Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash
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|Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash|
Cover of the first novel.
(Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Senkō no Hasauei)
|Genre||Mecha, military science fiction|
|Written by||Yoshiyuki Tomino|
|Illustrated by||Haruhiko Mikimoto, Moriki Yasuhiro|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Imprint||Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko|
|Original run||February 1, 1989 – April 1, 1990|
|Anime film series|
|Directed by||Shūkō Murase|
|Written by||Yasuyuki Muto|
|Music by||Hiroyuki Sawano|
|Released||2020 – present|
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash (機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Senkō no Hasauei) is a series of novels created and written by Yoshiyuki Tomino. Officially part of the Gundam metaseries, it was first published by Kadokawa Shoten under the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko label from February 1, 1989 to April 1, 1990 with a total of three volumes. The story revolves around Hathaway Noa, who now goes on the name Mufti, as he starts a terrorist group to stop the abuses of the Earth Federation. The novel is notable for being the only semi-canonical Gundam work by Tomino. A three-part theatrical film adaptation was formally announced by Sunrise as part of the "UC NexT 0100" project. with the first film scheduled to be released in 2020.
U.C.105, thirteen years after the Second Neo Zeon War[note 1], the Earth Federation accepts the Republic of Zeon back in the fold. However, over the next few years, the Federation uses its powers to find undesirables around the world and deport them to the space colonies. A terrorist organization called Mufti, led by Bright Noa's son Hathaway Noa and going under the alias Mufti Nabiyy Erin is still haunted upon his past actions and the death of Quess Paraya. He started his terrorist actions against the Federation and its high officials in act of revenge, using the new prototype unit, the RX-105 Ξ Gundam. In response, the Earth Federation Space Force assembles the Circe Unit, led by Lane Aime piloting the RX-104FF Penelope in order to stop Mufti and his group.
Hathaway's Flash was first conceived by Yoshiyuki Tomino in 1988 following the production of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. However, the novel is meant more as a sequel to the novel Beltorchika's Children, the second/third novel version of Char's Counterattack. Moriki Yasuhiro, mechanical designer of Hades Project Zeorymer, provided the mobile suit designs while character illustrator Haruhiko Mikimoto joined the project as character designer. The first novel of the series was released on February 1, 1989, the second in March 1, 1990 and the third and final one released on April 1, 1990. All three novels were released under the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko label.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN|
|1||February 1, 1989||ISBN 4-04-410131-0|
|2||March 1, 1990||ISBN 4-04-410132-9|
|3||April 1, 1990||ISBN 4-04-410133-7|
A 3-part film adaptation by Sunrise was first teased back in April 2018 upon the unveiling of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. The film was later formally announced during the Gundam 40th Anniversary press conference. Although scheduled to be released "Next Winter", the first film will be released in 2020. The film will be directed by Shūkō Murase, with Yasuyuki Mutou writing scripts. Hiroyuki Sawano will again compose the music for all 3 movies.
Hathaway's Flash first appeared in the SD Gundam G Generation series of games by Bandai starting with SD Gundam G Generation F. The series later made its first ever Super Robot Wars debut starting with Super Robot Wars V in 2017.
So far, there is no Gunpla based merchandise for the series. However, the titular character mecha (Ξ Gundam) was released as part of Bandai's Gundam Fix Figuration line of toys starting in 2005. It later got its own Gunpla debut, with the BB Seishi No.386 Ξ Gundam in December 2013 and the High Grade Universal Century Gustav Karl in February 2019, which were released under the Gundam Unicorn line.
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- Official website (in Japanese)
SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden
| Gundam metaseries (production order)
2020 - Ongoing
Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative
| Universal Century
Mobile Suit Gundam F91