Gundam Seed in 1080p!

Hey Everyone! so continuing on my anime spree, I just recently got my hands on the Gundam Seed Remastered edition. Pretty much the creators re-did the entire series in glorious 1080p. The series also has been enhanced in the animation and details ( thank god ).

So with the screen shots that will be in this post the images on the left will be the Standard Definition ( original ) while the images on the right will be the 1080p enhanced version. For those who haven’t seen Gundam Seed no real spoilers here since I’m not going into the story at all. But! if your thinking into starting Gundam Seed now is a good time to pick up that anime.

Lets start off with one of my favorite scenes. When the Freedom comes down to attack both sides attempting to force a cease fire.

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From the Images above you instantly tell the difference not only in how the explosions are done the animators also made a ton of close ups that never existed in the previous version of the anime. This allowed them to show off their work in terms of the detail in the Gundam and even add animations such as smoke, electric effects to the beam weapons. My favorite scene just got a ton cooler.

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Next image we have the Strike and let me start by saying that is the exact same scene at the exact moment. The strike when leaving the archangel actually added all the extra gear in the scene before this. So the animators really went all out to make a great series that much better. So once again you see enhanced details in the surroundings, mobile suit, and even the slight changes to the anime.

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Again those changes are present. another thing to note here is that in the SD version you see more of the pilot then you do the Gundam. With the new HD ver. you see the same amount of the pilot but they were clearly able to add more of the Gundam. Also note the Gundam’s eyes have added a glow to them. ( small details can go a long way)

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The Above scene you see Athrun, driving his car. the Detail in the car, surrounding area’s have been enhanced and some case changed. Character details have been changed so you see more the facial expression of the character which help build that character within the Anime. Not specifically this scene but in other scenes it really shows. In the below image you see the car driving off, if it wasn’t for the color of the car I’d say it was a different car all together! Putting that aside you see the massive improvement in the landscape here making a small city look massive also adding some trees and highway lights are always nice.
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I can go on and on about this but it would only result in me repeating myself about the changes. So! from these images above you can really tell that the animation team went all out and pretty much re-did the entire anime but their hard work definitely did pay off I can say I enjoyed re-watching this show and look forward to Gundam Seed Destiny Remasterd which comes out with this springs anime lineup.

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2 Comments on “Gundam Seed in 1080p!”

  1. Krista King March 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    I have to ask when was this announced, because i thought Bandai wasn’t releasing anymore of series associated with them. (at least in NA anyways)

    • Yamashita March 29, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Indeed, but it seems Bandai announced back in late 2011 that they were going to release 4 Blu-ray compilations from the time period of March and December 2012. Also on that note, on Jan 25th Bandai has announced the seed destiny remastered will be part of the spring 2013 anime line up, which actually Bandai is airing the first episode today on their channel. On April 9th Tokyo MX TV will begin airing the episodes. hopefully i was able to answer your question and then some ^_^

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