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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #3 “After the Festival”

Turn A Gundam‘s third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 23, 1999. This is the first of many episodes whose screenplay is credited to a woman—Miya Asakawa. Director Tomino sought to have many women on staff and scriptwriting duties is one area in which this was prevalent.

Turn A Gundam‘s third episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 23, 1999.
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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #2 “The Coming of Age Ceremony”

Turn A Gundam‘s second episode was broadcast on Fuji TV on April 16, 1999. It followed the highly-applauded premiere episode.

Turn A Gundam‘s second episode aired on April 16, 1999 on Fuji TV.
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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – Episode #1 “Howl at the Moon”

Turn A Gundam‘s first episode was broadcast on April 9, 1999, after a production process that lasted over two years. It celebrated the Gundam franchise’s 20th anniversary as part of Sunrise’s “Big Bang Project” and marked the return of director Yoshiyuki Tomino to the series from a 5-year hiatus. This episode was selected by fan-poll to receive an audio commentary for the Blu-ray release.

Turn A Gundam‘s first episode was broadcast on April 9, 1999 on Fuji TV.
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Turn A Gundam Staff, Production, and Episode Analyses – OP1 “Turn A Turn”

Welcome to yet another new series of blog posts! This is one I’ve had in mind for a while, and I’m rewatching the show (for, if I recall, the 8th time?) to facilitate the process. The goal is to provide analysis and staff & production info for all fifty episodes, along with the OP/ED songs & animations!


Turn A Gundam‘s first opening is titled “Turn A Turn”. The lyrics are by Yoshiyuki Tomino (under the pseudonym Rin Iogi) and its vocals are by Hideki Saijo. The production of this opening song was a very rushed ordeal, with the music composition completed only two weeks prior to its broadcast debut.

Turn A Gundam’s first opening – “Turn A Turn”. This is one of the few Gundam OPs were the title of the show is said in the actual song.
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