Anime/tokusatsu themed apparel brand Bandai Fashion Collection or Bancolle! has announced the Premium Bandai release of the Acrylic Logo Display EX: “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash” Mafty Mark.
Acrylic Logo Display EX is a series of decorative logos from various franchises such as Gundam, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and Godzilla. The acrylic standees are approximately 10 mm thick with a machined surface, which gives it a bold presence and a sense of luxury.
The acrylic display depicts the symbol used by the “Anti-Earth Federation Movement” Mafty in the Hathaway’s Flash anime film series. Mafty is a terrorist organization led by Hathaway Noa under the name Mafty Navue Erin. The group serves as the protagonist faction waging an insurgency against the corrupt Earth Federation government, assassinating cabinet ministers, and ultimately planning to raid the Adelaide Conference in Australia.
Acrylic Logo Display EX: “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash” Mafty Mark(Large)
Price: 1,650 yen Release Date: February 2022
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 the Hathaway film has earned record box office sales with 2.2 billion yen in revenue, with over 1.07 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”). Producer Ogata addressed there would be changes from the novel’s 2nd volume as Yoshiyuki Tomino previously expressed his reservations to Ogata about adapting it. The story is said expand on rival Gundam pilot Lane Aim’s role in the film series and show more of Gigi Andalucia’s perspective.
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 the character designers for the films, with Onda also serving as chief animation direction. Hiroyuki Sawano returns from Mobile Suit Gundam entries Unicorn and Narrative as music composer, with rock-band [Alexandros] performing its theme song “Senkou”. The films’ mechanical design team consists of Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Nobuhiko Genba, and Seiichi Nakatani.
Source: Premium Bandai