The Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM film project’s team has revealed additional cast members and showcased visuals of their respective characters.
The newly announced cast members and their characters are:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Daniel Harper
- Sumire Uesaka as Ingrid Tradoll
- Hiro Shimono as Orphee Lam Tao
- Kentarō Tone as Liu Shenqiang
- Yukari Tamura as Aura Maha Khyber
- Yūichi Nakamura as Shura Serpentine
- ??? as Griffin Arbalest
- Misato Fukuen as Redelard Tradoll
The team has yet to unveil the actor set to portray Griffin Arbalest. Several fresh faces emerged in the second promotional clip in August, most notably Aura, who was seen seated on a regal throne alongside Orphee and Shura.
Shimono is set to unite with fellow cast members for the “Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Festival Connect Ano Toki o Koete” event, scheduled for November 19th at Tokyo’s Bunkyō Civic Hall.
The upcoming film, scheduled for release in Japan on January 26, 2024, unfolds its narrative within the intricate timeline of C.E. (Cosmic Era) 75.
Renowned director Mitsuo Fukuda, best known for his work on Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, helms this project under the banner of Bandai Namco Filmworks. Fukuda, in collaboration with the late Chiaki Morosawa and Liu Goto, meticulously crafted the screenplay. Notably, character designs are skillfully brought to life by Hisashi Hirai, also celebrated for his contributions to Mobile Suit Gundam Seed.
The film project is a pivotal component of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Project Ignited initiative, unveiled in 2021. This initiative serves as a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam Seed anime in 2022 and comprises various elements.
In addition to the film, there is a fresh Mobile Suit Gundam Seed game and the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse side-story manga.
Director Mitsuo Fukuda, the creative force behind Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, has officially confirmed that this film serves as a direct sequel to the second Gundam Seed television anime, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny.
Tragically, Chiaki Morosawa, the esteemed head scriptwriter for both Gundam Seed series, passed away in 2016 at the age of 56. She had been collaborating closely with her husband, the director of the Gundam Seed television series, on the prospective Gundam Seed film project. Morosawa had disclosed back in 2008 that the plot for the project had been meticulously crafted, but her health had been in decline since the culmination of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny sequel in 2005.
Source | Press release