West Japan’s largest seaside outlet is teaming up with Gundam to promote Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash. From April 29, 2021 to June 30, 2021 Rinku Premium Outlets, located in Izumisano-Shi, Osaka, will host a photo spot for the upcoming Gundam feature among other promotions.
Located at the “Seaside Area” facing Osaka Bay at the Rinku Premium Outlets, a resort atmosphere surrounded by sea and greenery reminiscent of the setting in the film, will be the first Hathaway’s Flash photo spot in Kansai. A 2.6-meter tall Xi Gundam with protagonist Hathaway Noa and leading lady Gigi Andalucia are lined up in the photo spot with Osaka Bay in the background, where visitors can enjoy taking pictures evocative of the scenes at sea in the movie. Many stills from the film are used as well so visitors can enjoy the world of Hathaway’s Flash ahead of its theatrical release.
With a total purchase of 10,000 yen or more (including tax, on the day of purchase only) customers can give the keyword “Senko no Hathaway” to the Information Center to be entered into a lottery in which 100 people will be selected to receive Hathaway’s Flash advance tickets, and 20 people will receive Hathaway’s Flash original face shields. The lottery will be held from Thursday, April 29, 2021 to Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Followers of the official Rinku Premium Outlets Instagram account will receive a coupon sheet if they present the screenshot of their follow to the Information Center. Also, if you post a photo of the special photo spot with “#RinkuGundam”, you will receive an original novelty item from Rinku Premium Outlets. The campaign starts April 29, 2021 to June 30, 2021.
First in a trilogy of anime films, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash, or Hathaway is scheduled for a May 7, 2021 release date, serving as 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, 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.
Following the 15 minute Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash preview on Gundam Channel, it was announced the Blu-ray for the film will be released simultaneously with the theatrical release date of May 7, 2021, at all participating theaters in Japan. The upcoming Gundam film will have standard and limited edition versions priced at 5,000 yen and 12,000 yen respectively.
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: Rinku Premium Outlets