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Kidô senshi Gundam Seed 

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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 Martin Dacosta 50 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Ledonir Kisaka 50 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Asagi Caldwell 50 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Ezalia Joule / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Mayura Labatt / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
Lee Tockar ...
 Herbert Von Reinhardt / ... 50 episodes, 2002-2003
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Kotono Mitsuishi ...
 Murrue Ramius / ... 48 episodes, 2002-2003
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 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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 Erica Simmons 48 episodes, 2002-2003
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Ron Halder ...
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Simon Hayama ...
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 Marco Morassim 48 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Patrick Zala 48 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Nicol Amarfi 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Keith William Miller ...
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Ward Perry ...
 Kojiro Murdock 48 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Miguel Aiman 48 episodes, 2002-2003
Matt Smith ...
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 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 ...
Katsumi Toriumi ...
 Dalida Roe Laha Chandra II / ... 45 episodes, 2002-2003
Rie Tanaka ...
Naomi Shindô ...
Akira Sasanuma ...
 Dearka Elthman / ... 41 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Yzak Jule / ... 41 episodes, 2002-2003
Mami Matsui ...
 Nicol Amarfi 41 episodes, 2002-2003
Kinryû Arimoto ...
 Patrick Zala 39 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Miguel Aiman 39 episodes, 2002-2003
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Uzumi Nara Attha / ... 38 episodes, 2002-2003
Yôsuke Akimoto ...
Minoru Inaba ...
 William Sutherland 37 episodes, 2002-2003
Yûko Satô ...
 Juri Wu Nien 37 episodes, 2002-2003
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 Muruta Azrael 36 episodes, 2002-2003
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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
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 Andorew Waldfeld / ... 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Michiyo Yanagisawa ...
 Erica Simmons 36 episodes, 2002-2003
Hiro Yûki ...
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 Kira Yamato (2017 remaster) 30 episodes, 2002-2003
Cassandra Lee Morris ...
 Miriallia Haw (2017 remaster) 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Chris Hackney ...
 Athrun Zala (2017 remaster) 25 episodes, 2002-2003
Lucien Dodge ...
 Sai Argyle (2017 remaster) 24 episodes, 2002-2003
Daman Mills ...
 Yzak Joule (2017 remaster) 22 episodes, 2002-2003
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Storyline

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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In the end, there can be only one victor.


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Trivia

In episode 16 ("The Burning Desert Sands"), it is made very clear that the main character Kira Yamato and his love interest Fllay Allster had sex sometime between episode 15 and 16. This scene gave parents in Japan a scare and caused a good deal of controversy at the time. See more »

Quotes

Mu La Flaga: Le Creuset! Is this what you were hoping for, you bastard?
Rau Le Creuset: You shouldn't blame me! This is mankind's dream, mankind's desire, mankind's destiny! To be the strongest, to go the farthest, to climb the highest!
Mu La Flaga: You're pathetic!
Rau Le Creuset: To compete, to envy, to hate each other, and to devour one another!
Mu La Flaga: I won't let your twisted logic make things worse!
Rau Le Creuset: But you're too late, Mu. You see... I am the product of all of this, that's how I know!
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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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Referenced in Super Robot Wars J (2005) See more »

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Third Opening Theme (Episodes #27-40)
Performed by Nami Tamaki
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A goshdarn good Gundam series

Gundam SEED isn't terrible. It's actually quite good and I do recommend people to watch it. Like any show, there are a couple of flaws and annoying things about it, but I'd rather not pick at them.

I do agree with some of the complaints that the battles drag out for too long. But hey, they have 50 episodes to fill. So it's a bit of a downfall if you're not into the whole Gundam fighting scenes. The thing that I enjoy most about this show is the characters and plot. The ending is phenomenal. The series is packed with twists and turns. Character development doesn't just focus on the few main characters, but also the supporting characters as well. The music is also an A+. And I'm not just talking about the catchy J-Pop openings and endings, but the score itself is so well done.

Kira Yamato is your stereotypical, invincible television hero. That's to be expected, isn't it? He's very kind and likable. I'm really REALLY glad he's not one of those angry, violent characters who spends half the show swearing and being moody for no apparent reason. Le Creuset, the antagonist, is rather one-dimensional. His whole history and motives are crammed into one episode near the end, and you're like, "OHH now I get it... too bad the series is going to end soon."

(And props to the team for perfecting Flay as "the character everyone hates".)

The English dub is very well done. There are a few awkward dubbing moments, but it's better than a lot of other anime. If you don't want to read subtitles, watch the dub. You're not going to miss a lot.

In a few final words, Gundam SEED is not flawless, nor the "best Gundam show ever", but it is definitely watchable and enjoyable.


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