Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Stargazer
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機動戦士ガンダム·シード C.E.73 スターゲイザー
(Kidō Senshi Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer)
Genre Mecha, Action, Drama
Original net animation
Directed by Susumu Nishizawa
Produced by Hiroomi Iketani, Yuko Soen
Written by Shigeru Morita
Music by Megumi Oohashi
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
Released July 14, 2006
Runtime 16-18 minutes
Episodes 3 (List of episodes)
Manga
Written by Naoki Moriya
Published by Kadokawa Shoten
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Gundam Ace
Published 2007
Volumes 1
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer (Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム·シード C.E.73 スターゲイザー Hepburn: Kidō Senshi Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer?) is a side story to the anime TV series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. As of July 2006, it is being streamed on Bandai Channel as an original net animation. The show is directed by Susumu Nishizawa and written by Shigeru Morita, both staff members of Gundam SEED Destiny.

The series consists of three episodes, each running at 15-minutes long. The web broadcast began in July 2006, with a new episode showing monthly. A DVD containing all three episodes as well as the two 5-minute Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray animated shorts was released on November 24, 2006. This DVD also contained a different ending for Stage 3 in which several scenes after the Phantom Pain attack are shown.

A manga adaptation of the series has been released in 2007. Authored by Naoki Moriya, it features an epilogue reveals the previously uncertain fate of Selene and Sven as they are shown to be alive and mostly unharmed from their ordeal. Sven joins the DSSD.[1]

Overview[edit]

Taking place immediately following the Break the World incident, Stargazer stars Sven Cal Payang, a 20-year old male Natural who is a member of the Phantom Pain special forces and pilots the GAT-X105E Strike Noir. It also features Selene McGriff, a 28-year old female Coordinator and a researcher of the "Stargazer Project" for the Deep Space Survey and Development Organization (DSSD).

Characters[edit]

Phantom Pain/81st Autonomous Mobile Group[edit]

Sven Cal Payang (スウェン·カル·バヤン Suwen Karu Bayan?)
Shams Couza
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya/Mamoru Miyano
Natural; a male Lieutenant Junior Grade who works for the Phantom Pain. Together with Sven Cal Payang and Mudie Holcroft they form a special MS platoon. Like them, he underwent training as an anti-Coordinator soldier as a child. Shams wears large rectangular glasses, but they are just for show - his eyesight is excellent without them. He and his teammates encounter Martian pilot Ergnes Brahe, pilot of the GSF-YAM01 Δ Astray. The most cynical of the three, Shams pilots the GAT-X103AP Verde Buster. Shams is killed in the failed assault on the DSSD space station when his suit runs out of power and gets shot by the DSSD Astrays.
Mudie Holcroft
Voiced by: Rina Satou
Natural; a female Ensign who works for the Phantom Pain. Together with Sven Cal Payang and Shams Coza they form a special MS platoon. Like them, she underwent training as an anti-Coordinator soldier as a child. She is quoted on two occasions as saying "The only good Coordinator is a dead Coordinator". She and her teammates encounter Martian pilot Ergnes Brahe, pilot of the GSF-YAM01 Δ Astray. She is killed when Kerberos BuCUE Hounds destroy her GAT-X1022 Blu Duel unit. In the Cosmic Era timeline, she is the first pilot whose Gundam unit is destroyed by grunt units, a distinction previously held by fellow Phantom Pain pilot Sting Oakley, in the main SEED Destiny series. Unlike Sting, however, she did not survive the destruction of her unit.

Deep Space Survey and Development Organization[edit]

Edmond Du Clos
Voiced by: Jouji Nakata
A 37-year-old security officer in the DSSD's Technology Development Center in South America. Was once in the military as a tank platoon commander but retired after the First Bloody Valentine War when he held the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Because of this he however holds stronger resentment towards ZAFT members. He also has a strong sense of responsibility which he showed when he took his sister's son under his care. His sister was a DSSD engineer but was killed during the war. He successfully destroys a GINN Insurgent Type, allowing a DSSD shuttle to launch safely, but the GINN fires back, just before it got destroyed, killing Edmond and destroying the Linear Tank he was piloting.
Sol Lyne L'ange
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama
A 16-year-old male 1st generation Coordinator. He lives with his uncle Edmund du Clos after losing his parents in an accident. He is also the test pilot of the GSX-401FW Stargazer.
Selene McGriff
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara
A 28-year-old female Coordinator who works as an engineer on the GSX-401FW Stargazer Project. Her parents are also members of DSSD and like many other members of the organization she was born and raised in space. Can be egotistical some times but concentrates very hard on achieving her goals. After the failed assault on the DSSD space station, Selene is sent to somewhere between Earth and Venus, along with Sven, in the Stargazer. To conserve energy because the Stargazer's oxygen supply was estimated at 27 days, Selene places them both in a hibernation state. They are located 27 days and 21 hours later by Sol alive.

Openings, endings and insert songs[edit]

Ending:

Spinoffs[edit]

The manga Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 Δ Astray is a tie-in to Stargazer, and expands upon the technologies and organizations from this show. It is also the sequel to the Gundam SEED Destiny spinoff, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray.

Game Appearances[edit]

The series is included in Super Robot Wars K and in SD Gundam G Generation Cross Drive for the Nintendo DS.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moriya, Naoki (w), Moriya, Naoki (p), Moriya, Naoki (i). "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED CE73 Stargazer" Epilogue vISBN 4047139319, 4 (June, 2007), Kadokawa
  2. ^ "Super Robot Wars K Announced For Nintendo DS". News. Kotaku. January 15, 2009. 

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Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Gundam metaseries (production order)
2006
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Gundam Cosmic Era timeline
C.E. 73
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny,
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The Movie