Multiple Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Projects Announced, Anime Film in Development

Recently, the official Gundam portal website Gundam Info announced the GUNDAM SEED PROJECT ignited, in conjunction with the opening ceremony for the life-size Freedom Gundam statue, a multifaceted project celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series in 2022.

The first of the projects is an anime short by Mitsuo Fukuda to commemorate the installation of the life-sized Freedom Gundam statue at LaLaport Shanghai Jingqiao in China. The next projects are the development of a new video game based on the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series and the manga serialization of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ECLIPSE, an official spin-off story to Gundam SEED MSV beginning July 26 in the September 2021 issue of Gundam Ace, as well as new Gundam model kits.

And lastly, an official update on the long-obscured anime theatrical film that was initially announced fifteen years ago in 2006.

“SUNRISE is currently producing the theatrical feature film that will be a sequel to the animated TV series under the direction of Mitsuo Fukuda. We’ll keep informing you of more details including its release schedule in due course.”

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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 join 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.

Source: Gundam Info

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