Gundam Seed will have a sequel in 2022 and the project could be divided into several parts. The director shares more details and remembers the late anime writer.
Mitsuo Fukuda, the director of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, confirmed on Monday that Gundam’s upcoming film project is a sequel to the franchise’s second television anime, 2005’s GS Destiny.
The director added that his late wife, Seed’s lead writer Chiaki Morosawa, wrote the story. He noticed that she was initially dissatisfied with the story and so he reviewed it countless times, even after she got sick.
Eventually, he had over 100 drafts, but Fukuda confirmed that the script is complete with the help of new contributors, including himself. Below, La Verdad Noticias shares more information about the hit anime classic.
How old is the Gundam Seed anime?
The franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021. The first television anime aired from 2002 to 2003, followed by Destiny from 2004 to 2005. The three-part Seed CE73: Stargazer anime project followed in 2006. Sony Music Anime Festival ’06 announced the planned film project in May 2006.
Morosawa, the main screenwriter for the two Seed series, passed away at the age of 56 in 2016. She had been collaborating with her husband, who directed the two television series, on the planned GS film project.
Morosawa had explained in 2008 that the project’s plot was completed, but that she had been ill since the end of the Destiny sequel in 2005. The information was confirmed by Mitsuo Fukuda’s Twitter account via Otakomu.
When is the sequel to Gundam Seed released?
The GS Project Ignited anime project will premiere in 2022 and is a direct sequel to 2005’s GS Destiny. After a delay of almost 12 years, fans will be able to learn more about Seed and even see more parts of this return in the future.
What’s New from Seed is dedicated to the memory of Chiaki Morosawa, who died of aortic dissection; heart disease that also claimed the life of Kentaro Miura, author of the Berserk manga.
What projects does Gundam have in 2021?
The Bandai Namco group announced a new video game and sequel movie to the Gundam Seed anime. This was unveiled during the opening ceremony for the Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai. A side story manga titled GS Eclipse was also confirmed to arrive in July 2021.