Gundam SEED's Film Sequel, New Game, New Manga Announced

During the inauguration ceremony for the life-size Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai on Friday, the Bandai Namco Group unveiled the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Project sparked initiative. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam Seed anime, and the project will be divided into various parts.The previously mentioned film project (now verified to be in production) that acts as a sequel to the television series is the centrepiece of the campaign. In the future, the team, led by returning director Mitsuo Fukuda, will reveal the opening date and other details.
The Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse side-story manga (seen above) will debut in July as a new Mobile Suit Variation project in Japan and worldwide. The storey takes place in Cosmic Era 72, during the "lost two years" between the two world wars.It's been dubbed "calm on thin ice" by some, and "a temporary reprieve before the next upheaval" by others. Tatsumi Hri, a 17-year-old mobile suit pilot, Miyabi Oto Ki, a 19-year-old commander, Ken Noland Suse, an 18-year-old Coordinator pilot, and others risk their lives in an empty unit known as "ODR."

The MVF-X08 Eclipse Gundam from the manga is a modified mobile suit created in secret by ODR. In August, Bandai will release the Master Grade 1/100 model kit.

The manga is drawn by Atsushi Soga and is credited to SOW. The characters are designed by Kogado Studio, and the mecha is designed by Junichi Akutsu (Astrays). The manga will debut on July 26 in Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine. In July, will begin distributing the manga in other countries.

The Gundam Channel and's official YouTube channels will stream the statue's opening ceremony on May 31 at 12:00 p.m., after the intended live stream on Friday was cancelled (May 30 at 11:00 p.m. EDT). Fukuda created a new special anime video for the statue.

The first large-scale Gundam event in China, "Gundam docks at Shanghai," runs from May 28 to July 11 at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Jinqiao, the statue's home. Interactive zones dedicated to the history of Gundam, numerous anime, free Gundam plastic model demos, and other facets of the series will be available at the event.
From 2002 to 2003, the first Mobile Suit Gundam Seed television anime aired, followed by Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer anime project was released in three parts. In May 2006, the Sony Music Anime Festival '06 unveiled the proposed cinematic production.
Chiaki Morosawa, who wrote the scripts for both Gundam Seed series, died in 2016 at the age of 56. She had been working on the projected Gundam Seed film project with her husband Mitsuo Fukuda, who directed both Gundam Seed television series.In 2008, Morosawa stated that the project's plot had been completed, but that she had been ill since the conclusion of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny sequel in 2005.
The film project is "going along," according to singer T.M. Revolution (Takanori Nishikawa).

The series was originally published on DVD in English in North America by Bandai Entertainment. In December 2020, Right Stuf published the anime on Blu-ray Disc.

Source:, AnimeNewsNetwork


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