The son of Captain ” Bright Noa “, who was active mainly in early Gundam works, became a terrorist …? The latest work in the popular science fiction anime “Mobile Suit Gundam” series, “Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway of the Flash,” is a rather shocking story. For fans of yesteryear who knew the seriousness of Captain Bright who put together the white base of “Mobile Suit Gundam” (TV Asahi) and the kindness of Mr. Mirai who is Bright’s wife, “Why is that son Hathaway?” I have no choice but to think.
the creator of Gundam, from 1989 to 1990. The director is Shukô Murase, who worked as the animation director of “Mobile Suit Gundam F91” (1991) and the character design of “Mobile Suit Gundam Wing” (TV Asahi). Director Murase’s previous work “Genocidal Organ” (2017) is a hard science fiction anime depicting the battle between terrorists and controlled society and makes you feel the part that overlaps with this work thematically. Why did Hathaway, whose father was Captain Bright, a veteran hero, and who should have been loved by his mother, Mirai, decided to throw himself into a terrorist group? The theatrical release from May 21, 2021 (Friday) has been postponed, but the video of the beginning 15 minutes 53 seconds is being distributed for free on the official website. Let’s dig into the points of concern in the movie “Flash of Hathaway”.
First love girl Ques becomes traumatized
Although the release of “Flash of Hathaway” is awaited, this work is a story 12 years after the rebellion of Char Aznable depicted in “Char’s Counterattack”. First of all, I recommend reviewing “Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack” (1988). Hathaway Noa, a 13-year-old boy in Char’s Counterattack, has grown into a 25-year-old calm young man. While Hathaway respects Amuro Ray, his father Bright’s rival, he also vividly remembers Amuro’s nemesis, Char. As an adult, Hathaway began to sympathize with Char’s thoughts of trying to purge the corrupt earthlings. And above all, I will never forget the girl Quess Paraya, who protected Hathaway and scattered in space. For Hathaway, Ques was his first love. During adolescence, Hathaway had complex psychology due to the mental wounds he suffered on the battlefield. Just as Char and Amuro have never forgotten the female pilot Lalah Sune, who died on the battlefield, Hathaway is traumatized by Ques’ death.
It seemed as if Char’s rebellion had been subdued and peace had returned to Earth. However, in reality, the oppression by high-ranking bureaucrats continues, and the earth has become an extremely disparate society where only the elite class can live. Hathaway (CV: Kensho Ono), whose father is the famous Captain Bright, is also one of the elite citizens. The incident happened when Hathaway, a plant watchman, boarded a luxury shuttle back to Earth. A masked armed group calling themselves the anti-Earth Federation movement “Muffty” hijacked the shuttle. The mysterious beautiful girl Gigi Andalusia (CV: Reina Ueda) who was on the shuttle whispers. “Don’t do these fake people.” Hathaway is a flash-like quick move that kicks off the masked group. Usually, Hathaway is calm, but it is an opening that shows that there is a danger of running without thinking about the future. There was a reason why Hathaway, who had around the waist, confronted the masked group without regard for danger. It was Hathaway who was the true member of “Muffy” and its leader, “Muffty Nabille Erin”. At first glance, Hathaway looks like a good young man, but in reality, he has a back face as a terrorist who assassinates government officials one after another. Then, the hijacking incident led to a strange connection with Colonel Kenneth Sleg (CV: Junichi Suwabe) of the Earth Federation Forces, who became close to Gigi and also fired in support of the hijacking repulsion.
Didn’t Mirai notice her son’s incident?
Don’t miss the battle scene with mobile suits. In the middle of the story, fierce urban warfare between the mobile suit “Messer F type” on the “Muffy” side and the Earth Federation Forces will take place. The city battle drawn from the perspective of Hathaway and Gigi on the ground is very powerful. Furthermore, at this climax, the successor to the “New Gundam” that Amuro boarded last, the “Kusui Gundam,” will appear. Just as Char and Amuro once scattered sparks over Lalah, Hathaway and Colonel Sleg will draw a love triangle starting from Gigi, a girl with a mysterious power that will bring victory to allies in this work as well. It is exactly “history repeats itself”. There are three volumes of the original novel, and the movie “Senkou no Hathaway” will be released as a trilogy. The novel does not specifically reveal how Hathaway became a member of the terrorist organization Muffy. Even so, in addition to his father Bright, who should have been on the same battlefield 12 years ago, his mother Miramar. also, remains the question, “Did you see through Hathaway’s incident?” Mirai must have had the qualities of a new type, but did she not awaken in a peaceful life on Earth? It’s sad to think that my sister, Chemin, couldn’t understand the feelings of her brother, Hathaway. Even in the Universal Century, family problems seem to be annoying. The original novel does not touch the inside of the characters in-depth, and it is a story with a margin-left. Perhaps Mr. Tomino intended to animate himself. Director Murase, who has been involved in the “Gundam” series for many years and mentioned the theory of terrorists in “Genocidal Organ”, is wondering how to direct the margins left by Mr. Tomino. Will it have the same shocking ending as the original? Or is the movie version of the original surprise waiting for you? For generations who are traumatized by “Char’s Counterattack”, this is a new series that cannot be overlooked. I would like to wait for the announcement of the new release date for a while. (C) Sotsu / Sunrise