The Bandai Namco Group announced the “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Project Ignited” initiative during the opening ceremony of the life-size statue of the “Freedom Gundam” in Shanghai. The initiative commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED anime, which will be held next year, and includes a film project that will be a sequel.
The film project will feature director Mitsuo Fukuda, and more details will be revealed soon. The initiative also includes a new video game for the franchise, which will also reveal more details at a later date, as well as the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse manga, which will debut in July as part of the “Mobile Suit Variation” project. SOW is credited for the story and Atsushi Soga for the art.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Synopsis
In the year of the Cosmic Era 0071, the Heliopolis space colony remains neutral in the great war that rages in the galaxy between the Coordinators, human beings whose biological traits have been altered before birth, and the Naturals, unaltered people who remain in planet Earth. The Naturals’ deep hatred of the Coordinators drove the advanced beings into space, seeking refuge in artificial colonies.
Kira Yamato is a Coordinator and college student in Heliopolis, when her life falls apart when ZAFT, the military organization made up of rebel Coordinators, attacks the colony in an effort to steal a set of five state-of-the-art military mobile suits. costumes known as Gundams. While ZAFT manages to seize four of the mobile suits, Kira takes control of the last Gundam, the Strike. Surviving the battle, Kira and her friends from college join the crew of the Archangel, a ship run by the Earth Alliance, and the young soldiers experience the horrors of war and the loss it entails.