Japanese pachinko giant SANKYO has announced their latest machine, FEVER Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Gundam SEED is the 7th machine in their pachinko Gundam series, inheriting the dna of FEVER Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. SANKYO has released the SEED pachinko game’s first TV commercial and launched its own website.
An unveiling event will be live-streamed on SANKYO‘s YouTube channel SANKYOFEVERTV from 11:45 on Friday, May 19th. The event will feature special guests and also include live performances. Additionally, a “commemorative campaign” will be held where viewers can answer three keywords announced during the live-stream to enter for a chance to win luxurious prizes worth a total of 3 million yen, including PG 1/60 Perfect Strike Gundam and PG 1/60 Strike Gundam.
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 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.