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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
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, Fuji TV
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 7,896 users)
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Ranked: #9792
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Popularity: #2232
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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. 
report Recommended by m00tzman
Both series has a main gundam that was created generations before the characters in the story. These gundams are superior in almost every way compared to the other modern mechas in their series and are both piloted by the main protagonists who are on their early teenage years. However, the protagonists are very different from each others in personality such as the protagonist in Iron-Blooded Orphan is stoic child soldier while the one in Turn A is a curious compassionate worker. Both series also has a princess but from different satellites; Iron-Blood Orphans has a princess of Mars and Turn A has a princess of  read more 
report Recommended by VectorWaves
Both are epic old school sci-fi series with clever plotwists, great battles and political plots. 
report Recommended by taterhead
- 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.  
report Recommended by CipherPie
Both are epic space operas by Sunrise where the main character and his love interest get involved in conflicts that are much bigger than they could have imagined. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Two teenagers are plunged into strange and alien worlds, shortly before said world plunge into conflicts involving mecha. One of them is a girl from 90's Japan who ends up in the fantasy world of Gaea, the other a boy from a far future Moon-based society who is sent to a less advanced Earth.

Both of these are Sunrise originals made in the 1990s, with cel-based animation, unique mech designs, and soundtracks by Yoko Kanno. Each are absolutely worth checking out if any of the aforementioned plot/production details are of interest. 
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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. 
report Recommended by Kwongster
I can't flat out say why these two titles are similar, because it involves a spoiler with Princess Principal. However, if you have seen Princess Principal, you might like Turn A Gundam because it has a similar setting, with similar conflicts going on in the background. If you liked the plot twist in Turn A Gundam, but for some reason wished that Gundams weren't the center attraction, you will enjoy Princess Principal for its resemblance to the Cold War, and focus on spy related work.  
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Orguss 02 and Turn A gundam's similarities are shown in their settings, being a combination of steam punk,the early 1900s, and medieval eras.

They also have a bit of a dimensional element to them, but they're handled differently. 
report Recommended by mdchaos
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.  
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Both shows are directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, the father of the gundam franchise and mecha anime visonary, and both shows are him at his most lighthearted, but also at his directoral best. Both shows follow a group of really likeable young people through a spanning war. In Turn A, it's about going back to your roots, and in L.Gaim, it's about rebellion and trying to find your place in the world, as well as following your destiny. Both shows feature a great deal of humor and are both genuianlly funny, because you really start to like and care about these characters. Neither show really focuses  read more 
report Recommended by rah-rah
Turn A Gundam puts a huge emphasis on its characters as E7 did.  
report Recommended by Serg
When watching Brain Powerd, i couldn't help but think about another Tomino series, Turn A Gundam. Both shows have a lot in common, plus they both share some of the same voice actors, and a score by Yoko Kanno. 
report Recommended by Shiroth
A single mysterious ancient mecha is found in ruins, which is far superior to every other modern mechs or weaponry, that the main protagonists operates. There's also a minor romance subplot where the main heroine (whom are also queens) has romantic feelings for our male protagonists.  
report Recommended by 4kicks
Both are mecha series with a femenine-looking male main character that ends crossdressing at some point. 
report Recommended by ZettaiRyouiki
both occur in a post-apoch world setting involving the use of past technologies in order to survive, and require the discovery of ancient secret technologies to continue their civilization's lives and hope for the future. 
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