English Title: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Japanese Title: 機動戦士ガンダムSEED– Kidou Senshi Gandamu Shiido — “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED”
Author: Riu Goto
Illustrator: Ogasawara Tomofumi
Translator: Sue Shambaugh
Genre: Mecha, Sci-fi
Original Run: 2003 – 2004
English Run: 2005 – 2006
Volumes: 5 (plus 2 volumes for Astray spin-off series)
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes Published in English: 3 (Discontinued)
Synopsis: Cosmic Era 70: The genetically enhanced Coordinators (ZAFT) and the biologically unaltered Naturals (Earth Alliance Force) are at war. A shy young student named Kira Yamato is thrown in the midst of battle when ZAFT steals five new Earth Force secret weapons. Desiring only to protect his Natural friends, Kira embraces his Coordinator abilities and pilots the mobile suit Strike. In this novelization of the sophisticated television series, the hopes and fears of a new generation clash with the greatest weapons developed by mankind: Gundam.
Anime (Source Material)
TV Series — MAL Entry — 50 episodes — Aired October 2002 – September 2003
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