Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002–2003)
"Kidô senshi Gundam Seed" (original title)

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The discovery of an advanced model of combat mecha on their space colony throws a young man and his friends into involvement in an interplanetary war as the crew of a powerful fighting ship.

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Rebecca Shoichet ...
 Mayura Labatt (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Herbert Von Reinhardt / ... (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sôichirô Hoshi ...
 Kira Yamato (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Murrue Ramius / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Mwu La Fllaga (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Natarle Badgiruel / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Miriallia Haww (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yasuhiro Takato ...
 Kuzzey Buskirk / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tetsu Shiratori ...
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Sharon Alexander ...
 Erica Simmons (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Sigel Clyne (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Brian Drummond ...
 Andrew Waltfeld / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andrew Francis ...
 Muruta Azrael (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ron Halder ...
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Simon Hayama ...
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Matt Hill ...
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Jonathan Holmes ...
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Chantal Strand ...
 Lacus Clyne (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brad Swaile ...
 Dearka Elsman (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bill Switzer ...
 Sai Argyle (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andrew Toth ...
 Clotho Buer (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Storyline

In the year Cosmic Era (CE) 71, a war between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty) breaks out. The Earth Alliance catches up in technology after ZAFT has a head start building giant man-piloted robots called mobile suits. Immediately, four of the Earth Alliance's five new mobile suits called Gundams are stolen by ZAFT, with the remaining Gundam falling on the hands of a young Earth Alliance pilot. Written by fml_lopez

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In the end, there can be only one victor.


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Trivia

The Captain of the Archangel Cpt. Murrue Ramius is loosely based from Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October character named Marko Ramius. Fittingly Murrue Ramius also ended up defecting to the nation of ORB just like Marko Ramius' defection to the US. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Waltfeld: Unlike in sports, the game of war has no set time limit and no points are awarded, so how do you determine the winners and the losers? When all your enemies are destroyed? Perhaps then.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits slightly overlap into the last scenes of each episode, with the song starting a minute or two earlier than the animation ends, before cutting to the credits, without the usual pause or initial credits set that you would associate with this. Notably, On the DVD, This means the first few moments of the text-less credits show an intentionally blank screen. See more »

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Spin-off Kidô senshi Gundam Seed MSV Astray (2004) See more »

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Realize
Fourth Opening Theme (Episodes #41-50)
Performed by Nami Tamaki
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Just the Basics
27 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

For some people this show is the "best Gundam series ever!", for some it's the worst. But for everyone who has a split decision, that's who I am here to talk to.

I have never seen any Gundam series before, but I have read all my history to know that the franchise started in the late 70's (about 1979). It is a very popular series, but with the same storyline throughout every show. It always starts out about some type of war.

For me this show was the show that got me into the world of anime. The storyline, (which was new to me) got me hooked, I had never heard of such an idea for an animated show. The characters had an interesting way about them, you could easily pick out who you liked, and who you didn't. The animation is good, but not outstanding. Some shots of the ship look faker than fake mountains. There is not a lot of humor, but it has its good points. Tons of memorable quotes. This is an easy show to say, I like it, I don't.

I have to say the last 10 episodes were the best, and I wish the series was more like that, but it was still enjoyable. The two recap episodes, -can get annoying after seeing them twice- are a bit uncalled for especially when you've been watching every week and know the story off by heart, but can be helpful if you missed some episodes. But there only 12 episodes apart!

For a show that started in 2002, and only had 50 episodes (which is a lot for some animes), it is still highly talked about. Seed in Canada is in high demand, people just can't get enough. When on Adult Swim, ratings weren't good for it's run. But in Canada, the uncut version skyrocketed and was the 6th most popular show on YTV,Canada. Even more shocking was that the reruns were still holding strong, proving, everybody loved Seed.

I haven't seen the sequel Gundam Seed Destiny, so I can't compare. But again it seems to be another show that has mixed reviews. And the music, is some of my favourite anime music ever, and some of the most popular!

If I were to watch it again -for the 3rd time- I would consider watching the Japanese version, to see it uncut and to get the ultimate Seed feeling. But the dubbed version is just as good, and I was fortunate to see it uncut.

This show always keeps you busy thinking what will happen next. It's exciting, emotional, thrilling, and just plain fun. It has a good message. It is my personal favourite anime. I can't say this is the best of the Gundam series, but I think it helped save the Gundam series by bringing it back into the world of anime. So check it out!


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