Actually, I’m having difficulty right now trying to explain this show. Now move over, Gundam Wing, Turn A Gundam is now my favorite Gundam show.
Fran Doll, Keith, and Loran Cehack are members of the Moon Race–humans who live on the moon. The Moon Race intend to go back and live on Earth. For this the three are sent on a mission to infiltrate Earth and do observation. Loran goes to Vicinity, where he becomes a driver for the Heim family. While Loran is attending the Coming of Age Ceremony in Vicinity, the Moon Race attack Earth. During the attack, the White Doll where Loran and Sochie Heim stand on crumbles and a white mobile suit with a beard is revealed. (c. 1999 Rating: Above Average)
What can I say? Laura Rola!!!
This series has the habit of surprising me at one point or another. There were many instances where you could really mock this show, but in the end I couldn’t help but love it. Why? The characters’ actions might look stupid, there are characters that really are stupid and laughable, but in the end, somehow, I became fond of them. I mean, the characters really change over time. At first I thought, ok, these people are stupid. But then I realized, they were just acting the way they were supposed to. Their dilemmas are real (though some could have been self-inflicted lol).
- Animation at 0.50/0.75. Awful looking mecha. If you’re looking for flashy Gundams and mobile suits, watch Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny. I dare say Turn A is better than SEED crap story-wise, although I’m assuming a lot of people will have a hard time watching (or even finishing) Turn A Gundam.
- Characters at 1/1. I hereby declare Dianna Soriel as my favorite female Gundam character of all time! Kihel Heim might come a close second. Oh I love their switching act! Loran Cehack and Harry ‘Bug Eye’ Ord are my favorite male characters.
- Music at 0.50/0.75. Binetsu ga, samenai mama…Zzzz…But seriously, it was a very nice song they played while they showed what the characters were doing after the war.
- Story/Plot/Dialogue at 1/1. This show doesn’t make you feel that they’re having a war just to show off their shiny new mobile suits. The war doesn’t feel senseless. The series actually kept me wondering which major character were to die. And it had a good ending. Poor Sochie.
- Entertainment value at 1.5/1.5. I feel so bad right now that I cannot post pics; perhaps a separate post in the future will rectify this. That is, if I remember to post it. Believe me, this show will make you laugh, and the ending might just make you a little sad it’s over.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a character-driven mecha show, this is for you. But if you’re not into mechs, you might want to skip, or just ignore the mechs altogether lol.