The anime film “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway's Flash” (premiering on Jul. 23, 2020) will be holding a fan event titled “GUNDAM FAN GATHERING -' Hathaway's Flash ' Heirs to GUNDAM-” on Mar. 24, and will be streaming it on YouTube LIVE and other channels. It has also been revealed that Ikeda Shuuichi, who plays the role of Char Aznable, will be joining the event as a guest.
The fan event “GUNDAM FAN GATHERING -' Hathaway's Flash ' Heirs to GUNDAM-” was canceled on Feb. 28, in order to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and the guests' safety.
In the streaming on Mar. 24, the cast members and the musician in charge of the theme song of “Hathaway's Flash” will be announced for the first time.
Also, Furuya Tooru (voicing Amuro Ray) and Ikeda Shuuichi (voicing Char Aznable) will be appearing as guests, and have a talk session under the theme of “Extending the story”. The two will be reflecting on “Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counter Attack” and how it leads to “Hathaway's Flash”.
Interesting information will also be revealed through talk sessions with the cast members of “Hathaway's Flash”, an overview of the story with the staff of the movie, and so on.
Ogata Naohiro, the producer of “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway's Flash”, decided this event will be held behind closed doors and streamed online, and has commented about completely changing the main cast members.
Let's look forward to the full-scale start of the official sequel of the “Gundam” series masterpiece, “Char's Counter Attack”, the culmination of 40 years of history, “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway's Flash”.
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【”Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway's Flash” producer Ogata Naohiro】
Hello, Gundam fans who are looking forward to the release of “Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway's Flash”. I am the producer of the film, Ogata from Sunrise.
We initially meant to unveil the film in front of all of you and share the kick-off of the project. However, considering the risk of the spreading of the coronavirus, we have decided to hold the event behind the doors and stream it online, and put the safety of the fans, cast, and stakeholders, first.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all who are in a rough situation due to the new coronavirus, and we hope that they can return to their everyday lives as soon as possible.
So far, we have hidden most of the information about this film. Though the format has changed, we will be providing an opportunity for you to find out more about the film.
As you know, this movie is based on the novel written by Tomino Yoshiyuki 30 years ago. It has been developing through games, plastic models, figures, and so on, but we will be renewing the main cast, music, the designs of the mobile suits and characters for “Hathaway's Flash” the movie. This decision was made due to the change in production and direction to aim for the global development of the latest piece of work of the Gundam series in its 40th year.
I myself have been a big fan of “Hathaway” for 30 years. I will do my best to respect everyone who has been involved with “Hathaway”, inherit their mindset, and take on new challenges.
We will explain the circumstances of renewing the cast in this event. We as a group are working hard to make this film live up to the expectations towards the latest Gundam series, so please bear with us until the completion of the movie.