Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Previews Mobile Suit Battles and Theme Song in New Trailer

The upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway movie has received a new minute-long trailer that shines the spotlight on its mobile suit battles. The trailer also previews the theme song “Senkou” (“Flash”) by Alexandros and features a brief appearance from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack‘s Quess Paraya via a flashback sequence.  

An earlier minute-long trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway was released in January. The movie is set to premiere in Japanese theaters on May 7, after being pushed from its original 2020 release date due to COVID. 

Sunrise is in charge of planning and production for the movie. The staff includes Shuukou Murase (Genocidal Organ) as director, Yasuyuki Mutou (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise) as scriptwriter, Takako Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative) as color designer, Kentaro Waki (SWORD ART ONLINE –Alicization– War of Underworld) as photography director, and Hiroyuki Sawano as music composer (Attack on Titan Final Season). 

Meanwhile, Pablo Uchida (Gundam Reconguista in G design works), Naoyuki Onda (Psycho Pass 3 character designer and chief animation director), and Shigeki Kuhara (Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul animation director) are designing the characters based on drafts by Haruhiko Mikimoto (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress). 

In addition, Hajime Katoki (Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative), Mitoshi Yamaneki (Gundam Reconguista in G), Seiichi Nakatani (Gundam Reconguista in G design works), and Nobuhiko Genma (various roles in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn) are in charge of the mechanical designs, based on drafts by Yasuhiro Moriki (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise mechanical designer). Takayuki Masuo (Genocial Organ) and Tomohiro Fujie (Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative) are the 3D directors.

The cast includes Kenshou Ono as Hathaway Noa, Reina Ueda as Gigi Andalucia, Junichi Suwabe as Kenneth Sleg, and Souma Saitou as Lane Aim.

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway was announced in 2018 as part of the Gundam series’ 40th Anniversary Project and as the first installment of a trilogy. The movie is based on the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash novel series by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, which began in 1989. Set after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, the story centers on Hathaway Noa, the son of Londo Bell commander Bright Noa, who has become the leader of an anti-Earth Federation organization called Mafty. 

Source: GundamInfo YouTube channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years starting from his college days. Now, he primarily focuses on anime-related content, although he also writes about games, light novels, manga, and VTubers sometimes. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences.
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