The upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island has revealed that the Red Comet Char Aznable will appear in the movie. As Comic Natalie notes, the famous rival to Mobile Suit Gundam protagonist Amuro Ray was not part of the original series’ 15th episode which the movie is based on.
An illustration of Char and his MS-06R-1A High Mobility Zaku II by co-character designer and chief animation director Atsushi Tamura, as well as the design for Char’s mobile suit, were released with the announcement.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island is set to premiere in Japan on June 3. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer and animation director of the original series, is directing the movie.
Other staff includes Im Ga-Hee (Sonny Boy episode director) as assistant director, Toshizou Nemoto (Bakuten!!) as scriptwriter, Yuuji Kaneko (Josee, Tiger and the Fish) as art director, Nagisa Abe (SCARLET NEXUS) as color designer, Morihito Abe (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway co-CG director) as CG director, and Takayuki Hattori (Space Brothers live-action movie) as music composer.
Additionally, Yasuhiko, Tamura (Weathering with You co-character designer) and Tsukasa Kotobuki (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin co-character designer) are serving as character designers, while Hajime Katoki (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory and Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway co-mecha designer), Kunio Okawara (GUNDAM BREAKER BATTLOGUE co-mecha designer, Mobile Suit Gundam) and Kimitoshi Yamane (Mobile Fighter G Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway co-mecha designer) are serving as mecha designers. Sunrise is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Tooru Furuya as Amuro Ray, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Cucuruz Doan, Ken Narita as Bright Noa, Satomi Arai as Mirai Yashima, Megumi Han as Sayla Mass, Toshio Furukawa as Kai Shiden, Hideki Nakanishi as Hayato Kobayashi, Misato Fukuen as Fraw Bow, and Tomofumi Ikezoe as Sleggar Law.
Sources: Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island website, Comic Natalie