Mobile Suit Gundam 00V (機動戦士ガンダム00V Kidou Senshi Gandamu 00V?) (V for Variations) is a side story of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 serialized by Hobby Japan and later compiled into a single book. Initially, it's presented to the reader as chapters of a mobile suit development book published 20 years after the main story/anime, but this was later changed to a short story format. Each chapter also includes photo guides of the featured mobile suit. It ran in Hobby Japan from December 2007 to December 2009 and was continued by Mobile Suit Gundam 00V: Battlefield Record.
Robert Spacey - He studies the developmental history of MS. He was initially studying political history, but after experiencing the revolution brought by Celestial Being when he was 30 years old and coincidentally seeing the Avalanche Exia in action, he switched his study to MS development history.
Deborah Galiena - A female mobile suit pilot of the UN inspection team and Earth Sphere Federation Army who became an old acquaintance of Robert Spacey. She is a skilled mobile suit pilot, able to fight against Gundam Exia and survive the battle uninjured.
Amy Zimbalist - An ace pilot of the United Nation Forces and Earth Sphere Federation Army. He is worshiped as a hero known as the "Steel Cowboy" due to his unconventional piloting style with the GNX-604T Advanced GN-X, but also hated as the "Devil of Unification".
The 00V features different variations of the Mobile Suit from the series, and provides the stories about them in every chapter ("volumes"). The earlier stories of the 00V were told from Robert Spacey's perspective based on his encounters with different mobile suits during the height of Celestial Being's armed interventions. The perspective of the stories later shifts to different characters, providing their side of the story behind the development and the operation of some of the mobile suits given in 00V.
- Volume 01
- Feature Mobile Suit: GN-001/hs-A01 Gundam Avalanche Exia
Robert Spacey talks about the Avanche Exia, a unit that was seen relatively early during Celestial Being's armed interventions. Robert recalls witnessing the Avalanche Exia in action during a UN inspection of Union army. Avalanche Exia's appearance inspired Robert to study about the history of Mobile Suit Development.
- Volume 02
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-002/DG014 Gundam Dynames Torpedo
Robert talks about the disadvantages of mobile suit's humanoid design in an underwater combat; an obstacle that Dynames Torpedo managed to sidestep. Robert recounts seeing the Dynames Torpedo by chance during his plan to visit Deborah Galiena in a nearby island resort from the HRL Tenchu (Heaven's Pillar).
- Volume 03
- Featured Mobile Suit: SVMS-01SG Union Flag Ground Package Shell Type
Robert briefly talks about the development of SVMS-01 Union Flag. Among its variants, Robert introduced the Shell Flag, which he had the opportunity to see up close back in 2308 AD. During that time, he was meeting Deborah who was inspecting the military equipment at the Okinawa Base. While piloting the Shell Flag, Deborah encountered the Gundam Exia. Showing her skills, Deborah used the Shell Flag's tough armor to her advantage in escaping the battle uninjured.
- Volume 04
- Featured Mobile Suit: MSJ-06II-AC Tieren Antiaircraft Cannon Type
Robert talks about the MSJ-06II Tieren and how it reflects HRL's pursuit for efficiency and effectiveness. He recalls a military exercise in 2306 AD that was interrupted by airborne enemy mobile suits and the Tieren Antiaircraft Cannon Types were deployed to quickly shoot them down. It was also the first time Robert met Deborah, whose calm reaction to the situation left a great impression on him.
- Volume 05
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNW-001/hs-T01 Gundam Throne Eins Turbulenz
Robert talks about the Throne Eins' Turbulenz pack. He also hints at another Throne variant.
- Volume 06
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-003/af-G02 Gundam Kyrios Gust
The story talks about the "Meteor Nacht" incident. Robert recalls Deborah's account of seeing the Kyrios Gust in action.
- Volume 07
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNX-509T Throne Varanus
- Volume 08
- Featured Mobile Suit: SVMS-01AP Union Flag Orbit Package Colony Guard Type
Story talks about Robert and Deborah's escape from Alejandro using a Colony Guard Type Flag. Both of them decided to seek protection through media by getting in touch with Kinue Crossroad.
- Volume 09
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNX-604T Advanced GN-X
Robert remembers his first meeting with the Steel Cowboy, Amy Zimbalist, a pilot who would eventually become famous for piloting the Advance GN-X.
- Volume 10
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-004/te-A02 Gundam Nadleeh Akwos
The story talks about the Nadleeh Akwos, and Robert and Deborah's meeting with Fereshte in Lagrange 1 during their hiding.
- Volume 11
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-0000/7S 00 Gundam Seven Sword
The story is told in the perspective of the ace pilot Amy Zimbalist. He talks about his simulation battle against 00 Gundam Seven Sword Type in accordance to Wang Liu Mei's invitation. The simulation battle took place months before Celestial Being's return.
- Volume 12
- Featured Mobile Suit: MSJ-06II-ED Tieren Zhizhu
More details are explored about Amy Zimbalist. Robert recalls a mock battle between the Tieren Zhizhu and the Advanced GN-X. The Tieren Zhizu successfully defended the Orbital Elevator during the exercise, but Amy Zimbalist later commented that if it was a real battle, the Orbital Elevator would have been destroyed easily.
- Volume 13
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-006/SA Cherudim Gundam SAGA
The story tells of Amy piloting his Advanced GN-X and encountering the Cherudim SAGA at a base. Amy remembers the "ridiculous" amount of armaments the Cherudim SAGA had in its arsenal.
- Volume 14
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNX-704T/FS Ahead Forcing Scout Type
Amy sorties in an Ahead Forcing Scout Type to seek out a secret Celestial Being base in a particular space area. After spending nearly a week alone in the mobile suit, Amy laments about how the long operation is taking a mental toll and comments on the "advantages" of having a two-seated machine. He eventually detects a heat source within an asteroid and fires, but this depleted all his remaining particles, causing him to wait patiently for rescue.
- Volume 15
- Featured Mobile Suit: AEU-09/LS Klaus's AEU Enact Landstriker Package
- Volume 16
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-007/AL Arios Gundam Ascalon
- Volume 17
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNW-20000/J Jagd Arche Gundam
Deborah recalls her encounter with the Jagd Arche during one of its rampage that destroyed both Katharon and ESF forces.
- Volume 18
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNZ-001 GRM Gundam
The mechanic section talks about the GRM Gundam. The story is of Billy Katagiri's encounter with Robert after the defeat of the Innovators, and what Billy saw in the ship, Celestial Being, while he was working with the Innovators.
- Volume 19
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNX-612T/AA Superbia GN-X
The Superbia GN-X's details are featured. The story talks about the inner thoughts of the Superbia GN-X's pilot, Hiling Care and her encounter with Amy.
- Volume 20
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-008GNHW/3G Seravee Gundam GNHW/3G
- Volume 21
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNX-Y802T Neo-Hed
Amy and Deborah flight tested the mobile suit and gave their opinions about it to the engineers in charge.
- Volume 22
- Featured Mobile Suit: GN-000FA Full Armor 0 Gundam
The story is about Sherilyn simulating the combat prowess of the Full Armor 0 Gundam at a Celestial Being's base before the battle with the Innovators.
- Volume 23
- Featured Mobile Suit: CB-0000G/C/T Reborns Gundam Origin
The story is about Ribbons' inner monologue during his flight and combat testing of Reborns Gundam Origin. Unlike previous volumes, this volume is first published in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00V compilation book.
- Robot Damashii Product Tie-in Story
- Featured Mobile Suit: GNX-604T Advanced GN-X [Deborah Galiena Use]
The story is about a test mission that pitted a team of existing mobile suits against another team comprising of a newly developed mobile suit. Deborah and Amy's Advanced GN-X and several GNX-609T GN-XIII units made up the team of existing mobile suits. At the end of the test, the Advanced GN-X not only outperformed the GN-XIII, but also obtained results superior to the new mobile suit. This story accompanied the release of Robot Damashii's Advanced GN-X [Deborah Galiena Use] figure.
- Special Volume
- Featured Mobile Weapon: GNR-010/XN XN Raiser
The story is about Saji Crossroad carrying out a battle simulation in the GNR-010 0 Raiser's cockpit and the red Haro showing him an upgraded 0 Raiser - the XN Raiser. The volume included linearts and profiles of GN-0000/XN XN 00 Gundam and GN-0000+GNR-010/XN 00 XN Raiser.
- Official 00V Site (Japanese)
- 00V on Wikipedia
- Mobile Suits featured in 00V on MAHQ
- mike_s_6 translations of the Japanese 00V chapter summaries