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Gundam Wing: General Reference and Art Books

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Gundam Wing Technical Manual (Japanese)
DengenkiComics (96 pgs)
18x13cm/7.25x5in
ISBN: 4-07-305308-6
Printed half in color and half in black and white, this book contains character information, a fairly extensive section on specs and images of the mobile suits used in the series, and some detailed sketches of the official artwork.
Gundam Wing Technical Manual (English)
TokyoPop/Mixx Entertainment, Inc. [2002] (96pgs)
18x13cm/7.25x5in
ISBN: 1-931514-99-2
Printed half in color and half in black and white, this book contains character information, a fairly extensive section on specs and images of the mobile suits used in the series, and some detailed sketches of the official artwork. (Contents are nearly identical to the Japanese version of the book.)
Shin Kidousenki Gundam W Daijiten (Japanese)
Rapport [Year of Publication] (136pgs, 64 in color)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN Number
Description.
Shin Kidousenki Gundam Wing Endless Waltz Gakken Mook (Anime V Special) (Japanese)
Publisher [Year of Publication] (98pgs)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN: 4-05-601645-3
Description.
Five G Boys (Japanese)
Publisher [Year of Publication] (66pgs, 34 color)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN Number
Description.
This book covers episode 1 to 20.
Shinkidousenki Gundam Wing Characters' Collection (Japanese)
Keibunsha [1995] (64pgs)
18.5x25.5cm/7.25x10in

ISBN: 1063556290881

The first sixteen pages are in color and represent mostly characters and scenes from the series. The rest of the pages are in black and white and contain a detailed encyclopedia and cross-reference guide for episodes 1-20 of the series, the series staff, and a fairly detailed reference guide of the mecha with many sketches taken from the settei books. There's even a small section on the music and models available for consumers.
Shinkidousenki Gundam Wing Characters' Collection (Japanese)
Keibunsha [1996] (96pgs)
18.5x25.5cm/7.25x10in

ISBN: 4-7669-2468-1 C9476

The first 48 pages are in color and represent mostly characters and scenes from the series. The rest of the pages are in black and white and contain a detailed encyclopedia and cross-reference guide for episodes 21-49 of the series, the series staff, and a fairly detailed reference guide of the mecha with many sketches taken from the settei books. (This is the companion book to the listing above and it follows the same basic format.)
Gundam Wing Character Collection (Japanese)
Rapport Deluxe [1995] (120pgs)
18.5x25.5cm/7.25x10in
ISBN: 10691604710203
The first 56 pages are in color and represent mostly characters and scenes from the series with some new artwork and a foldout poster. The rest of the pages are in black and white and are manga style with a mix of original art, a cross-reference guide for episodes 1-28 of the series, and many sketches taken from the settei books.
Book Title or Description (Japanese)
Publisher [Year of Publication] (Number of pages)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN Number
Description.
Gundam Wing Memorials - Final Wing 195 (Japanese)
Movic [Year of Publication] (96pgs)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in)
ISBN: 4-89601-243-7
Description.
Gundam Wing Memorials II - The Legend of Forever (Japanese)
Movic [Year of Publication] (96pgs)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN: 4-89601-393-x

Description. The pictures in the book are all from official merchandise such as magazines and the cds, and some pictures are recycled from their other artbooks.

Gundam Wing First Photo Book (Japanese)
Newtype Illustrated Collection/
Kadokawa Shoten [1996] (80pgs)
21x25.5cm/8.25x10in
ISBN: 4-04-852642-1
Full color art book of the series characters.
Shin Kidousenki Gundam Wing - History of Thank Kingdam (Japanese)
Mediaworks [1996/07] (114pgs, 66 color)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN: 4-07-304734-5
General encyclopedia-style reference book with some new color artwork of the characters and mobile suits, and a better than average collection of sketches taken from the settei books. There is complete episode guide, cast information, and an interview with Hikaru Midorikawa.
New Mobile Report Gundam W: The Movies - Endless Waltz Special Edition (Japanese)
Unknown Publisher [1988] (264pgs)
21x15cm/8.25x5.75in
ISBN 4-7511-0136-6
Scene by scene film comic book of the Endless Waltz movie with complete dialogue notes over reproduced images of the extended version of the film. Additional preface notes and supplemental pages cover some basic information on the mecha. All but 14 pages are in full color. There is also a fold out poster.
Gundam-W Endless Waltz Perfect File 1 (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムWエンドレスワルツパーフェクト・ファイル (1) (単行本)
Kodansha [1997] (98 pgs)
18x13cm/7.25x5in
ISBN: 4-06-103312-3
Part of a three-book series. Each book contains character information, a fairly extensive photo story of the Endless Waltz OVA, specs for the mobile suits, images of the models, and detailed sketches of the official artwork.
Gundam-W Endless Waltz Perfect File 2 (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムWエンドレスワルツパーフェクト・ファイル (2) (単行本)
Kodansha [1997] (82 pgs)
18x13cm/7.25x5in
ISBN: 4-06-103314-X
Part of a three-book series. Each book contains character information, a fairly extensive photo story of the Endless Waltz OVA, specs for the mobile suits, images of the models, and detailed sketches of the official artwork.
Gundam-W Endless Waltz Perfect File 3 (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムWエンドレスワルツパーフェクト・ファイル (3) (単行本)
Kodansha [1997] (90 pgs)
18x13cm/7.25x5in
ISBN: 4-06-103315-8
Part of a three-book series. Each book contains character information, a fairly extensive photo story of the Endless Waltz OVA, specs for the mobile suits, images of the models, and detailed sketches of the official artwork.
Gundam Official Guide (English)
by Mark Simmons, Benjamin Wright and the Editors of Animerica Magazine
Animerica/Viz Communications [2002] (128pgs/12+pgs on Gundam Wing)
28x22cm/11x8.5in (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN: 1-56931-739-9
Overall guide to the Gundam universe and related series. Well researched and recommended reading for anyone interested in branching out into other Gundam series.
Gundam Wing Party (Japanese)
Fan Road, Rapport dx. 1995 (120 pgs, 60 in color, with a bind-in color poster)

18.5x25.5cm/7.25x10in
ISBN: xxxx
An anime illustration art book with character information cards, manga, an interview guide, illustrations, a guide to the series characters, etc.
New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Perfect Album Bom-Bom Comic (Japanese)
Kodansha Press [1996] (96pgs)
ISBN: 4-06-103300-X
This book was intended as an overview and general guide to the Gundam Wing series events and characters and it includes detailed specifications on the mecha used in the television series. Unique to this guide is a series of mobile suit design variations loosely based on the original Gundams introduced in the series.

For additional information, including some interior scans, see: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Perfect Album Bom-Bom Comic

Gundam W Settei Kirokushuu Part I (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムW 設定記録集 PART 1
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
Movic/Sunrise Art Book Series [1995] (136pgs, 24 color, foldout color poster)
ISBN: 4-89601-184-8
Predominately the official (and extensive) settei or character and mechanical sketches and format sheets for the setup of the Gundam Wing characters, costumes, mobile suits, and sets for the series and individual stories and opening and closing sequences. There are also some interviews with notable staff members, and a full cast listing, and episode summaries for episodes #1-20.
Gundam W Settei Kirokushuu Part II (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムW 設定記録集 PART 2
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
Movic/Sunrise Art Book Series [1996] (112pgs, 24 color, foldout color poster)
ISBN: 4-89601-246-1
Official settei or character and mechanical sketches and format sheets for Gundam Wing series Part II. This book includes the episode summaries for episodes #21-49.
Gundam Wars V Secret W (Japanese)
ガンダムウオーズ5 シークレットW (単行本(ソフトカバー))
Model Graphix Special Edition [1996/08] (176pgs)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN: 4-499-22666-X
Description.
Gundam Wing Encyclopedia (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムW(ウイング)超百科 決定版
Publisher [1996] (66pgs)
21x25.5cm/8.25x10in
ISBN: 4-06-304414-9 c8774
General full color guide to characters, mobile suits, and series events. Focus is more on mecha than characters, and there are images of models of the MS as well as images from the series.
Gundam Wing Endless Waltz Visual Book (Mook) (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムWエンドレスワルツビジ
Hobby Japan [1997] (118pgs, all color, fold out poster)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN: 4-89425-164-7
Showcase of customized and scratchbuilt mobile suit models for Gundam Wing. This book also contains a few pages of color settei information on mobile suits, and a multi-page cel gallery representing the entire storyline of the Endless Waltz OVA series.
Book Title or Description (Japanese)
Publisher [Year of Publication] (Number of pages)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN Number
Description.
Encyclopedia of Gundam Wing (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムW(ウィング)公式MS(モビルスーツ)カタログ―Encyclopedia of Gundam Wing (単行本)
Kodansha [1997] (138pgs)
18x13cm/7.25x5in
ISBN: 4-06-103309-3
The first sixty pages are in color and show mobile suit specifications, some images of mobile suit kits, and contain some basic information on the main characters in the series. The rest of the pages are in black and white and contain a detailed encyclopedia and cross-reference guide of the Gundam Wing series with many sketches taken from the settei books (see listings below). For additional scans of the encyclopedia pages, see here. Note that a number of small factual errors and consistency errors have been noted, but this is, overall, a helpful resource.
Gundam-W Wing Season A.C. 195 (Japanese)
新機動戦記ガンダムW(ウイング) Wing Season A.C.195
Mediaworks [1995] (80 pgs)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN: 4-07-303864-8
The first 48 pages are in color and show mobile suit specifications, some images of mobile suits, many images and information on the main and some secondary characters in the series. The rest of the pages are in black and white and contain a detailed encyclopedia and cross-reference guide of the Gundam Wing series with many sketches taken from the settei books. There is an abbreviated episode guide (1-22) and a few pages of fanclub information.
Book Title or Description (English)
Publisher [Year of Publication] (Number of pages)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN Number
Description.
Mobile Suit Illustrated 2003 (Japanese)
Mediaworks [2003] (312pgs, 112 color)
21x30cm/8.25x11.5in
ISBN: 4-8402-2339-4
Line drawings and color images of mobile suits from all of the Gundam Series from inception to 2003. Also includes a section with series summaries and line drawings for each of the characters. Gorgeous book.
Book Title or Description (English)
Publisher [Year of Publication] (Number of pages)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN Number
Description.
Gundam Wing Complete Operation (Japanese)
Newtype 100% Collection [Year of Publication] (96pgs)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN: 4-04-852669
Description.
Shin Kidousenki Gundam Wing 1st Operation (Japanese)
Megu Extra [Year of Publication] (90pgs, 46 in color)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN: 4-88271-406-X
Description.

 

Shin Kidousenki Gundam Wing 2nd Operation (Japanese)
Megu Extra [Year of Publication] (90pgs, 46 in color)
XXxXXcm/XXxXXin (book size dimensions in centimeters and inches)
ISBN: 4-88271-425-6
Description.

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