Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
(機動戦士ガンダムSEED [シード], Kidō Senshi Gandamu SEED [Shīdo]
?), often shortened to Gundam SEED
, is an anime television series animated by Sunrise and directed by Mitsuo Fukuda. It is a part of the Gundam
franchise that started in 1979, but takes place in an alternate universe called the Cosmic Era. The series spans fifty episodes, which broadcasted in Japan from October 5, 2002 to September 27, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. on the JNN TV stations TBS and MBS. The series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 2002. It was adapted into a manga published by Kodansha on February 17, 2003. Gundam SEED'
s story continues in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
is the last Gundam
series to air on Cartoon Network, and on Toonami.