Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Tops New Official Poll for 2021 Gundam Projects


The official Sunrise Gundam information and news portal website Gundam Info recently opened a poll asking netizens which Gundam projects in 2021 they cared about the most. The poll had a total of 1,082 votes and Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway topped the poll with an overwhelming 56.1%.

The third entry to Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Gundam Reconguista in G compilation film series, Legacy from Space and Shanghai’s full scale Freedom Gundam statue both followed with 15.8% each. The other results as followed: SD Gundam World at 4.3%, Extreme VS Cross Boost at 3.2%, World of Yoshiyuki Tomino Aomori Venue at 2.3%, and finally Japan’s Pavilion PR Ambassador for the Dubai Expo and GGGP2021 both at 1.2%.

The upcoming, much anticipated Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash film, or Hathaway is scheduled for a May 7, 2021 release date. The project was announced as a film trilogy in November 2018 to celebrate the Gundam 40th anniversary, and serves as the second entry in Sunrise’s U.C. NexT 0100 Project following Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. The first entry of the trilogy was initially set for a July 23, 2020 release date, but was delayed due to coronavirus COVID-19.

Story

The year is U.C. 0105. Twelve years have passed since the end of the second Neo Zeon War (Char’s Rebellion). Even after “the Axis Shock,” which seemed to indicate the future of humanity and the Universal Century, the world is still in a chaotic situation where intermittent military conflicts continue to break out. The Earth Federation government is more corrupt than ever, and its leadership has not only accelerated Earth’s pollution, but also implemented an inhuman “Man Hunting” policy in which civilians are forcibly exiled to outer space.

The anti-Federation government organization “Mafty,” led by someone called “Mafty Navue Erin,” has taken a stand against the corruption of the Earth Sphere. Mafty carries out fierce acts of terrorism, assassinating high officials of the Federation government one after another, but it gains a certain level of support from the populace who are growing more opposed to the Federation government.

The person who calls himself “Mafty” and leads this organization is Hathaway Noa, the son of Bright Noa, an officer of the Earth Federation Forces who once participated in the One Year War. Hathaway himself joined the forces trying to stop Char’s Rebellion. With firsthand knowledge of the ideals and ideologies of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, he has become a warrior following in their footsteps, and plans to clear a path forward through armed resistance. His destiny, however, is drastically altered as he encounters the Federation Forces officer Kenneth Sleg and a mysterious young beauty named Gigi Andalucia.

Cast 

  • Kensho Ono as Hathaway Noa 
  • Junichi Sawabe as Kenneth Sleg 
  • Reina Ueda as Gigi Andalucia 

Ergo Proxy and Genocidal Organ’s Shukou Murase is directing the film project, with scripts by Yasuyuki Mutou. Pablo Uchida, Shigeki Kuhara, and Naoyuki Onda serve as character designers, and Hiroyuki Sawano returns as music composer. The films’ mechanical design team consists of Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Nobuhiko Genba, and Seiichi Nakatani.

Source: Gundam Info

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