Asuran (left) and Kira (also the same person on my banner above!- to the right)
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Air Date (JAP): October 2002
Air Date (USA): No Plans!
Story: Hajime Yare, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Director: Mitsuo Kukada
Series organization: Chiaki Morosawa
Character design: Hisashi Hirai
Mecha design: Kunio Ogawara, Kimitoshi Yamane
Art director: Shigemi Ikeda
I have personally seen the first 20 episodes of this *exciting* new series. Unlike other series (like Gundam Wing), characters are more dynamic and "un-dull". The story changes in unexpecting places to get anyone addicted to this series (sure's done it to me!)
Hopefully, we will see this series airing in North America, however YTV (you could say its a bad-version of US Cartoon Network) will probably not be choosing to air this anyways.
Worsening relations between the Earth Alliance and the Coordinators, the so-called "new humans" that eke out their living in outer space, cause both sides to suddenly plunge into war. Kira Yamato, a young boy living aboard the politically neutral satellite Heliopolis, gets caught in the middle of a suprise attack by ZAFT, the armed forces of the Coordinators.