The upcoming film Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway has received yet another scheduled release date, after being delayed three times because of COVID-19.
Initially, the film was scheduled to release in 2020, but because of the worldwide pandemic, that was no longer a possibility. Then the movie got pushed to the beginning of 2021. Tokyo then went on another State of Emergency which caused the movie to be delayed again. Then, the movie was scheduled to release on 21 May 2021, and then was delayed, again. You get the gist.
Now we’re looking at a scheduled release date for 11 June 2021. I am hopeful but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Despite my reservations and hoping to keep spirits high, SUNRISE released the first sixteen minutes of the film, for free, on YouTube. I think this might be one of the best things that they could have done. Watching the opening of the movie really, really makes me want to go watch the full film just to see how things will play out. I bit the bait and now I’m suffering the consequences.
(video may be region-locked)
With 11 June 2021 just around the corner, here’s knocking on wood that Gundam Hathaway doesn’t get yet another delay.