The world’s biggest Mech franchise is coming back, and it’s coming back with a bang. Gundam has been facing a lot of issues lately, like many other shows, when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. The franchise had an abundance of projects planned, but all of those went down the drain.
But now they are back with a new movie that dropped a trailer, and we have to say it looks amazing. All the fans have been suffering from Gundam withdrawal for some time now, and we hope that this movie will solve that problem with ease.
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This film will debut sometime this year, and we have an amazing trailer with English subtitles for it. The film will follow a light novel series with the same news which was released years ago.
But this time, the film will be based around a much more modern take on things and a different main character. It will be set after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack.
Hathaway Noa will be our main character for the film, and he will be following in the path of our previous main character and villains from the light novel series, acting as a spiritual successor for them.
Hathaway Noa will be the leader of an anti-Earth Federation unit called Mafty. He is the son of an iconic character Bright Noah, the commander of Londo Bell. The movie supposedly will bring us back to the start of everything Gundam, giving us a completely new story and a new perspective.
Let’s talk about the plot of the light novel series on which the film will be mostly based on.
We recently got a trailer with English subtitles that also gave us a look at the new confirmed release date. The movie will be released in Japan on May 7th, 2021. We still don’t have the international release date.
The takes up almost 12 years after the Second Neo Zeon War has gone down, with the Earth Federation accepting the Republic Of Zeon back to their ranks.
But the Federation never seemed to fully trust the spacenoids causing them to act in ways the other wouldn’t be fond of. A Man Hunter unit was made and deployed who captured and deported underprivileged and undesirable civilians to space colonies.
That is when a terrorist organization called Mafty shows up, which is led by Hathaway Noa, the son of Bright Noah. He now goes by the name Mafty, he is depressed and very much disturbed by some actions from his past.
The only thing he wants to do now is to get revenge on people that were behind some of the things which happened. Hence he goes to war with the federation.
One thing we can’t look over the fact is that even though the world was being ravaged by the pandemic, they tried their best to make their dream projects dream come true. Their dedication did work out in the end with one of the biggest accomplishments of 2020, a huge walking real-life Gundam Model!
This Walking Gundam took everyone by surprise, it was a sight to behold. Made by Gundam Factory Yokohama, it’s now the largest Gundam model ever created in the history of the world, and it moves!
The statue has been a massive hit in the country, not just the country but in the entire world. No one had seen anything like this, everyone just loved the idea. We hope to see some amazing replicas of the same thing around the world. Maybe some would come with actual lasers, or would that be a little too dangerous?
We also had an amazing project by the franchise, which was supposed to take place during the 2020Tokyo Olympics but got canceled. There is currently a G Satellite in orbit that was supposed to relay messages back to earth, 2 plastic models are also present in the satellite.
The Gundam franchise always loves going the extra mile, they like taking things to the completely wild and extreme. This satellite concept was so cool and would have been an amazing experience, but the pandemic put a stop to that as well.
But good things do come eventually. We’ll get an amazing new Gundam movie very soon. And the satellite isn’t out forever, we will be seeing it in action not very late from now.