Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (機動戦士ガンダムKidō Senshi Gandamu Daburu Ō?) is the 11th installment of Sunrise's long-running Gundam franchise. It is directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Yōsuke Kuroda, with character designs by Yun Kōga and music by Kenji Kawai. Uniquely, Gundam 00's 50 episodes were split into two 25 episode seasons, the first Gundam series to do so. The English dub of Gundam 00 premiered in the United States on Syfy on November 24, 2008 with back to back episodes.