Continuing my series of blog posts detailing the history and production of Turn A Gundam! My goal is to provide an accessible source of context and knowledge for reference purposes, and to improve discourse. This is the culmination of research I’ve done over the past decade. It’ll be divided into four parts for easy reading as follows:
Apologies for the long delay, but the next chapter is now available for download.
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.
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.
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.