The staff of the recently released Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom film revealed that it has become the highest grossing movie in the series. It has sold 1.63 million tickets for 2.68 billion yen (about US$17.94 million) as of Monday.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Freedom is the long-awaited sequel to the SEED Destiny anime series. The original series ran from 2004-2005. The new movie will pick up right from where SEED Destiny left off with Kira Yamato and Lacus Clyne serving as the two main characters once more. The Western release date for the film is currently unknown.
Gundam SEED Freedom Has Become the Highest Grossing Gundam Film
In a recent report from the staff of the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom film, they confirmed that it has become the highest movie in the entire franchise. It has topped Gundam III: Encounters in Space after just eighteen days in Japanese theaters and over $17.94 million in ticket sales. The statistic will likely continue to grow in the coming weeks.
According to Anime News Network, the cast of the film is as follows:
- Sōichiro Hoshi as Kira Yamato
- Rie Tanaka as Lacus Clyne
- Akira Ishida as Athrun Zala
- Nanako Mori as Cagalli Yula Athha (replacing Naomi Shindoh)
- Kenichi Suzumura as Shinn Asuka
- Maaya Sakamoto as Lunamaria Hawke
- Fumiko Orikasa as Meyrin Hawke
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Murrue Ramius
- Takehito Koyasu as Mu La Flaga
- Tomokazu Seki as Yzak Jule (or Joule)
- Akira Sasanuma as Dearka Elsman
- Houko Kuwashima as Agnes Giebenrath
- Ayane Sakura as Toyah Mashima
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Alexei Konoe
- Jun Fukuyama as Albert Heinlein
- Michiko Neya as Hilda Haken
- Taiten Kusunoki as Herbert von Reinhard
- Junichi Suwabe as Maas Symeon
Additionally, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED anime is available on Crunchyroll. The streaming service describes the series:
In Cosmic Era (C.E.) 70…
“The tensions mounted between the Earth Alliance and the ZAFT Forces caused by the ‘Bloody Valentine’ tragedy have erupted into an all-out war.” The Earth Alliance’s mobile armor forces and tanks launch…mobile suits are destroyed one after another…
“It seemed a foregone conclusion that the Earth Alliance, with its superior numbers, would be victorious. But this initial assessment proved to be false. Almost 11 months have passed since the conflict began, with no end in sight…”
Lastly, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Freedom is available to watch now in Japanese theaters.