Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Friday that they plan to screen the upcoming anime film Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway in cinemas across Southeast Asia.
The company has posted the anime film’s second teaser trailer on all its country Facebook pages, but only indicated that the film is “Coming Soon”.
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway will be the latest anime film of the hugely-popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and the anime studio Sunrise. The film is based on Tomino’s three-volume light novel Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash, which ran from 1989 to 1990.
The novel is set in U.C. 105, eight years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative and 12 years after Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, which revolves around Hathaway Noa, who now goes by the name Mufti Nabiyy Erin, who started a terrorist organization to stop the abuses of the Federation.
Hathaway Noa, who is the son of the influential Earth Federation ship captain Bright Noa, previously appeared in the 1988 anime film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack.
The upcoming anime film will be directed by Shuko Murase, who previously worked on Ergo Proxy and Witch Hunter Robin, while Deadman Wonderland scriptwriter Yasuyuki Muto will handle the film’s screenplay.
Pablo Uchida, Naoyuki Onda and Shigeki Kuhara will adapt Haruhiko Mikimoto’s original character designs, which will be produced by Sunrise.
Hiroyuki Sawano, who previously worked on anime shows like Kill la Kill, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and Attack on Titan, will be producing the film’s music.
The anime film adaptation, which is set to be a trilogy, is the second of the “UC NexT 0100” project. The upcoming film is scheduled to premiere in Japanese cinemas in July of this year.