Cucuruz Doan’s Island Will get Worldwide Launch

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Because the world of Gundam on the small display will get prepared for a brand new future with The Witch From Mercury, on the large display we’re about to leap proper again into its earliest historical past once more—as a result of in the end, the most recent film within the franchise is lastly making its approach out of Asia.

Crunchyroll has introduced that it has acquired the discharge rights for English dubbed and subtitled variations of Cellular Swimsuit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island, the most recent movie within the legendary mecha franchise. Set in the course of the occasions of the unique Gundam anime’s One 12 months War, the film—directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer and animation director for the unique Gundam in addition to the artist behind its manga adaptation as Cellular Swimsuit Gundam: The Origin—follows Gundam pilot Amuro Ray and the crew of the White Base as they examine the mysterious “Island of No Return” to clear it of supposed enemy forces, solely to come across a bunch of kids orphaned by the warfare and an odd man, the titular Cucuruz Doan, a former Zeon pilot who has left the warfare behind him.

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The movie is a unfastened adaptation of the notorious fifteenth episode of the unique 1979 anime, of the identical title. The episode grew to become one thing of a meme amongst Gundam followers as a consequence of its uncharacteristically poor animation, together with bizarrely off mannequin pictures of the Gundam and Doan’s Zaku Cellular Swimsuit which have grow to be web joke fodder ever since. The episode, on the request of Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, by no means made it to residence releases of Gundam outdoors of Japan for years, turning it into an almost-lost a part of the franchise’s historical past. It was solely when the present started streaming for the primary time on Funimation in 2020 that the episode, warts and all, was made extra broadly accessible—however now followers the world over past asia will get to see Yasuhiko’s try to try this story proper.

Cellular Swimsuit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island will launch in each dubbed and subtitled codecs within the UK. on September 21 and 22, with tickets occurring sale subsequent week on September 16. The movie will hit the US on September 27 and 28, earlier than releasing in Canada on September 29 and October 1, and may even launch for a particular one-week run in Australia from September 29 (with tickets occurring sale there from September 14). Tickets for the US screenings can be found to pre-order now at Crunchyroll’s Film Evening web site.


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