Gyakuten Winner (逆転Winner; lit. Turnabout Winner) is the first opening theme of Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igiari!, the Ace Attorney anime adaptation. It was used from The First Turnabout to Turnabout Promise, for a total of 13 episodes.
The sequence begins with a skyline of a city during daybreak. As the sun rises, the inside of a courtroom in the District Court becomes illuminated by it, with the view switching between: the defendant's chair; a view of the prosecution's bench, the defense's bench, and the witness stand; a judge's gavel; and a more overall view of the courtroom. The Scales of Justice above the judge's bench catch the sunlight and shine brightly, which transitions into a background where the logo of the anime appears.
A jagged screen transition becomes the iconic hair of Phoenix Wright, who is running across a field with the city towering behind him. Suddenly, he begins to trip while he avoids stepping on some children's chalk drawings on the sidewalk; upon reaching the other side, he turns back and smiles. Meanwhile, Maya Fey is on her knees meditating in the Channeling Chamber. She opens her eyes, turns around, and stands up as mist spirals into view until is covers the entire room. A blue magatama is seen falling into a void and breaking into pieces. Another jagged screen transition once again becomes Wright's hair, who is standing still with his eyes closed and his head tilted upward while rain falls from a cloudy sky. He then straightens up with a determined look on his face and begins running again.
In the next scene, Miles Edgeworth is calmly walking on a beach during a light snowfall, leaving footprints in the sand behind him. As the water washes his footprints away, he looks behind him to reveal a panting Wright staring at him. Both attorneys lift their fist, revealing a golden chain that ties the two of them together. Edgeworth pulls from his side, then two glowing pillars emerge under their feet and raise high above the ground; the camera pans around them, showing each man on opposing sides of the Scales of Justice. Wright's side glows blue while Edgeworth's glows red, then the two colors clash and explode, revealing a golden, shining symbol similar to the sun or an attorney's badge. This causes a vast field of sunflowers to suddenly bloom into existance, first over a barren land, then over the city, with the sunlight shining brightly once again.
Wright runs across the now sunflower-covered field, and is soon joined by a smiling Maya Fey, Larry Butz, and Dick Gumshoe. The four of them keep running together until Mia Fey appears and walks by them in the opposite direction. Although the other three continue on, Wright and Mia stop with their backs to each other. Alone, they both turn around to look at one another; Mia smiles, while Wright does the same and nods at her. He then transitions into court, slamming his hand on the defense's bench and objecting while a blue light glows behind him. An angry Edgeworth appears on the other side of the courtroom and slams his fist onto the prosecution's bench before objecting himself while a red light glows behind him. The sequence ends with a shot of Wright pointing his finger towards the screen with a serious expression on his face.
Kimi ga me ni shi teru sekai
Makete oboeta tsuyo sa
The whole world has its eyes on you
The feeling of defeat is quite strong
- Among the chalk drawings Phoenix Wright avoids stepping on are what appear to be simplistic representations of the Steel Samurai, Ponco, Trucy Wright, and Trucy's puppet Mr. Hat.
- The design of the badges worn by defense attorneys in both the Ace Attorney series and real-life Japan is of a stylized sunflower with the scales of justice in the center; sunflowers are seen to symbolize freedom and justice owing to their habit of always facing the sun. This explains why sunflowers are so prevalent in the final quarter of the opening.