Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Ranks as #1 Favorite Tomino Work in “CONTINUE SPECIAL” Magazine Survey

To commemorate the back-to-back theater releases of the 4th and 5th Gundam Reconguista in G movies—which, as of this writing, are still both being shown in Japanese theaters—a CONTINUE SPECIAL magazine was released on July 26, 2022. The magazine features interviews with Yoshiyuki Tomino, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Kenichi Yoshida, among others, along with Tomino filmography information, fan polls, and more. While there’s much to parse in this amazing booklet, I want to focus on select “General Election of Director Tomino” survey polls that were conducted. The reader survey ran from June 13-20, and most participants were in their 30s with a gender ratio of 80% male, 10% female, and 10% N/A.

The G-Reco CONTINUE SPECIAL magazine.
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Production History · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

The History and Production of Turn A Gundam: Part III – Prelude

Continuing my series of articles detailing the history and production of Turn A Gundam! My goal is to provide an accessible source of context and knowledge for reference purposes, and to improve community discourse. This is the culmination of research I’ve done and continue to do over the past decade. It’ll be divided into four parts for easy reading as follows. I highly recommend you read and familiarize yourself with previous parts, as there is a lot of overlap between them.

Part III: Prelude to Turn A Gundam (banner credit to @nanopocalypse)

Without further ado…

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The Turn A Gundam Concert, featuring Yoko Kanno + Bonus Press Conference Translation

It’s Turn A Gundam‘s 23rd anniversary, so here’s a special article to commemorate!

When Turn A Gundam was still on-air, Yoko Kanno wanted to hold a concert to commemorate the Gundam franchise’s 20th anniversary—as part of the “Gundam Big Bang Project”. Tomino approved of the idea, and thus the concert was held on November 12, 1999 at the Tokyo International Forum. The following is an in-depth examination of the concert, along with a transcription & translation of the bonus press conference.

The Turn A Gundam concert was held on November 12, 1999 at the Tokyo International Forum.
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