The latest film installment to the Gundam franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island has unveiled the story, cast members, and its opening date. The voice actor, Toru Furuya will be reprising his role as Amuro Ray for the film., which is set to premiere on June 3, 2022.
A special illustration by character designer Atsushi Tamura has been revealed to commemorate the release date information:
Voice actor Toru Furuya, who continuously portrayed the role of Amuro Ray from the 1997 Mobile Suit Gundam series to the Gundam Hathaway’s Flash film (2020) commented on the new movie:
“I couldn’t even imagine that Cucuruz Doan’s Island would receive a movie adaptation. I feel blessed as a voice actor to voice the 15-year-old Amuro fighting with Gundam again after 43 years have passed. I devoted my time to my rehearsal at my house carefully for the recording. I found my eyes full of tears when I finished watching the last scene. Mobile suits’ very realistic actions, characters’ rich expressions, the work is truly fascinating made by the director Yasuhiko in his way.”– Toru Furuya’s comment
The cast also includes:
- Ken Narita as Bright Noa
- Satomi Mirai as Mirai Yashima
- Megumi Han as Sayla Mass
- Toshio Furukawa as Kai Shiden
- Hideki Nakanishi as Hayato Kobayashi
- Misato Fukuen as Fraw Bow
- Tomofumi Ikezoe as Sleggar Law
Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island Synopsis
After enduring the battle at Jaburo, the Earth Federation Forces has a plan to launch a major operation to capture Odessa, the home of Zeon’s Earth Attack forces. Amuro and his fellow crew are aboard the white base and will head towards Belfast to receive the last resupply before the operation, Amuro and the crew are then given a mission. The mission is to wipe out the remaining Zeon enemies on an uninhabited island, commonly known as the “Island of No Return”. As Amuro and the rest of the crew go on a search for the last remaining spies, what they see is a group of children and a Zaku that shouldn’t be there. After losing his Gundam in a fierce battle, Amuro meets a man who calls himself “Cucuruz Doan”. Will Amuro uncover the secrets of the island, and will he be able to find his Gundam once again……?-Gundam Doan’s Island film website
Gundam is a Japanese mix-media franchise that focuses on mecha robots, created by Sunrise and Yoshiyuki Tomino. The franchise officially premiered on April 7, 1979, with the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series. In addition to the popular anime series and spin-offs, the franchise also has manga, novels, video games, and toys.
Source: Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island official website