Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #17 “Dust Blow at the State’s Founding”

Turn A Gundam‘s seventeenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 30, 1999.

Turn A Gundam‘s seventeenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 30, 1999.
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Episode Analyses · Tomino · Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #15 “Fleeting Memories”

Turn A Gundam‘s fifteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 16, 1999. This episode’s scenario is by Tetsuko Takahashi, Turn A Gundam‘s literary coordinator and a Tomino family friend who had previously worked with him on Brain Powerd.

Turn A Gundam‘s fifteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 16, 1999.
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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 23 – “The Earth-Shattering Dark History” [Vol. 4 END]

Here it is! The final chapter of volume 4, which reveals to the reader the Dark History. It’s quite a different approach than the anime.

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. Work on volume 5 is already underway. My goal is to have this manga wrapped up by the end of the year, so fingers crossed.

Chapter 23 – “The Earth-Shattering Dark History”

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

Volume 4, Chapter 23 scanlation:
MEGA folder (includes complete vol.4 download)
Mediafire

Atsushi Souga · Turn A Gundam

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

Atsushi Souga · Turn A Gundam

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

Turn A Gundam

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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