Kira attending military prep school?

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Kira attending military prep school?

Post by False Prophet » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:17 am

Since Gundam Seed is available again on GundamInfo, I've been rewatching the series. I noticed that in episode 4, Athrun said to Rau that he met Kira while attending a military prep school on the Moon. Is this a mistranslation, since I can't imagine Kira's parents letting him attending a military prep school. Secondly, shouldn't had Athrun attended a ZAFT's military prep school in some colony, while Kira was an Orb citizen?

Or, could it be that Athrun actually attended a military prep school on the moon, while Kira just happened to live close to the campus? I hope anyone who know Japanese can look into this. Here is the scene in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyEUd1nvkNk&t=13m10s

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Re: Kira attending military prep school?

Post by Mafty » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:35 pm

I really don't know Japanese well enough to translate if the subtitles were off, but it does seem to contradict the earlier story material. In the first episode we see Kira and Athrun talking beneath Sakura petals as kids; Kira is wearing a futuristic Gakuran ,while Athrun is in a quasi military uniform (it almost looks like a scout uniform). So I'd guess that Kira and Athrun were neighbors but not classmates. I'd agree that Caridad and Harmua wouldn't send Kira to a military academy, also it's unlikely that any Coordinator student at a Military Prep school would be allowed to leave as war was breaking out(especially one so powerful as Kira turned out to be).

To be fair some parts of the SEED mythos are rather confusing particularly character backstory wise. Like Kira/Athrun meeting, why Athrun was living (possibly) alone in a lunar city as a preteen, or even where/why Kira ended up where he did(he was born on earth, then moved to the moon, then to Heliopolis).

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Re: Kira attending military prep school?

Post by False Prophet » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:04 pm

Mafty wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:35 pm
I really don't know Japanese well enough to translate if the subtitles were off, but it does seem to contradict the earlier story material. In the first episode we see Kira and Athrun talking beneath Sakura petals as kids; Kira is wearing a futuristic Gakuran ,while Athrun is in a quasi military uniform (it almost looks like a scout uniform). So I'd guess that Kira and Athrun were neighbors but not classmates. I'd agree that Caridad and Harmua wouldn't send Kira to a military academy, also it's unlikely that any Coordinator student at a Military Prep school would be allowed to leave as war was breaking out(especially one so powerful as Kira turned out to be).

To be fair some parts of the SEED mythos are rather confusing particularly character backstory wise. Like Kira/Athrun meeting, why Athrun was living (possibly) alone in a lunar city as a preteen, or even where/why Kira ended up where he did(he was born on earth, then moved to the moon, then to Heliopolis).
Did Athrun really live alone on the moon? For a rich family like the Zala's, I always think that they would've sent their son to a boarding prep school. And about Kira's moving away many times, I feel like his adopted mother is a bit paranoid (as she should) and would rather Kira stay away as far as possible from any conflict that could open up the possibility of his talent being exposed.

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Re: Kira attending military prep school?

Post by Seto Kaiba » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:36 pm

... that's definitely a dodgy translation.

Kira and Athrun met at Copernicus in CE61. They were SIX. YEARS. OLD. It was primary school.

They went to school together there until CE68 when Athrun went back to the PLANTs and Kira went to Heliopolis at age 13 and didn't see each other again until CE70.
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