Sunrise has started publications of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse worldwide. It has published official translations of the first half of the first episode in multiple languages, including English.
Gundam SEED Eclipse tells a new story in Cosmic Era 72, the year between the original SEED and its Destiny sequel. It is available on YouTube in a motion comic format, where picture panels and speech bubbles are displayed gradually.
The first pages of the title show how Miyabi Oto Kiou, the title heroine and commander of the Orb Disaster Relief team, obtains authorization for deploying the Eclipse Gundam to rescue Orb workers taken captive by a terrorist group. The manga video is available to watch right below.
The Eclipse manga is one of Sunrise and Bandai’s numerous new projects prepared to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 2002 anime show Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Bandai Namco is currently working on a new video game. The series’ original director Mitsuo Fukuda will also supervise a new feature film with a continuation story to Gundam SEED Destiny.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse is available to read in the monthly Gundam Ace manga magazine in Japan and bi-weekly on the GundamInfo YouTube channel worldwide. Sunrise will publish translations of the second half of the first episode on August 9, 2021.