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Gundam.Info, the official portal for everything Gundam, is going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 11th installment in the mecha series with a limited free online streaming. The series will become available with English subs on December 16.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 was first broadcast in October 6, 2007 and run for four cours (two seasons – 50 episodes.) It was directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Yōsuke Kuroda, with character designs by Yun Kōga. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 was the first Gundam anime in the series that took advantage of the widescreen format and was animated in high-definition.
Gundam.Info gives the following summary:
The year is 2307 A.D. Although fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new source of energy to replace them, in the form of a large-scale solar power generation system based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies.
The three orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs. These are the Union, led by the United States of America; the Human Reform League, led by China, Russia, and India; and the AEU, led by Europe. These superpower blocs continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to come together as one.
In this world of never-ending conflict, a private armed organization appears, dedicated to the elimination of war through armed force. Its name is Celestial Being, and it is in possession of “Gundam” mobile suits. With these Gundams, it begins armed intervention into all acts of war.