Mobile Suit Gundam books, set 3

Gundam Double Zeta (TV series, 1986-87)

MS Gundam ZZ Animedia Special Edition
Part 1

機動戦士ガンダムZZ 別冊アニメディア PART 1

Color and B&W, 136 pages
Gakken, 1986

Covers Episodes 1-23 with world guide and design works.

MS Gundam ZZ AnimediaSpecial Edition
Part 2

機動戦士ガンダムZZ 別冊アニメディア PART 2

Color and B&W, 136 pages
Gakken, 1987

Covers Episodes 24-47 with world guide and design works.

MS Gundam ZZ Special Book

Color and B&W, 44 pages
Gakken, 1986

Bonus item with Animedia magazine (June ’86), a brief overview of characters and mecha.

MS Gundam ZZ Hobby Japan
special edition

機動戦士 ガンダムZZ ホビージャパン別冊

Color and B&W
Hobby Japan, 1986

Reprinted articles from Hobby Japan magazine appended with extra content including manga and product reviews.

MS Gundam ZZ manga, Comic Bonbon

機動戦士ガンダムZZ コミックボンボン

B&W paperbacks
Kodansha, 1986-87

3-volume adaptation by Toshiya Furakami. Intended for young readers, the character renderings are somewhat softer than in the anime.

Gundam Wars II Mission ZZ
Model Graphix special edition


Color and B&W, 160 pages
Dai Nippon Kaiga, 1987

Original modeling and illustration works, special edition of Model Graphix magazine.

MS Gundam ZZ Newtype 100% collection

機動戦士ガンダムZZ ニュータイプ 100% コレクション

Color and B&W, 98 pages
Kadokawa Shoten, 1987

NewType magazine was founded with Gundam coverage at its core, so they always do a magnificent job with their spinoff books. This one serves as an extensive catalog of mobile suit and characters with a smattering of original art not found in other publications.

TV Series MS Gundam ZZ Film Book

TVシリーズ 機動戦士ガンダムZZ フィルムブック

Color and B&W, 231 pages
Asahiya Publishing, 2000

Complete analysis of the series with characters, mecha, and episode guide

Char’s Counterattack (movie, 1988)

All Gundam Guide [Encyclopedia]

オール ガンダム 百科

Color and B&W, 58 pages
Gakken, 1987

Bonus item with Animedia magazine (Nov ’87), primarily focused on Char’s Counterattack with some space devoted to its predecessors.

Dedicated to the next generation

機動戦士ガンダム NEW GENERATION 次世代へ捧ぐ

Color and B&W, 102 pages
Hobby Japan, 1988

Collection of Hobby Japan magazine articles centered around Char’s Counterattack; modeling, manga, design works, and more.

Char’s Counterattack
Animedia special edition

機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア 劇場版

Color and B&W, 136 pages
Gakken, 1988

Color photostory of the film along with character, mecha, and world guides. Includes a unique section showing the evolution of character and mecha designs.

Char’s Counterattack poster book

Color, 32 pages
Tokuma Shoten, 1988

A bonus item with Animage magazine (May ’88). Not actually poster size, but features several full-page stills from the film.

Char’s Counterattack
Newtype 100% Collection

機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア NEWTYPE 100%

Color and B&W, 98 pages
Kadokawa Shoten, 1988

Large-format guide to the movie with stills and design works.

Mobile Suit Gundam the Movies IV
Char’s Counterattack Film Comic

機動戦士ガンダム・逆襲のシャア フィルムコミック

Color, 280 pages
Asahiya Publishing, 1997

Complete presentation of the movie with stills in comics format.

Char’s Counterattack, BomBom Comics


B&W paperback
Kodansha, 1999

Single-volume manga adaptation of the film by Koichi Tokita

Char’s Counterattack Technical Manual

Color and B&W, 96 pages
TokyoPop, 2002

An extensive guidebook to the film, entirely English text.

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