History Anime / MobileSuitGundamSEED

18th Mar '17 4:23:10 AM Koveras
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Thanks to its powerful directing, an all-star voice cast, and the never-dwindling emotional tension, ''SEED'' easily became a smash hit in Japan, getting the second highest ratings in Gundam history only behind ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and spawning a televised sequel, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', and a manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]''. An as of yet untitled movie, confirmed to be in production in 2007, is expected to be a GrandFinale of the saga... if it can leave DevelopmentHell. ''SEED'''s success and the announcement of ''Destiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, spawned speculation that CE would become the new UC. However, ''Destiny'' failing to be as successful as ''SEED'', the movie's production stalling, and the subsequent release and success of non-CE series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' have since dashed those hopes. The 48-episode run of the HD Remaster of the series aired in 2012. [[labelnote:*]]If you're wondering what happened to the 49th & 50th episodes, the Remaster cut out two recap episodes, which were the original 14th & 26th episodes.[[/labelnote]]

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Thanks to its powerful directing, an all-star voice cast, and the never-dwindling emotional tension, ''SEED'' easily became a smash hit in Japan, getting the second highest ratings in Gundam history only behind ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and spawning a televised sequel, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', and a manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]''. An as of yet untitled movie, confirmed to be in production in 2007, is expected to be a GrandFinale of the saga... if it can leave DevelopmentHell. ''SEED'''s success and the announcement of ''Destiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, spawned speculation that CE would become the new UC. However, ''Destiny'' failing to be as successful as ''SEED'', the movie's production stalling, stalling (due to, among other things, illness and subsequent passing away of the head writer Chiaki Morosawa in 2016), the subsequent release and success of non-CE series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' have since dashed those hopes. The 48-episode run of the HD Remaster of the series aired in 2012. [[labelnote:*]]If you're wondering what happened to the 49th & 50th episodes, the Remaster cut out two recap episodes, which were the original 14th & 26th episodes.[[/labelnote]]
8th Mar '17 4:50:36 PM t209
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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Unlike any TheFederation examples, Earth Alliance suffer from frictions between various states--specifically between Atlantic Federation and Eurasian Federation--which culminated in full-scale conflict by GundamSeedDestiny. Examples can be seen with Gerard Garcia's attempt to confiscate Kira's Gundam for Eurasian Federation's cause, and UriahGambit against Eurasian Federation forces in Panama.
6th Mar '17 7:53:29 PM t209
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* InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace: Suprisingly, like MobileSuitGundam, both the Naturals and Coordinators populace have wide range of skin colors and MultiEthnicName.
1st Mar '17 4:40:15 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* MechaExpansionPack: The major gimmick of the series. The Strike Gundam has three: The all-around performance Aile, melee-focused Sword and heavy assault Launcher. The Duel Gundam has one, the Assault Shroud, which it uses at all times after the first storyline. And in the last few episodes the Freedom and Justice Gundams get HUGE anti-ship versions in the [[FunWithAcronyms Mobile suit Embedded Tactical EnfORcers]].
25th Feb '17 5:41:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CommonEyeColors: Kira's PurpleEyes indicate his badassitude and [[spoiler:status as the Ultimate Coordinator]]; Lacus has InnocentBlueEyes.
26th Jan '17 10:27:48 PM Ominae
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* ProductPlacement: Clotho is seen playing a Creator/{{Bandai}} UsefulNotes/{{Wonderswan}}.

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* ProductPlacement: Clotho is seen playing a Creator/{{Bandai}} UsefulNotes/{{Wonderswan}}.
29th Nov '16 8:37:49 PM SuddenFrost
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The [=PLANT=] space colonies. Unlike the fairly practical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Three O'Neill cylinder]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus Stanford torus]] designs that are standard for the franchise, [=PLANTs=] seem designed around RuleOfCool -- and as a result are both horribly inefficient and much less safe in comparison.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The [=PLANT=] space colonies. Unlike the fairly practical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Three O'Neill cylinder]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus Stanford torus]] designs that are standard for the franchise, [=PLANTs=] seem designed around RuleOfCool -- and as a result are both horribly inefficient and much less safe in comparison. In particular, the sun will sometimes shine through the [=PLANTs'=] windows as they spin, which would would expose the habitats to radiation in case of a solar flare.
26th Oct '16 5:13:25 PM Ace1225
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* BashBrothers: [[spoiler:Kira and Athrun in the second half of the series using the Freedom and Justice.]]

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* BashBrothers: [[spoiler:Kira and Athrun starting in the second half of the series using episode 39, in the Freedom and Justice.]]
16th Aug '16 12:25:27 PM livestockgeorge
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* {{Expy}}: Lots of them, thanks to ''SEED'''s similarity to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' -- about half the main characters qualify, in addition to numerous minor ones. [[labelnote:Details]]Kira is an expy of Amuro, Athrun and Rau are expies of [[CharClone Char]], Murrue is a female version of Bright, Cagalli has shades of Sayla, and Andrew Waltfeld is an expy of Ramba Ral. For minor characters, Tolle and Kuzzey's relationships to Kira are extremely similar to Kai and Hayato's (respectively) to Amuro, and Aisha (Andrew Waltfeld's girlfriend) is a clear expy of Crowley (Ramba Ral's girlfriend).[[/labelnote]] Lacus Clyne is also an expy of Relena Peacecraft of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. In terms of character design, there are obvious influences from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', which isn't surprising since they're from Hisashi Hirai, the character designer for both shows. Azrael in particular looks similar to Pat.

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* {{Expy}}: Lots of them, thanks to ''SEED'''s similarity to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' -- about half the main characters qualify, in addition to numerous minor ones. [[labelnote:Details]]Kira is an expy of Amuro, Athrun Amuro; Athrun, [[spoiler: Mu]] and Rau are ''all'' expies of [[CharClone Char]], Char] (dividing his story line neatly between them), Murrue is a female version of Bright, Cagalli has shades of Sayla, and Andrew Waltfeld is an expy of Ramba Ral. For minor characters, Tolle and Kuzzey's relationships to Kira are extremely similar to Kai and Hayato's (respectively) to Amuro, and Aisha (Andrew Waltfeld's girlfriend) is a clear expy of Crowley (Ramba Ral's girlfriend).[[/labelnote]] Lacus Clyne is also an expy of Relena Peacecraft of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. In terms of character design, there are obvious influences from ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', which isn't surprising since they're from Hisashi Hirai, the character designer for both shows. Azrael in particular looks similar to Pat.
13th Aug '16 9:57:35 PM JudasZala
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** Lacus [[http://imgur.com/WiaqN6c painting a mustache on one of her Haros]] is a clear one to ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which Fukuda has noted is one of his favorite series by Tomino.

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** Lacus [[http://imgur.com/WiaqN6c painting a mustache on one of her Haros]] is a clear one to ''Anime/TurnAGundam'', which Fukuda has noted is one of his favorite series by Tomino. Also, her exit from her escape pod is an homage to [[http://imgur.com/m6Zzm0u Lalah Sune's exit from Char's shuttle]] in episode 39 of ''Mobile Suit Gundam.''
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