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!
Feez (organization, editing, some proofreading)
poe (editing, scans)
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: