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wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-23 10:06

Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop and Endless Waltz: Glory of the Defeated (2010 projects)
A new novel by Gundam Wing Head Scriptwriter Katsuyuki Sumisawa is about to start serialization in Gundam Ace.

Related Links:
Announcement of Project in Gundam Ace -
Promotional Blurb -

Any additional information to facilitate discussion would be much appreciated.

A new manga has also been released. "Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz: The Glory of the Defeated" is a separate manga from Frozen Teardrop.

Story: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Art: Tomofumi Ogasawara

All summaries featured here are not final or to be taken as 100% accurate. Thus, they should be taken with a shaker of salt. ;)

Translation Link List:

Frozen Teardrop Prologue
Silent Prelude (Text Version)
Silent Prelude (Gallery Version)
Silent Prelude (Torrent Version)

Endless Waltz Glory of the Defeated Chapter 1-2:

Endless Waltz Glory of the Defeated Chapter 3-4:

Washu-Chan 2010-06-23 12:56

Would that be a manga version?

I guessing that it would have to be set after the series but before Endless Waltz.

Based on's timeline, Blind Target takes place during Spring AC196 and Battlefield of Pacifists take place in Summer AC196. So I'm guessing that the serialization would take place in the fall.

Deacon Blues 2010-06-23 15:11

wingzerosnuggles, you've got some glaring issues with your initial post. I'll clarify.

First, Yoshiyuki Tomino does not consider Gundam Ace canon. Canon is not even a Japanese word. Even if he did consider it official, his word means nothing. Sunrise has more or less mandated that if it isn't animated (a la series, movie or OVA), then it isn't official. There are varying degrees of "gray" that manga and games fall in, but for the most part they aren't recognized as official.

Second, Newtype and Gundam ACE are two separate publications. Ngee Khiong mislabeled the Gundam Wing pages as coming from Newtype when they are from Gundam Ace.

wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-23 16:35

Oops, sorry. Goes to show how accurate Wikipedia is. @_@

That's where I got the bit about Tomino:

Gundam Ace is considered canon by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino.

But thankies for the correction!

wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-23 16:38

Washu: I don't think so. mike_s_6 mentioned that Dorothy's ESUN president:

ESUN is definitely a post-EW thing.

Deacon Blues 2010-06-23 19:24

The Earth Sphere Unified Nation was formed at the end of the television series. In Endless Waltz, we see the President and his grand daughter taking talking about Mariemaia and what not.

Interesting to hear that the original project was scrapped. Apparently it was going to have some viewpoints of Treize and what not.

New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop
  • There are going to be new mobile suits appearing in the novel. Focus will be on their militaristic nature.
  • The era is called "MC-0022 NEXT WINTER".
  • The novel takes place on Mars.
  • The story takes off from the viewpoint of Sally Po's daughter, Kathy Po. (Rank is 准佐!?)
  • She's affiliated with Preventer. A subordinate of WuFei (Mars Branch Chief).
  • She possesses a microchip sent from Earth Sphere Unified Nation President Dorothy T. Catalonia.
  • She believes it contains information to initiate "Operation Mythos".
  • However, Chang WuFei instructed her to download three files aside from the memory chip from a history bank.
  • Kathy doesn't understand what good previous century's data will be.
  • The file was recorded in the summer and autumn of AC195 and the spring of AC196.
  • The only common entry the files have is the keyword: "Gundam pilots".
  • The Summer AC195 file is believed to have been something wrote by Treize.
  • Rilke's "Autumn" is quoted at the beginning and after two lines "That is my eternal friend, Milliardo Peacecraft" was added, but was then crossed out with a line in the end. The contents are like a short essay or a letter.
  • It is summarized with "I must be a loser to change history" and is signed "TK".
  • The next file is Autumn AC195 in which transfer student "Duo Maxwell" reads an essay on the theme of the relations between the Earth and its colonies.
  • The final file is Spring AC196. The recorder is Kathy's mother, Sally.
  • Data on conversation between Relena and an elderly person are on the file.
  • The file contains other attached data aside from the sound.
  • It's the blueprints and operations manual for "frozen capsules for artificial hibernation".
  • The blueprints are signed "J".
  • When she arrived at the Preventer's Mars Arctic Base (north pole), Kathy went straight to Master Chang (WuFei), who resides there alone.
  • She informs of being handed down the authorization of "Operation Mythos" and suggests the awakening of the Aurora Princess.
  • The "sleeping beauty" is sealed in a frozen capsule for artificial hibernation.
  • A voice is heard behind Kathy, "You're just like your mother."
  • Appearing was a middle aged man in black priests clothes with a young boy with long hair tied in a braid.
  • The middle-aged man who appeared at random was nothing but smiles. "I'm Father Maxwell. The Father Maxwell who may run and hide, but never tells a lie. And this brat with the unpleasant eyes is my son, Duo."
  • The priest brings special attention to Kathy, "By the way, I do hope that you brought three files with you. The three preludes are needed to awaken the Aurora Princess."

wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-23 20:38

Ah right...forgot about that. Relena was VFM during Episode 49.

And whoa... since Kathy's carrying the Po surname and is Wufei's subordinate, I'm assuming Wufei's not the baby daddy. Well, that's one ship sunk. xD

Also, Dorothy's middle initial is T? *immediately thought of Tiberius as in James Tiberius Kirk*

Looking forward to what that mysterious data is.

Deacon Blues 2010-06-23 21:39

I've updated with the remaining information I've found on the net.

Meehlimo 2010-06-23 22:25

so is this cannon or not? just to be clear.

wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-23 23:39

Thank you so much Deacon Blues!

I know Autumn AC195 pertains to that time Heero masqueraded as Duo at a school.
Relena and elderly people?
So Heero becoming a popsicle was Dr. J's plan?
WTF?! Is Heero the Sleeping Beauty? I wonder how he'd feel about being called "Aurora Princess." Seriously, Sumisawa... T_T Or is the "Aurora Princess" referring to Relena? *shrugs*
And did Duo really become a priest? OMG, is Hilde the baby mama to that boy?! Typical of him to name the kid after himself. xD *evilly hopes this permanently sinks 1x2 canon theorists*

Meehlimo: I'm guessing it's about as canon as all the other sidestories (Blind Target, Battlefield of Pacifists, The Last Outpost, etc.) Semi-canon, I guess. The only sidestory that got canon status was Episode Zero since it's a prequel (also by Katsuyuki Sumisawa who's writing Frozen Teardrop and head writer for the TV series) that was meant to be animated but something went awry and we ended up with two recap episodes instead (27: The Locus of Victory and Defeat and 28: Passing Destinies).

Deacon Blues 2010-06-24 00:41

Unless it's a joke, there is no mentioning of Heero being the one that was frozen.

Lugia_Tsuyu 2010-06-24 00:42

Maybe it's Relena?

wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-24 01:57


Originally Posted by Deacon Blues (Post 3104255)
Unless it's a joke, there is no mentioning of Heero being the one that was frozen.

Oh... O_O

Well, I only assumed it from this post:


Originally Posted by mike_s_6 (Post 3103207)
- There's a summary of the Wing novel, Dorothy is the president of the Earth UN, Heero sleeping in a cold sleep capsule (?!) etc. I need to browse up on the story, it's been a while since I watched it.

Hm...well that changes things if it's not him. *wonders who it could be*

wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-24 02:06


Originally Posted by Lugia_Tsuyu (Post 3104257)
Maybe it's Relena?

Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Only question is why. Did she get sick or something? Froze her until a cure's ready? And why Dr. J's chamber designs? Did Heero have something to do with it? Ah...speculation.

Washu-Chan 2010-06-24 02:42

I'm prolly guessing that'll follow either the OAV/Movie Endless Waltz or the manga adaptation. I'm leaning towards the latter.

Lugia_Tsuyu 2010-06-24 02:46


Originally Posted by wingzerosnuggles (Post 3104330)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Only question is why. Did she get sick or something? Froze her until a cure's ready? And why Dr. J's chamber designs? Did Heero have something to do with it? Ah...speculation.

That would totally be interesting...not to mention the drama!!! Wow!

...But I doubt it...=_='

RAVNEN 2010-06-24 04:20

"Frozen capsule" could be use when travelling to Mars,considering Mars were pretty much far..far...away from Earth. If the story take place at Mars,that means Zech would be there..(as Zech goes to Mars with his girlfriend...)

Rising Dragon 2010-06-24 04:28

That's it!

Zechs is the Aurora Princess.


wingzerosnuggles 2010-06-24 17:20

Lugia: Well, you never know. After all, Sumisawa was also a scriptwriter on both Yakitate!! Japan and Inu-Yasha: The Final Act. Both Sunrise projects thought the former is a comedy and the latter is shounen with romance. That might have influenced his writing.

RAVNEN: At the end of EW, we saw Zechs and Noin in a shuttlecraft though. No capsule usage for them.

Rising Dragon: At this point, anything's possible. xD

mike_s_6 2010-06-24 18:19


Originally Posted by wingzerosnuggles (Post 3104323)
Oh... O_O

Well, I only assumed it from this post:

Hm...well that changes things if it's not him. *wonders who it could be*

The "(?)" was in the first summary itself, which has been changed now to the longer one you see in the website. So maybe it was just the guess of the reader that it was Heero, based on things we don't know. Personally, until we get the original novel, all the summaries should have the usual disclaimer.

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