Announced last month on September 30, Sunrise Music Label, the music publishing subsidiary of the anime production studio, will be releasing Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash vinyl records of the soundtrack and an accompanying themed record player. Sunrise has now released the jacket artwork and packaging design for the records and their player.
The Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash Original Soundtrack Analog Version is a three-disc set that is priced at 7,700 yen. The records will include all eighteen pieces from the Hathaway’s Flash soundtrack by composer Hiroyuki Sawano, along with Sawano’s commentary.
- 1. Möbius
- 2. Xi
- 3. EARth
- 4: CC…12yl
- 5: MANhUNTer
- 6: KNS
- 7: uc0105
- 8: 83UeI
- 9: MNE
- 10: TRACER
- 11: G1×2
- 12: mSgH
- 13: car5p3 /PENELOPE
- 14: ESIRNUS
- 15: kdk-GT
- 16: UCNT0100
- 17: [I]
- 18: 20200723zr
The Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash Portable Analog Player (Vinyl Motion) is priced
at 25,300 yen.
The records and player are said be limited in quantity and will begin pre-orders Friday, October 1, 2021 through Sunday, October 31, 2021. They are scheduled to ship late December 2021.
A “listening video” by Hiroyuki Sawano and Sunrise’s Gundam producer Naohiro Ogata was released. The video contains valuable information such as their impressions after listening to the analog version and stories behind the music production of Hathaway’s Flash.
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.
Since its release on June 11, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash has attracted 1.08 million viewers and grossed 2.2 billion yen at the box office.
Bandai Namco Arts, the anime/music production and distribution subsidiary of Bandai Namco Group, announced the home video release of Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash will be November 26, 2021. The release consists of a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, limited edition Blu-ray, standard edition Blu-ray, and DVD. Anime publisher and retailer RightStuf is importing the limited edition Blu-ray priced at 94.99 USD.
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 focus more on Gigi Andalucia.
The year is U.C. 0105. Twelve years have passed since the end of the second Neo Zeon War (Char’s Rebellion). The anti-Earth Federation Movement “Mafty,” 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 movement is led by Hathaway Noa, under the name “Mafty Navue Erin”, the son of Bright Noa, a famous officer of the Earth Federation Forces who once participated in the One Year War. With firsthand knowledge of the ideals and ideologies of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, he has become a warrior following in their footsteps. 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 Aim
- 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
- Nozomu Sasaki as Gass H. Huguest
- Toru Furuya as Amuro Ray
- Maria Kawamura as Quess Paraya
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 with rock band [Alexandros] performing the theme song “Senkou”. The films’ mechanical design team consists of Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Nobuhiko Genba, and Seiichi Nakatani.
Source: Sunrise Music