Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom Releasing to Blu-ray/DVD in December



Just after the blockbuster Gundam film, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom debuted on streaming. Bandai Namco Filmworks has announced the release of several editions of the film on Blu-ray and DVD, set for December 25, 2024.

Blu-ray Limited Edition

  • Release Date: December 25, 2024
  • Price: ¥16,500 (tax included)
  • Specs: 204 minutes total(Main BD: 124 minutes, Special BD: Approx. 80 minutes), featuring the main film in 1080p High Definition, Dolby Atmos sound, Japanese subtitles, Japanese audio, English subtitles.
  • Bonuses: Includes a 20-page booklet, a 48-page art collection, three newly written novels, a drama CD, and two bonus discs featuring event footage, special digests, and making-of content. Packaging includes newly illustrated Digipak and storage box.

Blu-ray Standard Edition

  • Release Date: December 25, 2024
  • Price: ¥5,000 (tax included)
  • Specs: 124 minutes total, featuring the main film in 1080p High Definition with Dolby Atmos sound and Japanese subtitles, Japanese audio, English subtitles.
  • Bonuses: Includes a 20-page booklet, teaser and trailer collection, and audio commentary.

DVD Edition

  • Release Date: December 25, 2024
  • Price: ¥4,000 (tax included)
  • Specs: 124 minutes total, featuring the main film in 16:9 Vista Size with Dolby Digital sound and Japanese subtitles, Japanese audio, English subtitles.
  • Bonuses: Includes a 20-page booklet, teaser and trailer collection, and audio commentary.

4K ULTRA HD Blu-ray Edition

  • Release Date: December 25, 2024
  • Price: ¥7,000 (tax included)
  • Specs: 124 minutes total, featuring the main film in 2160p Ultra High Definition with Dolby Atmos sound and Japanese subtitles, Japanese audio, English subtitles.
  • Bonuses: Includes a 20-page booklet, teaser and trailer collection, and audio commentary.

Blu-ray Mighty Edition

  • Release Date: December 25, 2024
  • Price: ¥27,500 (tax included)
  • Specs: 204 minutes total (Main BD: 124 minutes, Special BD: Approx. 80 minutes), featuring the main film in 1080p High Definition, Dolby Atmos sound, Japanese subtitles, Japanese audio, English subtitles.
  • Exclusive Bonuses: Includes storyboards, reproduction scripts, a set of theater illustration cards, and a limited edition “HG 1/144 Mighty Strike Freedom Gundam [Limited Clear]”.
  • Other Bonuses: Same as the limited edition, plus exclusive Mighty Edition items. Available only through A-on STORE and A-on STORE Premium Bandai branch.

Additionally, exclusive purchase bonuses will be available from various retailers like Amazon, Animate, and Yodobashi Camera, offering special items such as posters, acrylic stands, and character fine graphs, featuring artwork by character designer Hisashi Hirai.

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.

Story

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.

Cast:

  • 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

Staff:

– 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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