Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway, a movie adaptation of the Yoshiyuki Tomino penned Gundam novels, is now available in theaters. It’s the first of a trilogy of films set in the Universal Century timeline.
The film follows the story of a teenage boy named Amuro Ray who pilots a giant humanoid robot in the war between the Earth Federation and the Zeon Empire. He inadvertently conscripts himself and his friends into the Federation military.
Anime Production Studio Sunrise Announces Release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash
One of the most influential anime series of all time, Mobile Suit Gundam is now getting a live-action film adaptation. The upcoming movie, titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash, is set to debut this summer.
Originally developed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, the original Mobile Suit Gundam series is set in the Universal Century and follows the emigration of people to space colonies. The story is a powerful tale of human conflict and the maturation of the main character.
The Gundam series is known for its massive mecha robots and action-packed battles. It is a very popular series that has been a part of the anime world since 1979.
It is one of the most influential mecha franchises in the world and is currently one of the most popular animes on streaming services such as Netflix. It is now getting a live-action adaptation from Anime Production Studio Sunrise. We hope that it will be a great success!
Streaming Service Netflix Announces Release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash
Streaming service Netflix has announced the release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash, an animated film based on the three-novel series of the same name written by Yoshiyuki Tomino. The movie will be the first in a trilogy that follows 12 years after the events of the Char’s Counterattack anime.
The Earth Federation has become corrupt, and in the years since Char’s Rebellion, an underground figure dubbed “Mafty” has inspired young rebels to engage in terrorism against the Fed. These terrorists, like the one that hijacks the shuttle containing public health minister and his wife, kill innocent civilians and Earth Federation high-ups.
While a handful of mecha battles are sprinkled throughout, the majority of the movie is more concerned with developing its broader astropolitical picture. It’s a very smart move for a film whose story is set in the Universal Century timeline, and one that sets up the rest of the trilogy well. Ultimately, it’s a surprisingly interesting and involving hour and a half.
Release Dates for Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash is the first film in a planned trilogy adapting original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino’s trio of novels from 1989-1990. The film follows Gundam pilot Amuro Ray and the crew of the White Base as they investigate the mysterious “Island of No Return” to clear it of supposed enemy forces.
The anime film was released in theaters in Japan this past June and has already earned record box office sales. It stands behind 1982’s Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space as the second highest grossing Gundam film of all time.
In addition, the streaming service Crunchyroll will also be releasing this newest Gundam movie in English-speaking territories. This includes the United Kingdom, where it will be dubbed and subtitled and will open on September 21 and 22.
As you can see, Mobile Suit Gundam has become a huge phenomenon in the world of anime and has grown to include movies, games, and toy models. It’s a massive franchise and continues to expand with new shows.
While the plot of Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash is largely about war, there are also plenty of lighthearted moments throughout the film. While many of these moments are more in line with a ’70s animated comedy than a grittier slog, they do play a big role in the tone of the movie.
The last words of the movie are the same ones that Amuro has yelled throughout his entire arc: “Please, Stop!”
These lines, as well as the other things he yells in this movie, are important to understand and appreciate as a whole because they show how much these characters were meant to represent the anti-war message in this series.
As he yells these words, Amuro pierces a Rick Dias beam saber into Buran’s Asshimar, and the Titans pilot is left stunned. He is then killed when the Gaia Gundam slashes into his body and destroys him instantly.