Bandai Namco Filmworks(Sunrise) is gearing up for the fast approaching theatrical release of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom, the film’s primary mobile suits have finally been revealed with a new trailer, key visual, and character sheets.
Protagonist Kira Yamato will be piloting a new version of his iconic Freedom Gundam, named Rising Freedom Gundam. The pilots of the other mobile suits have yet to be revealed.
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The key visual features the film’s two protagonists’ mobile suits, Rising Freedom Gundam and Immortal Justice Gundam, the latest iteration of the signature “Freedom and Justice” pairing in the SEED series.
The tagline of the movie is “A decided destiny, or freedom to resist-“, and will release to theaters January 26, 2024.
- 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 | ???
The Gundam SEED theatrical film was first announced in May 2006 at Sony Music Anime Fes’ 06. The project was touted at the time as the first original Gundam theatrical film since 1991’s Mobile Suit Gundam F91. Before headwriter Chiaki Morosawa’s passing in 2016, she had completed the plot for the movie.
Announced in May 2021, the SEED series began celebrating its 20th anniversary with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED PROJECT ignited. The project included the installation of the life-sized Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai with a special video by director Fukuda to commemorate it, Gundam Docks at Shanghai event, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse manga, a new video game in development, and the anime theatrical film sequel to the SEED and SEED Destiny TV anime series, now titled SEED Freedom.
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. The success of the series also inspired Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Stargazer, a three episode original net animation (ONA) side story set during the events of SEED Destiny. Both the SEED and SEED Destiny series received HD Remastered editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
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(via Gundam-SEED)