To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut, singer Nami Tamaki has launched a YouTube channel dedicated to her music, Nami Tamaki Music Channel. She has kicked off the launch with her first pieces of content being three music videos, “Believe,” “Realize,” and “Reason,” all songs that were used in the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series, and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.
“Believe” and “Realize” served as the third and fourth opening theme songs for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, while “Reason” was the first ending theme for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.
More music videos and live performance videos will be released on the channel in the future.
As part of the 20th anniversary project of Nami Tamaki, a solo live concert will be held in Shibuya, Tokyo, on March 17, 2024 (Sun.), and goods are also being sold for overseas order.
Born in June 1988, Nami Tamaki debuted in 2003 under Sony Music with the single “Believe”. Including the ending theme “Result,” she has sung a total of four opening and ending theme songs for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, the most of any artist on the series.
Announced in May 2021, the SEED series itself 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 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.
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.
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!
Directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and scripted by Chiaki Morosawa, SEED Destiny is the 2004 sequel to the popular 2002 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series. Hisashi Hirai returned as character designer, along with mechanical designs by Kunio Okawara and Kimitoshi Yamane, chief mecha animation direction by Satoshi Shigeta, and music by Toshihiko Sahashi.
The year is Cosmic Era 73. The Bloody Valentine War, fought between the PLANTS space colonies and the nations of the Atlantic Federation, has ended and an uneasy truce has settled upon the Earth sphere. With the signing of the Junius Seven Treaty, the world’s soldiers have left the battlefield and the grizzly sights of war behind. Many who fought now seek peace and refuge in the shelter of civilian life.
But one boy, Shinn Asuka, is finding that incredibly hard. A coordinator who lost his entire family during the Battle of Orb, he now fights with ZAFT in one of their newest machines, the Impulse Gundam. Of course, ZAFT is only developing these machines for defensive applications – or so they claim – but when a group of Federation operatives steal some of these prototype machines, the world is once again plunged towards war.