Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis (機動戦士ガンダム TWILIGHT AXIS?) is an ONA that was shown for members of the Gundam Fan Club from June 23 to September 1, 2017.
In late U.C. 0096. The Earth Federation government, regarding the existence of the "psycho-frame" as a threat, organizes the Mastema special forces team under the command of Lieutenant JG Mehmet Merca, a member of its intelligence bureau. The team is ordered to enter and investigate part of the shattered asteroid Axis, which is drifting in the Earth Sphere. The investigative team accompanying Mehmet includes two civilians named Arlette Almage and Danton Hyleg, who were formerly an engineer and a test pilot with the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon.
While investigating a supposedly unoccupied facility within Axis, Mastema comes under attack from a new model of Gundam that belongs to a private militia called Birnam. Arlette and Danton fight back using a red Zaku III Custom, a mobile suit they once helped develop. As the fighting escalates, Arlette, following a secret agenda of her own, makes her way to the wreckage of the Sazabi that lies abandoned on the surface of Axis.
"Mastema" Special Forces
Principality of Zeon
- RX-78AN-01 Gundam AN-01 "Tristan"
- RX-160G Byarlant Isolde
- RGM-89 Jegan (Birnam Type)
Notes & Trivia
- The ONA marks Sejoon Kim's directorial debut in the animated Gundam franchise. He previously worked as an assistant director for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, and the animation director for Gundam Build Fighters.
- Unlike the usual novel to anime adaptations, Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis was in development before the novel and then, using the same base idea, Ark Performance wrote the novel.
- Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis (Novel)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis (Manga)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis - Red Trace (Compilation Movie)
- Interview With The Gundam Twilight Axis Staff — Part 1
- Interview With The Gundam Twilight Axis Staff — Part 2
- Interview With The Gundam Twilight Axis Staff — Part 3
- A Brief Word With Gundam Twilight AXIS Producer Taniguchi Osamu
- Q&A: Gundam Twilight AXIS Main Cast