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  • Male
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  • Colonel

Asakura(アサクラ)is a fictional character from the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series and the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga. In the orginal animation he is shown as a Lieutenant however later documentation has him listed as a Colonel.

History

Mobile Suit Gundam

Asakura is a Zeon officer who is involved with the military's Research and Development of weapons and technology. Following the loss of Odessa and Solomon, the Zeon military was on the defensive. After witnessing the effectiveness of the Earth Federation's Solar System during the Battle of Solomon and fearing the Federation's next move would be a full-scale assault on the home colonies, Zeon's Supreme Commander Gihren Zabi ordered the construction of a massive solar powered beam projector known as the Solar Ray System. The project originally started in the Mahal colony in September 0079, exploiting the same loophole in the Antarctic Treaty as the Federation's Solar System. Supervised by Colonel Asakura, who had also developed Zeon's lethal G3 Gas a nerve agent used in the genocidal assaults against Side 2, solar batteries from other colonies were collected and a projection array was built within the colony walls. Although intended for use against the Federation this weapon was only used once against Degwin Sodo Zabi while his fleet and General Revil's fleet were meeting to negotiate a peace. The premature firing of the Solar Ray Cannon by Gihren Zabi caused the Colony Laser to burn out, which contributed to the Principality of Zeon's loss during the Battle of A Baoa Qu by depriving Gihren and Kycilla Zabi the ability to strike at the Federation from a distance.

After he reports to Gihren on the status of and operability of the Solar Ray system, Asakura awaits the next order which never comes. With defeat imminent for Zeon and his role in creating and using weapons of mass destruction, such as the G3 gas, Asakura flees the battlefield. Commander Cima Garahau, the leader o the Zeon Marines assigned to Asakura, pursed him in hopes of killing in in revenge for having used her and her Marines home Colony has the structure for the Solar Ray. Despite her efforts she was able to reach him and after hostilities end Asakura places the blames for the use of G3 nerve gas used on Side 2 on Cima and her Marines.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

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