New Trailer and Cast Announced for Gundam SEED FREEDOM Anime Film

(Last Updated On: August 8, 2023)

On Tuesday, the team behind the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed FREEDOM film project unveiled its second promotional video, along with the cast lineup and character visuals. The highly anticipated film is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 26, 2024. The narrative is situated chronologically in C.E. (Cosmic Era) 75.

Steering the film’s direction is Mitsuo Fukuda, renowned for his role as director in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. Working in collaboration with Bandai Namco Filmworks, Fukuda also takes on the role of co-scriptwriter, sharing this task with his late wife Chiaki Morosawa and Liu Goto.

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Character designs are masterfully crafted by Hisashi Hirai, recognized for his contributions to Mobile Suit Gundam Seed.

The cast, which features returning and new members, includes:

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  • Taiten Kusunoki as Herbert von Reinhard
  • Rie Tanaka as Lacus Clyne
  • Sōichiro Hoshi as Kira Yamato
  • Akira Ishida as Athrun Zala
  • Maaya Sakamoto as Lunamaria Hawke
  • Nanako Mori as Cagalli Yula Athha (replacing Naomi Shindoh)
  • Fumiko Orikasa as Meyrin Hawke
  • Kotono Mitsuishi as Murrue Ramius
  • Akira Sasanuma as Dearka Elsman
  • Takehito Koyasu as Mu La Flaga
  • Junichi Suwabe as Maas Symeon
  • Houchu Ohtsuka as Alexei Konoe
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Shinn Asuka
  • Houko Kuwashima as Agnes Giebenrath
  • Ayane Sakura as Toyah Mashima
  • Tomokazu Seki as Yzak Jule (or Joule)
  • Jun Fukuyama as Albert Heinlein
  • Michiko Neya as Hilda Haken
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Mark your calendars as excitement builds for the upcoming release, promising a captivating cinematic experience set against the backdrop of the intricate Cosmic Era universe.

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Other staff members include:

  • Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
  • Mechanical Animation Director: Satoshi Shigeta
  • Color Key Artist: Akemi Nagao
  • Mechanical Design: Kunio Okawara, Kimitoshi Yamane, Kazutaka Miyatake, Junichi Akutsu, Manabu Shintani, Shiba Zen, Takuya Io, Hiroyuki Taiga
  • Art Directors: Shigemi Ikeda, Yukiko Maruyama
  • CG Directors: Mitsuhiro Satō, Kensuke Kujida, Tomohiro Fujie
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Takeshi Katsurayama, Shigenori Toyooka
  • Music: Toshihiko Sahashi
  • Monitor Works: Azusa Tamura, Jirō Kageyama
  • Editing: Yukiko Nojiri

The film venture is a component of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Project Ignited campaign, introduced in 2021. This initiative celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam Seed anime in 2022, encompassing various elements. Additionally, the initiative encompasses a fresh Mobile Suit Gundam Seed game and the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse sidestory manga.

Confirming the film’s nature, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed director Mitsuo Fukuda affirmed it as a continuation of the second Gundam Seed TV anime, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny.

The initial Mobile Suit Gundam Seed TV anime aired from 2002 to 2003, succeeded by Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny from 2004 to 2005. Subsequently, the three-part Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer anime endeavor followed in 2006. The proposed film project was unveiled during the Sony Music Anime Festival ’06 in May 2006.

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Chiaki Morosawa, principal scriptwriter for both Gundam Seed series, passed away at age 56 in 2016. Collaborating with her husband, the director of both Gundam Seed TV series, Morosawa had elaborated in 2008 that the project’s narrative was finalized. Yet, her health had been ailing since the culmination of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny sequel in 2005.


Source | Press release

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