Cast information for the completely new theatrical version of “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM” (released January 26, 2024) in the popular anime “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” series has been announced.
It has been announced that Naomi Shindo, who has been playing the role of Cagari Yula Athha, one of the main characters in the TV anime and game series for 21 years, will be stepping down, and her successor will be Nanako Mori. Until recently, we were able to hear Kagari’s voice by Shindo, but the sudden announcement of the cast has caused people to say, “That’s a lie!”, “I was surprised…” and “Why…”
Shindo, who has been playing the role of Kagari since the start of the TV anime broadcast in October 2002, has recently appeared in the 2022 arcade game “Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base” and the pachinko “P Fever Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” that started in August this year. I was in charge of Kagari’s character voice. Until recently, I could listen to Shindo’s Kagari voice, but he suddenly dropped out. Mori, who succeeded in the role of Kagari, joined the Takarazuka Revue in 2005 and played the part of the man in the snow group.
After leaving the company in 2009, she has been active as a voice actor and actress. Ing. Regarding the role of Kagari, Mori commented, “This time, I will be playing the role of Cagalli Yula Athha. I’m Nanako Mori. I’m honored to be able to participate in the story’ FREEDOM,’ which continues from ‘SEED’ and ‘DESTINY.’ I’m honored to be a part of this, but at the same time, I feel very humbled. Regarding the cast change, the official website states, “At this time, in the production of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM,’ the cast for the role of Cagalli Yula Athha has been changed from the TV version.
It will be the result,” reported. She continued, “‘Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom” we are working hard daily to deliver good work, so we would appreciate it if you would kindly watch over it until it is completed and released.” We want to ask you again to refrain from contacting us on social media or contacting our agency.”
You can hear Kagari’s character voice, Mori, in the second PV that was also released. I don’t understand why it doesn’t explain why, but I can’t understand it.” Is it a change… It can’t be helped because it feels like a series from a few years ago.” On X (former Twitter), “Cagalli’s voice” is the number one trend.
The “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” series began broadcasting in October 2002 with 50 episodes and was the first Gundam TV series produced in the 21st century. In the story, the genetically modified humans (Coordinators) and the humans that have existed so far (Naturals) split into the military organization ZAFT and the Earth Allied Forces and fight. The suffering and growth of the coordinator Kira Yamato and her childhood friend Athrun Zala are depicted through this war.
In addition to the fan base, it has gained many women and has a maximum audience rating of 8.0%. Furthermore, it sparked a second Gunpla boom, mainly among elementary school students, and took the world by storm as the “New Generation Gundam Series.” In October 2004, the sequel TV series “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY” was also broadcast, surpassing its predecessor with the highest audience rating of 8.5. Earn 2%.
The total package sales of the series have exceeded 4 million units, and it has become a famous work that has swept all over Japan, transcending the framework of TV animation series such as music and events. The story of the movie version “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM,” which is an entirely new work in the series, will be a sequel to “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY.” I want to create a new drama with this. Please look forward to it.”