SITE UPDATES for Mecha in Anime and Manga
Oct 18 Five Star Stories
Added the article for Internal Structure of Mortar Headd to the Five Star Stories pages. This article was translated by levrin and is full of detailed information and diagrams on mortar headd construction.
Jul 21 Dirty Pair
Expanded the section for Dirty Pair. There are plenty of spaceships and gadgets to peruse.
Dec 10 Genesis Climber Mospeada
Added a new section for Genesis Climber Mospeada. This realistic robots anime show from 1983 features great mecha designs from Aramaki Shinji. A lot of illustrations and translated production notes were gathered for this section. I hope you enjoy it.
Sep 7 Gundam Girls
Added 41 new Gundam Girl images to the Gundam Girls page. I can’t list them all but please take a look and see what’s new. That’s all the Gundam Girls material I have at this time.
Aug 29 Gundam Girls
Added 5 rare images to the Gundam Girls page. Look for Mini Gundam Girls to see small images rescued from the back of an old Akitaka Mika artbook.
Aug 28 Gundam Girls
Added 10 images to the Gundam Girls page. Wing Gundam Zero Girl, Gundam Unicorn Girl, RX-78-2 Girl, Full Armor Gundam Girl, Wing Gundam Early Model Girl, Heavy Gundam (white) Girl, Zaku II Johnny Ridden Girl, RX-78 GP01 Girl, RX-78 GP02 Girl and RX-178 Gundam Girl. Come take a look!
Aug 27 Gundam Girls
Added 4 images to the Gundam Sentinel Girls page. Ex-S Girl, FAZZ Girl, Z plus A1 Girl and Z plus C1 Girl. Come take a look!
Aug 21 Five Star Stories
Added black and white illustrations to Helmine, Junchoon, Vatshu, Siren F and the LED Mirage. Also added production art and the Design Story of the LED Mirage. Come read how the Five Star Stories’ most important mortar headd was created.
Mar 12 Starship Troopers
Added 8 space ships to the Starship Troopers page. Come see the Roger Young, the Saratoga and various shuttles.
Mar 12 Super Robot Wars
Jan 8 Super Robot Wars
Nov 22 Super Robot Wars
Seven mecha profiles have been added to the Super Robot Wars pages. The Septuagint, Zehirut, Astranagant, Judecca, Grungust Kai, Huckebein Ex and Gespenst TT. Special thanks to Neo Roanoke for the profiles.
Nov 20 Yukikaze
Gears Online isn’t just about giant robots. Come see the sleek, high tech fighter planes of Yukikaze. Also in this update, the girls of Tasukete! Mave-chan. Special thanks to artist Newton Ewell for providing materials to make this new section possible.
Jun 20 Five Star Stories
Feb 13 Five Star Stories
Feb 10 GearsBlog
Added GearsBlog, the new Gears Online blog for anime, science-fiction and Japan. Follow the link to learn more about this new aspect of Gears Online.
Nov 11 Cruise Chaser Blassty
Added the Cruise Chaser Blassty section. This great serialized story from 1987 is now a part of Gears Online’s lineup. Enjoy!
Oct 9 Super Robot Wars
Aug 4 Super Robot Wars
Jul 27 Super Robot Wars
Added the Super Robot Wars Primer This article will give you a good overview of the video games and storylines.
Jul 21 Super Robot Wars
Jul 17 Super Robot Wars
Jul 14 Okubo Interview
Ollie Barder from the UK had the opportunity to interview mecha designer Okubo Junji and has kindly sent a transcript of the interview to Gears Online. We thank Ollie for sharing this interesting piece with us. Ollie has also contributed bios for Okubo Junji and Yanase Takayuki on the Designers Page.
Jul 13 Super Robot Wars
Jul 7 Super Robot Wars
Jun 30 Super Robot Wars
Jun 24 Super Robot Wars
Added the RTX-008R/L Huckebein, RTX-009 Huckebein 009, RTX-010 Huckebein Mk II, PTX-005 Wildschwein, PTX-006LR Wildraubtier, R-2 Powered and R-3 Powered. Expanded profiles for the SRX, R-1, R-2 and R-3. Special thanks to Neo Roanoke for the profiles and some images.
Jun 22 Super Robot Wars
Feb 12 Gundam Sentinel
Nov 24 Super Robot Wars
Added 2 images to the Alteisen page.
Nov 23 Super Robot Wars
Added 11 characters to the Super Robot Wars page. Come see who’s controlling the mecha that make the mayhem.
Nov 22 Super Robot Wars
Nov 21 Super Robot Wars
Nov 20 Super Robot Wars
Nov 19 Super Robot Wars
Nov 18 Super Robot Wars
Oct 17 Gundam - Meaningless War
Oct 5 Starship Troopers
Added a page for Starship Troopers with mecha designs from the anime.
Aug 19 Madox-01
Added a page for Madox-01 with mecha designs from the anime.
Aug 18 Dirty Pair
Added a page for Dirty Pair with 4 starships that Kei and Yuri used.
Aug 12 Super Robot Wars
Added 5 new images to the Gespenst Mk-II page for Super Robot Wars.
Aug 11 Five Star Stories
Jul 4 Gundam - Meaningless War
Jul 1 Five Star Stories
Added the Diver Article. Now you can learn more about divers in Five Star Stories. Thanks go out to Nu Soard for the article.
Jun 30 Five Star Stories
Added a profile for Colus IV.
Jun 16 Five Star Stories
Jun 13 Five Star Stories
Jun 9 Gundam
Added three Gundam Girls images (Perfect Gundam, RX-78-4 and RX-78-5).
Jun 7 Gundam
Added two Gundam Girls images (G Fighter and Madrock).
Jun 6 Gundam
Jun 2 Various
May 28 Gall Force
The Gall Force: Earth Chapter section is complete. Check out how the humans and cyberoids fought it out in a war-torn Australia.
May 19 Five Star Stories
May 12 Gall Force
Apr 14 Five Star Stories
Added Anessa Tilber, Eydence Ark Lader, Miyaza Heczey, Barbeleuse V, Christine V, Blreno Canzian, Vralgo Kentauri, Ian König, Violet Tryton, Brauma Ik, Gyancy Galla and Naias Brunhilde. Added 2 images to Falk Rognar’s page. Thanks go out to Nu Soard for the profiles. Thanks to Falk for image clean up.
Apr 12 Five Star Stories
Mar 30 Five Star Stories
Mar 28 Gall Force
Added a new section for Gall Force Eternal Story.
Mar 19 Five Star Stories
Added images for the Knight of Gold and both images and information for the Jagd Mirage. Added a new section for FSS School Designs. Thanks go out to Rubel Colus and hitori for help with the School Designs section.
Feb 10 Quo Vadis
Added some images to the Quo Vadis page that were submitted by a friendly mecha fan.
Feb 6 Gall Force & Five Star Stories
Jan 26 Five Star Stories
Jan 21 Five Star Stories
Jan 20 Five Star Stories
Added pages for Spark (aka Picking Harris, aka Madora Moirai) and the Feedorah. Special thanks to Nu Soard for the Spark profile and Falk for cleaning up Feedorah images. Work continues on Gall Force Starfront
Jan 16 Crossbone Gundam
Dec 11 Ten Little Gall Force
The second Gall Force section is ready for viewing. Ten Little Gall Force was a parody of Eternal Story and Destruction.
Dec 4 Hitbit Gall Force
The first Gall Force section is ready for viewing. Hitbit Gall Force was a Sony advertisement.
Nov 11 Gears Online Survey
An optional survey has been added to gain visitor feedback. If you have some time, let us know what you think.
Nov 7 Super Dimensions Century Orguss
Added a new section for Orguss. Check out this interesting TV Show from 1983 (and OAV from 1994). Thanks to Norsehound and Ollie for help with images and information.
Sep 4 Super High Speed Galvion
Added an image for the Galvion. Thanks to Falk for cleaning up the image. Work on Orguss continues.
Aug 11 Super High Speed Galvion
Added a small section for Super High Speed Galvion - a TV show from 1984. Super Dimensions Century Orguss is the next big project!
Jul 13 New Site Affiliates
Jun 24 Gundam Gaia Gear & Quo Vadis
Added the 15 contest images to the Gaia Gear section and added some info to a few of the vehicle profiles. Special thanks to Newton Ewell for the contest images. Added a small section for Quo Vadis mecha. Special thanks to GPenguin for the images.
Jun 20 Gundam Gaia Gear
The new Gaia Gear section is now open. Special thanks to Newton Ewell for submitting much-needed images.
Jun 1 Gundam Girls
While I work on the new Gundam Gaia Gear section updates are slow but I had time to add the XM-X1 Girl to the Gundam Girls page.
May 21 Five Star Stories
Apr 22 Five Star Stories
This week we’ve got additional images for mortar headds Jagd Mirage, Cross Mirage and Junchoon (also added some text for Junchoon). New profiles for mortar headds Groon Eldergrain, Gastness Temple, Berlin SR2 and Calvary R. Thanks to Rubel Colus for profile information and Redcomet0093 for images.
Apr 2 Tyrant Sword of Neofalia
This week I’ve added materials translated by Junishin and Wraith to the Tyrant Sword of Neofalia pages. There is now better information on the Dinofaust Messalas, the GM II Custom and the setting of Tyrant Sword.
Mar 6 Five Star Stories
In this update we have new mortar headds Kormals Byron, Kormals Biblos and the Empress Flame and new characters Zebee Corter and Decors Weissmel. Thanks, Nu Soard for the profiles and Falk for the image clean up!
Feb 27 Five Star Stories
A grab bag of things for the FSS pages this week. New images were added for dorreys, Helmine, Devoncha, Nu Soard Graphite, Landwand Spaccorn and Colus XXIII. We have new profiles for the Black Knighthood, Tsuri Peidoll, Roados Dragoon, Grard Sydmian, Mission Routh, Ballanche Castle, Chatty Wood (and his interview), Eleshis, Barunja, Rouge Mirage, A-Toll Scritti and the Phantoms. Thanks, Nu Soard!
Feb 20 Tyrant Sword and Five Star Stories
The Tyrant Sword of Neofalia pages got more detailed information added to almost every page of the section. New images for the Messala Dinofaust Jupiter. In the Five Star Stories section Nu Soard has submitted new profiles for Colus XXIII, Dougulas Kaien and Muse Van Reyback. New profiles for the Horned Mirage and Blood Temple. Thanks, hitori! New images added for LED Mirage, Siren F, Fatima Est, Fatima Lachesis and Fatima Clotho.
Feb 12 Tyrant Sword and Five Star Stories
Added the Luna Unit B image to the LED Mirage page for Five Star Stories. Added the Tyrant Sword of Neofalia section to the Gundam pages. Tyrant Sword is an interesting UC Gundam side story with great mecha designs by Fujita Kazumi.
Feb 5 Various
Today’s update is a mix of things. For Super Robot Wars there are 2 new images that came from fold-out posters. Also, Kuruni submitted a profile and images for the Calion. Thanks, Kuruni! Five Star Stories fans will hopefully enjoy the new image of the Luna Unit A on the LED Mirage page and the two new Bang Doll images. A new page displays 5 new images of Gundam Girls. Gears Online management apologizes for these sleazy and immoral images and will work to find those responsible for their posting. Aramaki Shinji has been added to the Designers page. Thanks to Cacophanus for submitting information on this designer.
Nov 26 Five Star Stories
Nov 20 Five Star Stories
Nov 19 Five Star Stories
Nov 6 Five Star Stories
Added images and information to the Bang Doll page.
Oct 17 Five Star Stories
Oct 16 Gundam Sentinel
Added images of Wyvern variations to the Wyvern page. Thank you, kosh for the images!
Sep 18 Five Star Stories
Sep 16 Five Star Stories
Added another black & white image of the Jagd Mirage "Orange Dragon".
Sep 11 FSS and Hathaway's Flash
Sep 3 Five Star Stories
Added an image for the LED Mirage. This image is titled LED Mirage Version 3 Inferno Napalm. Cheery, eh?
Aug 28 Gundam Sentinel & Five Star Stories
Kosh has sent in images of the Ex-S Gundam. Thanks, kosh! Rubel Colus translated a Five Star Stories chart that can now be found on the Other page. Thanks, Rubel Colus! I've also added an image for the A-Toll Cobra.
Aug 20 Gundam Sentinel
Aug 18 Five Star Stories
Aug 15 Gundam - Hathaway's Flash
Added Katoki Hajime's rendition of the Xi Gundam. Which version do you prefer?
Jul 30 FSS and Links Page
Jul 16 Designers Page
Jul 6 Five Star Stories
Added an image to the Vatshu (Black Knight) page.
Jul 4 Five Star Stories, Schell Bullet
The Five Star Stories section adds six mortar headds: Engage SR-1, Engage Mk. 2, Engage SR-3, Mighty Alpha, Mighty Beta and Mighty Gamma. Added some images to the Babiron and LED Mirage pages. Added profiles for eleven characters: Spector, Dippa Dropps, Hind Kill, Poesche Nomien, Bijotorn Corlala, State Ballo Kaiedia, Nu. Soard Graphite, Iemarah Lout Jajas, Mishalu Ha Lonn, Allen Braford and Qukey. Thank you, Nu Soard, for the 17 carefully prepared profiles. Thank you also to hitori and Rubel Colus for information that helped greatly with this update. Added images of Pina Powers and Raymond Frey in the Schell Bullet section. Thank you, Falk. Falk cleaned up the color illustrations.
Jun 28 Five Star Stories
Jun 26 Five Star Stories
I hope you like mortar headds. Added new information to the Siren F and Siren A pages. Added line art images for A-Toll Swans, Bang Doll, Cross Mirage and Siren A. Added profiles for T-233, Siren E, Siren R and the Prominence. Special thanks to Nu Soard for writing the new profiles.
Jun 21 Schell Bullet
Jun 20 Five Star Stories
Added the Terror Mirage and Knight of Gold 2 to the mortar headd pages and Maximum Kaien to the character pages. Also added 4 charts to the AKD page. Thank you, Nu Soard for the profiles. Thanks also go to Rubel Colus for the 4 charts on the AKD page and to hitori for helpful information.
Jun 18 Super Robot Wars
Added the Super Robot Wars section. Thank you, Kuruni, for your help! Thanks also to AslanCross for mecha profiles. This section is small right now but will hopefully grow soon.
Jun 9 Five Star Stories
Added the Prototype Kan and information to the Kan page. Thank you, hitori, for the information!
Jun 8 Schell Bullet
Added images of Delbee Ibus to the Characters page. Thank you, Falk. Falk cleaned up the color illustrations.
Jun 5 Five Star Stories
Jun 4 Five Star Stories
May 29 Five Star Stories
Added some decorative images to several of the pages. Also added Londo Heirline, a custom etriml.
May 28 Designers Page
Expanded Nagai Go's bio. This guy just might be the hardest working man in manga.
May 25 Schell Bullet
May 21 Links Page
Added 3 links to the Links Page. You may have noticed a number of pages on this site looking different lately. I’m in the process of converting Gears Online to standards based code. It will make future updates easier.
Nov. 28 Five Star Stories Pages
Added 7 more nation profiles to the the Nations page. Also added the Amaterasu genealogical table to the AKD page. Added an image for Rognar. Added the Chroma to the mortar headd profiles. Added an article (and images) on air balleles to the vehicles page.
Nov. 25 Five Star Stories Pages
Nov. 21 Five Star Stories Pages
Nov. 19 Tokusatsu Page
Nov. 18 Tokusatsu Page
Nov. 14 Five Star Stories Launch
I'm pleased to announce the launch of Gears Online's Five Star Stories pages. Come check out Nagano Mamoru's fascinating epic. Special thanks are due to Nu Soard Graphite for all his research and profiles for the mecha and characters. He made these pages possible. Thanks also go out to hitori and Rubel Colus for translations and answers to many questions.
Oct. 28 Tokusatsu Page
Oct. 24 Tokusatsu Page
Jul. 5 Designers Page & Preview
May 5 Ideon Pages
Added the Ideon pages. Come check out an interesting mecha series from 1980.
Apr. 26 Designers Page
Added Ishigaki Junya to the Designers page.
Apr. 25 Sentinel Page
Added the Naval Review page. Three charts of the ships involved in the conflict.
Apr. 24 Sentinel Page
Added the Story Maps page.
Apr. 23 Sentinel Page
Apr. 18 Sentinel Page
Apr. 9 Sentinel Page
Apr. 5 Sentinel Page
Apr. 3 Sentinel Page
Apr. 2 Sentinel Page
Mar. 29 Designers Page
Mar. 28 Crossbone Gundam Page
Added the Crossbone Gundam section. Thank you, khalahaley! khalahaley sent in all the manga scans to make this section possible.
Mar. 2 Sentinel Page
Feb. 20 Downloads Page
Feb. 14 Sentinel Page
Feb. 12 Designers Page
Jan. 30 Downloads Page
Jan. 26 Sentinel Page
Jan. 25 Sentinel Page
Jan. 22 Sentinel Page
Added a color image to the Ex-S Gundam page.
Jan. 21 Downloads Page
Jan. 15 Sentinel Page
Jan. 10 Sentinel Page
Nov. 29 Sentinel Page
Nov. 26 Sentinel Page
Nov. 23 Designers Page
Finally got a photo for Okawara Kunio on the Designers Page.
Nov. 22 Sentinel Page
Added 2 images to the Sentinel Girls page. Deep Striker Girl and Z plus Humming Bird Girl.
Nov. 13 Sentinel Page
Nov. 3 Updates Page
Added this update log.
Oct. 29 Sentinel Page
Added the Girls of Gundam Sentinel page.
Oct. 26 Sentinel Page
The Nero page added another color illustration.