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Turn A Gundam

Turn A Gundam

Alternative Titles

English: ∀ Gundam
Synonyms: Mobile Suit Gundam Turn A
Japanese: ∀ガンダム


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1999 to Apr 14, 2000
Producers: Sunrise, Fuji TV
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.761 (scored by 5415 users)
Ranked: #9212
Popularity: #1857
Members: 14,638
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This story is set thousands of years in the future. The people of Earth have forgotten the space wars of the past, reverting back to a pre-industrial existence. But the lunar settlers known as the Moonrace, who have retained their high technology, now plan to seize their mother planet for themselves. As the war of the worlds begins, a young Moonrace citizen named Loran Cehack, pilot of the legendary Turn A Gundam, struggles to bridge the gap between humanity's long-separated branches.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Turn A Gundam, Turn A Gundam: Tsuki no Kaze, Turn A Gundam
Parent story: Mobile Suit Gundam
Summary: Turn A Gundam I: Earth Light, Turn A Gundam II: Moonlight Butterfly

Characters & Voice Actors

Cehack, Loran
Cehack, Loran
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Soreil, Dianna
Soreil, Dianna
Takahashi, Rieko
Takahashi, Rieko
Heim, Sochie
Heim, Sochie
Murata, Akino
Murata, Akino
Heim, Kihel
Heim, Kihel
Takahashi, Rieko
Takahashi, Rieko


Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Original Creator
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Nishimori, Akira
Nishimori, Akira
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Episodes  0 / 50
Aired  Apr 9, 1999 to Apr 14, 2000
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 17, 2008 10:17 PM
Turn A Gundam marks a turning point in the career of Yoshiyuki Tomino. Caught in a severe depression during and after the production of Victory Gundam he turned out two lackluster projects (Brainpowered and Garzey's Wing). As he came out of his depression he began developing an idea for a new Gundam series to include all the alternate continuities into one the Correct Century. He succeeds with Turn A Gundam.

Breaking away from his Kill 'Em All melodramas that marked his earlier successes, he came up with a much lighter outlook which has shown in the works after. While read more
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Jan 14, 11:11 AM
The Mobile Suit Gundam series has existed since 1979, so 36 years old as of the end of 2015 later this year, and in that large span of time, Sunrise and Bandai have put out a vast array of Gundam anime. And for the 20th Anniversary of Gundam in 1999 they released the first Yoshiyuki Tomino(Creator of Gundam) series since Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Turn A Gundam. And even when placed against the myriad of Gundam series, and even the black sheep Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Turn A Gundam is a bit of an oddball.

It is a well known fact that Gundam often portrays large read more
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May 16, 2014 5:52 AM
This is not your average Gundam series.
If you're not familiar with Gundam and the UC universe in particular, then this is not a good place to start.
It does have a stand alone story, but it's certainly not intended for people who have little to no prior knowledge about the franchise.

This is a spoiler free review.


This one takes place thousands of years in the future in which the only space colony left is on the moon and obviously its population has advanced technology (including mechs of course), meanwhile, the people on earth are still living in a 1930s way of life. Everything is fine and dandy, read more
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Apr 22, 2011 10:14 AM
with pictures and sounds creating an imaginary world, rich and beautiful, full with doubts and questions live is providing. unfolding an epic story just with giving the actions of the displayed characters in a fully participating enviroment.
thats the way of Turn A Gundam.

i enjoyed it very much, got deeply sought in.
even more than by the literary quality of storytelling and the excellent work of all the participating visual and performing artists i was deeply impressed by the great respect toward nature and humanity as a part of it. the smallest thing was allowed to create its own beauty, the least important character was granted its read more
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Anime: Suisei no Gargantia
These are stories about peace though lens of war and conflict, with Ledo of Gargantia being the actual soldier conditioned for a life of fighting while Loran is a peace loving young man trying to mediate in a war to preserve the peace he loves so much. There lack of emphasis on actual mech combat in lieu of developing the world around them. Turn-A creates this grand narrative that examines the nature of peace, and Gargantia takes that same message and condenses it to fit within 13 episodes. And yes, both are indeed worth a look at. 
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Both are epic old school sci-fi series with clever plotwists, great battles and political plots. 
reportRecommended by taterhead
Anime: Gundam: G no Reconguista
The shows introduce two warring factions, for turn A It's earth vs the moon race, for Reconguista it's the Capital vs The Amerians(so far) both sides have thier own MCs. There are also references to previous Gundam series in the timeline (both anime feature older mobile suits) despite having their own unique century.

Technical things aside, the overall direction and atmosphere are similar with both having goofy bits along with drama.  
reportRecommended by VioLink
Anime: Aldnoah.Zero
- Earth is invaded by space people with way more advanced technology
- The space peeps have a princess as a leader
- Both princesses wants peace
- Mecha anime

Both are intense, except Turn A Gundam is a bit more light hearted while Aldnoah.Zero seems to be a bit more serious.  
reportRecommended by CipherPie
Anime: So Ra No Wo To
In the last few episodes, I confirmed that So Ra No Wo To was near Identical to Turn A Gundam. In the opening episode, there is alot of symbolism with the angel of destruction and the fortress maiden ritual that happens also in Turn A Gundam too. The overall world was similar as well. Both worlds had/are recovered/recovering from near destruction with the introduction of some over-powered technology. Both series have very little action as well and are more character based. 
reportRecommended by Kwongster
Anime: Macross Frontier
Both are mecha series with a femenine-looking male main character that ends crossdressing at some point. 
reportRecommended by ZettaiRyouiki

Opening Theme

#1: "Turn A Turn (ターン A ターン)" by Hideki Saijou (eps 2-38)
#2: "Century Color" by RAY-GUNS (eps 39-50)

Ending Theme

#1: "AURA" by Shinji Tanimura (eps 1-40)
#2: "Tsuki no Mayu (月の繭, Moon's Cocoon)" by Aki Okui (eps 41-49)
#3: "Kagiri naki Tabiji (限りなき旅路, The Endless Journey)" by Aki Okui (ep 50)

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