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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Harutoshi Fukui Turn A Gundam Novels – Part 1 Chapter 1:

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Harutoshi Fukui Turn A Gundam Novels – Part 1 Chapter 1:
Cocoon on the Moon, Fruit on the Earth

Finally, our first major release following the prologue from several months back (sorry for the delay!). Part 1 chapter 1 translation.

Chapter 1 follows the events leading up to about halfway through the first episode of the TV anime but with lots of extra detail.

To recap a bit: this is the infamous Turn A Gundam novelization by Harutoshi Fukui — yes, the same Fukui behind Gundam Unicorn. It’s always been one of my ambitions to see these novels translated, and I’m finally realizing that dream. We’re making it happen.

There are two books in this novelization, each around 400 pages in length. We’ve broken it up into nine major “parts”, with several “chapters” within each chapter.

Book 1: parts 1-4

Book 2: parts 4-9

This will be a long and slow process, but it’s one we intend to see through. Just as we did with Wind of the Moon!

The team:

Feez (organization, editing)

khoda (translation)

nozaku (translation check)

poe (editing, scans)

Thaliarchus (proofreading)

 

Download:

Part 1 Chapter 1:

Mediafire | MEGA

Novel 1 complete book in-progress (a single PDF containing every translated chapter in order):

Mediafire | MEGA

-Feez

Turn A Gundam Novelization by Harutoshi Fukui – Prologue!

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Harutoshi Fukui Turn A Gundam Novels:
Cocoon on the Moon, Fruit on the Earth

Here it is. Our new project! The Turn A Gundam novels by Harutoshi Fukui! Some of you may be familiar with Fukui as the author to the Gundam Unicorn novels, which have since been animated. These Turn A Gundam novels have had a bit of a notorious reputation in the community for years, and it has been a dream of mine to see them translated. So, we’re making it happen.

They’re known to expand on and explore the source material (the TV anime) in great detail and add a lot of controversial changes to the story. My understanding is they touch on topics like the true nature of the Turn A Gundam’s nanomachinery and regeneration powers, the Moonlight Butterfly’s potential, the role of Newtypes, etc., and apparently Dianna and Kihel play a bit of a more hands-on role in the story and together pilot a mobile armor. Exciting stuff. This summary of info from the various Turn A novelizations gives us an idea of the things to expect.

There are two novels in Fukui’s novelization — each around 400 pages in length, and we’ve chosen to use the books that feature occasional artwork by character designer Yasuda Akira. This project is going to be a long haul, but we’re committed!

The team:

Feez (organization, editing, some proofreading)

khoda (translation)

nozaku (tl-checking)

poe (editing, scans)

Thaliarchus (proofreading)

This is mostly the same team we had for the Wind of the Moon manga scanlation.

EDIT (06/17/2016): we’ve made changes to the formatting and aesthetics of the PDF itself. Now looks a lot cleaner and nicer!

TURN A GUNDAM NOVEL (by Fukui) – Prologue translation:

Mediafire | MEGA

-Feez

Turn A Gundam: Wind of the Moon FINAL CHAPTER & commentaries/afterword

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And here it is! The final chapter of Wind of the Moon. Included also are translated commentaries by Harutoshi Fukui and Ryuusuke Hikawa, and an afterword by Yasuda Akira himself.

WotM’s a total mess, but Akiman introduces a lot of interesting concepts to Turn A’s setting – intergalactic transfer gate portals, advanced human civilizations (the “final evolution” of Newtypes???), and provides a bit of backstory to the Moon Race as a people. I enjoyed it, and it’s beautifully drawn, especially if you’re a fan of Akiman’s style. Which I’m sure many people who like Turn A are!

I’d like to thank all those involved: khoda, Poe, nozaku, zeonic, and myself. Working on this project meant a lot to me: for so many years this was seen as a manga that would never see a translation. Fans had long given up hope. I’m proud to have helped make it a reality.

So what’s next? I have a few projects potentially lined up. I’ll probably continue this blog for that purpose. I might post some other things on occasion – all Turn A related of course.

 

Final Chapter – Tomorrow, the Bright Skies of Earth

MEGA Folder

Mediafire

 

COMPLETE MANGA SCANLATION – INCLUDES ALL CHAPTERS

MEGA Folder

Mediafire