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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

Alternative Titles

English: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムSEED

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2002 to Sep 27, 2003
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 46759 users)
Ranked: #5242
Popularity: #382
Members: 76,013
Favorites: 2,599
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama mecha romance

Synopsis

C.E. 71: In the midst of war between the Naturals (OMNI) and Coordinators (ZAFT), a unit from ZAFT is dispatched to hijack the Earth Alliance's newly developed mobile suits on the neutral colony of Heliopolis. Orb Civilian Coordinator Kira Yamato attends the technical college on Heliopolis. After ZAFT hijacks 4 of the 5 mobile suits, Kira stumbles upon the last one, Strike, forced to pilot it to save his and his friend's lives. During this confusion, Kira also reunites with his childhood Coordinator friend, Athrun Zala, who ironically turns out to be a ZAFT soldier and one of the hijackers at Heliopolis. Having control of Strike, Kira joins the Earth Alliance boarding the ship known as Archangel, to protect his friends while despairing over becoming the enemy of his childhood friend and people.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Other: Mobile Suit Gundam
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: After-Phase Between the Stars
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed MSV Astray
Summary: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Special Edition
Spin-off: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Seed Supernova - Tanekyara Gekijo

Characters & Voice Actors

Athha, Cagalli Yula
Athha, Cagalli Yula
Main
Shindo, Naomi
Japanese
Shindo, Naomi
Morley, Vanessa
English
Morley, Vanessa
...
Clyne, Lacus
Clyne, Lacus
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Strand, Chantal
English
Strand, Chantal
...
Yamato, Kira
Yamato, Kira
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hill, Matt
English
Hill, Matt
...
Zala, Athrun
Zala, Athrun
Main
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira
Vincent, Samuel
English
Vincent, Samuel
...

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Sekita, Osamu
Director
Fukuda, Mitsuo
Director
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director



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Jun 6, 2008
kiriska
Gundam SEED started off as just another Gundam series for me. I watched it because it was airing and convenient... I didn't expect it to become my favorite Gundam series of all time.

STORY - At this point, you'd have to stretch pretty far to find a Gundam series with a mindblowingly different premise, so there's no point in really focusing on the fact that yes, this is another series about teenagers in giant robots fighting a war that's pretty pointless. There is nothing new about Gundam SEED, but then, it deserves points for being able to stand out despite that very fact. For me, one read more
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Oct 15, 2013
ggultra2764
My thoughts haven't changed much since last year after watching SEED in its entirety and I had dropped this last year after seeing 9 episodes. Like Gundam Wing, this series got a great deal of hype and praise from fans in the early to mid 2000s among Gundam fans. At the same time, there are folks that accuse SEED of being a poor-man's Gundam 0079 with its blatant rip-off of story elements and structure from the original 1970s series and its nice load of angst and melodrama that are regularly pushed throughout the course of the series. Between my original watch of SEED from last read more
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Aug 29, 2013
Bombolz
This is my first review so I will keep it simple. Gundam seed was the first anime I have seen so I felt it was appropriate that my first review should be about it. Also, please keep in mind that 7 is a good score, as I use 5 as my average.

STORY: 7/10
The story of Gundam Seed explores in depth the racial issues between genetically enhanced humans (referred to as Co-ordinators) and normal humans. The story itself revolves around Kira Yamato, who is a co-ordinator living as a student in neutral territory. The war between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty), read more
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Jun 18, 2008
slpless
I’m not really into mecha anime, so when I decided to watch Gundam SEED (GS) I was a bit reluctant. I was primarily expecting lots of action and very little on story and characters. However, considering the positive reviews I decided to give it a chance. Anyway, before I start I would like to say that I watched several universal century Gundams (0079, Zeta, and Char’s Counterattack) and even did reviews for them. So I may make several references and comparisons.

GS was considered to be an updated version of the original Mobile Suit Gundam (MSG) read more
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Recommendations

Both of these shows focus on the ongoing battle between two childhood best friends on opposite sides. They also both have mecha has a pivotal focus point in combat. While their settings are different, there are many similar character relations and plot points that viewers of both of these shows will probably enjoy.
The character design was done by the same person. Although both are Mecha-animes I wouldn't say that the plot is all that similar though.
Both series are about a male student getting involved in a war when their neutral colony(Heliopolis/JIOR) gets assaulted by ZAFT/Dorssia. The assaulter's purpose is to steal a super weapon(Gundam/Valvrave) secretly developped in that neutral colony. The main characters have different perspective about the war. One has an internal conflict, doesn't want to fight, but has to in order to protect his friends. The other harbors hatred for the Dorssian, but is unsure about his role in the war. Also, the soundtracks for OP/ED are similar in both anime. The main difference is in Valvrave, the main character obtained an inhuman power.
A group of students finds themselves involved on one side of a war that is being fought between two races fueled by hate and fear. Trying to connect the two sides is a pacifistic emissary from the "enemy" side who eventually takes matters into her own hands once she learns the truth behind the motives of her allies.
One of the main characters, Lacus Clyne, is also a Intergalatical peace-keeping singer.
Both are set in space, and involve battles between mecha/transformer type machines.
Both have elements of drama, sci-fi, romance (love triangles and rectangles, oh my!).
They are both sci-fi mecha with an emo protagonist who doesn't want to fight, but has to in order to protect. The storylines and themes are different, but is packed with action and suspense.

Opening Theme

#1: "INVOKE" by T.M. Revolution (eps 1-13)
#2: "moment" by Vivian or Kazuma (eps 14-26)
#3: "Believe" by Nami Tamaki (eps 27-40)
#4: "Realize" by Nami Tamaki (eps 41-50)

Ending Theme

#1: "Anna ni Isshodattanoni" (あんなに一緒だったのに; Even Though We Were Together So Much) by See-Saw (eps 1-26)
#2: "Distance" by FictionJunction (HD Remaster eps 27-43)
#2: "River" by Tatuya Ishii (eps 27-39)
#3: "Find The Way" by Mika Nakashima (eps 40-50)

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