Turn A Gundam Resource Compilation (v. 4.0)

This serves as a consolidation of materials and resources for English-speaking audiences. Contains links to manga and novel translation projects, notable interviews, audio commentary translations, selected blog posts and articles, and a MEGA folder with many goodies.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on things to add to this post please contact me. You can reach me in the comments below or via Twitter @feezy_feez.

CHANGE LOG:
April 9, 2019 v.4.0 – massive re-haul and reorganization of content
May 24, 2017 v.3.0 – pastebin relocated to WordPress and re-organized, many new sections added

CONTENTS:

  1. WHERE TO OBTAIN?
  2. MEGA FOLDER
  3. MANGA AND NOVEL TRANSLATIONS
  4. MEAD GUNDAM
  5. INTERVIEWS
  6. BD AUDIO COMMENTARIES
  7. SAKUGA MAD
  8. SELECTED POSTS, ARTICLES, AND TWEET THREADS
  9. TURN A GUNDAM GROUPWATCH
  10. MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

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Turn A Gundam’s 20th Anniversary: A Reflection

Turn A Gundam began airing on the 9th of April 1999. Directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it celebrated the Gundam franchise’s 20th anniversary as part of Sunrise’s “Big Bang Project”. It has been twenty years since then. To commemorate Turn A Gundam‘s own 20th anniversary, I’d like to reflect on its significance and offer some reasons why I think it’s an anime worth checking out!

Note: this post is relatively spoiler-free.

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Turn A Gundam began airing on the 9th of April 1999, two days after Mobile Suit Gundam celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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Staff Highlight: Tetsu Inada, the Voice of Harry Ord

This is the last in my series of posts highlighting key figures behind the anime. For the final hurrah, I’m doing something a little special. I’ve teamed up with fellow Turn A Gundam fan @nanopocalypse to bring you this post! A passionate Harry Ord enthusiast, her knowledge and sources on this topic are very much appreciated.

My sources include various written and video interviews, audio commentaries, and individual research.

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Tetsu Inada is a voice actor who voices the magnificent Harry Ord.

Below is a highlight of info pertaining to his time on Turn A Gundam.

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Staff Highlight: Akino Murata, the Voice of Sochie Heim

This is the seventh in my series of staff highlight posts. My sources include various written and video interviews, audio commentaries, and individual research.

Akino Murata is a voice actress who voices Sochie Heim.

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Akino Murata is a voice actress who voices Sochie Heim. Coming from voicing female lead Hime in Brain Powerd, she was considered a shoo-in for the role.

Below is a highlight of info pertaining to her time on Turn A Gundam.

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Staff Highlight: Rieko Takahashi, the voice of Dianna Soreil and Kihel Heim

This is the sixth in my series of staff highlight posts. My sources include various written and video interviews, audio commentaries, and individual research.

Rieko Takahashi is an actress and voice actress who has worked in live-action and anime. She voices Dianna Soreil and Kihel Heim.

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Rieko Takahashi voices both Dianna Soreil and Kihel Heim.

Below is a highlight of info pertaining to her time on Turn A Gundam.

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Staff Highlight: Romi Park, the Voice of Loran Cehack

This is the fifth in my series of staff highlight posts. My sources include various written and video interviews, audio commentaries, and individual research.

Romi Park is a actress, voice actress, and singer born as a South Korean national but a citizen of Japan. She voices the protagonist, Loran Cehack.

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Romi Park is protagonist Loran Cehack’s voice actress.

Below is a highlight of info pertaining to her time on Turn A Gundam.

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Staff Highlight: Yoko Kanno, the Composer

This is the fourth in my series of staff highlight posts. My sources include various written and video interviews, audio commentaries, and individual research.

Yoko Kanno is a music composer and instrumentalist known for her work in anime, live-action films, video games, and commercial advertisements. She’s an accomplished keyboardist and conductor and fronts her own band, who perform many of her compositions. Kanno has worked with several legendary directors, including Yoshiyuki Tomino, Shinichirou Watanabe, and Shoji Kawamori. She composed the music for Turn A Gundam.

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Turn A Gundam’s music is composed by Yoko Kanno.

Below is a highlight of info pertaining to her time on Turn A Gundam.

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