Sunrise has announced a new release date for the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway movie. After multiple delays caused by the pandemic, the new Gundam movie will finally be available in Japanese theaters on June 11, 2021. [Thanks, CinemaToday!]
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway is a movie adaptation of the Hathaway’s Flash novel. It tells the story of Hathaway Noa, the son of Bright Noa, who would stage an uprising against the Earth Federation as Mafty Navue Erin in U.C. 105. This even takes place 12 years after the events of Char’s Counterattack.
The movie was originally due for release on July 23, 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic caused multiple delays. According to the latest preview published in April 2021, Gundam Hathaway was supposed to have gone live on May 7, 2021. The COVID-19 state of emergency declared in late April 2021 in Japan delayed the movie’s theatrical release once again.
Sunrise shared a new announcement trailer through multiple Japanese movie news YouTube channels, such as CinemaToday. Kensho Ono, the voice actor of Hathaway Noa in the movie, provided a speech confirming the new release date. This announcement breaks the fourth wall as he had to “repeatedly endure from troubling assaults,” which refer to the coronavirus. The trailer also asks theater goers to comply with measures to prevent the infection from spreading.
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway will release in Japanese theaters on June 11, 2021. While Sunrise previously published trailers for the movie worldwide through the GundamInfo YouTube channel, it will announce the global release date at a later time.