Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom Music Video Offers Over 5 Minutes of Footage

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The Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom movie, which is currently screening in Japan, now has a “collaboration music video” for its theme song “FREEDOM” (performed by Takanori Nishikawa with t.komuro). The video comprises footage from the movie, and with the song having a length of over five minutes, there’s a fair amount of mecha shots and character clips for international Mobile Suit Gundam Seed fans (those who aren’t averse to spoilers, at least) to feast on.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom got its theatrical start on January 26. It made 1.06 billion yen (~US$7.09 million) in its opening weekend, the highest opening gross of any Gundam movie. On February 5, Kogyo Tsushin reported that the film had grossed 1.9 billion yen (~US$12.7 million).

The sequel to 2002-2003’s Seed and 2004-2005’s Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny takes place in Cosmic Era (C.E.) 75, four years after the start of the former series. Main protagonist Kira Yamato and a number of other main characters are members of the peacekeeping outfit called C.O.M.P.S., in a period where the anti-Coordinator faction Blue Cosmos is launching attacks. Central to the movie’s plot is the Kingdom of Foundation, which has gained independence from the Eurasian Federation.

The announcement of a sequel movie to Mobile Suit Gundam Seed was first made back in 2006. An update revealing that the movie was in production came in 2021. 

Gundam.info describes Seed 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…”


Staff

• Director: Mitsuo Fukuda (returning)
• Scriptwriter: the late Chiaki Morosawa (Seed and Seed Destiny series composer)
• Scriptwriter: Ryuu Gotou (Seed Destiny novelization author)
• Scriptwriter: Mitsuo Fukuda
• Character designer: Hisashi Hirai (returning)
• Mechanical animation director: Satoshi Shigeta (credited as chief mechanical animation director for the series)
• Art director: Shigemi Ikeda (returning)
• Art director: Yukiko Maruyama (art board artist on the series)
• Compositing director: Takeshi Katsurayama (returning)
• Mechanical designer: Kunio Ookawara (returning)
• Mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane (returning)
• Mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake (design assistance on the series)
• Mechanical designer: Junichi Akutsu (design assistance on Seed)
• Mechanical designer: Hiroyuki Taiga (design assistance on Seed)
• Mechanical designer: Manabu Shintani (Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru: Shichi Kon no Ryuujinmaru)
• Mechanical designer: Shiba Zen
• Mechanical designer: Takuya Io 
• Color designer: Akemi Nagao (Hinomaru-Zumou)
• Music composer: Toshihiko Sahashi (returning)
• CG director: Shigenori Toyooka (Ayaka)
• CG director: Matsuhiro Satou
• CG director: Kensuke Kushida
• CG director: Tomohiro Fujie (Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway co-CG director)
• Animation production: Bandai Namco Filmworks

Cast

• Souichirou Hoshi as Kira Yamato
• Rie Tanaka as Lacus Clyne
• Akira Ishida as Athrun Zala
• Kenichi Suzumura as Shin Asuka
• Maaya Sakamoto as Lunamaria Hawke
• Nanako Mori as Cagalli Yula Athha 
• Yukari Tamura as Aura Maha Khyber
 Hiro Shimono as Orphee Lam Tao
 Yuuichi Nakamura as Shura Serpentine
• Sumire Uesaka as Ingrid Tradoll
• Misato Fukuen as Redelard Tradoll
 Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Daniel Harper
• Kentarou Tone as Liu Shenqiang


Source: Takanori Nishikawa YouTube channel

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