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Featured image for Dual Builds Are Back! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam ShinBackground image for Dual Builds Are Back! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam Shin

Dual Builds Are Back! HGCC Turn “A” Gundam ✕ HGBF Turn “A” Gundam Shin

Got a bit slow and took me five days to finish the Entry Grade RX-78-2 Gundam. Yep, five days, for an Entry Grade. But then again, I was…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #4 “Soldiers from Home”

Turn A Gundam’s fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 30, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 30, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #3 “After the Festival”

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…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #2 “The Coming of Age Ceremony”

Turn A Gundam’s second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 16, 1999. It followed the highly-applauded premiere episode. Turn A Gundam’s second episode aired on April…

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More light on Turn A

I have more things I want to do here, but for now work has me very busy. In the meantime, though, let me point out that my friend…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #1 “Howl at the Moon”

Turn A Gundam’s first episode was broadcast on April 9, 1999, after a production process that lasted over two years. It celebrated the Gundam franchise’s 20th anniversary as…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – ED1 “AURA”

Turn A Gundam’s first ending song is titled “AURA”. It is written, composed, and sung by singer-songwriter Shinji Tanimura and its music arrangement is by Yoko Kanno. Turn…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 18 – “The White Doll of Peace”

We’re back! After a months-long break, we’re returning to bring you further scanlations of the Turn A Gundam manga. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam’s story…

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Turn A Gundam Resource Compilation (v. 5.0)

This serves as a consolidation of materials and resources for English-speaking audiences. Contains links to manga and novel translation projects, notable interviews, audio commentary translations, …

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – OP1 “Turn A Turn”

Welcome to yet another new series of blog posts! This is one I’ve had in mind for a while, and I’m rewatching the show (for, if I recall,…

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The History and Production of Turn A Gundam: Part I – Victory Gundam & Battling Depression

It’s Turn A Gundam’s 22nd anniversary! To celebrate, I’m unveiling something big. Welcome to a series of blog posts detailing the history and production of Turn A Gundam!…

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New Project Announcement: “Turn A no iyashi”—the healing power of Turn A Gundam

A while back I acquired a holy gem—”Turn A no iyashi”, which literally translates to “Cure of Turn A”, but I think a more appropriately localized title would…

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The Gundam Timeline Tangle

By Andrew Osmond. The beginning of 2021 sees Anime Limited release the film Gundam NT and the second half of the series Turn A Gundam. These anime were…

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Mead Gundam

One year ago Syd Mead passed away. He left behind a legacy that shall continue to be remembered. A visual futurist and industrial designer, he contributed much to…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 3, Chapter 17 – “Decisive Battle on the Surface” [Vol. 3 END]

And here we are! We’ve completed volume 3! Just in time to cap off the year. Only two volumes remain in this manga series. This manga is an…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 3, Chapter 16 – “Dianna’s Soldier”

The next chapter is now available to download! Only one chapter remains to close out the volume. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam’s story by Atsushi…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 3, Chapter 15 – “The Presented Plume”

Alright, the next chapter is now available to download! This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam’s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares the same overall plot,…

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Turn A Gundam E-GRAPHICS Post Cards

I recently acquired a collection of Turn A Gundam post cards. This is a series of Bandai E-GRAPHICS cards released in 1999 which feature illustrations by various staff…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 3, Chapter 14 – “The Wedge Ship and the Ship of Feathers”

We continue to make progress. The next chapter is now available to download! This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam’s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 3, Chapter 13 – “Loran’s Failure”

Alright, 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,…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 3, Chapter 12 – “The Shadow of the Eclipse”

We’re back! Scanlation releases for the Atsushi Souga manga adaptation shall resume with volume 3. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam’s story by Atsushi Souga. While…

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Sucker Punching Your Audience - How Structure Creates Empathy in ID:INVADED

While it was hard for me not to make a video about how Miyavi's Samurai 45 grew on me from me while rewatching episode 4 of ID:INVADED, instead…

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Staff Highlight: Takehito Koyasu, the Voice of Gym Ghingham

It’s Turn A Gundam‘s 21st anniversary! Last year was its big 20th, so I figured I’d do something smaller for this year’s anniversary. I’m temporarily reviving my staff…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 2, Chapter 11 – “Home is Far Beyond the Sky” [Vol. 2 end]

The next chapter is now available for download. With this, we’ve completed the second volume! This means we’re now at 40% completion for this manga series. Work on…

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Better than Newtypes: Perspective Changes in Turn A Gundam

In this video I'll discuss the theme of perspective changes and the blurring of lines in ∀ Gundam. I think its the most mature Tomino Gundam because its…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 2, Chapter 10 – “Knox’s Collapse”

The next chapter is now available for download. I’d say this is where we begin to see significant changes from the anime. There’s some interesting restructuring and retelling…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 2, Chapter 9 – “Intent”

The next chapter is now available for download. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A‘s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares the same overall plot, it…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 2, Chapter 8 – “Grave Visitation”

The next chapter is now available for download. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A‘s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares the same overall plot, it…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 2, Chapter 7 – “Corin Called it a Gundam”

The next chapter is now available for download. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A‘s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares the same overall plot, it…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 2, Chapter 6 – “Disaster Arrives”

Good news! We’re reviving the scanlation effort for the Atsushi Souga manga adaptation of Turn A Gundam. This project had been temporarily on hold due to our TL…

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My Collection of Cels Featuring Dianna Soreil

It has been a while since I last shared my Turn A Gundam animation cel collection. I’ve slowly amassed a very sizable selection over the years, including cels from…

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My Dianna Soreil Plushies!

I recently commissioned some plushies of my favorite character, Dianna Soreil, so I wanted to write a little post highlighting that. They’re so adorable! The artist is Alyssa,…

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In Remembrance of Syd Mead, Turn A Gundam’s Mecha Designer

On December 30, 2019 Syd Mead passed away at his home in Pasadena, CA at 86 years of age. He was an industrial designer and visual futurist famous…

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∀ Gundam Question Corner with Okawara Kunio & Yasuda Akira

This interview is from the 1999 May release of Animage, so only shortly after the series began airing. It’s very short but I hope you enjoy it! Okawara…

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Redshift #29

Here’s our latest gathering of attention to older anime from around the web, from 1–14 April! There’s a lot of Gundam content this time around, thanks to the…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

Redshift #28

We’re back! Our latest index of recent attention to older anime from around the English-speaking web follows. As usual, remarks from Feez are in blue and those from Thaliarchus are in…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

Redshift #27

This post is late—too late—but on the plus side, it exists, which is the preferable option if you have to choose between the two! We’ve once again gathered…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

Redshift #25

Here’s your latest round-up of attention to older anime around the web! The load on this post is a little lighter, which we hope is just because the…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

OtakuGeneration (Show #543) Boy and the Beast

  Shownotes :: (show 543) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Boy and the Beast, recorded live November 1st, 2015. This week…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #530) Harbor Light Monogatari

  Shownotes :: (show 530) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Harbor Light Monogatari, recorded live August 2nd, 2015. We watched an…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #525) Humanity Has Declined

  Shownotes :: (show 525) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Humanity Has Declined, recorded live June 28th, 2015. This week we…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #524) Interstellar 5555

  Shownotes :: (show 524) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Interstellar 5555, recorded live June 14th, 2015. This week we watched…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #523) Fuyu no hi

  Shownotes :: (show 523) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Fuyu no hi, recorded live June 14th, 2015. This week we…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #522) Sankarea

  Shownotes :: (show 522) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Sankarea, recorded live June 7th, 2015. This we a show called…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #521) Hourou Musuko

  Shownotes :: (show 521) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hourou Musuko, recorded live May 31st, 2015. This we talked about…

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2000, Part 1: Last Stop of the Millennium

Patrick Stoeckel began his anime life with the Toonami line-up, then moved on to the unedited DVDs. After that, it's been a steady stream...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)