Crunchyroll is bringing Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island to select theaters across its English-speaking territories this September. The film premiered in Japan in June.
The limited engagement includes a special two-day run in the United Kingdom on September 21 and 22 (with tickets on sale starting on September 16); in the United States on September 27 and 28; and in Canada on September 29 and October 1 (with advanced tickets for North America now on sale). The film will also have a special one-week engagement in cinemas in Australia beginning on September 29, with tickets on sale starting September 14.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit CrunchyrollMovieNight.com.
Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island is an adaptation of the 15th episode of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, and for the first time ever, the film will be available to fans outside of Asia. It also marks the first time it will be available in both English subtitled and dubbed versions.
Synopsis: After a covert mission goes wrong, Mobile Suit pilot Amuro Ray and his comrades are stranded on a remote island. The battalion was sent to a land called the Island of No Return to clear off any enemy forces, only to find a group of children and an enemy mecha attack. Now, Amuro must find a way for them all to escape this mysterious land, but not before meeting a strange man — Cucuruz Doan.
Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island (1 hr. 48 min.) is produced by Bandai Namco Filmworks with animation by Sunrise.
Mobile Suit Gundam began in 1979 as an animated series and exploded in popularity when Bandai launched toy models of the main character, Gunpla. Gundam is now a worldwide phenomenon that has over 40 years of anime, movies, toys , video games and is widely credited as starting the popularity of the giant robot genre.
Read more about the inspirations behind Gundam and its enduring legacy in this exclusive interview with creator Yoshiyuki Tomino.