Gundam: Hathaway Rescheduled For June 11 Opening

The Gundam.info portal has revealed that the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway film is now rescheduled for a June 11 opening this year. Originally meant to premiere in July 2020, the film has been hit by several delays, with the most recent delay as a result of the extension of Japan’s state of emergency due to COVID-19. 

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway previously received its second main trailer in late March, while its first main trailer was released in January. The second trailer previewed the theme song “Senkō” (“Flash”) by Alexandros.

The movie 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. 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 after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack

Sunrise is in charge of the planning and production for Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway. The staff includes Shūkō Murase (Genocidal Organ) as director, Yasuyuki Mutō (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise) as scriptwriter, Takako Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative) as color designer, Kentaro Waki (SWORD ART ONLINEAlicizationWar 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). 

Other staff include 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.

For the movie’s cast, it includes Kenshō Ono as Hathaway Noa, Reina Ueda as Gigi Andalucia, Junichi Suwabe as Kenneth Sleg, and Sōma Saitō as Lane Aim.


Source: Anime News Network

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