Fathom Events and Sunrise Inc. are marking a major mecha milestone with a one-night only theatrical release of the re-mastered 1988 feature Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. The one-night-only special screening is set for Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. local time, in select theaters nationwide.
Set in the Universal Century timeline of the celebrated franchise, Char’s Counterattack was the first original Gundam theatrical release and marks the culmination of the original saga started in Mobile Suit Gundam and continued in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
In addition to the feature presentation, Gundam 40th Anniversary Celebration: Char’s Counterattack event audiences will also be treated to an exclusive interview with the creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino, as well as newly-captured content from Anime NYC 2019.
Synopsis: Amuro and Char, two best mobile suit pilots who fought together against the Titans after the Jion’s war of independence, must face each other in a fateful duel where the Char-led Neo-Jion, attempt to drop a gigantic meteor and nuclear weapons on Earth in order to cause Nuclear Winter to wipe out its inhabitants.
Tickets for Gundam 40th Anniversary Celebration: Char’s Counterattack can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com and at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event in approximately 400 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).