Announced during Gundam Topics 2021 on April 13, the press event giving an overview of Gundam projects for the year, Gundam Factory Yokohama will be holding a Minovsky Flight show for Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash.
Dubbed “Minovsky Flight Operation Experiment”, the facility’s titanic moving RX-78F00 Gundam will perform a similar “Flight Form” pose as the RX-105 Xi Gundam when it activates “Minovsky Flight”, as seen in the Hathaway’s Flash anime film.
Designed by mechanical designer Yasuhiro Moriki, the RX-105 Xi Gundam was developed by Anaheim Electronics as a sister mobile suit to the RX-104FF Penelope, both containing a Minovsky craft system giving them advanced flight and maneuvering capabilities. The Xi Gundam is piloted by protagonist Hathaway Noa aka Mafty Navue Erin, leader of the Anti-Earth Federation Movement, Mafty.
The program will run from May 1 to May 31, 2021 at 18:40 to 19:40 JST each day. The event will also include the anime film’s musical score with the accompanying light show.
In addition, a paid online event “Online Backyard Tour ‘Mission 0’ “ will be held on Saturday, May 8, at 20:30 JST., where the inside of the “GUNDAM-DOCK,” the deck that houses the RX-78F00 will be opened to the public after the venue closes. The virtual tour will last about an hour, and will take viewers inside the “GUNDAM-DOCK” with explanations by the technical director, Akinori Ishii. Participation fee is 2,000 yen.
First in a trilogy of anime films, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash, or Hathaway is scheduled for a May 7, 2021 release date. 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, published by Kadokawa’s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint.
The film project 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, 2020 release date, but was delayed due to coronavirus COVID-19.
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 Suwabe as Kenneth Sleg
- Reina Ueda as Gigi Andalucia
- Soma Saito as Lane Aime
- Toru Furuya as Amuro Ray
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Gawman Nobile
- Yuki Ishikawa as Emeralda Zubin
- Fukushi Ochiai as Raymond Cain
- Shunsuke Takeuchi as Iram Masam
- Misato Matsuoka as Mihessia Hence
- Chiharu Sawashiro as Kenji Mitsuda
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Mace Flower
- Koichi Yamadera as Hundley Yeoksan
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. Hiroyuki Sawano returns from Mobile Suit Gundam entries Unicorn and Narrative as music composer. The films’ mechanical design team consists of Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Nobuhiko Genba, and Seiichi Nakatani.
Source: Gundam Info