Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition
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機動戦士ガンダムSEED: SPECIAL EDITION
(Kidō Senshi Gundam Seed: Special Edition)
Genre Mecha, Action, Drama
Anime film
The Empty Battlefield
Directed by Mitsuo Fukuda
Produced byFumikuni Furusawa
Seiji Takeda
Written by Chiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedAugust 27, 2004
Runtime100 minutes
Anime film
The Far-Away Dawn
Directed byMitsuo Fukuda
Produced byFumikuni Furusawa
Seiji Takeda
Written by Chiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2004
Runtime100 minutes
Anime film
The Rumbling Sky
Directed byMitsuo Fukuda
Produced byFumikuni Furusawa
Seiji Takeda
Written by Chiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedOctober 22, 2004
Runtime100 minutes
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition (機動戦士ガンダムSEED: SPECIAL EDITION, Kidō Senshi Gundam Seed: Special Edition) are three special edition movies that were released following the conclusion of Gundam SEED .

Contents

Overview

These movies are a complete recap and alternate re-telling of all 50 episodes of the TV series and were first shown on television in Japan. The Special Edition episodes featured some new scenes and tweaks to previously animated scenes. The first special, The Empty Battlefield, which rescrapped episodes 1 to 21 of the series, was aired in two parts on Japanese TV in March 2004, followed by the next special, The Far-Away Dawn, which recapped episodes 22 to 40, in July 2004. The final special, The Rumbling Sky, which were episodes 41 to 50 aired in October 2004. While the story is overall unchanged, there are a few minor changes. In addition, several scenes were re-animated and re-dubbed.

All three movies were released on Universal Media Disc in mid-2005. Gundam SEED: Special Edition was licensed for North America by Bandai Entertainment and was released on DVDs in English, between July 11, 2005 and November 22, 2005. [1] On October 11, 2014 at their 2014 New York Comic-Con panel, Sunrise announced they will be releasing all of the Gundam franchise, including Gundam SEED: Special Edition in North America though distribution from Right Stuf Inc., beginning in Spring 2015. [2]

In 2019, the first compilation film (The Empty Battlefield) is remastered and released for the GUNDAM “BEYOND the Cinema EXPERIENCE” TOUR, [3] making the first of the Gundam SEED Special Edition movies to receive an HD Remaster treatment for the first time.

Changes

The transition from TV to movies allowed changes to the storyline of the show to be made for the movie versions.

Special Edition I - The Empty Battlefield

Special Edition II - The Far-Away Dawn

Special Edition III - The Rumbling Sky

Ending and insert songs

Ending songs (in order):

Insert songs:

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References

  1. "Gundam Seed News". Anime News Network. 2005-03-09.
  2. "Sunrise Partners with Right Stuf to Release Gundam Franchise Stateside". Anime News Network. 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  3. "ガンダム映像新体験Tour".