Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Special Edition

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Gundam Seed Destiny: Special Edition
機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY スペシャルエディション
(Kidō Senshi Gundam Shīdo Desutinī Supesharu Edishon)
Genre Mecha, Action, Drama
Anime film
The Shattered World
Directed by Mitsuo Fukuda
Written byChiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedMay 26, 2006
Runtime90 minutes
Anime film
Their Respective Swords
Directed byMitsuo Fukuda
Written byChiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedAugust 25, 2006
Runtime90 minutes
Anime film
Flames of Destiny
Directed byMitsuo Fukuda
Written byChiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedNovember 24, 2006
Runtime90 minutes
Anime film
The Cost of Freedom
Directed byMitsuo Fukuda
Written byChiaki Morosawa
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2007
Runtime90 minutes
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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Special Edition(機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY スペシャルエディション,Kidō Senshi Gundam Shīdo Desutinī Supesharu Edishon) is Gundam SEED Destiny 's counterpart to Gundam SEED: Special Edition . It is a four-part compilation movie.

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Overview

Like the three specials of Gundam SEED , these specials feature new or changed scenes of the TV series. However unlike the TV series, which was told in the points of view of main characters Shinn Asuka and Kira Yamato, the Special Edition was told through the eyes of Athrun Zala, giving the movies a much more neutral point of view. The DVD quartet, as opposed to the series, seems to put much more emphasis on Shinn's romantic relationship with Lunamaria Hawke and much less emphasis on Lunamaria's prior crush on Athrun so that fans[ citation needed ] could see a much easier transition from Shinn being romantically involved with Stella Loussier to Lunamaria, rather than in the series, which just had it as a sudden occurrence.

Shinn Asuka

Shinn Asuka is a fictional character in the Japanese science fiction anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny by Sunrise, part of the Gundam franchise. Appearing as the series' lead character, Shinn is a member from the military organization ZAFT composed of genetically advanced humans known as Coordinators. Shinn joined ZAFT after his family had been killed during the previous war between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance, and bears an enormous hatred towards his home country Orb for not protecting them. Across the series, Shinn starts questioning his motives to fight for ZAFT. He is voiced in the Japanese series by Kenichi Suzumura and by Matthew Erickson in the English dub.

Kira Yamato fictional character

Kira Yamato is a fictional character first introduced as the protagonist from the 2002 Japanese anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, which was produced by Sunrise as part of the Gundam franchise. In the series, Kira is a first-generation Coordinator, a genetically enhanced human being born of normal humans (Naturals). At the beginning of Gundam SEED, Kira lives on the neutral space colony Heliopolis to avoid the war between the Coordinators and the Naturals, but the colony becomes involved in the war shortly thereafter. Kira is the only person within the Earth Alliance—the Naturals' military faction—who is able to effectively pilot their mobile suit—a type of a mecha created by them. He is forced to become a mobile suit pilot and to participate in various battles to protect his friends. Kira has also been featured in Gundam SEED's direct sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, in which he fights to stop a new war between the races' military organizations.

Athrun Zala

Athrun Zala is a fictional character from the Japanese science fiction anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, part of the Gundam franchise. In the former, Athrun Zala is introduced as a member from the military organization ZAFT, composed of genetically enhanced humans known as Coordinators. Participating in the war between Coordinators and regular humans, referred to as Naturals, Athrun discovered that his childhood friend Kira Yamato was a member of the Naturals' military organization, the Earth Alliance, despite being a Coordinator. Across the series, Athrun encounters Kira and, after almost killing him, Athrun starts questioning his own motives to participate in the war. Athrun returns in Gundam SEED Destiny participating in another war and is the protagonist of its compilation films. He is voiced in Japanese by Akira Ishida and in English by Samuel Vincent in the Ocean dub and by Chris Hackney in the NYAV dub.

Broadcast on Japanese TV

Ending and insert songs

Ending songs (in order)
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