What with the devastation of 'Be Invoked', which may have included the destruction of the entire universe, but at a minimum killed every single regular character and destroyed pretty much every trace of the Earth Empire, the Buff Clan and the Solo Colonists you'd think Ideon would be sequel proof, as per Yoshiyuki Tomino's intention.

The Giant God as discovered by ZeonHowever, in 1992 something along those lines appeared in the manga publication named MS Saga, written and drawn by Yuichi Hasegawa. Serialised in four parts, Mobile Suit vs Giant God - Gigantis' Counterattack was ostensibly based on Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, but crossed over with Ideon by attempting to link the two universes together.

Summary nicked off Wikipedia: Set in Universal Century 0091, the Federation sends Amuro Ray to recruit Judau Ashta to help deal with a group of Zeon remnants. While this seems routine, the Zeons have uncovered what they call the Giant God" namely the Ideon (which is never actually called Gigantis nor Ideon within the story). While investigating, Judau learns that the Zeons are planning on using Mineva Lao Zabi's Newtype powers to awaken the Giant God and get their revenge. Unfortunately, it goes out of control and begins attacking anything in sight. As Judau infiltrates the Giant God, Amuro (along with Char Aznable) fights to distract it.

Mineva Zabi controlling the Giant GodAs Judau nears Mineva, the spirit of Karala and her baby Messiah appear, explaining that Ideon remade the universe because it hoped that a new type of human - namely, Newtypes - would be the universe's salvation from war. But since this turned out not to be the case, the Giant God was set to remake the universe again. Judau also learns that he is the reincarnation of Ideon protagonist Cosmo, and violently opposes this plan. With Amuro's help, he manages to free Mineva and shut the Giant God down before it can do any more harm, and it is destroyed.

ALL-DIRECTIONAL MISSILES!!!The manga is non-canon, apparently, and while I've still to get around to watching past the first few episodes of Gundam ZZ, it's not really a clean fit with Ideon - notably the Giant God being deactivated on an asteroid rather than blown apart as seen in 'Be Invoked'. But then I can't read Japanese, so maybe they address that. The more stylised design of the Ideon is interesting, though, and it's great to see a few things dusted down - for an unashamed Ideon fanboy like myself, the sight of a number of Zeon mobile suits getting wiped out by the All-Directional Missile Attack is a great one.

The ZZ Gundam attacks the Giant GodNow, the scans here aren't mine - they were scanned by Join. Whether Join is a him, a her or a them I don't know; I'm eternally grateful and hope I'm not putting anyone out by uploading them. I'm merely trying to get the thing seen by people both to share this obscurity with fellow fans, and in the hope of finding someone to translate it. I'm currently trying to put together some funds to see if I can get it translated by a professional service, but most of them charge by the word, so it'll be expensive and I'm not sure if such people will handle something like a copyrighted manga anyway. So if you know anyone who might be interested in helping out, please contact me =)


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