Continuing my series of articles detailing the history and production of Turn A Gundam! My goal is to provide an accessible source of context and knowledge for reference purposes, and to improve community discourse. This is the culmination of research I’ve done and continue to do over the past decade. It’ll be divided into four parts for easy reading as follows. I highly recommend you read and familiarize yourself with previous parts, as there is a lot of overlap between them.
It’s Turn A Gundam‘s 23rd anniversary, so here’s a special article to commemorate!
When Turn A Gundam was still on-air, Yoko Kanno wanted to hold a concert to commemorate the Gundam franchise’s 20th anniversary—as part of the “Gundam Big Bang Project”. Tomino approved of the idea, and thus the concert was held on November 12, 1999 at the Tokyo International Forum. The following is an in-depth examination of the concert, along with a transcription & translation of the bonus press conference.