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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED DESTINY
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2004 to Oct 1, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.421 (scored by 34105 users)
Ranked: #18032
Popularity: #620
Members: 53,629
Favorites: 897
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Synopsis

C.E. 73: While the second battle of Yachin Due brought the war between the Naturals and Coordinators to a close, tensions between the two races are at an all-time high. During a meeting between PLANT Chairman Gilbert Dullindal and Orb Representative Cagalli Yula Athha, a unit of soldiers hijack ZAFT's newly developed Gundams. ZAFT soldier Shinn Asuka along with his friends at the ZAFT ship Minerva sortie in attempt to deter this hijacking. With the assistance of Cagalli's bodyguard, Athrun Zala, the Minerva chases after the unknown ship that hijacked the Gundams until an even greater problem occurs leading to the start of the second Bloody Valentine war.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Prequel: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: After-Phase Between the Stars
Side story: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer
Sequel: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Final Plus: The Chosen Future
Summary: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Special Edition

Characters & Voice Actors

Asuka, Shinn
Asuka, Shinn
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Erickson, Matthew
English
Erickson, Matthew
...
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
...
Hawke, Lunamaria
Hawke, Lunamaria
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Hendrikse, Marÿke
English
Hendrikse, Marÿke
...

Staff

Yatate, Hajime
Producer
Satou, Hiroyuki
Producer
Fukuda, Mitsuo
Director
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director



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Jun 16, 2008
kiriska
Sometimes, sequels to popular series work. Most of the time, they don't. Destiny was one of the latter.

STORY - The fact that this is a direct sequel to a Gundam series already puts Destiny's story at a disadvantage. Think about it -- all Gundam series start with war and end with resolution. Thus, SEED had resolution, and the only way for Destiny to begin is by destroying that resolution. And it has to be a cheap and forced-feeling destruction because there's hardly two year's difference between the end of the first series and the start of the sequel since they wanted to reuse a majority read more
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Jan 20, 2008
Zealous
Story: Although I thoroughly enjoyed Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny was not what I had hoped all together. My only objections were that the ending seemed VERY rushed and everything happened way too quickly in the last episode. And the ending is a really critical part of any anime, so it's important to really take care with it. I don't feel it was done as well as it's prequel. However the remainder of the story was great. I was very happy with some of the small plot twists that once again separated the character's beliefs and made them have to realize what they are really read more
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Apr 23, 2014
OneTwoTree
As the name suggests, Gundam Seed Destiny is a sequel to the popular Gundam Seed. Now Gundam Seed was the first Gundam series that I ever watched, so I was happy to find out that there was a sequel for it. Sadly, the sequel disappoints greatly with regards to the plot and characters.

Story: 4

The plot revolves an anti-coordinator group known as the Blue Cosmos/ Logos (Think KKK) that happen to be in charge of the Earth Alliance forces (Who thought that would be a good idea?). Due to a series of incidents that were caused by this group, the Earth Alliance ends up going to read more
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Dec 28, 2009
Duskrados
Important: Forgive my english please. As a french guy it's not always very easy for me.

If you're wondering why a review on Destiny before Seed, I will answer. Seed is good and fun. It's not perfect, but it's a good Gundam show. Now, let's jump to the main topic please...Destiny. I'm warning you, I'm spoiling a lot of things, so if you hate that, just skip my review. Oh and also, this review's gonna be much longer than my other review.

Story: Oh boy...Okay let's do this. When I started Destiny, I was hoping that the first half of the show will be more paced that read more
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Recommendations

Directed by the great Fukuda, both are masterpieces of anime-saving level separated only by time.
-Opening animation similarly features familiar scenes triggering memories of Gundam Seed but not quite the same.
-Heavy utilization of caricatures in an attempt to portray discrimination, betrayal and jealousy, firmly believing they succeeded.
-Features very expansive settings with endless possibilities yet somehow only focus on a tiny cast.
-Main characters are logic-defying, utterly stubborn in whatever they do, spearheaded by extreme stupidity yet never learn anything which invokes audience empathy from their teenager days, adding a unique layer of depth to character writing
-If you're ever confused, there's always a point of self-insertion in Jesus Yamato/Tusk, their preaching always calm me down.

The rate at which Sunrise churns out Mecha trash every year is baffling but you can always count on Fukuda for something worth watching, something worth talking about, something worth facepalming over. If this is what you watch anime for then by all means try these 2 out.
reportRecommended by AceLe - Add to favorites
Lelouch and Kira are somewhat the same.And both animes use mobile suits.
Earth vs Colonies, protagonists are similar (Shinn and Garrod), Groups fighting for freedom (Minerva Crew and Freeden Crew) against tyrannical organizations (UNE and Space Revolutionary Army and Earth Alliance/Blue Cosmos). Twists occur and something behind the scenes is seeking far greater than just ending the war.
Some themes in Gundam Seed Destiny and FFVIII are alike, sci fi based, dark, and something that is dead will return.
morality of good, evil, and grey, character's goals intervene others to achieve peace, earth vs colonies, pacifism, neutral kingdom of peace, what is right and wrong, and sense of right and justice. Only difference is that in Seed Destiny, it takes to a different level between races (naturals and coordinators) and the choice to make a future whereas in wing it is all about war, peace, and weapons.
Gilbert Durantal's actions and motives are similar to Char Aznable and they both have the same VA. The universe in each story are very similar since Seed is the remake of the original. The story is modeled after the original as well.

Opening Theme

#1: "Ignited" by T.M. Revolution (eps 1-13)
#2: "Pride" by High and Mighty Color (eps 14-24)
#3: "Bokutachi no Yukue (Our Whereabouts)" by Hitomi Takahashi (eps 25-37)
#4: "Wings Of Words" by Chemistry (eps 38-50)

Ending Theme

#1: "Reason" by Nami Tamaki (eps 1-13)
#2: "Life Goes On" by Mika Arisaka (eps 14-25)
#3: "I Wanna Go To A Place..." by Rie Fu (eps 26-37)
#4: "Kimi wa Boku ni Niteiru (You are Similar to Me)" by See-Saw (eps 38-50)

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