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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Series cast summary:
Sôichirô Hoshi ...
 Kira Yamato (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ted Cole ...
 Ray Yuki / ... (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Martin Dacosta (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Adam Henderson ...
 Ledonir Kisaka (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Ulen Hibiki (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jocelyne Loewen ...
 Asagi Caldwell (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Ezalia Joule / ... (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Scott McNeil ...
 Gerard Garcia / ... (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Uzumi Nara Athha (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rebecca Shoichet ...
 Mayura Labatt (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Herbert Von Reinhardt / ... (50 episodes, 2002-2003)
Akira Ishida ...
 Athrun Zala (49 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 ...
 Ssigh Argyle / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Yzak Joule (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sharon Alexander ...
 Erica Simmons (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Eileen Canaver / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Don Brown ...
 Sigel Clyne (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Mu La Flaga (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Fredrik Ades / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Andrew Waltfeld / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Muruta Azrael (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ron Halder ...
 Sutherland (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Simon Hayama ...
 Chandra (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Kira Yamato (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Marco Morassim (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Juri Wu Nien / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Patrick Zala (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Nicol Amarfi (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Keith William Miller ...
 Kuzzey Buskirk / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Vanessa Morley ...
 Cagalli Yula Athha (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ward Perry ...
 Kojiro Murdock (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tony Sampson ...
 Miguel Aiman (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Matt Smith ...
 Jackie Tonomura / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tabitha St. Germain ...
 Birdy / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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)
Brendan Van Wijk ...
 Pal (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Athrun Zala (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Toshihiko Seki ...
 Raww Le Kleuze / ... (47 episodes, 2002-2003)
Takayuki Inoue ...
 Tolle Koenig (47 episodes, 2002-2003)
Isshin Chiba ...
 Arnold Neumann / ... (47 episodes, 2002-2003)
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
 Kojiro Murdock / ... (47 episodes, 2002-2003)
Shigeru Shibuya ...
 Jackie Tonomura / ... (47 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yasuhiko Kawazu ...
 Ades / ... (46 episodes, 2002-2003)
Katsumi Toriumi ...
 Dalida Roe Laha Chandra II / ... (45 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rie Tanaka ...
 Lacus Clyne (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Naomi Shindô ...
 Cagalli Yula Athha / ... (41 episodes, 2002-2003)
Akira Sasanuma ...
 Dearka Elthman / ... (41 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tomokazu Seki ...
 Yzak Jule (41 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mami Matsui ...
 Nicol Amarfi (41 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Patrick Zala (39 episodes, 2002-2003)
Takanori Nishikawa ...
 Miguel Aiman (39 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Uzumi Nara Attha / ... (38 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
 Sigel Clyne (37 episodes, 2002-2003)
Minoru Inaba ...
 William Sutherland (37 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yuuko Satou ...
 Juri Wu Nien (37 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
 Muruta Azrael (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Aisha (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kikuko Inoue ...
 Caridad Yamato (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Masayo Kurata ...
 Mayura Labatt (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sachi Matsumoto ...
 Asagi Caldwell (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Shunichi Miyamoto ...
 Shani Andras (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...
 Andorew Waldfeld (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michiyo Yanagisawa ...
 Erica Simmons (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
Hiro Yuuki ...
 Clotho Buer (36 episodes, 2002-2003)
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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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Trivia

Cagalli, Fllay and Lacus, the three female leads of the series, only ever exchange 1 line of dialogue to each of the other two throughout the series' 50-episode run. See more »

Quotes

Uzumi Nara Athha: We believe that no one should be judged by whether or not his or her genes were altered. Cagalli is a Natural and Kira is a Coordiantor. These are things they have no control over.
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Crazy Credits

After Lacus joins Kira's crew, the later of the two eye-catches is modified to show Lacus and Athrun with a collection of Haros, and different music, instead of the rousing Gundam eye-catch that appears before the break. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) See more »

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River
Second Ending Theme (Episodes #27-39)
Performed by Tatsuya Ishii
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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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