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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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)
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 ...
 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)
Brian Drummond ...
 Andrew Waltfeld / ... (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andrew Francis ...
 Muruta Azrael (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ron Halder ...
 Sutherland (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Simon Hayama ...
 Chandra (48 episodes, 2002-2003)
Matt Hill ...
 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)
Andrew Kavadas ...
 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)
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 Rau Le Creuset (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)
Akira Ishida ...
 Athrun Zala (47 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 (42 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)
Naomi Shindô ...
 Cagalli Yula Athha / ... (39 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)
Vivian Hsu ...
 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

Via Hibiki: The Ultimate Coordinator? Is that going to bring this child happiness?
Ulen Hibiki: The urge to make things better has always driven progress and then that is what brings about happiness.
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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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Second Ending Theme (Episodes #27-39)
Performed by Tatsuya Ishii
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Gundam at its Best
19 November 2004 | by (Hogwarts) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the best Gundam shows out there today. The animation is everything modern technology can offer, amazing choreographed fighting sequence and perhaps, one of the most intriguing plots.

The basic plot to Gundam SEED is a war has broken out between the Earth Alliance (Naturals or normal human beings) and ZAFT (Coordinators or genetically enhanced human beings), and two friends, Kira Yamato and Athrun Zala are pitted against each other. Mobile Suits come into play when the Earth Alliance secretly begin to produce Gundam Mobile Suits, to which Zaft is intent on obtaining. The attack on Heliopolis not only allowed Zaft to capture four of the Alliance's mobile suits, but reunites Kira Yamato with his childhood friend, now enemy, Athrun Zala. Kira like Athrun is a Coordinator and his decision to help the Naturals deem him a traitor and pit him against his fellow Coordinators. Kira must now fight in the Strike Gundam against Duel, Buster, Blitz, and Aegis Gundams as the seemingly never-ending war continues. Casualties will amount on both sides, forcing both Athrun and Kira to battle relentlessly.

One of the first things that drew me into the show was the vibrant colors and the character development. You have the protagonist, Kira Yamato, who is a conflicted and emotional teenager. And though he is extremely skilled at piloting a Gundam, he rather live peacefully rather than fight. Every time a death occurs on or off the battlefield, he feels it's his responsibility, thus the toll of characters that die throughout the show, effect and burden him immensely. He is extremely sensitive to other people's feelings and does not like taking the life of an other. Some may accuse him of crying too often, but I view his breakdowns as human, which is a reason I like his character so much.

His relationship with his old childhood friend, Athrun Zala, is extremely heartfelt, because it is obvious the two don't want to fight each other and care immensely for each other, yet they're forced to fight against each other. Notably, the supporting characters in this show are extremely memorable. Athrun's teammates, Yzak, Dearka, and Nicol have interesting character developments, rare in a lot of anime shows. We see Nicol as an aspiring pianist with hope for a piano playing future. He looks upon Athrun as an older brother and is very kind and supportive of Athrun. Both Yzak and Dearka's personalities are further developed later on in the show when we see them both make surprising decisions and completely different sides to their characters. There are also characters on the Naturals side like Mwu La Fllaga, Murrue Ramius, Sai Argyle, Fllay Allster, that are memorable, especially in their relationship with Kira and how they affect him to fight.

For once, the main female leads are not annoying. Lacus Clyne and Cagalli Yula Attha actually have important roles in the series. Lacus as the emotional and physical healer and supporter for Kira, while Cagalli is the tie between Kira and Athrun. The awesome aspect of this show is that it has characters worth caring about and excellent voice overs. The only disappointing factor is, if you're watching the Cartoon Network version, a majority of the more violent and graphic scenes are completely edited out and makes the events happening in the show, lose it's full potential and true effect.

The music for Gundam SEED is extremely compelling and perfectly accompanies the show. In my opinion the best songs you hear are "Invoke"

by T.M. Revolution, "Meteor" by T.M. Revolution, and "Anna ni Isshodatta no ni" by See-Saw.

Overall, Gundam SEED is an excellent anime show with compelling characters, and fantastic animation.


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