Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

The BEST episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The discovery of an advanced model of combat mecha on their space colony throws a young man and his friends into involvement in an interplanetary war as the crew of a powerful fighting ship.

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Respective Solitudes
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8.46
13 votes

#1 - Respective Solitudes

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/11/2003

The Archangel saves Kira as they enter the Earth's atmosphere. As a result, they land in ZAFT-controlled territory in the Sahara in northern Africa, far from their intended target, Alaska. Flay begins to take care of Kira and comforts him when he is tormented by the memories of the spacecraft that was destroyed in the previous battle.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
To an Endless Future
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8.40
10 votes

#2 - To an Endless Future

Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired 9/27/2003

The Archangel, Eternal, and Kusanagi plunge into the battle, trying to keep both sides from using their weapons of mass destruction. Rau destroys Flay's escape shuttle, killing everyone on board. Flay's spirit visits the grief striken Kira to apoligizes and thanks him. Kira destroys the Providence with the Freedom, while Athrun remote-destructs the Justice to destroys GENESIS. With both the PLANTs and the Earth Alliance forces in disarray, the renegade moderate faction of the PLANTs seize the opportunity to call for a cease-fire, effectively ending the war.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Awakening Sword
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8.21
14 votes

#3 - The Awakening Sword

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/14/2002

Le Creuset launches an attack on the Archangel. Kira's desire to protect his friends awakens an unknown almost berserker ability. He single handily defeats the attacking Blitz, GAT-X103 Buster, and GAT-X102 Duel.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Opening Door
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8.20
10 votes

#4 - The Opening Door

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired 8/16/2003

Kira and Mu face terrifying revelations in an encounter with Rau. Dearka and Yzak have their own meeting where they question what they are truly fighting against. Meanwhile, the Dominion and the Earth Alliance once again attacks. Rau returns to his ship and sends Flay back to the Earth Forces.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
On a Calm Day
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8.17
12 votes

#5 - On a Calm Day

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/15/2003

Athrun and Nicol are given the day off; Athrun spends the day with Lacus and they talk about Kira. The PLANT Supreme Council debates on whether the attack codenamed "Operation Spitbreak" should be executed.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Descending Sword
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8.17
12 votes

#6 - The Descending Sword

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 6/7/2003

Operation Spitbreak is initiated, with both ZAFT and the Earth Alliance believing they have outsmarted the other. The Archangel is left behind to be destroyed in a calculated plan that would decimate everyone on the battlefield, until Kira arrives to save them.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
In the Name of Justice
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8.17
12 votes

#7 - In the Name of Justice

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/14/2003

Lacus, now denounced a traitor to the PLANTs for handing the Freedom over to an unknown pilot, confronts Athrun and challenges him to decide what he truly is fighting for. Athrun is ordered to pilot the ZGMF-X09A Justice to seek and destroy the Freedom.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Crossroads
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8.14
14 votes

#8 - Crossroads

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/2002

With everything that has happened, Kira becomes depressed. He is comforted by Lacus, who is strolling around the ship without permission. Kira returns Lacus to Athrun against orders, but refuses Athrun's invitation to change sides.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Fangs of the Enemy
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8.08
12 votes

#9 - Fangs of the Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/8/2003

Kira and Cagalli are sent into a nearby ZAFT controlled city to gather supplies with Natarle and the Desert Dawn. The two teenagers get caught in an attack by the Blue Cosmos, and when Kira saves a man who happens to be Andrew Waltfeld, they are invited to the ZAFT base. There, Andrew reveals that he knows Kira is the pilot of the Strike and a Coordinator, but lets them leave safely.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Turning Point
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8.08
12 votes

#10 - The Turning Point

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/26/2003

The Archangel, without Cagalli and Ledonir on board, leaves Orb territory for Alaska. The Zala Team, who is patiently waiting, engages them in a battle. Kira grounds the Duel, Buster, and Blitz with the help of Mu and Tolle, who is now the second Skygrasper pilot. As Kira and Athrun fight, Nicol intervenes, but he steps into Kira's fatal attack.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Beyond the Clouds of Sand
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8.08
13 votes

#11 - Beyond the Clouds of Sand

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/22/2003

A battle between the Lesseps and the Desert Dawn commences. Kira and the Desert Tiger fight a battle where they realize the pain of having an enemy who is not an abstraction. With the Strike's power almost depleted, Kira has no choice but to destroy Andrew's TMF/A-803 LaGOWE or die himself.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Stars Falling in Space
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8.07
14 votes

#12 - Stars Falling in Space

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/28/2002

Le Creuset attacks once again as the Archangel and the 8th Fleet approaches Earth. The Archangel is able to descend to Earth, but not without the loss of the entire 8th Fleet. Yzak Joule, the pilot of the Duel, vents his frustration by destroying a spacecraft carrying Heliopolis refugees that Kira had rescued previously.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
False Peace
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8.00
28 votes

#13 - False Peace

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/5/2002

The Orb Union space colony, Heliopolis, is attacked by ZAFT, despite its neutrality since the beginning of the Bloody Valentine War. Kira Yamato accidentally sees the Earth Alliance's new prototype mobile suits, which have been secretly constructed at the Heliopolis Morgenroete factory. He encounters his childhood friend, Athrun Zala, now a ZAFT soldier as one of the attackers.

A Place for the Soul
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8.00
13 votes

#14 - A Place for the Soul

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired 8/30/2003

Flay, who was held captive by Rau, is rescued by the Dominion despite Kira's desperate attempts to steal her lifepod. She gives Muruta Azrael the disk she was given by Rau which contains the specs on the Freedom and Justice and the Neutron Jammer Canceller technology.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Payback
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7.93
15 votes

#15 - Payback

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/1/2003

Though the Desert Tiger has spared the lives of civilians, Desert Dawn members brashly challenge the ZAFT forces, because of the devastation they caused. The attack ends in failure, but most are saved by Kira in the Strike.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Flashing Blades
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7.92
12 votes

#16 - Flashing Blades

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/3/2003

The Zala Team make another effort to destroy the Archangel and the Strike. Dearka in the Buster is shot down by Mu and surrenders. Tolle attempts to aid Kira, but he is killed by Athrun. The grief Kira and Athrun suffer over their friends' death is enough for them to try to kill each other.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
In the Promised Land
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7.91
11 votes

#17 - In the Promised Land

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired 5/17/2003

The Archangel finally arrives in Alaska. A grief-stricken Miriallia attacks Dearka, now a prisoner on board the Archangel, but ends up saving his life when Flay tries to shoot him. Kira awakes and finds himself in the care of Lacus.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Day of Wrath
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7.91
11 votes

#18 - Day of Wrath

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired 9/13/2003

The GENESIS, a huge gamma-ray laser wipes out a large portion of Earth Alliance's forces. The Earth Alliance forces are forced to withdraw temporarily to regroup. During the intermission, each of the couples on board the Archangel, Kusanagi, and Eternal prays of each others safety in the upcoming battle.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
War for Two
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7.89
9 votes

#19 - War for Two

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/15/2003

Cagalli is surprised to find Athrun on the same deserted island. She attacks him, but she is overpowered and captured. When everything settles down, the two discuss the war and the reason why they are fighting. At sunrise, they are rescued by their respective comrades.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Silent Run
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7.88
16 votes

#20 - Silent Run

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/26/2002

Kira discovers a malfunctioning lifeboat and brings it aboard the Archangel. Everyone is surprised to find Flay Allster as one of the rescued civilians. The Archangel decides to head for the Eurasian Federation military satellite Artemis to seek help. Rau Le Creuset follows and plans an attack on the Archangel. Kira decides to continue piloting the Strike and his friends volunteer to become members of the Archangel crew as his support.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Final Light
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7.88
8 votes

#21 - The Final Light

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired 9/20/2003

GENESIS' second attack cripples the Earth Alliance's reinforcements and destroys their Ptolemaeus lunar base. The Three Ships Alliance save the PLANTs from the second wave of nukes. Mu fights Rau in the ZGMF-X13A Providence while Kira and Athrun fight the Forbidden, Raider, and Calamity. On the Dominion, Natarle becomes fed up with Muruta and orders the crew to escape. Muruta fires at the Archangel , but Mu sacrifices himself to protect them. In revenge, the Archangel fires and destroys the Dominion.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Fateful Encounter
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7.83
12 votes

#22 - Fateful Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/8/2003

A battle with ZAFT submarine forces led by Commander Marco Morassim prevents Kira from fighting alongside Mu and Cagalli in their FX-550 Skygraspers. Cagalli's Skygrasper sustains damage and is forced to turn back, but she encounters Athrun's transport plane; her Skygrasper is shot down, but not before shooting down his transport plane, forcing Athrun in his Aegis to eject from the transport plane. By chance, they are both stranded on the same deserted island.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Seen and Unseen
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7.83
12 votes

#23 - Seen and Unseen

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired 5/31/2003

Flay, Mu, and Natarle are to be transferred off the Archangel. Mu suspects that something is not quite right as the Alaskan JOSH-A base is evacuated. Flay is captured by Rau Le Creuset. Lacus and her father entrust Kira with the ZGMF-X10A Freedom, equipped with Neutron Jammer Canceller technology.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
The Land of Peace
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7.80
10 votes

#24 - The Land of Peace

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/22/2003

The Archangel is attacked by the Zala Team which consists of the Le Creuset Team members. They take heavy damage, but when they enter the waters of the neutral nation of Orb, ZAFT is chased away and is told that the Archangel has been chased away. The Zala Team sneaks into Orb with the belief that Orb's official statement is false.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda
Spiral of Encounters
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7.80
10 votes

#25 - Spiral of Encounters

Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired 8/9/2003

The Dominion retreats so their pilots can get their medicine. Mu and Dearka enter the Mendel colony to confront Rau and Yzak. Kira comes to their aid and he and Mu are shocked to discover Rau has a few secrets to reveal.

Directors: Mitsuo Fukuda