Good news for anime fans outside of Japan. Netflix has secured the rights to stream the new Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ Kidō Senshi Gandamu Senkou No Hasawei).
The animated film is the first of three movies based on Hathaway’s Flash, a series of novels created and written by original Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino. So, no, Netflix did not pick this up from a warehouse sale. This movie is spanking new.
It was originally set to release last July, but COVID-19 ruined the release. Anywho, the movie was released in Japan last week (June 11). According to Fandom, the film will be available to non-Japanese audiences on Netflix on July 1, 2021.
Official description of the movie:
“After Char’s rebellion, Hathaway Noa leads an insurgency against Earth Federation, but meeting an enemy officer and a mysterious woman alters his fate.”
Here’s the the official trailer of the Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway: