2002’s Mobile Suit Gundam Seed will get a sequel movie as part of a new project called GUNDAM SEED PROJECT ignited, which is meant to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary in 2022.
Most details about the movie are not yet available, but it is in production with Gundam Seed director Mitsuo Fukuda involved.
The project will also include the “GUNDAM docks at Shanghai” event, a new game, and a manga-form side story called Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse.
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Eclipse is set between the events of Gundam Seed and its sequel series Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny and follows a squad called ODR (pronounced as “order”). It will launch in July in Gundam Ace in Japan, and will also be available worldwide via Gundam.info.
A Master Grade figure of the upcoming side story’s Eclipse Gundam, which can transform between Mobile Suit and Mobile Armor forms, will release in August.
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed aired from 2002 to 2003, while Gundam Seed Destiny aired from 2004 to 2005. The series also inspired compilation movies, OVAs and manga. It is the first Gundam anime to be set in the Cosmic Era timeline.
Gundam.info describes the series as:
In Cosmic Era (C.E.) 70…
“The tensions mounted between the Earth Alliance and the ZAFT Forces caused by the ‘Bloody Valentine’ tragedy have erupted into an all-out war.” The Earth Alliance’s mobile armor forces and tanks launch…mobile suits are destroyed one after another…
“It seemed a foregone conclusion that the Earth Alliance, with its superior numbers, would be victorious. But this initial assessment proved to be false. Almost 11 months have passed since the conflict began, with no end in sight…”
On April 28, a life-sized 18.03m Freedom Gundam (a mobile suit featured in both Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny) was unveiled in Shanghai following a prayer ceremony and the installation of its head on April 26. It is the first such statue to be placed overseas. An opening ceremony was livestreamed on May 28 on Bilibili with singer Takanori Nishikawa/TM.Revolution (who performed several songs for Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny) and actor Yin Zheng as guests.