Earlier today, the official Gundam portal website Gundam Info announced an anime adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Deleted Affair ~ Portrait of Young Comet, the 2001-2009 manga penned and illustrated by Hiroyuki Kitazume.
The new anime project will be produced by Sunrise subsidiary studio Sunrise BEYOND and stream on the official Gundam YouTube channels “Gundam Info” for international audiences and “Gundam Channel” for Japanese audiences, beginning Fall 2021.
Hiroyuki Kitazume will direct the project and oversee character designs, Yasuyuki Muto(Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash) will be scripting the series, while Hajime Katoki and Sejoon Kim are the mechanical designers. Shuichi Ikeda will be reprising his iconic role as Char Aznable and voice actress-singer Nana Mizuki will be taking the role of young Haman Karn. Haman Karn was originally portrayed by Yoshiko Sakakibara in the 1985 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series, its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, and the 1991 OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.
“Char’s Deleted Affair details the story of the arrival of the Red Comet at Axis with the remainder of the Zeon forces that survived the war and his fated meeting with a then 14-year-old Haman Karn.”