Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway Film Gets New Trailer, Soma Saito Joins Cast

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway


Back in November, plans changed for the first part of the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway anime film, which was originally lined up for a July 23, 2020 premiere. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the film to be pushed back to a May 7, 2021 opening, and now we have a new minute-long trailer for another sample of what the trilogy has to offer.


Hathaway will be getting 4D and Dolby Cinema screenings on day one and will be released in 214 theaters, marking the biggest rollout in Gundam history. You can check out an English-subtitled version of the new trailer below. 



There’s also a new cast addition, with Soma Saito (Hermes in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Tadashi Yamaguchi in Haikyu!!) getting in on the action as Lane Aim



The trilogy is based on Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Senkou no Hathaway / Hathaway’s Flash novel, which was published across three volumes by Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko from 1989 to 1990. According to Sunrise producer Naohiro Ogata, while the novel was written as a sequel to Tomino’s 1988 novel Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack – Beltorchika Children (based on his rejected first draft for the 1988 film Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack), the upcoming anime will be produced as a sequel to the Char’s Counterattack anime film.


Previous teaser visual:



  • Director: Shukou Murase (Gundam Wing character designer, Witch Hunter ROBIN director) 
  • Screenplay: Yasuyuki Muto (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
  • Character design: pablo uchidaNaoyuki Onda, Shigeki Kuhara 
  • Original character design: Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross series) 
  • Mechanical design: Hajime KatokiKimitoshi YamaneSeiichi NakataniNobuhiko Genma 
  • Original mechanical design: Yasuhiro Moriki 
  • Art director: Gouki Nakamura 
  • Color design: Takako Suzuki 
  • Director of photography: Kentaro Waki 
  • CG director: Takayuki MasuoTomohiro Fujie 
  • Editor: Daisuke Imai 
  • Sound director: Hiroshi Kasamatsu 
  • Recording director: Eriko Kimura 
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Mobile Suit Gundam UCAttack on Titan


Source: @gundam_hathaway, GundamInfo




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his brand new comic, MONSTER FLIGHT, at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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