Gundam Info, the official Gundam YouTube channel for international audiences, is now streaming the entire HD remasters of both Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. Both series are streaming with Japanese audio and multiple subtitle options.
The 2002-2003 SEED series is directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and scripted by Chiaki Morosawa. Set in the Cosmic Era, the series follows the brutal war between the Earth-dwelling “Naturals” and the genetically modified “Coordinators” living in space colonies called PLANTS. Kira Yamato, secretly a Coordinator, and his friends are studying at the neutral Earth nation Orb Union and become entangled in the war from a surprise attack from the PLANT’s military force ZAFT, Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty. Through desperation, they become conscripted into the Earth Alliance military to serve aboard the Archangel. Being a Coodinator of exceptional ability, Kira becomes the pilot of the experimental GAT-X105 Strike Gundam, charged with protecting the Archangel and her crew against the ZAFT forces.
Retaining much of its original staff, the 2004-2005 SEED Destiny series is set two years after the original Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, following a new character Shinn Asuka, a hotblooded soldier from ZAFT. As ZAFT enters into another war against the Naturals, the series focuses on new and various returning characters.
The SEED series has enjoyed an enduring popularity throughout the years with high television ratings, DVD and CD sales, along with a massive successful line of Gundam model kits. In July 2020, Gundam anime studio Sunrise announced plans to build an 1:1 scale ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam statue, Kira Yamato’s upgrade mobile suit, at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao in China. The statue was completed April 2021.
Source: Gundam Info