North American "Turn A Gundam" Goes On Sale

Pre-orders launch ahead of a June 30th release

Prior to the currently running G-Reco, the last TV Gundam directed by series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was Sunrise's 1999-2000 TV anime∀ Gundam (Turn A Gundam), which brought in futurist Syd Mead, Yoko Kanno and Capcom's Akira Yasuda (also returning for G-Reco) for a story in which nations with World War I level technology uneart mobile suits and use them in a war against a human colony from the moon. This was never offered in North America... until now!

 

Bandai had planned a release, but weren't able to get to it before they left the market.

 

Now, Right Stuf has an agreement with Sunrise to bring the series to the region. Pre-orders launched today ahead of the DVD's June 30th release.

 

 

For 2000 years, a separate race of humanity has lived on the moon. 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.

 

Contains episodes 1-25.

Special Features: Clean Opening and Closing.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.


Publisher - SUNRISE INC.
Genre - Action/Science Fiction
Media - DVD
Format - English Subtitles
Age Rating - 13+ (More Information)
625 Minutes
Date Available - Jun 30 2015

 

Retail Price: $49.99
Store Price: $33.49

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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