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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed 

Kidô senshi Gundam Seed (original title)
The discovery of an advanced model of combat mecha on their space colony throws a young man and his friends into involvement in an interplanetary war as the crew of a powerful fighting ship.
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Series cast summary:
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ...  Kira Yamato 50 episodes, 2002-2003
James Weaver Clark James Weaver Clark ...  Additional Voices (2017 remaster) 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Ted Cole ...  Ray Yuki / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Brian Dobson ...  Martin Dacosta 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Adam Henderson ...  Ledonir Kisaka 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Fred Henderson ...  Ulen Hibiki 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Jocelyne Loewen ...  Asagi Caldwell 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Alison Matthews ...  Ezalia Joule / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Scott McNeil ...  Gerard Garcia / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
John Novak ...  Uzumi Nara Athha 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Rebecca Shoichet ...  Mayura Labatt / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Lee Tockar ...  Herbert Von Reinhardt / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Akira Ishida ...  Athrun Zala 49 episodes, 2002-2003
Kotono Mitsuishi ...  Murrue Ramius / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Takehito Koyasu ...  Mu La Flaga 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Houko Kuwashima ...  Natarle Badgiruel / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ...  Miriallia Haww 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Yasuhiro Takato Yasuhiro Takato ...  Kuzzey Buskirk / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Tetsu Shiratori Tetsu Shiratori ...  Ssigh Argyle / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Michael Adamthwaite ...  Yzak Joule 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Sharon Alexander ...  Erica Simmons 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Lisa Ann Beley ...  Eileen Canaver / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Don Brown ...  Sigel Clyne 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Colin DePaula Colin DePaula ...  Tolle Koenig (2017 remaster) 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Trevor Devall ...  Mu La Flaga 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Michael Dobson ...  Fredrik Ades / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Brian Drummond ...  Andrew Waltfeld / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Andrew Francis ...  Muruta Azrael 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Ron Halder Ron Halder ...  Sutherland / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Simon Hayama Simon Hayama ...  Chandra 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Matt Hill ...  Kira Yamato 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Jonathan Holmes ...  Marco Morassim 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Sarah Johns Sarah Johns ...  Juri Wu Nien / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Andrew Kavadas ...  Patrick Zala 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Carrie Keranen ...  Murrue Ramius (2017 remaster) 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Gabe Khouth ...  Nicol Amarfi 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Keith William Miller Keith William Miller ...  Kuzzey Buskirk / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Vanessa Morley ...  Cagalli Yula Athha 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Chris Niosi Chris Niosi ...  Romero Pal (2017 remaster) 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ...  Natarle Badgiruel (2017 remaster) 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Ward Perry Ward Perry ...  Kojiro Murdock 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Tony Sampson Tony Sampson ...  Miguel Aiman 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Matt Smith ...  Jackie Tonomura / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Tabitha St. Germain ...  Fllay Allster / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Chantal Strand ...  Lacus Clyne 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Brad Swaile ...  Dearka Elsman 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Bill Switzer ...  Sai Argyle 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Andrew Toth ...  Clotho Buer 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Brendan Van Wijk Brendan Van Wijk ...  Romero Pal 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Sam Vincent ...  Athrun Zala 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Tom Wayland ...  Mu La Flaga (2017 remaster) 48 episodes, 2002-2003
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Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ...  Arnold Neumann / ... 47 episodes, 2002-2003
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Ben Pronsky ...  Arnold Neumann (2017 remaster) 47 episodes, 2002-2003
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Katsumi Toriumi Katsumi Toriumi ...  Dalida Roe Laha Chandra II / ... 45 episodes, 2002-2003
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Naomi Shindô Naomi Shindô ...  Cagalli Yula Athha / ... 41 episodes, 2002-2003
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Minoru Inaba Minoru Inaba ...  William Sutherland 37 episodes, 2002-2003
Yûko Satô Yûko Satô ...  Juri Wu Nien 37 episodes, 2002-2003
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Muruta Azrael 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Vivian Hsu ...  Aisha 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Kikuko Inoue ...  Caridad Yamato 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Masayo Kurata ...  Mayura Labatt 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Sachi Matsumoto Sachi Matsumoto ...  Asagi Caldwell 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Shunichi Miyamoto Shunichi Miyamoto ...  Shani Andras 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...  Andorew Waldfeld / ... 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Michiyo Yanagisawa Michiyo Yanagisawa ...  Erica Simmons 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ...  Clotho Buer 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Max Mittelman ...  Kira Yamato (2017 remaster) 30 episodes, 2002-2003
Cassandra Lee Morris ...  Miriallia Haw (2017 remaster) 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Chris Hackney ...  Athrun Zala (2017 remaster) 25 episodes, 2002-2003
Lucien Dodge ...  Sai Argyle (2017 remaster) 24 episodes, 2002-2003
Daman Mills ...  Yzak Joule (2017 remaster) 22 episodes, 2002-2003
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Storyline

In the year Cosmic Era (CE) 71, a war between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty) breaks out. The Earth Alliance catches up in technology after ZAFT has a head start building giant man-piloted robots called mobile suits. Immediately, four of the Earth Alliance's five new mobile suits called Gundams are stolen by ZAFT, with the remaining Gundam falling on the hands of a young Earth Alliance pilot. Written by fml_lopez

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In the end, there can be only one victor.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 October 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gundam Seed See more »

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(50 episodes) | (4 specials) | (1 episode)

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Trivia

In episode 16 ("The Burning Desert Sands"), it is made very clear that the main character Kira Yamato and his love interest Fllay Allster had sex sometime between episode 15 and 16. This scene gave parents in Japan a scare and caused a good deal of controversy at the time. See more »

Quotes

Dearka Elsman: I can't just quietly follow orders when it looks like all we're trying to do is wipe out every last Natural alive.
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Crazy Credits

After Lacus joins Kira's crew, the later of the two eye-catches is modified to show Lacus and Athrun with a collection of Haros, and different music, instead of the rousing Gundam eye-catch that appears before the break. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the DVD version of episode 28, entitled "Kira," the last scene has been completely reanimated to better reflect the vision of Gundam Seed director Mitsuo Fukuda. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Super Robot Wars L (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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First Opening Theme (Episodes #1-13)
Performed by Takanori Nishikawa (as T.M. Revolution)
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Only Average.
22 November 2003 | by Newtype_MaikeruSee all my reviews

Gundam SEED is the latest series in the long-living Gundam franchise, directed by long-time Sunrise staff member Mitsuo Fukuda. While many tout it the be either the best ever, or the worst ever, I would have to say it falls squarely in the realm of mediocrity with Gundam ZZ. While the second half of the series is rather good, the first half is more or less a rehash of the early portion of its predecessor, Mobile Suit Gundam. While most sequels and spinoffs have used the original series as a building point, SEED tells one of the most blatant copies of the plot of "First Gundam" in Alternate Universe proper. While it is understandable to a degree-- SEED is aimed at those who have not watched anything from the Universal Century-- it is bound to anger the core fanbase that Bandai and Sunrise have pleased for 20 years...

Which is the main problem with the show: In its attempt to garner a new generation of fans, it alienates the older generation's tastes with a rather generic plot and character designs. Even after the second half, when the writers move Gundam SEED into a completely different direction, the damage has been done in the eyes of the adults who watched Gundam as a child.

The saving graces of Gundam SEED are the interesting fight scenes-- there is even a Mobile Suit which resembles another popular mecha franchise in the U.S., "Zoids"-- and the catchy Japanese pop openings and endings. Even the improved writing seems to be pointless for the story in the long run, as 21+ episodes of absolutely high-quality story are ruined by probably one of the worst cop-out endings I've seen, a total rush job that answers none of the questions people wanted to know. And, judging by the fact that Bandai seems to have scrapped any plans for a SEED sequel next year, the continuation people longed for may never come....

Overall: A run-of-the-mill mecha anime with the Gundam title slapped on it, great fighting scenes and music, a mediocre plot, and atrocious character designs: 6/10.


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