Bandai Fashion Collection or Bancolle! has announced a new Gigi Andalucia themed set of apparel aptly titled Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash Gigi Andalucia Project.
The main attraction for the project is a pair of earrings worn by heroine Gigi Andalucia in Hathaway’s Flash, faithfully recreated based on reference images from the anime film.
The metal parts are made of silver925, while the pink parts are acrylic to reproduce a translucent effect. The earrings will be stored in a designer box with an illustration of the earrings and “Gigi Andalucia” printed on the inside of the lid.
The Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash Gigi Andalucia Project Earring Set is priced at 22,000 yen with a February 2022 release date.
The next two items in the project are a zip hoodie with the aforementioned earring illustration on the front and a pop art version of a scene from the film with Gigi on the back, and a long sleeve T-Shirt featuring “Gigi Andalucia” printed on the front. The zip hoodie and Long sleeve t-shirt are priced at 8,250 yen and 4,950 respectively, both releasing February 2022.
Gigi Andalucia stars as the female protagonist of the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash film trilogy, portrayed by Reina Ueda. Disillusioned by jaded adult society, she is characterized as alluring, mysterious and highly perceptive, with a large financial backing.
First in a trilogy of anime films helmed by director Shukou Murase, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash or Hathaway is the official sequel to the 1988 Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack movie. The project was announced in November 2018 to celebrate the Gundam 40th anniversary, adapting the Yoshiyuki Tomino-penned novel series of the same name. The novels were originally released from 1989 to 1990, as a follow-up to Tomino’s Char’s Counterattack: Beltorchika’s Children novel, published by Kadokawa’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint.
Opening to Japanese theaters June 11, 2021 the Hathaway film has earned record box office sales with 2.2 billion yen in revenue, with over 1.08 million tickets sold, becoming the second highest grossing Gundam film. Hathaway sits behind the 1982 Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space as the highest grossing film in the Gundam franchise, which earned 2.3 billion yen in box office revenue.
As of June 2021, producer Naohiro Ogata confirmed the second installment was in production, tentatively titled, Sun of Bright (also read as “Son”).
Source: Premium Bandai