchika Children". It's usually claimed that Tomino wanted to make all these changes in the movie too, but they were rejected; in any case, the movie is pretty much a direct adaptation of the original Hi-Streamer novels.

Personally, I'm a little disappointed they're doing a comic version of Beltorchika Children rather than Hi-Streamer. If they wanted to feature the Hi-Nu and Nightingale, they could surely be shoehorned into the Hi-Streamer story (that's where the "Hi-Nu" prefix comes from, after all). But I guess at that point, they'd be creating a new story rather than simply adapting the master's work. :-)

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Post by balofo » Thu May 15, 2014 3:10 pm

toysdream wrote:
Zeino wrote:So this would be the ''original" version of Char's Counterattack of which the 1988 anime movie is a watered down version of.
A common, but incorrect, assumption. See this thread for more on the roots of Char's Counterattack:

Some Beltorchika's Children mecha questions

In a nutshell, the movie is based on the second half of Tomino's Hi-Streamer novels. When they decided to turn Hi-Streamer into a movie, Tomino revisited the novels and wrote a new version with a bunch of story changes, which was published as "Beltorchika Children". It's usually claimed that Tomino wanted to make all these changes in the movie too, but they were rejected; in any case, the movie is pretty much a direct adaptation of the original Hi-Streamer novels.

Personally, I'm a little disappointed they're doing a comic version of Beltorchika Children rather than Hi-Streamer. If they wanted to feature the Hi-Nu and Nightingale, they could surely be shoehorned into the Hi-Streamer story (that's where the "Hi-Nu" prefix comes from, after all). But I guess at that point, they'd be creating a new story rather than simply adapting the master's work. :-)

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Does anything relevant happen in the Hi Streamer background part that wasn't in CCA? Does Amuro fight terrorists in Jegan or something?

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Post by toysdream » Thu May 15, 2014 3:20 pm

balofo wrote:Does anything relevant happen in the Hi Streamer background part that wasn't in CCA? Does Amuro fight terrorists in Jegan or something?
Hi-Streamer starts in U.C. 0092, before Bright and the Ra Cailum are assigned to Londo Bell. Instead, you get Amuro and his comrades using Jeddas (the prototype version of the Jegan) to fight anti-Federation movements that are being secretly coordinated by Char's Neo Zeon. So you get to see the early days of Londo Bell, the return of Char, the takeover of Sweetwater, etc etc... wouldn't that be pretty cool to see in a manga?

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Post by balofo » Thu May 15, 2014 3:25 pm

toysdream wrote:
balofo wrote:Does anything relevant happen in the Hi Streamer background part that wasn't in CCA? Does Amuro fight terrorists in Jegan or something?
Hi-Streamer starts in U.C. 0092, before Bright and the Ra Cailum are assigned to Londo Bell. Instead, you get Amuro and his comrades using Jeddas (the prototype version of the Jegan) to fight anti-Federation movements that are being secretly coordinated by Char's Neo Zeon. So you get to see the early days of Londo Bell, the return of Char, the takeover of Sweetwater, etc etc... wouldn't that be pretty cool to see in a manga?

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Cool, what MSes does EGUM(?) use?

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Post by toysdream » Thu May 15, 2014 3:48 pm

Main one I remember is the Gabul Bergson Type 2, the sub-boss machine piloted by the leader of EGUM. When it shows up, it's escorted by two black-painted custom Zakus.

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Post by balofo » Thu May 15, 2014 3:59 pm

toysdream wrote:Gabul Bergson Type 2,

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Nice name :) Shame this part will never be translated.

BTW anyone is expecting any of the CCA MSVs to appear in this manga? They could fit a Stark Jegan(Amuro uses a Jegan in the novel), NotGyunei could use the Psyco test Type Geara after his Psyco Doga is left behind, Rezin could use the Geara Doga Kai. I don't see the ReGZ Custom appearing since we already know Amuro uses the vanilla ReGZ and the Custom is heavily modified.

Unless Izubuchi is back and there'll be new designs, like the rest of the Psyco Doga body already shown in the sample page.

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Post by toysdream » Thu May 15, 2014 4:03 pm

Izubuchi is credited in the announcement with mecha design, so we may get some new stuff (or at least a full rendition of the Psyco Doga).

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Post by balofo » Thu May 15, 2014 4:07 pm

Oh there's a Geara Doga F Type according to this image. Just a different helmet design

http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz7x3 ... 1_1280.jpg

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Post by toysdream » Thu May 15, 2014 4:33 pm

Yep. This was one of the variants featured in a B-CLUB feature on the Geara Doga around the same time.

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Post by Heaven Piercing Man » Thu May 15, 2014 11:54 pm

The best thing is that Izubuchi is back to flesh out his designs (I love his style) and that Katoki made a Hi-Nu gunpla true to Izubuchi's original design (Hell, if it wasn't a Ver. Ka I'd call it "Ver. Iz") right when a Nightingale gunpla is also announced.

I just hope said Hi-Nu is the same size as the Nu, and not shorter due to Banrise's goufing up the schematics.

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