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''Mobile Suit Gundam École du Ciel'' (''Tenku no Gakko'') [[note]] roughly translated, that's French and then Japanese for "School of the Sky"[[/note]] is a manga series written and illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto, starting publication sometime in 2002. One of its most notable characteristics is that it is only the ''second'' Franchise/{{Gundam}} story to have a female protagonist. (''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'' has a female Gundam pilot, but she's not the main character. The first is ''Tiel's Impulse'', in which the main protagonist is a 14 year old girl.)

The story starts just as the events of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' concludes and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam the Titans]] are formed amidst apparent hostilities between Earthnoids and Spacenoids. Enter our heroine -- Asuna Elmarit -- enrolling into the distinguished military academy "Ecole du Ciel", training to become a mobile suit pilot. Of course, that's not what she really wants to do but she may not have a choice in the matter as the Titans have taken an interest in her due to her father's research - who has been missing since the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam One Year War]].

Is currently an Ongoing Series.

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!!Contains examples of the following tropes:

* ActionGirl (Asuna and [[TheCaptain Marie]], primarily.) - Which marks a notable departure from Gundam tradition, as Asuna is only the second female protagonist of Franchise/{{Gundam}} to date.
* AxeCrazy ([[spoiler: Erisia, post-TimeSkip]])
* BridgeBunny
* TheCaptain (Marie)
* ContinuityNod (all over the place. Aside from the Titans, there are references to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Anaheim Electronics]] and when the timeline crosses into ZetaGundam, there is a passing reference to the Gundamjack that starts that series as well as a snippet of [[strike:Char]] Quattro's Dakarl address.)
* CrossOver (The timeline crosses a little bit into ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.)
* FantasticRacism (Asuna faces a lot of this in the short snippet where she enrolls into "Ecole Du Ciel".)
* FragileSpeedster (Mecha designer Yoshinori Sayama describes the Le Cygne as a "[[{{Ninja}} Kunoichi]] Gundam".
* GeoEffects (Asuna [[LetsGetDangerous pilots really well]] in Space. On Earth or in a colony, however, she's not so good.)
* GratuitousFrench (The titular ''Ecole du Ciel'', plus the GM Canard and the Le Cygne. Justified by the Ecole du Ciel being located in Canada.
* HostageForMacGuffin (At one point, the Titans take Asuna's mother hostage and demands Asuna in exchange.)
* HotBlooded (Francis.)
* HotbloodedSideburns (Francis has these. [[HotBlooded Figures.]])
* LadyOfWar (Marie fits this. [[spoiler: Erisia]] probably would have grown into one [[{{Brainwashed}} except...]])
* LethalChef (Asuna)
* HumongousMecha (It's a Gundam series, duh.)
* PsychicPowers (This is Universal Century Gundam. There will be [[TelepathicSpacemen Newtypes]]. But, more specifically, [[spoiler: Asuna, Marie, Akira and post-TimeSkip Erisia (see below), among others.]])
* SoundtrackDissonance (manga version: "Happy Birthday to You" seems to be playing as [[spoiler: Marie's Pirates are decimated.]])
* SpacePirate (Marie's Pirates, enough said.)
* TokenMiniMoe (Juna)
* TykeBomb ([[spoiler: Apparently, Asuna and Akira are TykeBombs trained by Zeon, sometime during [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the One Year War.]]]])
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity ([[spoiler: Sometime during the TimeSkip, Erisia becomes a [[PsychicPowers Cyber-Newtype.]] Anyone familiar with ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' will know what that means. For everyone else, see the entry for AxeCrazy above.]])
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