Federico Makabenta (yenm@iconn.com.ph)
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 10:29:13 +0800

I have the book too - the Haruhiko Mikimoto Illustations one - in English
even. His stylings of Bright Noah, Haman Khan etc. are pretty close to the
original chara designs to be recognizable.

The pic isn't included in the book but as Z said, are part of a set of illos
made for the games of FamiSoft - and they also carry a similar thematic look
to that illo as well. With the cast of chara on one side of the pic and a
view of the planet on the other - probably to accomodate titles or credits.


----- Original Message -----
From: -Z- <z@gundam.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 11:14 AM
Subject: RE: [gundam] Who are these people?

> > I came upon a rather interesting image...appears to be a Mikimoto,
> > by his stylings. I can't really identify the characters at all...one
> > to be Jerid Mesa though, and one I thought was Christina at first, but
> > I saw what appears to be a Zeon uniform....can anybody identify who
> > people are?
> >
> > http://min1123.new21.net/Gundam/image/0079_27.jpg
> I don't read Korean Hangul, but that wouldn't help much anyway, as [a] the
> picture aren't annotated even in Korean and [b] whoever posted this
> seems to believe that it's from First Gundam, which it obviously is not.
> As it happens, I recognize this for Mikimoto Illustrations. It's from the
> FamiSoft game Mobile Suit Gundam: Advanced Operations, which, like Blue
> can be viewed as a side story, this one set in the Z Gundam era (UC 0087
> 0088). Like Sentinel, it's somewhere between Z and ZZ, but a little
closer to
> concurrency with Z.
> The two figures in the foreground and the guy gesturing in the background
> members of a team of new AEUG recruits, which is why you don't recognize
> The two space- (or should I say "normal") suited figures may be the same
two new
> characters in the foreground, romping like Shiro and Aina in 08th MS Team,
or a
> couple of known Z Gundam characters, in which case, I'd hazard Camille and
Fa as
> the most likely -- I really can't tell and don't know anything about the
> other than the few notes in the aforementioned Mikimoto Illustrations
book. The
> blond galoot in the baclkground does indeed look like Jerid Mesa and, if
so, I'd
> say the magenta-haired woman immediately below him was Mauar Pharaoh --
> her hair's black in the anime, but artistic license has allowed for much
> modification than mere hari color.
> The preceding paragraph is all a wild-@$$ guess on my part, of course.
> -Z-
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