This post highlights the storyboard of Turn A Gundam episode 43 – “The Shocking Dark History”, with storyboard by Kazuki Akane. This is a major pivotal episode in the plot, so expect spoilers! Akane is an industry veteran who’s no stranger to Gundam in particular, providing storyboards for 0083 and being involved in Zeta Gundam, ZZ Gundam, Char’s Counterattack, F91, and later on Iron-Blooded Orphans. He also provided storyboards for Brain Powerd, so, needless to say, Tomino was quite familiar with his work! His major directorial work is perhaps the 2008 Birdy the Mighty Decode TV anime and OVA.
Note that this storyboard is listed as #42 because the recap episode (#16) is omitted from the broadcast count number.
My luck hit big and I won auctions to a few Turn A Gundam storyboards, which are huge acquires for a collector like myself. In this post, I’m highlighting episode 42 – “The Turn X Activates”, with storyboard by Seiji Okuda. Okuda is an industry veteran who’s been involved with anime since the mid-60s. His most notable work is perhaps Dancougar (1985) in which he served as series director.
Note that it’s listed as #41 because the recap episode (#16) is omitted from the broadcast count number.
I have slowly been acquiring Turn A Gundam scripts that I happen to run across in my auction searches. Recently I obtained the script to episode #48 – “The Return of Dianna”. It’s noted as episode #47 because the re-cap episode (#16) doesn’t appear to be counted in the broadcast number. See past the break below to read more.
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.
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.