November 2021 Bandai Namco Arts, the anime/music production and distribution subsidiary of Bandai Namco Group, announced they were releasing a new Blu-ray box set for the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remaster version of the series.
Bandai Namco Arts has revealed newly drawn art for its storage box and Digistack jacket. The storage box artwork features protagonists and rivals Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala with their signature mobile suits ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam and ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam, respectively. The Digistack jacket features art of Kira and Athrun with their respective love interests Lacus Clyne and Cagalli Yula Athha. The illustrations were drawn by series character designer Hisashi Hirai and chief mechanical animation director Satoshi Shigeta.
The Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remaster Complete Blu-ray BOX is a 12-disc set containing all forty-eight HD Remastered episodes and special features of the four volumes of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remastered Blu-ray Box released in 2012.
The Complete Blu-ray BOX will include features such as:
- 204 page archive booklet, compiling bonus booklet content from the previous four volumes in one set
- 36 page special booklet
- 60 page MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED ILLUSTRATION BOOK -100 memories
- Audio commentary archive
- Director Mitsuo Fukuda x T.M.Revolution / Takanori Nishikawa special talk video
- Newly recorded audio commentary for episodes: PHASE 28. Kira, PHASE 35. The Descending Sword, PHASE 38. Decisive Fire, and PHASE 43. What Stands in the Way.
- Newly drawn colored paper illustrations by Hisashi Hirai and Satoshi Shigeta by purchasing the box set from participating stores.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remaster Complete Blu-ray BOX is priced at 44,000 yen with a March 29, 2022 release date.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED aired from 2002-2003 directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and scripted by Chiaki Morosawa. The series features character designs by Hisashi Hirai, mechanical designs by Kunio Okawara and Kimitoshi Yamane, chief mecha animation direction by Satoshi Shigeta, and music by Toshihiko Sahashi. The popular series was followed with a sequel series in 2004 titled, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. Both the SEED and SEED Destiny series received HD Remastered editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
Announced in May 2021, the SEED series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED PROJECT ignited. The project includes the installation of the life-sized Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai with a special video by director Mitsuo Fukuda to commemorate it, Gundam Docks at Shanghai event, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse manga, a new video game in development, and an anime theatrical film sequel to the SEED TV anime series.
Year 70 of the Cosmic Era. The Coordinators, a group of genetically enhanced humans, have moved into colonies orbiting the Earth. But that hasn’t quieted the tensions between them and regular humans; the conflict soon escalates into a full-scale war. On the neutral colony of Heliopolis, Kira Yamato, and his friends are going to school and just being kids. But when the ZAFT commando forces attack, Kira’s life changes forever.
Left with no choice, he and Federation officer Murrue Ramius are thrown into battle in a prototype mobile weapon, which Kira christens “GUNDAM.” Now, Kira must defend himself and his friends from his own people. For, unknown to anyone else, Kira is a Coordinator. And the enemy he faces on the battlefield is his childhood best friend, Athrun!
Source: Official Website