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The Last Outpost, Book 1 (Mobile Suit Gundam G-Unit) Paperback – December 10, 2002


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  • Series: Gundam Wing G-Unit (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: TokyoPop; Gph edition (December 10, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193151481X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931514811
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #846,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G White on July 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
Released at roughly the same time as Endless Waltz in Japan, 'The Last Outpost' is a side-story to the popular Gundam Wing series. Recent legal issues meant that the title had to be changed from the original of "G-UNIT", but just about everything else has remained the same. The storyline picks up as OZ make their move to secure the colonies allegiance by claiming to want peace and equality. As Lady Une spreads this message across the stars, research is being conducted at the far off colony of MO-V on what could be the most powerful MS humanity has ever seen. Called G-Units, they resemble the infamous five Gundams in looks and armour but have a few tricks of their own... Test piloting the two prototype Geminass G-Units are brothers Odel and Odin Bernett. Older sibling Odel is a mobile suit ace whilst teenage Odin has fire in his eyes but not yet the skill to match it. Even the backwater MO-V colony can't resist the lures of OZ and the colonies leader soon eagerly signs his people up believing he is securing their future. But when the G-Units attract the attention of OZ's elite Prize unit, MO-V becomes a hunting ground and no treaty will save Bernett brothers, their G-Units or the other inhabitants of MO-V from the carnage which awaits...

G-UNIT is an interesting story from the After Colony world. For starters, Tokita pulls in inspiration from the ever popular UC. Whilst this is usually a cause for groans from fans as the same ideas continue to be rehashed over and over in the Gundam franchise, Tokita serves to use these inspirations only as slight homage and manages to keep the story feeling like it belongs in the AC timeline whilst inserting his own appealing and fresh ideas.
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By J. Sherman on August 17, 2007
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From manga publishing monster TOKYOPOP comes yet another entry in the Gundam frachise, the "Last Outpost" manga by Koichi Tokita. On a side note, it should be noted that Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino didn't write this manga (as written on the cover); they're always credited for the "Mobile Suit Gundam" TV series. Originally titled "Gundam Wing Dual Story: G-UNIT," this 12-volume manga has been released in 3 volumes for your convenience. It's an original story set in the same timeline as the "Gundam Wing" series. While the five Gundam pilots declare war on the Earth, the neutral MO-V asteroid colony secretly develops the G-Unit, an experimental mobile suit that can be modified for combat in any environment. Enter the Bernett brothers-the reckless Odin and the levelheaded Odel-who not only get to test drive this baby, but also join their colony in the independence movement started by the shadowy organization OZ. But the citizens of MO-V are in for a rude awakening when the elite "OZ Prize" unit attacks. When Odel, the colony's top MS pilot, gets shot down, Odin must master the G-Unit in order to protect his home.

While "The Last Outpost" is unlike anything seen in "Gundam Wing", throwing in a whole new setting, cast of characters, and mecha-the manga merely proves the adage: the more things change, the more they stay the same. You still have the same robot-on-robot action, the same high stakes, and at least one character from the TV series makes a cameo appearance. Also, like on the show, characters that get caught in explosions miraculously survive with minor injuries. On the plus side, character development and relationships both seem to be better focused here than in "Gundam Wing," as the trials that befall Odin force him to reevaluate his priorities.
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Those who've watched and are familiar with the Gundam Wing plot would find no evidence of the happenings in this volume (I still have yet to read the 2nd and 3rd book) in the series or in anywhere else. It might as well be completely disconnected. G-Unit has a few ties here and there with the apearance of Lady Une and Nicol, but it seems to be off in its own little universe that you don't really even have to know what's going on in the series to be able to enjoy reading this.

The story itself starts off pretty well with this first volume, but it lacks the 'feel' of the After Colony (Gundam Wing) universe - that's not bad per say, it's just different. In thus saying, it's not a definite must have, but it's still a good read; It's a "should" get for Wing fans, at the very least.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By edwin on January 10, 2012
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Book showed signs of wear around all edges and one or two pages were stuck together, but in ok condition for my collection.
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