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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Special Edition

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Special Edition

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Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Special Edition, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Movie, Kokuu no Senjou, The Empty Battlefield, Harukanaru Akatsuki, The Far-Away Dawn, Meidou no Sora, The Rumbling Universe
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムSEED スペシャルエディション


Type: Special
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 27, 2004 to Oct 22, 2004
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Three TV movies made from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series.

1. The Empty Battlefield (Kokuu no Senjou)
2. The Far-Away Dawn (Harukanaru Akatsuki)
3. The Rumbling Sky (Meidou no Sora)

Much like the Mobile Suit Gundam theatrical movies, the Gundam Seed: Special Edition movies are intended to be an override of the story from the TV series.

These episodes are in fact a complete recap of all 50 episodes of the TV series and were first shown on television in Japan. The Special Edition episodes feature some new scenes and tweaks to previously animated scenes. The first special, The Empty Battlefield, which was episodes 1 to 21 of the series, was aired in two parts on Japanese TV in March 2004, followed by the next special, The Far-Away Dawn, which was episodes 22 to 40, in July 2004. The final special, The Rumbling Sky, which was episodes 41 to 50. While the story is overall unchanged, there are a few minor changes. In addition, several scenes are re-animated and re-dubbed.

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Aired  Aug 27, 2004 to Oct 22, 2004
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Characters & Voice Actors

Athha, Cagalli Yula
Athha, Cagalli Yula
Shindo, Naomi
Shindo, Naomi
Clyne, Lacus
Clyne, Lacus
Yamato, Kira
Yamato, Kira
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro
Zala, Athrun
Zala, Athrun
Ishida, Akira
Ishida, Akira


Yatate, Hajime
Fukuda, Mitsuo
Theme Song Performance
Ikeda, Shigemi
Art Director

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Dec 4, 2010
The main problem I have with pretty much all the Gundam series is that they are far too long for what they are. The release of the movies pretty much guarantees that I can watch these shows without being bored by useless drama and filler. All of the Gundam movies have done a great job of rounding out the series into a succinct bundle that allows a viewer who doesn't want to parse 50 episodes to sit down and watch a set of movies.

That being said, I first was recommended Gundam SEED from friends who thought the anime was groundbreaking and excellent. read more
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Jun 25, 2010
These gundam movies, while just a compilation of the action scenes of Gundam Seed, shows you many things that the anime series does not. Things like who was rusty?, the fifth member of athrun's team, or what were kira's thoughts about his mother, or even the biggest bombshell of all- what does Rau La Creuset's face look like? If you want to find the answers, than these movies are for you.
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Jan 27, 2011
I only give this anime a low score because i have ONLY seen the first movie, but I am going to watch all 3.

In all honesty I love Gundam SEED/Destiny, but I did not have the time to re-watch the entire series, so I figured I'd watch the movies. The first movie is....well terrible, in comparison to the actual series, the whole movie is just a bunch of clips from the series, with a few new scenes here and there. If you have not seen the series, I would recomend watching it instead of this movie only because they cut out so much from read more
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Both are mecha shows made by same studio and basically they're recaps of episodes but Gundam Seed is more like a movie style whereas Code Geass is more of a storytelling.  
Each of the story covers each episodes pertaining to each arc. Code Geass however covers most of the story whereas Seed covers each arc.
Adds new footage, less minor scenes, condensed episodes into one movie, and more fanservice. 
Both have VERY minor changes/extra scenes barely even noticed. 
Both make you think back to all the moments that had fans on the edge of their seats begging for more, those tear jerking moments, and all the important plot devices.-Quote 

Opening Theme

"Anna ni Issho Datta no ni" by See Saw

Ending Theme

#1: "Anna ni Issho Datta no ni (あんなに一緒だったのに)" by See-Saw (ep 1)
#2: "Akatsuki no Kuruma (暁の車)" by FictionJunction YUUKA (ep 2)
#3: "FIND THE WAY" by Mika Nakashima (ep 3)

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