19th Anniversary: Celebrating the Animation of Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam celebrated its 19th anniversary this year on April 9th. Woo-hoo! Now here’s a little treat.

Turn A is unique in that it is the last TV Gundam to be mostly animated through physical cels, a process which began to decline in the anime industry by the late 1990s. In 2015 I made a sakuga MAD commemorating its animation. To celebrate Turn A Gundam‘s 19th anniversary I’ve re-created the video in HD, now with added clips and with fixed errors. Please enjoy.

Turn A Gundam features many animators. Below I’d like to highlight two of its prominent key animators: Atsushi Shigeta and Masami Goto.

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Turn A Gundam Production Materials: Select Scans & Highlights

I recently acquired a set of Turn A Gundam production materials: settei sheets, model sheets, etc. that were used as reference guides for animators. I’ve been trying to get a hold of Turn A settei for ages and have only just been able to track ’em down. Coincidentally, I also own a set from Reconguista in G.

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There’s a lot of cool stuff in here and I wish I could take pics of them all, but that’d be too time consuming. Instead I’ve scanned what looked like the most interesting sheets to me. Following the break are rough explanations of these select sheets.

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