Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED was a hit in its time, and some may even go so far as to say it was the greatest Gundam series of the past two decades. To celebrate 10 years since the release of broadcast of the original Gundam SEED, the OVA of the series “Stargazer” is going to hit Blu-ray on March 22 2013.
Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED C.E.73 STARGAZER was released after the conclusion of Gundam SEED and its sequel Gundam SEED Destiny, and was made by the same group of staff which worked on both series. The OVA series consisted of 3 episodes which expanded the SEED universe, and was aided by the talent of famous voice actors Sakaya Oohara (Star Ocean EX, Inuyasha, Dragon Drive, Azumanga Daiou), Daisuke Ono (Wolf’s Rain, Elfen Lied, Samurai 7, Naruto, Bleach), and Jun Fukuyama (Witch Hunter Robin, Gravion, Turn A Gundam, Full Metal Panic, Detective Conan).
As is tradition with Anime-related products in Japan, the Blu-ray will come in both standard and limited edition packs, the limited edition is packed full of bonus content such as an audio commentary disc and a collection of all music videos for the music from series.
Stargazer is a side story to the series Gundam SEED Destiny, and chronologically takes place during Episodes 7 and 8 of the series, specifically during the “Break the World” incident. Stargazer tells the story of characters which weren’t in the original series: Sven Cal Bayan and Selene McGriff. Sven Cal Bayan is a Natural pilot of the elite EA squad, the Phantom Pain, and carries anti-Coordinator missions with a flawless record. Selene McGriff is a Coordinator researcher at the neutral Deep Space Survey and Development Organization (DSSD) and a developer of the GSX-401FW Stargazer space exploration mobile suit. During the three short episodes, the paths of the two new protagonists cross as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Release Date: March 22 2013
Price: 6300 Yen
Disc Format: Color 68 minutes/ Linear PCM (Stereo)/ BD25G/ AVC/ 16:9 <1080i HD>
- Special Booklet
- Promotional videos (Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Astray – Red Frame & Blue Frame – (11 minutes)
- Outro movie without subtitles
- Music video collection
- Audio commentary
Price: 5250 Yen
Disc Format: Color 50 minutes/ Linear PCM (Stereo)/ BD25G/ AVC/ 16:9 <1080i HD>
Publisher: Bandai Visual
Features (Also in limited edition):
- Clear Case
- Special Disc Jacket
- Picture Label
Selene McGriff: Sayaka Oohara
Sven Cal Bayan: Daisuke Ono
Sol Lunge Lange: JunFukuyama