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Gundam: Hathaway Anime Film Reveals Video, Visuals, Song Artist

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Kensho Ono, Rena Ueda, Junichi Suwabe lead cast of July 23 anime

A Gundam livestream event revealed a promotional video, visuals, and the theme song artist for the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film project on Tuesday. Rock band [ALEXANDROS] (live-action Bleach film) is performing the anime's theme song.

The anime's cast includes:

Kensho Ono as Hathaway Noa (Mafty Navue Erin)

Rena Ueda as Gigi Andalucia

Junichi Suwabe as Kenneth Sleg

The film's mecha include:

Penelope

Messer Type-F01

The film will open in Japan on July 23. The tagline on the visual at right reads, "Char's ideals and Amuro's passion .... the heir of their wills [...] 32 years after Char's Counterattack."

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 March 17 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 original Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash novel series featured character illustrations by Haruhiko Mikimoto (Gundam 0080) and mechanical designs by Yasuhiro Moriki. The film project credits Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda, and Shigeki Kuhara with adapting Mikimoto's character designs for animation, and Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Seiichi Nakatani, and Nobuhiko Genba with adapting Moriki's mechanical deisgns for animation.

Uroaki Sabishi will launch a new manga adaptation of the novels in the May issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine on Thursday.

Update: Video replaced with English-subtitled version.

Sources: Fan Event -Senkō no Hathaway Heirs to Gundam- livestream, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway anime's website and Twitter account, Gundam.info's YouTube channel, Comic Natalie


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