Gundam: Hathaway Anime Film Teased With New Visual
posted on by Egan Loo
Sunrise's Gundam.info portal site debuted a new teaser visual for the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film project on Saturday. The tagline on the visual reads, "Char's ideals and Amuro's passion .... the heir of their wills [...] 32 years after Char's Counterattack."
The planned "Gundam Fan Gathering: Hathaway Heirs to Gundam" event on Tuesday at Zepp Diver City in Tokyo is canceled, but the Gundam Channel YouTube channel will instead have a live stream that day that will unveil the main cast and theme song artist for the film project.
Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of the first Gundam series and several of the later projects, wrote the three-volume Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash or alternately, Mobile Suit Gundam: Flash's Hathaway) novel series from 1989 to 1990. The novel series is set in the year UC0105 and centers around Hathaway Noa, who appeared in the 1988 film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack as the son of the influential Federation ship captain Bright Noa. (Char's Counterattack is set in the year UC 0093.) The novel series deals with the aftermath of Char's Counterattack's climatic finale.
Shukou Murase (Ergo Proxy, Gangsta., Witch Hunter Robin, Genocidal Organ) is directing the project, and Yasuyuki Mutou (Basilisk, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096, Deadman Wonderland) is writing the script. Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda, and Shigeki Kuhara are adapting Haruhiko Mikimoto's original character designs for animation. Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Seiichi Nakatani, and Nobuhiko Genba with adapting Moriki's mechanical deisgns for animation. Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is composing the music.
Producer Naohiro Ogata said on the Gundam.info website on Tuesday that the project will feature a "renewal" of the main cast, mobile suit designs, character designs, and music. Hirotaka Suzuoki voiced the character of Bright Noa before he passed away in 2006. Ken Narita voiced the character in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. Nozomu Sasaki voiced Bright's son Hathaway Noa in the 1988 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack film.
The film will open in Japan on July 23.
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