We finally have our first look at Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) anime film project. The anime movie first promo video was screened during the live-streamed special program “It’s New Year’s Eve! Gundam Channel New Year’s Eve Special”. In addition, the trailer also revealed that the film will open in Japan on July 23, 2020.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjPigquaRcE&w=760&h=315]
The film cast and more info will be revealed at the “Gundam Fan Gathering: Hathaway Heirs to Gundam” event on March 24 at Zepp Diver City in Tokyo. Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway) will be directed by Shukou Murase. Yasuyuki Mutou is writing the series’ script. Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda, and Shigeki Kuhara are adapting Haruhiko Mikimoto’s original character designs for animation.
Yoshiyuki Tomino published the three-volume of Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senkō no Hathaway “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash or alternately, Mobile Suit Gundam: Flash’s Hathaway” novel series between 1989 and 1990. The series centers around Hathaway Noa. The character first appeared in the 1988 film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack as the son of the influential Federation ship captain Bright Noa.
At the beginning, images from “Char’s Counterattack” revealing the rivalry and final battle between Amuro and Char are shown with the theme song “BEYOND THE TIME (Over the Moebius skies)”. Then, hearing a piece of Hiroyuki Sawano’s background music, we see originally animated clips from this movie “Hathaway”, including new battle scenes, and meet the protagonist Hathaway Noa as well as the main characters such as Gigi Andulcia and Kenneth Sleg for the first time. As the saga continues from “Char’s Counterattack” to “Hathaway”, these images evoke a next-gen reformation, along with the catch copy “His flash is the hope of humanity.”