Gundam Info, the official Gundam YouTube channel for international audiences, is now streaming the Yoshiyuki Tomino-directed Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack. The movie streams with Japanese audio and English, Chinese(Taiwan), Chinese(Hong Kong), Chinese(Simplified), Korean, French, Italian and German subtitle options.
Set fourteen years after the One Year War in U.C. 0093, Char’s Counterattack serves as the final confrontation between legendary rivals Amuro Ray and Char Aznable. Char has risen to power as leader of Neo Zeon and plans an all-out assault to decimate the Earth’s population to revive the planet. Released to theaters in 1988, Char’s Counterattack adapts Yoshiyuki Tomino’s 1987 Mobile Suit Gundam High-Streamer novel, grossing 1.16 billion yen at the box office.
First in a trilogy of anime films helmed by Shukou Murase, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash or Hathaway is the official sequel to Char’s Counterattack. 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.
Releasing June 11, 2021 in Japan, the movie has grossed 1.8 billion yen at the box office in its sixth week, earning 1,850,500,500 yen in revenue with 910,965 tickets sold. Not only is Hathaway’s Flash the first Gundam entry to exceed one billion yen in box office revenue since Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack, the film is nearing the overall Gundam box office record held by Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982), currently sitting at 2.3 billion yen. Both Char’s Counterattack and Hathaway’s Flash are streaming on Netflix internationally.
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.
Source: Gundam Info