The film Cucuruz Doan's Island is based on the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series which first aired in 1979.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 09, 2022 at 18:20 PHT
The anime film Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island has released a teaser video voiced by the main cast ahead of its premiere in Japan on June 3, 2022.
The film Cucuruz Doan's Island is based on the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series which first aired in 1979. This film will be directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (安彦 良和), who wrote the manga series Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, a retelling of the original 1979 anime by Yoshiyuki Tomino.
The main cast starring in the video include:
Amuro Ray (CV: Tōru Furuya 古谷徹)
Cucuruz Doan (CV: Shunsuke Takeuchi 武内駿輔)
Bright Noa (CV: Ken Narita 成田 剣)
Kai Shiden (CV: Toshio Furukawa 古川 登志夫)
Sayla Mass (CV: Megumi Han 潘めぐみ)
Hayato Kobayashi (CV: Hideki Nakanishi 中西英樹)
Sleggar Law (CV: Tomofumi Ikezoe 池添朋文)
Mirai Yashima (CV: Satomi Arai 新井里美)
Fraw Bow (CV: Misato Fukuen 福圓美里)
Below is the first teaser visual featuring the main cast.
The film will focus on Amuro Ray and crew getting stranded on an uninhabited island. There, they meet Cucuruz Doan, a deserter from the Zeon army, whose strength is at par with Char Aznable.
Here is the second teaser visual featuring Doan's Heat Hawk Zaku vs. Amuro Ray's Beam Saber RX-78-02 Gundam. Both key visuals will make their appearance in Japanese theaters starting March 11.
Planning / Production: Sunrise
Original work: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Assistant director: Ka Hee IM
Screenplay: Toshizo Nemoto
Character design: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Atsushi Tamura, Tsukasa Kotobuki
Mecha design: Kunio Okawara, Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane
Art director: Yuji Kaneko
Color design: Nagisa Abe
Cinematographer: Takeshi Kuzuyama, Ryo Iijima
CGI Director: Shuhei Morita, CGI
Director: Morihito Abe
Editor: Kazuhiro Nii
Sound director: Sadayoshi Fujino
Music: Takayuki Hattori
Mobile Suit Gundam, known in Japan as Kidō Senshi Gundam (Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム, Romaji: Kidō Senshi Gandamu, also known as First Gundam, Gundam 0079 or simply Gundam '79), is an anime television series, produced and animated by Nippon Sunrise, created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino. It premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network and its affiliated ANN stations on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes.
It was the first Gundam series, which has subsequently been adapted into numerous sequels and spin-offs. Set in the futuristic calendar year "Universal Century" 0079, the plot focuses on the war between the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation, with the latter unveiling a new giant robot known as the RX-78-2 Gundam piloted by the teenage civilian mechanic Amuro Ray.
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.