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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #50 “Golden Autumn”

Turn A Gundam’s fiftieth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 14, 2000. This is the final episode of the show and the last entry in this…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #49 “Moonlight Butterfly”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-ninth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on March 24, 2000. This episode was selected by fan-poll to receive an audio commentary track for the…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #48 “The Return of Dianna”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-eighth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on March 17, 2000. Turn A Gundam’s forty-eighth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on March 17, 2000.

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Turn A Gundam Character Heights

Gundam character heights have been a hot topic lately due to The Witch from Mercury’s Suletta being unusually tall for a protagonist. She’s 170cm, which places her as…

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Turn A Gundam & G-Reco movies to feature at 2023 Sunrise Festival

The Sunrise Festival is an annual event held by Sunrise in collaboration with Japanese movie theaters. The festival has been active since 2010 and screens popular anime episodes,…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #47 “Ghingnham Invades”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-seventh episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on March 10, 2000. This is the last episode with scenario by Tetsuko Takahashi. Turn A Gundam’s forty-seventh…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #46 “To Earth Again”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-sixth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on March 3, 2000. This is the final episode to feature scriptwriting by Hiroyuki Hoshiyama. Turn A Gundam’s…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #45 “Guin the Traitor”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-fifth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 25, 2000. Turn A Gundam’s forty-fifth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 25, 2000.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #44 “The Enemy Starts Anew”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 18, 2000. Turn A Gundam’s forty-fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 18, 2000.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #43 “The Shocking Dark History”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 11, 2000. I own a copy of its storyboard and have included comparison shots, which provide…

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Blog Updates

Heya, folks! Small update. In an effort to future-proof this blog and focus on ease-of-accessibility, I’ve made some housekeeping improvements. I’ve removed the “Resource Compilat…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #42 “The Turn X Activates”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on February 4, 2000. I own a copy of this episode’s storyboard and have included comparison shots in…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #41 “The Decision to Fight”

Turn A Gundam’s forty-first episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 28, 2000. Turn A Gundam’s forty-first episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 28, 2000.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – ED2 “Tsuki no Mayu”

Turn A Gundam’s second ending is titled “Tsuki no Mayu” (“Moon’s Cocoon”). This song has lyrics by Yoshiyuki Tomino (under the pseudonym Rin Iogi), composition &…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #40 “Sea Battle on the Moon”

Turn A Gundam’s fortieth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 21, 2000. Incidentally, this is one of four episodes whose scenario is by Ichiro Okouchi, who’s…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #39 “Shattering an Asteroid”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-ninth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 14, 2000. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-ninth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 14, 2000.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – OP2 “Century Color”

Turn A Gundam’s second opening is titled “Century Color”. This song is a collaborative project with RAY-GUNS, who provide the vocals and arrangement. Its lead singer Youmu Hamaguc…

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Thank you for 50,000 all-time views!

Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who reads this blog. I recently got a notification that it has passed 50,000 all-time views. When I first…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #38 “Warrior God Ghingham”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-eighth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 7, 2000. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-eighth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on January 7, 2000.

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Turn A Gundam Ranks as #1 Favorite Tomino Work in “CONTINUE SPECIAL” Magazine Survey

To commemorate the back-to-back theater releases of the 4th and 5th Gundam Reconguista in G movies—which, as of this writing, are still both being shown in Japanese theaters—a…

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The History and Production of Turn A Gundam: Part III – Prelude

Continuing my series of articles detailing the history and production of Turn A Gundam! My goal is to provide an accessible source of context and knowledge for reference…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #37 “Gateway to the Moon”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-seventh episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 24, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-seventh episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 24, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #36 “Militia Space Showdown!”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-sixth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 17, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-sixth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 17, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #35 “Sackträger!”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-fifth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 10, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-fifth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 10, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #34 “Fly! Into the Stratosphere”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 3, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on December 3, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #33 “The Taking of Manupichi”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on November 25, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on November 25, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #32 “The King of Myth”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on November 19, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on November 19, 1999.

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The Turn A Gundam Concert, featuring Yoko Kanno + Bonus Press Conference Translation

It’s Turn A Gundam’s 23rd anniversary, so here’s a special article to commemorate! When Turn A Gundam was still on-air, Yoko Kanno wanted to hold a concert to…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #31 “Pursuit! Crybaby Poe”

Turn A Gundam’s thirty-first episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on November 5, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirty-first episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on November 5, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #30 “Close to the Heart”

Turn A Gundam’s thirtieth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 29, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s thirtieth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 29, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #29 “Two Aboard the Soleil”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-ninth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 28, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-ninth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 28, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Custom Made Figurines

In the past year I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with Etsy artist ClayBum on custom-made Turn A Gundam figurines. So, I wanted to make a little post…

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Atsushi Souga Turn A Gundam Manga Adaptation [COMPLETE SCANLATION]

I apologize for all the delay(s), but we’ve finally completed this project! Nearly four years of slowly grinding out translations, editing, and typesetting has come to fruition. This…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #28 “The Burden”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-eight episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 22, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-eighth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 22, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #27 “Midnight Sunrise”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-seventh episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 15, 1999. This is a highly consequential episode that provides an intense depiction of the devastating…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #26 “A Battle for Enlightenment”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-sixth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 8, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-sixth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on October 8, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #25 “The Willghem Lifts Off”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-fifth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 24, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-fifth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 24, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #24 “Laura’s Howl”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 17, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-fourth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 17, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #23 “Teteth’s Last Words”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 10, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 10, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #22 “Harry’s Misfortune”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 3, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twenty-second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on September 3, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #21 “Dianna’s Hard Fight”

Turn A Gundam’s twenty-first episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on August 27, 1999. This episode’s scenario is by Hiroyuki Hoshiyama and was selected by fan-poll to receive…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #20 “Anise Power”

Turn A Gundam’s twentieth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on August 20, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s twentieth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on August 20, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #19 “Sochie’s War”

Turn A Gundam’s nineteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on August 13, 1999. This episode was produced in cooperation with studio Artland. Turn A Gundam’s nineteenth episode…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #18 “Kihel and Dianna”

Turn A Gundam’s eighteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on August 6, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s eighteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on August 6, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #17 “Dust Blow at the State’s Founding”

Turn A Gundam’s seventeenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 30, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s seventeenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 30, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #16 “All About Turn A”

Turn A Gundam’s sixteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 23, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s sixteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 16, 1999.

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #15 “Fleeting Memories”

Turn A Gundam’s fifteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 16, 1999. This episode’s scenario is by Tetsuko Takahashi, Turn A Gundam’s literary coordinator and a…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 23 – “The Earth-Shattering Dark History” [Vol. 4 END]

Here it is! The final chapter of volume 4, which reveals to the reader the Dark History. It’s quite a different approach than the anime. This manga is…

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Turn A Gundam Volume 4, Chapter 22 – “Sublunarian Nightmares”

Progress continues! In this chapter, Sochie Heim encounters a Haro. This manga is an adaptation of Turn A Gundam’s story by Atsushi Souga. While it shares the same overall…

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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #14 “Separated Again”

Turn A Gundam’s forteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 9, 1999. Turn A Gundam’s forteenth episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on July 9, 1999.

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