Turn A Gundam Part 2 DVD

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Retail Price: $49.99

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Retail Price: $49.99

Your Price: $37.49

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Details

  • Publisher: SUNRISE INC
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Mecha, Space
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 625
  • Release Date: 8/4/2015
  • Weight: 0.5

Ratings & Reviews

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From the darkness, comes the light.

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DVD set #2 brings a Yoshiyuki Tomino masterwork to it's powerful, uplifting end. All in all, the 20th Anniversary series stands not only as great Anime, but great Science Fiction and great Television. The secrets of the Dark History stand revealed as the true power of the Turn A and it's brother unit, the Turn X, are brought to the forefront. But the darkness leads to light, and an ending that might just make you stand and cheer. Tomino again proves, he is the only one who should shepherd his creation. A beautiful television series from a man who has made profound contributions to animation, science fiction, science fact, and philosophy. This is an essential purchase.

A Bittersweet but Bombastic Conclusion to a Classic

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The intricate character threads continue in part 2, as friends are betrayed, new friendships are forged, and loves are lost and won. The conflict between the warlike Moon race and the Earth reaches its conclusion in a narratively cathartic final battle; between the pacifist protagonist who is a seasoned warrior, and the war-dog prodigy who has never fought in battle. While this may not be an intelligent series, per se, there is emotional depth in the ending, and plenty of food for thought.







My only nitpicks would be that the ending is strangely bittersweet, considering how optimistic the rest of the show was. I lowered the shields to my heart and got an arrow there in the final minutes. Also, the actual history and background of the plot is barely touched on, and may leave some people (like me) confused. These are nitpicks, however; the strength of this show is its emotional earnestness, which is on full display here.







A great series!

At the end of Dark History lies the undiscovered country

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After viewing RS's Turn A Gundam DVDs, so enamored of it was I that my Part I review's first draft was over 3X RS's size limit. I had to cut so much that the review barely illustrated the awe I felt for the show.







The concluding Part II naturally is where most of this resonance comes from. Each character's path comes to its end, some joining with those of others, as the conflict which entangled all in its grasp races to a definitive showdown. Honestly, I found the final battle somewhat confusing, rushed even, but what truly makes Turn A unforgettable for me is the final 6 minutes. An epilogue of dreams, it gave the audience a satisfying close to a grand tale. Overall, Turn A gave me new members in my all-time favorite characters group. I'm forever grateful.







RS's release is again expertly crafted. But, there is an extra special bonus here: Bandai's looong interview with Syd Mead, ca. 2011! Packed with insight into his career and the making of Turn A, it's not to be missed.