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Beyond the Clouds of Sand (砂塵の果て Sajin no Hate?, also known as The End of the Sandstorm) is the 21st episode (20nd in the HD Remaster) of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. It first aired on February 22, 2003 (May 13, 2012 for the HD Remaster version) in Japan.


A battle between the Lesseps and the Desert Dawn commences. Kira and the Desert Tiger fight a battle where they realize the pain of having an enemy who is not an abstraction. With the Strike's power almost depleted, Kira has no choice but to destroy Andrew's TMF/A-803 LaGOWE or die himself.







Important Events



HD Remaster Changes

  • One of the Lesseps-class's parts on where the TFA-2 ZuOOT was standing behind was removed.
  • Newly Animated/Redrawn scenes:
    • The Aile Strike slicing the BuCue in half.
    • The Aile Strike shots down the BuCue after kicking the unit's head off.
    • A closer view on the Lesseps-class with the Duel and Buster standing on it.
    • The destruction of a Lesseps-class' Cannons & a ZuOOT.
    • The Strike (with the Armor Schneider) charging to LaGOWE.
    • The Strike stabbing the LaGOWE.
    • One scene of the Strike before the ending credits.
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