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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Syd Mead Interview – Turn A Gundam DVDs

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This is a transcription of an interview with mechanical designer Syd Mead by Robert Napton originally shot for Bandai Entertainment’s canceled release of Turn A Gundam,¬†which was announced in 2010. This has often been referred to as the “lost” Syd Mead interview, until it finally resurfaced with Right Stuf’s North American release of the Turn A Gundam DVDs in June of 2015.

The transcription follows below and has been edited for readability.

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The Turn A Gundam Resource Compilation (v. 3.0)

This is a compilation of various Turn A Gundam resources and materials for English-speaking audiences. I’m taking my previous pastebin and continuing it here in this blog post.

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:
May 24, 2017
v.3.0 – pastebin relocated to WordPress and re-organized, many new sections added
see pastebin above for change logs to previous versions

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 BLOG POSTS AND ARTICLES
  9. TURN A GUNDAM GROUPWATCH
  10. MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

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