Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny (Japanese: æ©Ÿå‹•æˆ¦å£«ã‚¬ãƒ³ãƒ€ãƒ SEED Destiny, Hepburn: KidÅ Senshi Gandamu ShÄ«do DesutinÄ«) is an anime television series, a direct sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam SEED by Sunrise and the general tenth installment in the Gundam franchise. It retains many of the staff from Gundam SEED, including Director Mitsuo Fukuda. Set two years after the unique Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, the plot follows the brand new character Shinn Asuka, a soldier from the Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty, or ZAFT, composed of humans born genetically enhanced labelled as Coordinators. As ZAFT is about to enter into another war against the regular human race, the Naturals, the collection focuses on Shinn’s in addition to varied returning characters’ involvement within the conflict. The sequence spanned 50 episodes, aired in Japan from October 9, 2004, to October 1, 2005, on the Japan News Network television stations Tokyo Broadcasting System and Mainichi Broadcasting System. In December 2005, Sunrise aired a special episode that remade the events from the collection’ last episode.
A sequence of four films compiling the sequence has additionally been released in Japan. Gundam SEED was tailored into various manga adaptations and mild novels printed by Kodansha and Kadokawa Shoten. Bandai Entertainment licensed the collection for North America launch, and has revealed it in DVD volumes. The series also aired on tv in Canada, while the compilation films were also launched in DVDs. The first manga was licensed and revealed by Del Rey Manga. Various sorts of merchandising have additionally been launched, including CD soundtracks and video games. In 2013, a HD remaster of the series was released by Sunrise. Gundam SEED Destiny turned extremely common in Japan, having bought over a million DVD volumes and soundtracks topping charts. The collection was additionally the winner of the Anime Grand Prix in both 2004 and 2005 polls. Critical reception has also been positive with deal with the themes and events occurring throughout the sequence. However, Gundam SEED Destiny has typically been in contrast with its prequel for sharing comparable conditions with the director’s reduce OVA having helped to improve an ending that was felt to be weak.
Gundam SEED Destiny units the story two years after the unique series and it begins when the chief from Orb, Cagalli Yula Athha, reunites with the PLANTs’ Supreme Council chairman Gilbert Durandal to debate the construction of latest cell fits made for the military organization ZAFT. Three of them are stolen by a group known as Phantom Pain, which is managed by the Blue Cosmos terrorist group. Cagalli’s bodyguard Athrun Zala joins ZAFT pilot Shinn Asuka to stop them. During the battle, ZAFT’s battleship Minerva is ordered to destroy the ruins of a space colony to stop it from crashing into Earth. They discover out that rogue ZAFT soldiers are controlling the colony in order to crash it into Earth. After failing to utterly destroy the colony, a second warfare begins between the factions, the Earth Alliance and ZAFT, as soon as information has unfold that ZAFT soldiers caused the colony to collide on Earth. The impartial nation of Orb allies with the Earth Alliance, with the former having additionally joined Blue Cosmos.
This leads these three faction to confront the ZAFT troopers several occasions, with Athrun having returned there. Later within the struggle, the Archangel battleship interferes within the fights between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance’s faction. Allied with the Archangel, Cagalli fails to cease her country from fighting and the Archangel intervenes. Athrun turns into disaffected after Gilbert Durandal orders the destruction of his good friend Kira Yamato and the Archangel, deeming them as enemies. He defects with Meyrin Hawke when Durandal frames him as a traitor. Cagalli is ready to regain leadership from Orb, causing the Blue Cosmos’ members to flee to area. The leader of Blue Cosmos, Lord Djibril, orders the super weapon Requiem to be fired which destroys a number of space colonies of PLANT, resulting in many deaths. The crew of the Minerva efficiently kills Lord Djibril and capture the Requiem. Gilbert Durandal then publicizes the Destiny Plan”, a plan the place a person’s job or process will probably be primarily based on their genetics, and makes use of the Requiem to destroy anybody who opposes him.