Gunpla Expo Tokyo 2020 feat. GUNDAM Conference will take place at the Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Sankaku Hiroba from Thursday, November 12th to Sunday, November 15th. This is annual event is the largest “Gunpla” modeling expo sponsored by Bandai Hobby Division.
The upcoming, much anticipated Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash film, or Hathaway is set to have a stage event during the expo with Gundam producer Naohiro Ogata talking about the film. The stage event will begin November 12 at 16:00 JST and will also be distributed digitally on the official “Gundam Channel” on YouTube.
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash is currently under indefinite delay due the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic.
Hathaway’s Flash 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 release date.
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.
- 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 trilogy, 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.