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Gundam W: Endless Waltz Really Isn't Ending

Anime is getting a new spin-off manga penned by TV series' original scriptwriter.


It's a bit of a blast from the past, but many Gundam fans, or anime fans for that matter, born in or after the mid-'80s cut their teeth on the hot robot-on-robot action of Gundam Wing that broadcast here on Cartoon Network. Besides novelizations very little of significance has been heard from the After Colony warrens of the Gundam-verse for a decade now, but that all changed yesterday with the announcement in Kadokawa's Monthly Gundam Ace magazine that a new manga based off Endless Waltz is in the works. 
 
The news comes from the Japanese-language blog Kyō mo Yarareyaku (via ANN) and says that Tomofumi Ogasawara (illustrator for the novelizations Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Zeonic Front) will provide art while Katsuyuki Sumisawa, writer of the orignial Gundam Wing series, is penning the story. The new story will be named Gundam W: Endless Waltz: The Glory of the Defeated. Try saying that three times fast.
sotyfan16on July 27, 2010 at 11:02 a.m.

Always with the elaborate titles. Endless Waltz as a movie was good but what will they do with a continuation so long after? I feel like this is an anime example of the Terminator series.

sickVisionz moderator on July 27, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.
@sotyfan16: Hopefully it's more like T2 than anything T3 and later.
sotyfan16on July 27, 2010 at 11:25 a.m.
@sickVisionz:
Indeed but T4 was good for me (action wise). I would really like to see an update of story and animation for Wing since it's my favorite Gundam series (only one I own, too).
hitsusatsu11on July 27, 2010 at 11:38 a.m.
They already have similar post EW manga, like G unit. This won't really change the fact the the A.C timeline really ends with EW.
Little_Sparrowon July 27, 2010 at 12:10 p.m.
Loved Endless Waltz, am interested to see how they pull this off, great article by the way.
godeateron July 27, 2010 at 12:36 p.m.
also loved endless waltz going to enjoy this manga.
Hadezon July 27, 2010 at 4:09 p.m.
Hope it takes after the end of Operation: Zero where the boys joined up the preventors. Going into more detail on the Terraforming Project that Noin and Zech where sent to look into. I'm Excited this is m favorite Gundam and Anime series ever.
Kelleth moderator on July 27, 2010 at 4:37 p.m.
I loved Wing but right now i'd rather see an new arc of G Gundam lol
godeateron July 27, 2010 at 8 p.m.
@Kelleth: new Ggundam ?let them end it though  they defeated everyone else I cant think  of  anyone strong enough to  take on domon.  
Kelleth moderator on July 27, 2010 at 8:13 p.m.
@godeater:  Yeah G Gundam, But without Domon as a lead, a new tournament set a few decades later. that's what i'd like to see.
godeateron July 27, 2010 at 8:22 p.m.
@Kelleth: without domon :O hmm I guess it might  work
Gaseroon July 27, 2010 at 10:06 p.m.
Honestly I don't remember most of the stuff from Gundam Wing. All I can remember are the cool Gundam designs. DeathScythe (sp?) is still the best, closely followed by Sandrock.
 
Making a manga doesnt get me excited though. Gundam Wing had its go.
DrkImmrtlon July 28, 2010 at 1:33 a.m.
How could the story possible continue with the 5 pilots from Operation: Meteor?  I don't think it could, but then I don't really care since the UC, AW, and CC are infinitely better than all the other time lines.  After watching New Mobile Report Gundam Wing several times, one of which was less than a year ago, that series had so many plot holes and leaps of logic I don't think I'll ever truly grasp most of the character's motivations.  Quatre is the only one I truly understand.
 
 I'd be so much more interested it was announced that Yoshiyuki Tomino  was returning to Gundam with a new story that followed up on the immediate aftermath of Char's Counterattack (Gundam Unicorn notwithstanding) or a sequel to Turn ∀ Gundam.  I'd also be interested in a series by Tomino documenting the end of the Universal Century era leading in to the Correct Century era.
HeeroYuyon July 28, 2010 at 8:57 a.m.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

 
 DON'T MESS WITH MY FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES ANY MORE D***IT!!!!!
 

Endless Waltz was plenty ending enough! They blew up their Gundams, wiped out the remaining mobile suits owned by the Mariemeia faction, had epilogue scenes for all the characters, and they even managed to tie it altogether reasonably by finishing off the man who started it all - Dekim Barton (the man who wrote the original operation meteor). 
 
What on EARTH could they possibly add on?! The only way I could see this going a good direction is if (judging from the title of it) it focuses on Treize or one of the other magnificent bastards as a sort of sidestory from during the main series.
 
Gundam in general though doesn't have a very good history with the manga format... (and G-Unit was just plain stupid and nonsensical).
 
And I used to think "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Special Edition" was a mouthful...
hitsusatsu11on July 28, 2010 at 9:29 p.m.
@HeeroYuy: True say on G-unit. And I agree, GW was always so great because at the end, they really truly won. You get the feeling that by the epicness of Heero and crew that everlasting peace is achieved and the whole world lives happily ever after. 

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