Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn is a six episode Original Video Animation (OVA) based from novels written by Harutoshi Fukui, japanese author. The novels were adapted into manga in 2010 before the OVA released in the same year with three to four months time span per episode.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn takes place in the Universal Century (UC) timeline, three years after Char’s Counterattack event and seventeen years after the One Year War event or the very first Mobile Suit Gundam series event. Banagher Links is a student at the Anaheim Electronics Industrial College, he is the pilot and son of the Gundam Unicorn ‘maker’ Cardeas Vist, banagher drawn into the conflict because he is saving a girl named Audrey Burne or as all of UC series fans know, her real name is Mineva Lao Zabi.
Conflicts in this OVA is all about some box created by Vist Foundation, this box contain something that can make Earth Federation crumbling and Unicorn Gundam is the key, Neo Zeon trying to retrieve the key so they can open the box eventhough the whereabout of this box is unknown. Full Frontal, the Neo Zeon leader as Char’s successor (maybe even his clone or someone who really looks like him) is the one who try to cooperate with Banagher, but because everything always not as planned so it all just turn out as a war on earth or space.
This OVA really makes a great presentation, UC series character and mecha design but in a modern time animation, visual and sound effects is a great one when the story is full of conflict and twist just like the old UC series. The design of the Unicorn Gundam is unique, its armor are build with psycommu frame and can split the outer armor to show the inner psycommu frame when its on the NT-D state (or Destroy Mode), this gundam color really is different with other gundams because it doesn’t have blue, yellow,and red color only white covering all of it. The v-antenna only shows up when the gundam is on the NT-D state with some yellow color on it, if not (it’s called Unicorn Mode) then the v-antenna will closed and join together forming a horn just like a unicorn.