Kodoani.com – The first 2023 issue of Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior magazine announced on Friday that the manga Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Yasuo Ohtagaki will go on a two-month hiatus and will return in the magazine’s sixth issue on February 24.
Ohtagaki took a hiatus from the manga in September 2018 due to tendinitis (inflammation around the tendon), and resumed drawing the manga in December 2018. In an announcement accompanying the manga’s resumption, Ohtagaki noted that due to symptoms As his condition worsened, he was unable to draw fine details with his dominant left hand and it could be difficult to maintain the manga’s quality level. He added that he will change his drawing style so as not to worsen the condition of his left hand.
The manga will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. The manga’s 20th compiled book volume was published on September 30, and its limited edition includes a 10th anniversary art collection. Also as part of the 10th anniversary celebration, the manga has an exhibition at Gundam Base Tokyo from September 30 to October 31.
Ohtagaki revealed at the opening event of his manga’s 10th anniversary exhibition in October that he plans to continue the manga for another five to six years.
Ohtagaki revealed in the manga’s 19th volume in February that the manga has entered its “final stage”.
The manga’s story is set during the One Year War in UC 0079 like the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime. It begins with a battle between the two excellent pilots of the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation at the “Thunder Zone”, a shoal area filled with numerous warship wrecks and space colonies.
Ohtagaki ( Moonlight Mile ) launched the manga in Big Comic Superior in March 2012.
The manga has adapted two original anime series, each of which received a compilation film. Ohtagaki also drew the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Gaiden spinoff manga.