Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway or Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash (機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ Kidō Senshi Gandamu Senkou No Hasawei?) , is an anime film that takes place twelve years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. It is the first in a trilogy of films, based on the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash novel. It is part of the UC NexT 0100 project. It was released in Japanese theaters on June 11, 2021. It was released to non-Japanese audiences by Netflix on July 1, 2021.
—Do you know the Nejen?
If you know it, then I'll take you there—
The year is U.C. 0105. Twelve years have passed since the end of the second Neo Zeon War (Char's Rebellion). Even after "the Axis Shock," which seemed to indicate the future of humanity and the Universal Century, the world is still in a chaotic situation where intermittent military conflicts continue to break out. The Earth Federation government is more corrupt than ever, and its leadership has not only accelerated Earth's pollution, but also implemented an inhuman "Man Hunting" policy in which civilians are forcibly exiled to outer space.
The anti-Federation government organization "Mafty," led by someone called "Mafty Navue Erin," has taken a stand against the corruption of the Earth Sphere. Mafty carries out fierce acts of terrorism, assassinating high officials of the Federation government one after another, but it gains a certain level of support from the populace who are growing more opposed to the Federation government.
The person who calls himself "Mafty" and leads this organization is Hathaway Noa, the son of Bright Noa, an officer of the Earth Federation Forces who once participated in the One Year War. Hathaway himself joined the forces trying to stop Char’s Rebellion. With firsthand knowledge of the ideals and ideologies of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, he has become a warrior following in their footsteps, and plans to clear a path forward through armed resistance. His destiny, however, is drastically altered as he encounters the Federation Forces officer Kenneth Sleg and a mysterious young beauty named Gigi Andalucia.
The English dub cast was uncredited in the first few days of its release, though the dub is produced by NYAV Post. The only voice acting confirmations came from Twitter until July 7th, when the English credits were eventually added.
This is Megan Shipman's first and so-far only anime dub contribution at NYAV Post and in Los Angeles.
In contrast to the previous Mobile Suit Gundam projects recorded in Los Angeles which were non-union dubs, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway is notable for being the first American-based English dub production of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise to be unionized, due in part to Netflix's dubbing agreement with SAG-AFTRA. While several series and movies in the Gundam franchise were unionized prior to Hathaway, they were only produced by the Canadian-based Ocean Productions, in Vancouver.