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Covid Crisis Delays Gundam: Hathaway Anime Film and Kakegurui 2nd Live-Action

The Covid crisis has affected the world gravely, and the entertainment industry is also hit hard. Premiere delays and low box office earnings are the primary reasons it has been suffering. 


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The mecha anime film Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway and gambling-themed live-action film Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette have been delayed due to these circumstances.

Gundam Hathaway announced the delay and postponed the movie Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway on its official website. The movie will now be released on 21st May, after the 3rd State of Emergency is lifted. 

[Important Notice ①]

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway of the Flash” which was scheduled to be released on May 7th (Friday), is delayed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. The release date is changed to “May 21st (Friday)”.

We will post comments from the producer of this work, Naohiro Ogata.

#Flash of Hathaway

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The sci-fi movie, which was initially scheduled to premiere on 23rd July last year, was delayed due to the Covid-19 virus and 1st state of emergency. It was then rescheduled for May 7th, 2021, but due to the current surge and 3rd state of emergency, it was once again postponed.

An English subbed trailer for the movie was released last month on Gundam’s official YouTube. 

“Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” Trailer 2 (EN sub)
“Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway” Trailer 2 (EN sub)

The trailer shows us various glimpses from the movie while Alexandros’ song ‘Senkō’ (Flash) plays in the background.

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Additionally, Kakegurui’s official website announced the delay of its second live-action film, Kakegurui: Last Resort Russian Roulette.

Notice of postponement of release of Movie “Kakegurui: Desperate Russian Roulette”

In response to the recent status of new coronavirus infection and the announcement of a state of emergency on the four prefectures on the 23rd, we have decided to postpone the release date.

We will inform you on the official website and SNS as soon as the future release schedule is decided. Please see below for details.

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The teaser for the movie was officially released back in January 2021 with the possible release in May 2021. The franchise has not yet released the new official release date.

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It introduces us to the series’ new villain gambler, Makuro Shikigami, played by Ryūsei Fujii. The trailer concludes with Yumeko shown at gunpoint, and a gunshot is heard after the screen goes black.

It is indeed unfortunate that two of the most anticipated and thrilling movies of 2021 got delayed again.

Hoping they don’t get delayed any further before our excitement dies down!

About Gundam

The Gundam series is a science fiction anime created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise, featuring huge robots, known as “Gundam.”

The series changes its setting in each part, ranging from Earth to far-off planets. All the shows have their own story, and some of them take place in an alternative universe.

In every story, Gundam has unique purposes. Sometimes it’s a deadly war weapon, sometimes a beautiful art or sometimes even an outdated technology.

Source: Gundam Hathaway Official Website, Kakegurui Official Website

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