Turn A Gundam Collection 1 Blu-ray

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About Turn A Gundam Collection 1 Blu-ray

Turn A Gundam Collection 1 contains episodes 1-25 of the anime directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino.

In Turn A Gundam a separate race of humanity has lived on the moon for 2000 years. Known as "the Moonrace," their technology is leaps and bounds beyond those that stayed behind on the Earth's surface. Now seeking to return to their original home, the Moonrace send three teenagers, Loran, Keith, and Fran, down to Earth on a reconnaissance mission to test the viability of its environment.

After spending a year on Earth, Loran has become good friends with Sochie and Kihel, daughters of the prestigious Heim family, and he looks forward to fully integrating into Earth society. But before Loran gets the chance to make his report, the Moonrace launch a surprise attack. Earth's primitive airplanes are no match for the superior power of the Moonrace's mobile suits. However, in the midst of the initial attack, Loran and Sochie uncover a long-forgotten relic: a white mobile suit. As a Moonrace, Loran is quickly able to grasp the basics of piloting it, but by doing so, he inadvertently places himself in the middle of a war.

Special Features: Clean Opening and Clean Closing

Details

  • Publisher: SUNRISE INC
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action
  • Themes: Mecha
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 625
  • Year Created: 1999
  • Release Date: 2/7/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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Vastly underrated

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One of the weirdest Gundam series ends up being one of the best, if not THE best. Instead of a futuristic space colony society, we're stuck on Earth with an early 1900s level of technology...until strange visitor Loran finds the legendary Turn A Gundam. Syd Mead's incredibly unique mecha designs mix with classical technology like airplanes and early automobiles to bring you a grand adventure like no other. An absolute must-watch.

Discovering Gundam

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Turn A has got to be the most interesting Gundam series to end the 90s with. Digging for Mobile Suits from a long past as Earth is seen rebuilt within a industrial revolution like setting.

With enough giant robot battles, drama & laughs. Its an underrated series that any fan of mecha anime should watch.

Mobile Suit Gundam meets Studio Ghibli

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Turn A Gundam is creator Yoshiyuki Tomino giving his Gundam franchise the Studio Ghibli treatment (Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle).

If you're a fan of either, take a look. Animation uses traditional cels, except for the intro/outro clips that resemble an early PS2 game. :)

The Gundam franchise is rather complicated with multiple "universes" and series spanning almost 50 years. But you don't have to know anything about it before viewing.

That said, if you're familiar with Gundam, you'll recognize some mecha designs, character archetypes, and story themes. Like other Gundam series, there's a mix of tragic angst and goofy comedy. Your mileage may vary on this jarring approach, but to be honest I enjoyed the slapstick scenes more than the somber ones.

It's a good series for new and veteran Gundam viewers, with the added wrinkle of a setting that resembles early 20th century North America, as opposed to futuristic sci-fi.