The May issue of Corocoro has released, and with it, the first chapter of the new serialized manga, Zoids Wild! This manga has some excellent Zoid design. The chapter is 30 pages long not including the color image, and begins the story of Arashi, who is setting out to find a Zoid of his own! We're still awaiting the physical copy of the manga to get some good scans of it.
On a more exciting note, CoroCoro has decided to make the first chapter free to read
to all Zoids fans! This means even those who don't own Corocoro can check out the first chapter on their own, without having to wait!
Introducing Bacon and the Fang Tiger!
The manga introduces Bacon, a man searching for a dangerous Zoid that escaped from Death Metal territory. Accompanying him is the Fang Tiger, the mysterious silhouette we saw advertised when his voice actor was announced! The Zoid lives up to its name, with giant sabers that seem more specifically designed for combat than most saber-toothed cats of the past.
Aside from the Fang Tiger, we also get to see several new Zoids, including a generic raptor type (so far known as just raptors.) These differ significantly from the Gilraptor, lacking crests, significant armor, and sporting different-looking equipment. We also see several new types of Zoids on the last 2 pages, such as ankylosaurs. Of course, these are likely manga filler and probably won't develop into anything more. Still, it's nice for people that like those little obscur Zoids!
Kabuto and Scorpear Box Art
The Zoids Official Twitter released box images for the Kabuto Beetle
and the Scorpear
. These are decent enough, but may not be the final print versions of the boxes.
Minor Anime Update
The official anime site has updated with a list of pilots and their Zoids
. This is our first look at the Gabrigator in the anime style and it's looking good! The new angle of the Gilraptor also shows off just how nice this Zoid adapts to the anime style. There are still a couple Zoids, including the Fang Tiger that have yet to be revealed for the anime style.
New Model Photos
The Zoids Official Twitter has been able to post some new high quality photos of touched up Zoids Wild models. It's nice seeing the Zoids from this new angle. So far we have the Gabrigator
, and Kabuto Beetle
- Zoids Wild Updates [Official]
Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2018: 11:02 am
The Zoids Wild
official website has received an update. The teaser that was formerly posted online now plays in the background (without sound) and the site has been updated to include a vague story blurb and a list of the cast & characters. We haven't been given any new actor names and there's not a lot here, but it's development nonetheless!
Zoids! The strongest living entities with bodies made of metal, animal instincts, and fighting spirit stand at the top of the ecosystem! When Zoids and Humans form the ultimate bond, the names of their hidden, ferocious powers are realized... The Wild Blast!
We've also seen a stat image for the Brachiosaurus type! There are a few oddly specific details about Zoids Wild that are being tightly kept under wraps, and one of those details is the name of this behemoth. Not only is the name blacked out on the image, but we realized the same can be said for a few other Zoids, including the Gabrigator, which we already know.
Brachiosaurus Type: A giant Zoid that's used for transporting goods, making full use of its massive size.
Earth's Harbinger Hammer? (大地の魁槌)
Radiation Fin, Hammer Bone, Outrigger
Speed: 7 / Attack: 10 / IQ: 7 / Stamina: 10 / Defense: 10 / Wild Burst: 9
Wild Burst Technique: