Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2004 to Oct 1, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 5243352,433 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1441
Members: 87,002
Favorites: 1,188
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In the year Cosmic Era 0071, a wartime brawl between two mobile suits results in the destruction of a neutral country. Shinn Asuka finds his entire family killed as casualties of the violence, and swears his life toward a vengeful pursuit of the Earth's Natural forces, under the impression they were the ones responsible for his family's death. Shinn works his way up through the ZAFT military forces, eventually gaining access to the cockpit of the prototype Impulse mobile suit.

Athrun Zala, a veteran of the recent war employed in the service of diplomat Cagalli Yula Athha, finds himself drawn into a new conflict between the Naturals and the Coordinators: human beings artificially enhanced before birth and hated by the Naturals for their biological advantages.

As the new war rears its head and violence becomes inevitable, Athrun finds himself as a mentor to the bitter Shinn. Athrun must steer the young pilot towards a mindset of mercy before his rage and desire for vengeance consumes him.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award during 2004 and 2005.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Fukuda, Mitsuo
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director


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: "vestige" by T.M.Revolution (HD Remaster eps 38-50)
#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)
#2: "Result" by Nami Tamaki (HD Remaster eps 12-13)
#3: "I Wanna Go To A Place..." by Rie Fu (eps 26-37)
#3: "Shinkai no Kodoku" by Houko Kuwashima (HD Remaster ep 32)
#4: "Enrai (Tooku ni Aru Akari)" by HIGH AND MIGHTY COLOR (HD Remaster ep 40)
#4: "Kimi wa Boku ni Niteiru (You are Similar to Me)" by See-Saw (eps 38-50)

Jun 16, 2008
kiriska (All reviews)
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
Jan 20, 2008
Zealous (All reviews)
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
Sep 6, 2008
DonKangolJones (All reviews)
Destiny is a tale of two shows, the show it could have been versus whatever the hell the staff of the show presented it as. To get to the point, I’ll point out the shows main problems immediately. The show’s pacing, character development and plot I felt were all horrible and on top of that unoriginal.

Destiny started off better off than any Gundam series I’ve watched so far. While most series in Gundam canon usually start off slow and tedious. Destiny gave you some brief, but useful enough introductions. The age old practice of stealing Gundams right from under the read more
Dec 16, 2018
TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
Gundam Seed is one of the most beloved Gundam series of all time. Ever since it’s a success back in 2002 it has gained a big following especially in Japan where it was most successful. The series has been praised for amazing music, engaging plot twist as well telling an intriguing story where two close friends are in the opposite side of the battlefield fighting each other. While Gundam Seed Season 1 didn’t impress me all that much with its storytelling and characters it was still a fun watch despite being average. Once I was done with Gundam Seed I decided to check out the read more

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