Soon, Syd Mead’s Moustache Gundam will show itself to the world in glorious HD!
Earlier today, Right Stuf announced that they will partner with Sunrise to release Turn A Gundam on Blu-Ray. Right Stuf will ship the show in a series of two-disc Blu-Ray sets, which will begin hitting retailers in early 2017. As of press time, the specific number of sets has yet to be announced.
Much like the DVD sets, the Blu-Rays will feature the series in subtitled format. Right Stuf will host a trade-in program for fans who purchased the original DVDs in 2015 and wish to upgrade.
Turn A Gundam is an original series from Sunrise, headed by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. Yoko Kanno (Vision of Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) scored the soundtrack, while Akira “Akiman” Yasuda (Bodacious Space Pirates, Street Fighter II video game) provided character designs. Syd Mead designed the show’s titular Gundam unit.
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.