Launched in the early 2000s, Gundam SEED swiftly gathered a devoted fan base with its narrative and intricate mecha designs. Set in a future where humanity deals with political strife and genetic manipulation, the series follows themes of war, ethics, and personal identity.
Gundam SEED doesn’t just deliver intense space battles. It dives deep into the development of its characters. You’ll quickly get drawn into the lives of Kira Yamato, a reluctant hero, and Athrun Zala, a conflicted warrior. Their paths cross on opposite sides of the conflict, setting the stage for a wave of emotions, friendships, and betrayals, and we cannot wait to see what FREEDOM will bring us.
What sets Gundam SEED apart is its ability to balance heart-wrenching character development with intense, choreographed mecha battles. With its storytelling and carefully crafted world-building, this anime serves as a touchstone for fans of both science fiction and emotional drama.
SEED FREEDOM Releases 3rd Promo Video
The official Twitter account recently revealed the third promotional video and a key mecha visual for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM film project. The video offers a glimpse of the film’s new mobile suits, including the Rising Freedom Gundam, Immortal Justice Gundam, Gyan Strom, Gelgoog Menace, and Force Impulse Gundam Spec II.
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Along with these exciting visuals, the anime’s staff also showcased a visual featuring the mobile suits of the Black Knights Squad. The cast member for the character Griffin Arbalest remains a mystery. The film will be released in Japan on January 26, 2024, with the story taking place in the Cosmic Era 75 timeline.
The anime film is directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and produced by Bandai Namco Filmworks. The scripts were written by the late Chiaki Morosawa, Mitsuo Fukuda, and Liu Goto. The character designs were handled by Hisashi Hirai, the music was composed by Toshihiko Sahashi.
Other staff members are:
- Mechanical Design: Kunio Okawara, Kimitoshi Yamane, Kazutaka Miyatake, Junichi Akutsu, Manabu Shintani, Shiba Zen, Takuya Io and Hiroyuki Taiga
- Mechanical Animation Director: Satoshi Shigeta
- Art Directors: Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama
- CG Directors: Mitsuhiro Satō, Kensuke Kujida, Tomohiro Fujie
- Compositing Director of Photography: Takeshi Katsurayama, Shigenori Toyooka
- Monitor Works: Azusa Tamura, Jirō Kageyama
- Color Key Artist: Akemi Nagao
- Editing: Yukiko Nojiri
- Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
The cast includes new and old members, namely, Sōichiro Hoshi voicing Kira Yamato, Rie Tanaka voicing Lacus Clyne, Akira Ishida voicing Athrun Zala, Nanako Mori voicing Cagalli Yula Athha, Kenichi Suzumura voicing Shinn Asuka, Maaya Sakamoto voicing Lunamaria Hawke, and Fumiko Orikasa voicing Meyrin Hawke.
Additionally, Kotono Mitsuishi voices Murrue Ramius, Takehito Koyasu voices Mu La Flaga, Tomokazu Seki voices Yzak Jule (Joule), Akira Sasanuma voices Dearka Elsman, Houko Kuwashima voices Agnes Giebenrath.
Ayane Sakura voices Toyah Mashima, Houchu Ohtsuka voices Alexei Konoe, Jun Fukuyama voices Albert Heinlein, Taiten Kusunoki voices Herbert von Reinhard, Junichi Suwabe voices Maas Symeon and Michiko Neya voices Hilda Haken.
In the Cosmic Era (C.E.), humanity is divided into two groups: the Coordinators, genetically enhanced individuals with exceptional physical and mental abilities, and the Naturals, those born without genetic modification. This segregation started an intense ideological conflict, ultimately erupting into a full-fledged armed conflict.
Amidst the chaos, a proposition known as the Destiny Plan emerges, aiming to impose predetermined roles on individuals and eradicate competition. However, as the war goes on, the Destiny Plan is rejected in favor of safeguarding humanity’s dreams and the promise of future freedom.
Fans were more than excited when the announcement of FREEDOM was made. The movie gives us more Gundam Seed content, and what more could we ask for? And let’s not forget the Mobile Suits, those iconic giant robots that have become synonymous with the Gundam franchise. Expect to see new models, innovative weaponry, and epic battles that will live up to your mecha standards.