With the third State of Emergency impacting entertainment facilities in various regions of Japan, including theaters, the latest film to be hit with a delay is Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway. Previously set for a May 7 premiere, the first part is now scheduled for May 21.
Last month, the official GundamInfo channel went live with a subtitled version of the second trailer:
The trilogy is based on Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Senkou no Hathaway / Hathaway’s Flash novel published for three volumes from 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.