California Calling

Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin vol. 2While most of the pop culture world heads towards Southern California for either Anime Expo or San Diego Comic Con this month, the crew of the White Base, as seen in Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Mobile Suit Gundam: The ORIGIN are heading towards Los Angeles for far more serious reasons.

Now there is no doubt that popular culture is serious business. This is especially true when The New York Times has ranked The ORIGIN part 2 as the best selling manga in America (week of July 5th). However, in the world of the Universal Century, there are hundreds if not thousands of lives at stake if Amuro, Sayla and Bright cannot make their debut in LA. The rush is on! The White Base is on tour to Jaburo but standing in there way is Garma and his Zeon troops. Like how anime cosplayers clash with Bronies, the results will be pure chaos…entertaining, if not shocking.

So if you haven’t experienced The ORIGIN yet, now is the time before this series like con season heads into the sunset.