Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (機動戦士ガンダムUC(ユニコーン), Kidō Senshi Gandamu Yunikōn?) is a novel written by Japanese author Harutoshi Fukui and serialized in Kadokawa Shoten. There are 10 volumes in this series, and 7 OVAs have been released. In 2012 Harutoshi Fukui wrote an additional stand-alone novel (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - The war after the war) which was to serve as a prequel to the Unicorn light novel series.
The series begins in U.C. 0001, at the very beginning of human space colonization, when a space colony called Laplace is destroyed during a ceremony hosted by the Federation's Prime Minister ushering in the Universal Century dating system. The main story takes place in UC 0096.
The story revolves around Banagher Links, a seemingly normal boy living and going to school in the space colonies. His life changes one day when he meets a girl named Audrey Burne, as the encounter brings him into contact with a new Gundam and its connections to an item called "Laplace's Box."
- O this is the beast who does not exist.
- They didn't know that, and in any case
- --with its stance, its arched neck and easy grace,
- the light of its limpid gaze --they could not resist
- but loved it though, indeed, it was not. Yet since
- they always gave it room, the pure beast persisted.
- And in that loving space, clear and unfenced,
- reared it's head freely and hardly needed...
- to exist. They fed it not with grain nor chaff
- but fortified and nourished it solely with
- the notion that it might yet come to pass,
- so that, at length, it grew a single shaft
- upon it's brow and to a virgin came--
- and dwelled in her and in her silvered glass.
Rainer Maria Rilke 'Die Sonette an Orpheus', Part 2, 4th poem. Translation courtesy of Robert Hunter.
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- 31 January 2012 - Volume 1 Prologue completed.
- 13 February 2012 - Volume 1 Chapter 1 completed.
- 10 March 2012 - Volume 1 Chapter 2 completed.
- 1 May 2012 - Volume 2 Chapter 2 completed.
- 17 May 2012 - Volume 2 Chapter 3 completed.
- 25 November 2012 - Volume 3 Chapter 2 completed.
- 6 December 2012 - Volume 3 Chapter 3 completed.
- 13 December 2012 - Volume 4 Chapter 1 completed.
- 27 December 2012 - Volume 4 Chapter 2 completed.
- 18 January 2013 - Volume 5 Chapter 1 completed.
- 4 February 2013 - Volume 5 Chapter 2 completed.
- 6 February 2013 - Volume 5 Chapter 3 completed.
- 18 February 2013 - Volume 6 Chapter 1 completed.
- 16 March 2013 - Volume 6 Chapter 2 completed.
- 24 March 2013 - Volume 6 Chapter 3 completed.
- 19 May 2013 - Volume 7 Chapter 2 completed.
- 26 May 2013 - Volume 7 Chapter 2 completed.
- 31 May 2013 - Volume 7 Chapter 3 completed.
- 10 July 2013 - Volume 8 Chapter 1 - 3 completed.
Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn by Fukui Harutoshi
- 0001: Prologue
- 0096/Sect 1: Day of the Unicorn
- 0096/Sect 2: The Red Comet
- 0096/Sect 3: Palau Capture Battle
- 0096/Sect 4: The Ghost of Laplace
- 0096/Sect 5: In the Depths of a Gravity Well
- 0096/Sect 6: Black Unicorn
- 0096/Sect 7: The Sky and the Stars
- 0096/Sect 8: Over the Rainbow
Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn: Sengo no sensō by Fukui Harutoshi
- Before Game
- After Game
- Project Manager: Teh Ping
- Volume 1 - Day of the Unicorn (Part 1) September 26, 2007 ISBN 978-4-04-713969-5
- Volume 2 - Day of the Unicorn (Part 2) September 26, 2007 ISBN 978-4-04-713970-1
- Volume 3 - The Red Comet December 26, 2007 ISBN 978-4-04-715003-4
- Volume 4 - Palau Capture Battle April 26, 2008 ISBN 978-4-04-715060-7
- Volume 5 - The Ghost of Laplace July 26, 2008 ISBN 978-4-04-715084-3
- Volume 6 - In the Depths of a Gravity Well October 25, 2008 ISBN 978-4-04-715112-3
- Volume 7 - Black Unicorn December 26, 2008 ISBN 978-4-04-715143-7
- Volume 8 - The Sky and the Stars April 25, 2009 ISBN 978-4-04-715229-8
- Volume 9 - Over the Rainbow (Part 1) August 26, 2009 ISBN 978-4-04-715286-1
- Volume 10 - Over the Rainbow (Part 2) August 26, 2009 ISBN 978-4-04-715287-8
- Volume 11 - Phoenix Hunting March 26, 2016 ISBN 978-4-04-103921-2