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Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash Gets Feature Film Trilogy


It’s official: Hathaway’s Flash is being animated!

On November 20, Sunrise hosted a streaming event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Gundam franchise. During the show, it was announced that Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash will get a feature film trilogy.

Gundam Hathaways Flash Visual

Other details announced during the show include:

Gundam Reconguista in G will get a compilation film project in 2019
A new Gundam Build title is in the works for 2019
A new SD Gundam project, titled SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden, is slated for a 2019 release
A TV airing of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin will hit the airwaves starting in Spring 2019

The Hathaway’s Flash trilogy was previously teased during a streaming event in April. The films will adapt a novel trilogy by series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, which ran from 1989 through 1990.

Gundam Hathaways Flash Volume 1 CoverThe title is set in the events following Char’s Counterattack, telling the tale through the eyes of Bright Noa’s son, Hathaway Noa.

Today’s news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative will debut in November.

Shunichi Yoshizawa will direct Mobile Suit Gundam NT at Sunrise, with Se Jun Kim (Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS) providing character designs. Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202) is writing the title’s screenplay.

Sunrise describes the project as:

The year U.C. 0097 — The year in which Laplace’s Box was opened. Though the “Universal Century Charter”, which acknowledges the existence of Newtypes and their rights, was revealed, the world hasn’t changed significantly.

The conflict known as the “Laplace Incident” appears to have ended with the collaps of the Neo Zenon force kown as “The Sleeves.” In the final battle, two Full Psycho Frame Mobile Suits showed power that went beyond human knowledge. The threat of the White Unicorn and Black Lion were sealed away, kept away from public consciousness, they should have been forgotten…

However, the RX-0 Unicorn 03, which had thought to be lost two years ago, began to appear within the Earth Sphere once more. The immortal Golden Phoenix… its name is “Fennex.”

Sources: Comic Natalie, Ota-suke

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