Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED


Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

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

Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2002 to Sep 27, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 9511495,114 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1361
Members: 169,643
Favorites: 3,536

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Synopsis

In the year Cosmic Era 0071, the space colony Heliopolis remains neutral in the great war raging across the galaxy between Coordinators, human beings whose biological traits have been altered before birth, and Naturals, unaltered people who remain on the planet Earth. The Naturals' deep hatred of the Coordinators drove the advanced beings into space, seeking shelter in man-made colonies.

Kira Yamato is a Coordinator and university student on Heliopolis, when his life is thrown into disarray as ZAFT, the military organization composed of rebellious Coordinators, attacks the colony in an effort to steal a set of five state-of-the-art military mobile suits known as Gundams.

While ZAFT manages to make off with four of the mobile suits, Kira take control of the final Gundam, the Strike. Surviving the battle, Kira and his college friends join the crew of the Archangel, a ship run by the Earth Alliance, and the young soldiers experience the horrors of war and the loss that comes with it.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The HD Remaster of Gundam SEED omits episodes 14 and 26 of the original, therefore having a total of 48 episodes.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED won the Animation of the Year in the 3rd Tokyo International Anime Fair.
It was the eighth TV Feature Award winner at the Animation Kobe Awards in 2003. It was the third winner at the Japanese Otaku Awards in 2003.

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Staff

Maruyama, Hiroo
Assistant Producer
Fukuda, Mitsuo
Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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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)
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Ending Theme

1: "Anna ni Issho Datta no ni (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: "River" by Tatuya Ishii (eps 27-39)
3: "Find The Way" by Mika Nakashima (eps 40-50)
R1: "Anna ni Issho Datta no ni: ReTracks (あんなに一緒だったのに 〜ReTracks)" by See-Saw (eps 1-28)
R2: "Distance" by FictionJunction (eps 29-39, 41-45, 47-49)
R3: "Find The Way" by Mika Nakashima (eps 46, 50)
R4: "Akatsuki no Kuruma: ReTracks (暁の車 〜ReTracks)" by FictionJunction YUUKA (ep 40)




Reviews

Jun 6, 2008
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 ...
Oct 15, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 10, 2009
SEED had the makings to be a gundam classic, instead it became the epitome of why people dislike the gundam series.

From a personal viewpoint, I am a huge gundam fan, I've seen every series, and usually enjoy them. This was not the case with SEED.

To fans of SEED, I apologise for writing a mostly negative review. To people who may be thinking about converting to the Mecha genre, or to people who have grown up watching gundam, take SEED with a grain of salt, you may want to shop around before setting your sights on this series.

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