Thee story begins in Cosmic Era 71 on the neutral space-colony of Heliopolis during a then 11-month-old war between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT, each faction comprised of naturals and coordinators (enhanced humans) respectively. In an effort to gain some ground in the conflict, the Earth Alliance secretly developed 5 new mobile suits deemed Gundams. However, in an altercation that eventually culminated in the destruction of Heliopolis, 4 of the 5 Gundams fall into Zaft hands. The remaining Gundam falls into the care of Kira Yamato, a coordinator living among naturals. Together with his comrades aboard the Archangel, Kira battles tirelessly against ZAFT forces and the enemy Gundams, including one piloted by his best friend Athrun Zala, in order to secure the safety of his friends aboard the Alliance vessel. However, not all is as it seems, as new coalitions are formed and main characters change alliances throughout the course of Gundam Seed. Mangako: Anime Club will be viewing this title on June 19th in the Schmidt Gallery.
After their mother’s death, Edward Elric and his younger brother, Alphonse, try using alchemy to bring her back to life. Unfortunately they do not fully take into account the law of equivalent exchange which requires a sacrifice of equal value to what one hopes to achieve. Not only do they fail to revive their mother but Edward loses an arm and a leg and Alphonse loses his entire body, forcing his soul to remain confined to an empty suit of armor. Seeking a way to restore their bodies, Edward becomes a state alchemist and the brothers begin a long search for the legendary Philosopher’s Stone, an object purported to allow its users to ignore the law of equivalent exchange.
The difference between these two titles is that the latter follows the books more closely whereas the first leads off in a different direction. Both are great and fantastic, so check them out!
Set in a distant future, Heroic Age tells the story of the quest of the human race to find the messianic individual that holds the power to save mankind. This savior, named Age, is the only human to have been raised by the Golden Tribe before they departed from the universe. The young princess of the humans, Dhianeila, and the crew of the Argonaut – an advanced spaceship able to travel between stars via lanes called Starways – find Age on the ruined planet Oron. After fending off an attack from a rival tribe, the Bronze Tribe, the human race sets off on a journey of salvation, led by Dhianeila and Age.