A project for the Gundam Seed Franchise has been under progress for a long time and it’s finally here! Sony Music Anime Festival ’06 had announced their plans for a film project for Gundam Seed back in May 2006. Unfortunately, in 2016, Chiaki Morosawa, the head scriptwriter for the two Gundam Seed series, passed away at the age of 56.
She had been collaborating on the planned Gundam Seed film project with her husband Mitsuo Fukuda, the director of both the Gundam Seed television series. Morosawa had stated in 2008 that they had already finished working on the plot for the project, but that she had suffered health problems since the end of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny sequel in 2005.
And very recently in 2019, Singer T.M. Revolution (Takanori Nishikawa) revealed that the film project is “moving along.”
The first Mobile Suit Gundam Seed anime series ran from 2002 to 2003. After this, they launched the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny which aired from 2004 to 2005. The three-part Mobile Suit Gundam Seed C.E.73: Stargazer anime project finally came out in 2006.
What is the Release Date?
The Japanese media corporation, Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine revealed in its July issue on Wednesday that the magazine’s September issue will be declaring a new project for the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed franchise on July 26.
Other Release Details for Gundam Seed Franchise New Project
Kadokawa announced that as part of the magazine’s 20th anniversary celebrations, it will launch a new manga in three consecutive issues of the magazine. The August issue set to come out on June 26 will release two manga, and the October issue on August 26 will release one new manga.
It has not been specified by the magazine that the Gundam Seed project would be a manga, but it is the only project scheduled for the September issue which will come out on July 26.
The director of Gundam Seed, Mitsuo Fukuda is working on a special anime video for the life-size Freedom Gundam statue that is being constructed in Shanghai, China. It’s been revealed that May 28 will be the date for the opening ceremony for the Freedom Gundam statue.
The statue is situated in front of the Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Jinqiao. Also, the opening ceremony will be streamed live to a worldwide audience.