Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam SEED HD, Gundam SEED Destiny HD and Gundam Unicorn Available to Stream on FUNimation NOW

Gundam fans eager to re-experience a classic series will be excited to learn that FUNimation NOW are now offering Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny HD and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn for subscribers.

What is surprising about this announcement is not the inclusion of Gundam titles on FUNimation’s streaming platform, as that is always welcome news, but the fact that Gundam SEED HD and Gundam SEED Destiny HD being offered on the platform. This marks the first time that both ‘HD Remaster Projects’ of the iconic franchise are available to stream legally in the UK and in High Definition. It is also surprising considering Anime Limited delayed the UK Blu-Ray release of Gundam SEED HD due to incorrect video materials being provided by SUNRISE, so it will be interesting to see if FUNimation NOW offers the same materials as the Nozomi Entertainment (US) Blu-Ray release or if it indeeds uses the intended masters.

Regardless all of the titles will be available to stream in both subbed and dubbed formats, with the exception of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny HD as an English Dub does not exist for this variation of the series. You can find a breakdown of each series below.

Mobile Suit Gundam:
[Available subbed and dubbed]

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself in the middle of a war? Teenager Amuro Ray sees his life shattered when war comes to his home. During the chaos, Amuro finds himself inside the mobile suit Gundam, the Earth Federation’s new secret weapon, and he somehow gets it to work. Amuro and the other refugees flee their homeland on the warship White Base. This group of children and inexperienced soldiers will change the outcome of the war.

 

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn:
[Available subbed and dubbed]

Universal Century 0096. Three years after the last conflict between Neo Zeon and the Earth Federation Forces, the tentative peace of the Earth Sphere is about to be shattered again. Cardeas Vist, the head of the powerful Vist Foundation, has decided to hand over “Laplace’s Box,” the secret of the Foundation’s prosperity, to the supposed enemy, Neo Zeon.

Banagher Links, a student at the space colony Industrial 7, rescues a mysterious girl who calls herself Audrey Burne. Audrey is seeking to prevent a war, but it seems she has come too late. As Banagher’s home colony is devastated by the attacks of the enemy mobile suit Kshatriya, he finds his strange destiny and is forced to fight in the formidable weapon system known as the Unicorn Gundam.

 

Mobile Suit Gudam SEED HD:
[Available subbed and dubbed]

In C.E. 70, the Earth Alliance goes to war with ZAFT, a military force made up of genetically engineered Coordinators, A year later, a team of ZAFT soldiers attacks the neutral resource satellite Heliopolis, attempting to seize the Alliance’s new Gundam mobile suits. Kira Yamato, a high school student who gets involved in the incident, coincidentally encounters his old friend Athrun Zala, and finds that his fellow Coordinators are now his enemies.

 

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny HD:
[Available subbed]

In the year C.E. 72, an armistice is signed between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance. But no armistice could extinguish the hostilities between the genetically engineered Coordinators and the unmodified Naturals. During the previous war, the Coordinator Shinn Asuka saw his parents and sister killed in the Alliance’s invasion of Orb. Shell-shocked, Shinn leaves Orb, and in C.E. 73 he becomes the pilot of ZAFT’s newest Gundam.

All of these Gundam shows should be available to stream starting from today, 25th November 2020, however they may appear at different times in the week. FUNimation have also hinted that additional Gundam titles will be added in the future but did not specify which titles would be available.

In the meantime Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn are available to purchase on Blu-Ray in the UK via Anime Limited, with Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD planned for an Ultimate Edition release in 2021 by Anime Limited. Gundam SEED Destiny HD meanwhile has yet to be announced for a UK Blu-Ray release but the ‘original form’ of the series is available on DVD in the UK via BEEZ Entertainment.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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