Gunparade March GN (2004-2005 ADV Digest) comic books
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Hiroyuki Sanadura. An otherworldly invasion beset the Earth at the close of the Pacific War in 1945. Droves of Phantom Beasts waged a bitter struggle against the already war-weary inhabitants of Earth. This uncommon insurgency forced humanity to unite and defend a world already in the throes of turmoil. The death toll decimated military forces leaving Japan with no choice but to enlist the help of its teenage population. Atsushi Hayami is amongst the ranks of those who, rather than lead a normal high school life, takes up arms to ensure the survival of mankind. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 218 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $9.99.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. Story and art by Hiroyuki Sanadura. Full Phantom Force! Fifty years since the invasion, the Phantom Beasts continue their devastating onslaught, indiscriminately seeking to decimate the human race into extinction. With the military's body-count rising, Japan was forced to enlist teenagers into battle. Mai Shibamura and Atsushi Hayami, two young soldiers of Unit 5121, have finally seen some action and are ready to take on even more Phantom Beasts. While trying to secure food supplies, they notice that the alien invaders are attacking cats, which fuels Shibamura's anger. Later, in the Arakawa war zone, orders and inexperience lead to tragedy and humiliation for Unit 5121, and both Hayami and Shibamura feel the sting of loss. This setback weakens the platoon...but not for long! The existence of the human race is at stake, and these kids were drafted to save it! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 200 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $9.99.
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Volume 3 - 1st printing. Story and art by Hiroyuki Sanadura. The war against the Phantom Beasts rages on, and absolute victory for Army Unit 5121 seems impossible. Hayami's latest preoccupation with heroism won't stop the enemy from easing its way through the gun smoke, and these extraterrestrial invaders don't play by the rules of war! With enough bone-splitting mecha under their belts to flatten the teenage troops, the Phantom Beasts will stop at nothing to annihilate the soldiers of Earth! Packed with enough mecha action to top Mobile Suit Gundam: Seed and Megazone! Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 246 pages, B&W. NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left. Cover price $9.99.