Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is an especially popular subseries within the Japanese Gundam anime franchise. Recently, fresh news related to this classic series come out that really surprised fans – A new SEED theatrical episode is now in production! Originally, there had been several SEED compilation movies produced before, so it’s not entirely surprising, but this new work, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse, is different, as it tells a new story in the timeline. As the SEED Destiny series ended in Japan in 2005, it is a happy surprise to see a sequel in 2021!
- 1 The Setting of Gundam SEED
- 2 The Mobile Suits of Gundam SEED’s World
- 3 ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
- 4 ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam
- 5 ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam
- 6 Aile Strike Gundam
- 7 GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam
- 8 GATX-103 Buster Gundam
- 9 GAT-X102 Duel Gundam
- 10 GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam
- 11 GAT-X370 Raider Gundam
- 12 GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam
The Setting of Gundam SEED
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, directed by Mitsuo Fukuda, covers the story of Kira Yamato, who was born in an era called the “Cosmic Era”. Humans in this world are divided into “Naturals”, born and raised naturally on earth, and “Coordinators”, who were born after genetic modification. In this era of constant conflicts between these two groups, many Coordinators have chosen to immigrate to outer space, and the Kira family is no exception, emigrating to the Orb Union’s space colony Heliopolis.
Because where Kira lives is a neutral country, he originally had no connection with any outside war. One day, Heliopolis was attacked by the ZAFT army. Kira gets involved in the conflict at this point in order to protect others from the ZAFT soldiers. it was then discovered that the soldier who had attacked him was a childhood friend who he had not seen for many years, Athrun Zala. Starting from this reunion, the story continues from their perspectives and looks closely at the various causal relationships brought about by the war.
The Mobile Suits of Gundam SEED’s World
ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
One of the main Gundams of the SEED universe, piloted by Kira Yamato, the main protagonist of the original Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. It can get more power from its METEOR support unit.
ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam
A Gundam that was shipped at the same time as the Freedom Gundam. Lighter than the Freedom Gundam, the Justice Gundam more than makes up for it in terms of mobility and tactical opportunities
ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam
The last Gundam introduced by ZAFT in the war, piloted by Rau Le Creuset. Uses the DRAGOON system, Under which 11 floating guns stored in the Providence Gundam’s large backpack can be wirelessly controlled and attack opponents from multiple angles and directions at the same time. Utilizing 43 beam guns, Providence Gundam can release destructive firepower for attacks on all side.
Aile Strike Gundam
Originally piloted by Kira Yamato, he later passes ownership of this Gundam to Mu La Flaga. Was destroyed by Providence Gundam during a later battle in the Gundam SEED series, although the Pilot Mu managed to survive.
GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam
One of the five newest mobile weapons in the GAT-X series developed by the Earth Alliance and piloted by Athrun Zala. The name ‘Aegis’ is derived from the shield with the head of Medusa in ancient Greek mythology. This Gundam’s unique feature is its transformation function.
GATX-103 Buster Gundam
Developed by the Earth Alliance and piloted mainly by ZAFT soldier Dearka Elsman. Like the GAT-X102 Duel Gundam, it has a body type based on the X100 series skeleton and is modeled as a heavy artillery Gundam with powerful firepower. The “Buster” in the name of the machine references its destructive power.
GAT-X102 Duel Gundam
This Gundam was given a low evaluation by the Earth Alliance because it was the first prototype of the G weapon and lacked any special performance capabilities. After ZAFT stole this mobile suit, they specially designed a set of ‘Assault Shroud’ armor just for it.
GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam
This mobile suit’s equipment features a scythe and a flying machine on its back. The flying machine can twist the opponent’s lasers so that the Forbidden Gundam’s body is not damaged. The pilot is Shani Andras. Andoras. This mobile suit is based on the X-200 series skeleton used in the GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam.
GAT-X370 Raider Gundam
This mobile suit was developed by the Earth Alliance, and is piloted by Lieutenant Clotho Buer. The three second generations Gundams developed in this Gundam’s series use the GAT-X X300 series skeleton, special Trans Phase armor for more power and protection.
GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam
A Gundam developed by the Earth Alliance that was taken by the ZAFT Army. The pilot is Orga Sabnak, a member of the Biological CPU trio.
Before the new movie is officially released, it might be a good choice to spend time catching yourself up on the world of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED! We are really looking forward to all the new upcoming information on what’s to come next with Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse!