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I’m Hosting a Turn A Gundam Giveaway!

UPDATE (as of 05/31/2021): winners have been decided!

Hi folks! If you follow me on Twitter then you’re probably already aware, but I’ve teamed up with Nozomi Entertainment to host a Turn A Gundam giveaway. Nozomi Entertainment is Right Stuf‘s publishing division that focuses on “collector-grade releases for audiences of all ages”, including Gundam franchise releases for North American audiences. They’ve released many titles, including Blu-ray collections for Turn A Gundam (1, 2).

In the past year or so, I’ve had people wonder if I’d be able to do something cool to promote Turn A with Right Stuf/Nozomi. It isn’t something that’d crossed my mind before, but eventually I figured why the hell not? So I contacted Right Stuf, seeing if there’s something we could do. Unfortunately—but not unexpectedly—I received a stock response and filed away any chances of a partnership going through. Several months later, when Turn A‘s anniversary rolled around earlier this year, I noticed that Nozomi’s Twitter account had followed me and was liking some of my content. So I took the plunge again, copy-pasted what I had sent Right Stuf earlier and reached out to Nozomi directly. Days later, they actually responded back! We had some back-and-forths and mutually came to the idea of hosting a giveaway that’d promote both of us, and more importantly spread the word of Turn A Gundam.

I’m happy to be able to work with a major publishing arm of North American Gundam releases and appreciate their willingness to work together. My goal is to share the love of Turn A, and I think this giveaway is already accomplishing that. It’s been shared and liked by hundreds of folks already.

If you’re interested in entering, see my tweet below. It’s fairly straightforward: follow my Twitter account along with Nozomi’s, and then retweet and like the tweet. Sadly, given that Nozomi’s a North American publisher, I can only accept participants from the U.S. and Canada.

The contest ends this coming Saturday, May 29 at 12:00 pm (PDT). Enter while you can! THREE winners (chosen by random) will be contacted and announced shortly thereafter.

Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #3 “After the Festival”

Turn A Gundam‘s third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 23, 1999. This is the first of many episodes whose screenplay is credited to a woman—Miya Asakawa. Director Tomino sought to have many women on staff and scriptwriting duties is one area in which this was prevalent.

Turn A Gundam‘s third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 23, 1999.
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Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #2 “The Coming of Age Ceremony”

Turn A Gundam‘s second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 16, 1999. It followed the highly-applauded premiere episode.

Turn A Gundam‘s second episode aired on April 16, 1999 on Fuji TV.
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Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #1 “Howl at the Moon”

Turn A Gundam‘s first episode was broadcast on April 9, 1999, after a production process that lasted over two years. It celebrated the Gundam franchise’s 20th anniversary as part of Sunrise’s “Big Bang Project” and marked the return of director Yoshiyuki Tomino to the series from a 5-year hiatus. This episode was selected by fan-poll to receive an audio commentary for the Blu-ray release.

Turn A Gundam‘s first episode was broadcast on April 9, 1999 on Fuji TV.
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Atsushi Souga · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 18 – “The White Doll of Peace”

We’re back! After a months-long break, we’re returning to bring you further scanlations of the Turn A Gundam manga.

This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam‘s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares the same overall plot, it diverges from the anime in many ways. Volumes 4 & 5 have some very noticeable changes from the original story, so be on the lookout!

There are 5 volumes in total. Our goal is to scanlate the entirety of this manga series.

Chapter 18 – “The White Doll of Peace”

The Team:
Feez – Organization & Typesetting
Peytral – Translation
idango – TL Checking
Nanopocalypse – Editing

Volume 4, Chapter 18 scanlation:
MEGA folder (includes complete vol.3 download)
Mediafire

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Turn A Gundam Resource Compilation (v. 5.0)

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, 2021 v5.0 – another massive re-haul
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. THE HISTORY AND PRODUCTION OF TURN A GUNDAM
  4. TRANSLATION PROJECTS
  5. MEAD GUNDAM
  6. INTERVIEWS
  7. BD AUDIO COMMENTARIES
  8. SAKUGA MAD
  9. SELECTED POSTS, ARTICLES, AND TWEET THREADS
  10. TURN A GUNDAM GROUPWATCH
  11. MISCELLANEOUS LINKS
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Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – OP1 “Turn A Turn”

Welcome to yet another new series of blog posts! This is one I’ve had in mind for a while, and I’m rewatching the show (for, if I recall, the 8th time?) to facilitate the process. The goal is to provide analysis and staff & production info for all fifty episodes, along with the OP/ED songs & animations!


Turn A Gundam‘s first opening is titled “Turn A Turn”. The lyrics are by Yoshiyuki Tomino (under the pseudonym Rin Iogi) and its vocals are by Hideki Saijo. The production of this opening song was a very rushed ordeal, with the music composition completed only two weeks prior to its broadcast debut.

Turn A Gundam’s first opening – “Turn A Turn”. This is one of the few Gundam OPs were the title of the show is said in the actual song.
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