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Turn A Gundam


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1999 to Apr 14, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Sotsu, Fuji TV
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.761 (scored by 7,369 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2145
Members: 21,151
Favorites: 420
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Synopsis

It is the Correct Century, two millenniums after a devastating conflict which left the world broken. Earth is now mostly uninhabitable, and thus a remnant of humanity has resided on the Moon while the Earth and its few survivors recover. For years, the "Moonrace," people of the Moon, have continued to check if Earth is fit for resettlement.

A boy named Rolan Cehack and two others are sent down to Earth for a reconnaissance mission. Rolan ends up spending a year on the planet working for the Heim Family, aristocrats living in a Victorian-like society. This family, like others of similar wealthy status, celebrates one's coming of age with a ceremony involving a giant stone statue known as the "White Doll."

To Rolan's surprise, the Moonrace suddenly touches down on Earth with the intent of taking it by force. During the attack, the White Doll is broken apart, revealing a mobile suit called the "Turn A Gundam" inside. With Rolan in its cockpit, the Turn A causes a standoff between the forces of Earth and Moon. The young pilot, along with the people of both sides, must keep the peace and avoid another all-out, catastrophic war.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Cehack, Rolan
Cehack, Rolan
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Soreil, Dianna
Soreil, Dianna
Main
Takahashi, Rieko
Japanese
Takahashi, Rieko
Heim, Sochie
Heim, Sochie
Main
Murata, Akino
Japanese
Murata, Akino
Heim, Kihel
Heim, Kihel
Main
Takahashi, Rieko
Japanese
Takahashi, Rieko

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Director, Original Creator
Tsuruoka, Youta
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director


Edit 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)

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

Jan 17, 2008
Bernard_Monsha (All reviews)
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
May 16, 2014
Hatul (All reviews)
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.

*Story*

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
Apr 22, 2011
ralfi (All reviews)
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
Jun 27, 2009
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
Story and Characters

Initially, Turn A Gundam started as a total departure from the normal Universal Century Gundam formula. Set hundreds of years from the traditional gundam storyline, the earth has just began to recover from the depredations of the gundam wars, and the old earth citizens who escaped from the moon are planning a return to earth.

Our protagonist Loran, is one of three "advance scouts" sent to earth by the Moon's queen, Dianna, to figure out if the planet is (1) habitable (2) worth returning to. This is his story. On the way he learns about earth, the moonrace decides to return and he inevitably read more

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