Gundam SEED Freedom Ends Japanese Theatrical Run with 4.82 Billion Yen Franchise Record

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom has ended its domestic Japanese theatrical run, amassing a cumulative total of 4.82 billion yen and selling 2.88 million tickets.

To celebrate its bow out of Japanese cinemas, the official Gundam SEED X account posted an animated clip showcasing the many CG-rendered mobile suits and space vessels seen in the film, as shown during the film’s Finale Stage Greeting.

On its third weekend, the film became the highest grossing Gundam film dethroning the 1982 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space, which held the franchise box office record for forty-two years with 2.3 billion yen, while the 2021 Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash is the third highest performing franchise film at 2.23 billion yen.

Though the film has come to an end in Japan and in regions like the US, Canada and Southeast Asia, SEED Freedom has been announced to release theatrically to 30 countries across Europe in June. 


The Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom Cinema Concert has been announced to be held at the Kanagawa Pacifico Yokohama National Hall on July 6th (Saturday).

The concert will see the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hirofumi Kurita, performing the powerful musical score from the SEED Freedom film while keeping the dialogue and sound effects intact. Toshihiko Sahashi, who was in charge of the music in the film, is orchestrating the concert.

In addition, there will be talks by director Mitsuo Fukuda and Sahashi, as well as orchestral live performances by T.M.Revolution/Takanori Nishikawa and Rie Tanaka, who voices heroine Lacus Clyne in the Gundam SEED series.

Ticket prices start at 11,000 yen for A Seats and 12,000 yen for S Seats. The matinee opens its doors at 11:30 JST and the concert starts at 12:30 JST, while the evening performance opens doors at 16:30 JST and the concert following at 17:30 JST.

Key Visual, Sunrise

The tagline of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom is “The wings of freedom to seize the future”. The film is directed by Mitsuo Fukuda, featuring a script by Fukuda, Chiaki Morosawa, and Ryu Goto. Hisashi Hirai returns for character design, while the mechanical design team includes Kunio Okawara, Kimitoshi Yamane, Kazutaka Miyatake, Junichi Akutsu, Manabu Shintani, Zenseava, Takuya Io, and Hiroyuki Taiga. Satoshi Shigeta returns as mechanical animation director. Toshihiko Sahashi is the composer for the film’s music, and the theme song “FREEDOM” is performed by Takanori Nishikawa with Tetsuya Komuro.


In C.E.75, the fighting still continues.

There are independence movements, and aggression by Blue Cosmos… In order to calm the situation, a global peace monitoring agency called COMPASS is established, with Lacus as its first president. As members of COMPASS, Kira and his comrades intervene into various regional battles. Then a newly established nation called Foundation proposes a joint operation against a Blue Cosmos stronghold.


  • Kira Yamato | Soichiro Hoshi
  • Lacus Clyne | Rie Tanaka
  • Athrun Zala | Akira Ishida
  • Cagalli Yula Athha | Nanako Mori
  • Shinn Asuka | Kenichi Suzumura
  • Lunamaria Hawke | Maaya Sakamoto
  • Meyrin Hawke | Fumiko Orikasa
  • Murrue Ramius | Kotono Mitsuishi
  • Mu La Flaga | Takehito Koyasu
  • Yzak Jule | Tomokazu Seki
  • Dearka Elthman | Akira Sasanuma
  • Agnes Giebenrath | Houko Kuwashima
  • Toyah Mashima | Ayane Sakura
  • Alexei Konoe | Hochu Otsuka
  • Albert Heinlein | Jun Fukuyama
  • Hilda Harken | Michiko Neya
  • Herbert von Reinhard | Taiten Kusunoki
  • Maas Symeon | Junichi Suwabe
  • Aura Maha Khyber | Yukari Tamura
  • Orphee Lam Tao | Hiro Shimono
  • Shura Serpentine | Yuichi Nakamura
  • Ingrid Tradoll | Sumire Uesaka
  • Redelard Tradoll | Misato Fukuen
  • Daniel Harper | Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Liu Shenqiang | Kentaro Tone
  • Griffin Arbalest | Win Morisaki

  • Gilbert Durandal | Shuichi Ikeda


– Planning/Production: SUNRISE
– Original Story: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
– Director: Mitsuo Fukuda
– Screenplay: Chiaki Morosawa, Ryu Goto, Mitsuo Fukuda
– Character Design: Hisashi Hirai
– Mechanical Design: Kunio Okawara, Kimitoshi Yamane, Kazutaka Miyatake, Junichi Akutsu, Manabu Shintani, Zenseava, Takuya Io, Hiroyuki Taiga
– Mechanical Animation Director: Satoshi Shigeta
– Color Design: Akemi Nagao
– Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama
– CG Director: Mitsuhiro Sato, Kensuke Kushida, Tomohiro Fujie
– Monitor Works: Azusa Tamura, Jiro Kageyama
– Director of Photography: Takeshi Katsurayama, Shigenori Toyooka
– Editing: Yukiko Nojiri
– Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
– Music: Toshihiko Sahashi
– Theme Song: “FREEDOM” by Takanori Nishikawa with Tetsuya Komuro
– Production: Bandai Namco Filmworks
– Distributor: Bandai Namco Filmworks, Shochiku ODS Office
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  1. Turn A
    May 25, 2024

    Thank you for covering this news.

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