Turn A Gundam


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Synonyms: Mobile Suit Gundam Turn A
Japanese: ∀ガンダム
English: ∀ Gundam
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1999 to Apr 14, 2000
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 17:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 1728817,288 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3149
Members: 48,751
Favorites: 1,055

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Synopsis

It is the Correct Century, two millennia 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," the people of the Moon, have continued to check if Earth is fit for resettlement.

A boy named Loran Cehack and two others are sent down to Earth for a reconnaissance mission. Loran 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 Loran'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 Loran 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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Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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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)
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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 (eps 50)




Reviews

Jan 17, 2008
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 ...
Mar 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I saw one of the review saying that there wasn't many fight and I laugh so loud about that.

There isn't an episode without a fight. This is what almost made me drop this. « I am mad cuz i see a new robot in the air, so i'm not gonna ask what's happening, i'm gonna fight » « They are asking for peace, it's insulting, we should fight » « There is a nuclear bomb that could kill everybody at our feet, we should fight for it, who cares if it exploses. » « i'm mad, i don't care who, i'm gonna fight » ...
Jun 9, 2023
[3rd Edit] Turn A Gundam is probably the Gundam series with the most diverging opinions out there. I watched every Gundam released and, unfortunately, Turn A didn`t click for me. Overall, is the most confusing Gundam, with the less interesting plot (although extremely original), the most confusing background scenario, and with the least interesting characters. More bellow.

Story: If you are familiar with the UC, you will see a lot of references here. I strongly advise you to not see Turn A if you are not familiar with the UC. The story is already too much of a mess even if you know it. Here is ...

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