Main voice cast revealed along with theme song performer and more
Last week, the official website for the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway anime film trilogy promised updates regarding the main voice cast and other aspects that were being changed from previously released materials. This and more came to be during a recent live stream, which included the debut of a new promo and visuals for the upcoming project.
[ALEXANDROS] has been revealed as the theme song performer.
Kensho Ono leads the voice cast as Hathaway Noa, a role that previously went to Nozomu Sasaki in 1988's Char's Counterattack. Check out his character visual below, followed by other additions and designs.
Rena Ueda voices Gigi Andalucia.
And Junichi Suwabe voices Kenneth Sleg.
Some of the designs shown off are the Messer F01:
And the Penelope:
Check out an English-subbed promo via the GundamInfo channel:
The first part of the trilogy is currently set to be released in Japan on July 23.
Senkou no Hathaway/Hathaway's Flash was written by Tomino, one of the original creators of the first Mobile Suit Gundam TV series who served as director, as a sequel to his 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), and published for three volumes from Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko from 1989 to 1990.
The story is set twelve years after The Second Neo Zeon War led by Char Aznable, and focuses on Bright Noa's son Hathaway, who secretly acts as "Mufti Nabiyu Erin", the leader of a terrorist organization called "Mufti" whose purpose is to assassinate The Earth Federation's leaders.
- Director: Shukou Murase (Gundam Wing character designer, Witch Hunter ROBIN director)
- Screenplay: Yasuyuki Muto (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)
- Character design: pablo uchida, Naoyuki Onda, Shigeki Kuhara
- Original character design: Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross series)
- Mechanical design: Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane, Seiichi Nakatani, Nobuhiko Genma
- Original mechanical design: Yasuhiro Moriki
- Art director: Gouki Nakamura
- Color design: Takako Suzuki
- Director of photography: Kentaro Waki
- CG director: Takayuki Masuo, Tomohiro Fujie
- Editor: Daisuke Imai
- Sound director: Hiroshi Kasamatsu
- Recording director: Eriko Kimura
- Music: Hiroyuki Sawano (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Attack on Titan)
Via Comic Natalie