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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1) WHERE TO OBTAIN?

Right Stuf has released Turn A Gundam in both DVD and BD formats. This is the best legal way of owning a copy in English. They can be found on Right Stuf’s official website or through other retail outlets like Amazon.

DVD 1: http://www.rightstufanime.com/Turn-A-Gundam-Part-1-DVD-S
DVD 2: http://www.rightstufanime.com/Turn-A-Gundam-Part-2-DVD-S
DVD movies: http://www.rightstufanime.com/Turn-A-Gundam-Movies-DVD

BD 1: http://www.rightstufanime.com/Turn-A-Gundam-Collection-1-Blu-ray
BD 2: http://www.rightstufanime.com/Turn-A-Gundam-Collection-2-Blu-ray

[EG] has released torrents of the Blu-rays
BOX1 http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=616797
BOX2 http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=666950
Official subs (.ass): http://www.mediafire.com/download/vaxxsv2luyi7sk3/Turn+A+subs.zip

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2) MEGA FOLDER

A MEGA folder I’ve compiled that contains a number of items:

  • art books
  • manga and novels
  • audio commentaries
  • various media (soundtracks, live concerts, etc.)

Note: all translated media will be uploaded to the MEGA folder.

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3) MANGA AND NOVEL TRANSLATIONS

Turn A Gundam: Wind of the Moon – by Yasuda Akira
WotM is a prequel story manga by Yasuda Akira (the character designer of the TV anime). It’s set two years prior to the start of the series. For more information, check out the Gundam wiki page.

Progress: 100% scanlated!
Download Here

 

The Turn A Gundam Novelization – by Harutoshi Fukui
This is a bit of an infamous novelization by Fukui (of Unicorn fame). It’s always been one of my ambitions to see these translated. There are two books in total.

Progress: Ch. 1 translated
Download Here

 

Soon to Come?

  • The Atsushi Souga manga translation?
  • The Souta novelization?
  • Translation to akiman’s character designs book?
  • Interviews?
  • Let me know what you are interested in!

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4) MEAD GUNDAM

“Mead Gundam” is a 300+ page Turn A Gundam art book featuring concept sketched drawings by mechanical designer Syd Mead. The majority of its notes are in English, so this is a highly recommended purchase for Turn A fans.

I’ve taken photos of select images from the book

Translation of the Introduction
Translation of the forward by Yoshiyuki Tomino
Translation of the books closing comments by Syd Mead

Where to obtain? A reprint edition is available at a reasonable price through many outlets.
http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Gundam-Reprint-Japan-Works/dp/4835449207
http://otaku.com/products/35577

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5) INTERVIEWS

Transcription of Syd Mead interview included with the Turn A BD BOX#2. Nothing groundbreaking but it is a nice little clip.
http://pastebin.com/msrq2dfe

Syd Mead DVD interview. This is an interview that was originally considered “lost” until Right Stuf released obtained and released it with their DVDs. It’s a treat. I haven’t had the time to transcribe all of it, but you can download and watch them from the link below.
https://mega.co.nz/#F!bRsz2CJD!RGMGeri2QxIh7soToXJoDw

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6) BD AUDIO COMMENTARIES

The Turn A Gundam BD boxsets include select episode commentaries featuring various voice actors and actresses and staff members. Translations are posted below. I highly recommend you listen to the audio while reading (downloads in MEGA link above).

Highlights of info (selected by me)

Episode 1: Howling at the Moon (feat. Romi Park, Rieko Takahashi, and Akino Murata)
Episode 8: Laura’s Cow (feat. Romi Park, Kumiko Watanabe, and Jun Fukuyama)
Episode 10: Visit to a Grave (feat. Akino Murata, Tetsu Inada, Jun Fukuyama, and Setsuji Sato)
Episode 21: Dianna’s Desperate Fight (feat. Rieko Takahashi, Noriko Kitou, and Ai Kobayashi)
Episode 27: Sunrise at Midnight (feat. Romi Park, Hōchū Ōtsuka, and Akino Murata)
Episode 43b: Dark History (feat. Akira Yasuda, Hideyuki Tomioka, Tetsuko Takahashi)
Episode 49: Moonlight Butterfly (feat. Inada Tetsu, Tsuyoshi Koyama, Yumiko Nakanishi, and Takehito Koyasu)
Episode 50: The Golden Autumn (feat. Romi Park, Takehito Koyasu, and Rieko Takahashi)

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7) SAKUGA MAD

This is a collection of animated highlights from Turn A Gundam. I’ve marked episode numbers and animators involved (to the best of my knowledge). Turn A features great highlights from Gundam-veteran animators like Masami Goto and Atsushi Shigeta! Many of the clips used I’ve also uploaded to the sakugabooru.

 

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8) SELECTED BLOG POSTS AND ARTICLES

Turn A Gundam – My Favorite Anime – by Feez

Loran Cehack as a Protagonist – by Feez

Turn A Gundam DVD1 Review – by Nick Creamer (ANN)

Turn A Gundam DVD2 Review – by Nick Creamer (ANN)

Turn A Gundam Review – by psgels (Star Crossed Anime Blog)

Anime Review: Turn A Gundam – by Mewth24 (Anarchy in the Galaxy)

Turn A Gundam: Mustached Butterfly – by Mike Dent (Otaku USA)

Seven Reasons to watch Turn A Gundam – by Lauren Orsini (Otaku Journalist)

The Last Good Gundam: Turn A Gundam – by Mark (Colony Drop)

‘Turn A Gundam’ Finally Given a Western Release – by Ollie Barder (Forbes)

Turn A Gundam – The story of where we’ve been and where we’re headed – by Spira

Turn A Gundam Original Soundtracks Review – by zzeroparticle (Anime Instrumentality)

 

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9) TURN A GUNDAM GROUPWATCH

From August 28th, 2016 to March 12, 2017 I co-hosted a Turn A Gundam “groupwatch” on Twitter (#TurnAgw) which was met with modest exposure and success. The format was simple: every Sunday at 1PM PST those participating would begin watching and livetweeting about the episodes allotted for that day. It was an informal process – you watched at your own pace; participants were encouraged to tweet their thoughts and opinions and pictures and discuss together using the hashtag #TurnAgw. With the growing popularity of anime “groupwatches” on Twitter in the last few years, this is something I had thought about hosting for a while. I’m glad I did in the end, because it was a lot of fun. Feel free to browe through the Twitter hashtag and read through all comments and thoughts by people.

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10) MISCELLANEOUS LINKS


 

 

 

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