North American anime publisher and distributor Right Stuf Anime is releasing the Blu-ray for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer.
Releasing in 2006 and directed by Susumu Nishizawa, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Stargazer is a three episode original net animation (ONA) side story set during the events of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. The blu-ray features Japanese audio with English and Japanese subtitle options, and includes Promotional Videos and a clean version of the ending theme song “Stargazer ~Hoshi no Tobira~” by Satori Negishi. Right Stuf‘s release is priced at $19.99 and set to ship January 17, 2023.
Cosmic Era 73. Amidst the calamitous fall of Junius Seven, two employees of the Deep Space Survey and Development Organization (DSSD) struggle to escape the chaos. Engineer Selene McGriff and Deputy Security Director Edmond Duclos are both part of a special technological development team working on the GSX-401FW Stargazer, an advanced mobile suit designed for deep space exploration. As the city begins to collapse around them, Edmond opts to assist the local military and provide protection for Selene as she sets out to return the Stargazer to space for its final development.
All the while, the Earth Alliance has had their sights set on the Stargazer’s AI control module. Deploying a special task force within Phantom Pain led by Sven Cal Bayang, a young Natural and pilot of the GAT-X105E Strike Noir, the Earth Alliance military soon moves forward with their plans. The mission: assault the DSSD’s Trojan Station and capture the Stargazer and all its research, no matter the cost.
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!
Announced in May 2021, the SEED series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED PROJECT ignited. The project includes 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, along with multiple cross promotions and collaborations.