Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny

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
English: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
German: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
Spanish: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
French: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
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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, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.181 (scored by 6482564,825 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1947
Members: 107,426
Favorites: 1,089

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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.

The HD Remaster of Gundam SEED DESTINY omits episode 41 of the original, but includes Final Plus (split between episodes 49 and 50), therefore still having a total of 50 episodes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Hiroyuki
Fukuda, Mitsuo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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)


Oct 2, 2021
To be completely honest, I still enjoyed this sequel, even if I thought the show didn't really need it. The first season was so perfect to me and I loved it from beginning to end. However, 'Destiny' had some problems which the first season didn't have. The main character Shinn Asuka was soooo annoying how he just purposely try to pick a fight with literally everyone, and his character didn't even improve up to the last episode, or he probably did but it wasn't enough for me to even begin to like him. Whatever your past is, you can always choose to do better and ...
Apr 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Are our roles in society pre-determined as part of destiny? Should it be? Etc. This is the core theme and namesake of the show that Gundam Seed Destiny is trying to tell. Unfortunately, it doesn't manage to quite get the message across amidst the many other concurrent themes and ideas that gets swept along the series -- this I mostly blame Bandai, as they severely limited the budget/cost cut for the series for the sakes of corporate profit (see below).

Seed Destiny is a divisive and controversial anime, probably one of the most ever for a Gundam series, and the reason for that is probably ...
Apr 22, 2022

Pissing in the wind

First off: SPOILERS
Gundam SEED was a bit of a big deal when it first aired. Ratings were high and model kits were flying off shelves. While I’m not the biggest fan of SEED, I’ll even say that it’s pretty one note and annoying at times, but I can appreciate what it did for the franchise and how it helped push Gundam back into the forefront after several years of lagging ratings and mixed critical reception. But we’re not here to talk about SEED. We’re here to talk about its sequel: SEED Destiny. Airing just 12 months after the original SEED finished ...

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