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Experience the Turn A Gundam Saga in High Definition

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High above Earth, a unique race has lived on the moon for 2000 years, giving them plenty of time to develop technology advanced well beyond humanity’s capabilities. Eager to return to their original home after so long, the Moonrace sends a trio of teenagers on a reconnaissance mission to Earth, but this otherwise innocent environmental test will eventually lead to full-on war. You can see how it all goes down in the first Turn A Gundam Blu-ray collection,

Loran, Keith, and Fran are the three teenagers that were initially sent to Earth to investigate, and a year on Earth helped Loran work toward full integration into society. He even managed to make a pair of good friends in Sochie and Kihel, daughters of the prestigious Heim family. Before he can report back to his home, though, the Moonrace launches a surprise attack, completely overwhelming Earth’s forces with their superior mobile suit technology.

The only hope for the planet lies in a mysterious white mobile suit, a long-forgotten relic that Loran and Sochie unearth during the attack. Loran finds himself immediately adept at piloting the suit, but this desperate act ends up pitting him against his own people just as war erupts around him.

Turn A Gundam originally aired in Japan from 1999-2000, and it’s a special entry in Sunrise’s long-running franchise for a number of reasons. Chief among them is the return of original Mobile Suit Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, who takes his place back in the director’s chair for the series. Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus) provides the music, and artist Syd Mead (Blade Runner, Aliens) give his own unique spin on some of the key mechanical designs. It’s another rollercoaster ride of a Gundam series, so place your order now and strap in for

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