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In the third volume of Gundam the Origin, the White Base is on the run after a successful attack against the Zeon forces in Los Angeles. As they refuel en-route to their Federation base in Jaburo, hidden in the heart of the Amazonian jungle, the crew learns they may be holding on to a new weapon just as valuable as their new Mobile Suit.On the Zeon side, their leadership hIn the third volume of Gundam the Origin, the White Base is on the run after a successful attack against the Zeon forces in Los Angeles. As they refuel en-route to their Federation base in Jaburo, hidden in the heart of the Amazonian jungle, the crew learns they may be holding on to a new weapon just as valuable as their new Mobile Suit.On the Zeon side, their leadership has been shaken to its core. A grand ceremony is produced in honor of a fallen Zabi youth. Shocked by this death, there are many within the Zeon ranks left frustrated with intent on seeking vengeance....

Title : Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN, Volume 3: Ramba Ral
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ISBN : 9781935654971
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN, Volume 3: Ramba Ral Reviews

  • Nerdish Mum
    2019-03-23 17:31

    This volume contained a lot of Amuro being whiny and a brat. I understand he's taking on a lot, but this is a story not real life so it'd be nice for a little less whining. Ramba Ral was pretty darn cool, even if he did look like a 70's porn star! He was intelligent and cunning and was a good bad guy. He felt really old school to me and was well prepared to fight on the ground as well as in the air. We did at least get to see a little more of Sayla (yay) in this book and there were some interesting revelations (that I had already guessed but was awesome to have verified) which should make for some interesting storylines going forward. I am definitely going to just accept I will probably never know who is who in the battle scenes. I am disappointed in how little Char is in this volume as he is my favourite character so far. I will be carrying on with the series and I am looking forward to the next volume.

  • Ruth
    2019-03-25 01:49

    Even three volumes into Gundam: The Origin, I often find myself wondering if I'm supposed to be taking everything in a different way. If I were already died in the wool, would there be more or different meaning to things like the Zabi family and their interactions with Char and Ramba Ral? Or perhaps not. Gundam is such an expansive franchise that even while enjoying what I'm reading, I wonder if I've misunderstood something or if there's knowledge I should have that would make things click or not. It's not necessarily the fault of the author, but rather self-doubt rearing its ugly head. With Wings, and Origins, and 008s, and Zetas, and Build Fighters, and the list goes on and on, it's easy to let that doubt become overwhelming, and pushing it down with each volume gets a little easier with Federation actions but a little harder with Zeon antics.For me, it's these Zeon antics that make the entire series compelling. While I'm intrigued by a few of the Federation characters, for the most part they're uninteresting. The villain of the week schtick does get old right at the start of a new arc, but somehow by the end of their volumes both Garma and Ramba Ral became much more interesting characters and added layers of mystique to the series. The Ramba Ral arc shines even more light on what appears to be a somewhat dysfunctional Zeon force. If I understood correctly, it seems that Ral had backed a different leader for Zeon and when that fell through followed the Zabi family but seems to have little support from them. This helps to explain Char's behavior in volume 2 as well--not everyone is completely overjoyed at supporting the Zabi rule of the Principality of Zeon.Ramba Ral and Lady Hamon's relationship with each other, with their troops, and with the idea of battle was thought-provoking. Ral was clearly a lifelong soldier that wanted both victory but also valor. Lady Hamon's role was never entirely clear to me, but she certainly seemed to serve as both support and adviser to Ral, herself also well indoctrinated into the military life even if in a non-combatant role.Unfortunately, the Federation side of the story was much of the same. Amuro huffing off by himself, Bright getting mad, Mirai trying to calm him, and Fraw losing her mind over Amuro for any little. Toss in uptight older officers, the ever-irritating Kai, and it was always a pleasure to turn the page and discover I was no longer on the White Base but rather enjoying some time with Zeon forces. My patience for Amuro and Fraw is wearing incredibly thin. It's beginning to dampen my enjoyment of reading the series, and I hope that future volumes finally hit the right notes with both of the characters.

  • Zosimo
    2019-04-12 01:44

    4.5 out of 5

  • Eliran
    2019-03-25 23:50

    I've been absolutely enthralled with this series and this volume continues to mount the excitement in the same way as the two previous books.In this volume we begin to see reverberations of the war on both sides, and both begin to truly wonder if the losses and deaths are worth it in the end? (going back to what I mentioned in my review of volume 1: who are the good guys and the bad guys? Maybe neither?) We see Amuro also going through tension as he begins to grasp the implications of being a solider and even see him go rouge for awhile. We are then introduced to this volume's titular character, Ramba Ral! (who sports an awesome porno 'stache by-the-way).I like the character of Ramba Ral, he sports a regal and noble air and commands a dedicated battalion. We also see Ral's connection to Sayla?! (Princess Artesia as she seems to be known? Foreshadowing?)

  • Sean O'Hara
    2019-04-01 21:48

    Ramba Ral's like a really annoying sub-boss in a video game -- he takes a lot of time to defeat and you don't really gain anything by doing it. After the awesome Garma arc and with the Battle of Jaburo looming, taking time out to deal with a noble enemy who sports a porn stache just feels like filler, which is why Tomino pretty much skipped this whole storyline in the Gundam novels.To be fair, the action does pick up in the last quarter with Ral leading a boarding party onto White Base and the crew taking up small arms to repel him. It is nice to see Bright and Mirai in action. Too bad to get there you have to wade through 300 pages of battles that really don't advance the plot, interspersed with scenes of Amuro being a brat.

  • Dana
    2019-04-20 01:41

    I wrote a more comprehensive review of the first volume here. This book covers the fight with Ramba Ral, and in doing so introduces two of my favorites from the Zeon side! It also begins to go more in depth into the tensions the White Base has with Federation HQ, and how that in some way trickles down and mirrors the fights between Bright, Amuro, and to a somewhat lesser extent, Kai. As selfishly as Amuro acts, you can still always tell where his inner conflict is coming from. But the tragedy of Sayla being reunited with Ramba Ral in such a short, painful moment is really the highlight of the volume for me.

  • Paolo
    2019-03-26 18:53

    One of the more serious (well, more so than usual anyway) chapters of the series, the meat of the story lies in the conflict rising from what it means to be in a war, questioning if one's fealty to a cause or nation is really worth the bloodshed (of which this volume has plenty). The politics and intrigue get about as many pages devoted to it as the actual combat, both of which keep the tension high, and lord almighty that 'stache on Ramba Ral. Too manly.

  • Gabriel Wallis
    2019-04-06 17:54

    Another Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga I enjoyed! When I started reading manga, why didn't I discover Gundam first? Great story and art, great entertainment. Definitely looking forward to reading the next in the series. I just have to find out what happens! Politics, giant robots, war, etc. Everything I like in a book.

  • mwr
    2019-04-20 01:40

    When vertical puts out a collector's edition--pick it up. The nicest volumes in my library are not academic books but these. Every volume so far we get to see a new part of Char's body. I wonder if they'll be able to keep this up.

  • Mike
    2019-03-28 22:26

    A lot of Rockem-Sockem-Robot action, and character development as well. Amuro has a breakdown. Kai Shiden realizes he's going out every day and getting his butt shot up in a crappy old mobile suit, but nobody treats him like a hero.

  • Tom Winkelspecht Jr
    2019-03-26 20:27

    I ended up feeling sorta cheated by this volume. Ramba Ral is interesting but he dies a disappointing death. Char is a nutter who is not only a whiz space ms pilot but can also apparently negotiate with insular native Amazonian tribes. The zeon helmets look like cobra troopers.

  • Rickie
    2019-03-28 00:35

    A great addition to The Origin that has me excited for more!

  • Scott wachter
    2019-04-14 23:25

    holy crap this was awesome.

  • []
    2019-04-18 23:26

    Here we go! This is the Gundam I love. This book really hits it out of the park with Ramba Ral and Hamon.

  • Alexander Case
    2019-04-05 21:38

    This volume is absolutely fantastic. This is the best volume of the series thus far, and probably one of the best volumes of a SF Comic I've read in quite some time.

  • Jonathan
    2019-03-21 21:44

    Ramba Ral and Lady Harmon are great characters. I'm anticipating the return of Char. These stories all seem to follow a pattern of Amuro not piloting and then suddenly piloting when he's needed.

  • John
    2019-04-04 20:54

    With the bulk of the refugees finally off the ship after the end of volume 2, this third volume somehow feels more like a straight up war story than the previous two.

  • Devin (Mostly Manga)
    2019-04-14 19:49

    It keeps getting better and better. The emotion, the showdowns, and the plot twist! If this series keeps up getting better by the volume, the final one must be phenomenal.

  • Dru
    2019-04-06 23:38

    With a better flow than the previous two volumes, I really enjoyed the third installment. This is a pretty good war comic with a fantastic sword fight about 2/3 through the book.