Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Will Release On Netflix

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, the latest entry in the Gundam franchise, will head to Netflix at some point in the future. The announcement was made on the Netflix Geeked Twitter page, which did not provide an exact date or release window at the time of writing.

Netflix is also welcoming several other Gundam shows, with the compilation movies of the original Mobile Suit Gundam and the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack movie coming to the streaming platform on June 18. The streaming platform is also set to receive a live-action Gundam movie directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. 

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway premiered in Japan on June 11 following a series of delays, with a new trailer being released on June 10 to celebrate the movie’s release. Its 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 Char’s Counterattack

The movie was announced in 2018 as part of the Gundam series’ 40th Anniversary Project and as the first installment of a trilogy. It is based on the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash novel series by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, which began in 1989.

The staff of Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway 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 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. Sunrise is in charge of the planning and production for Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway.

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


Source: Netflix Geeked Twitter

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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