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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 22 – “Sublunarian Nightmares”

Progress continues! In this chapter, Sochie Heim encounters a Haro.

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 22 – “Sublunarian Nightmares”

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

Volume 4, Chapter 22 scanlation:
MEGA folder
Mediafire

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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 21 – “Loran’s Blessed Day”

Alright, the next chapter is now available for download. We’re making good progress!

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 21 – “Loran’s Blessed Day”

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

Volume 4, Chapter 21 scanlation:
MEGA folder
Mediafire

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Newtype Magazine – Turn A Gundam Rankings & TV Ratings

I recently acquired a handful of Newtype magazine issues from the 1999-2000 era, primarily for Turn A Gundam research purposes. It’s my first time really diving into Newtype magazines in detail, and they’re very interesting—almost nostalgic—as if I’ve uncovered a time capsule of sorts. Lots of promotional material, roundups, overviews, interviews, Q&As, etc. for anime, manga, and video games; Turn A Gundam, Cardcaptor Sakura, Cowboy Bebop, Utena, You’re Under Arrest, Nadesico, The Five Star Stories, to name a few off the top of my head. From what I’ve parsed through, there’s little new Turn A content, but I still plan to do an overview and maybe publish interview translations later on.

What I find most intriguing about these magazines are the raw data they provide: TV station ratings & monthly reader rankings for a plethora of categories. This type of information tends to be difficult to find online, in both English and Japanese databases, so it’s nice to have hard data on-hand. I’ve compiled and assessed Turn A Gundam‘s TV ratings & popularity rankings, so I figured I’d write a little blog post about it.

A collection of eight Newtype magazine issues, 1999-2000
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2021 “System-∀99 Day” aka Unofficial Turn A Gundam Day

For years, Japanese fans have celebrated the 9th of September as an “unofficial” Turn A Gundam day of sorts—the “official” day of course being its April 9th anniversary. The reasoning stems from the Turn A’s model number, the System ∀99, hence 9/9. Basically, it’s another convenient opportunity to celebrate one’s love for Turn A Gundam! In recent years, fans all across the world have celebrated the event, and you can search the Twitter hashtag #9月9日はターンエーの日 to see what people have posted this year. Lots of fan art, collection photos, and just general love for the show. This is just a quick blogpost roundup picking out some highlights. Enjoy!

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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 20 – “Lunar Gate”

Again, apologies for the delay between chapters! I have no excuse. But on the bright side, the next chapter is now available for download. This puts us halfway through the volume.

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 20 – “Lunar Gate”

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

Volume 4, Chapter 20 scanlation:
MEGA folder
Mediafire

Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #10 “Grave Visit”

Turn A Gundam‘s tenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on June 11, 1999. This episode was selected by fan-poll to receive an audio commentary track for the Blu-ray release.

Turn A Gundam‘s tenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on June 11, 1999.
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