Explosive Gundam Movie Trailer Shows Cucuruz Doan In Action

The latest trailer for the new Mobile Suit Gundam movie shows Cucuruz Doan demonstrating just how deadly a Zaku can be.

A new trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam: Island of Cucuruz Doan published.

While previous trailers for the latest Gundam focused on the human drama at the center of the story, the latest trailer features plenty of explosive mobile suit action. The series’ protagonist, Amuro, is shown charging into battle with the RX-78-2’s dual-beam sabers drawn, while the film’s new Southern Cross Squadron is shown using their custom high-mobility Zakus . Despite piloting a stock and somewhat beating Zaku, Cucuruz Doan’s expert skills as a pilot are also on display as he axes his opponents with the mobile suit’s Heat Hawk.

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The film is a remake of the 15th episode of the 1979 original Mobile Suit Gundam lively. Set immediately after the brutal Battle of Jaburo, the film sees the White Base crew travel to a supposedly deserted island in order to track down a group of Zeon stragglers. While exploring the island in his Gundam, Amuro is separated from his mobile suit and encounters a group of war orphans and a former soldier, Cucuruz Doan, who has sworn to protect them. Peace on the island is shattered when White Base engages in battle with the Southern Cross Squadron, a team of elite Zeon pilots, and Doan is forced to confront his past.


The film stars Shunsuke Takeuchi, who voices the eponymous Cucuruz Doan, a Zeon deserter and former ace pilot who has become disillusioned with the war. Takeuchi appeared in a supporting role in the previous Gundam movie, 2021s Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, where he played MAFTY member Iram Masam. Toru Furuya will once again reprise his role as the series’ original protagonist, Amuro Ray. Furuya has voiced Amuro since the franchise premiered in 1979. Ken Narita will also return to voice White Base leader Bright Noa. Narita assumed the role of Federation officer in the 2010s Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, after Bright’s original voice actor, Hirotaka Suzuoki, died in 2006 of lung cancer.


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Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan Island The premiere is scheduled in Japan on June 3. Details on the film’s international release have yet to be announced.

If that wasn’t enough for you, fans can also look forward to the debut of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury, an all-new series set in an original continuity, which will be released this fall. The new anime is being promoted as the first show in the franchise’s 40-year history to feature a female central protagonist.


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