The upcoming film Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island now has a release date: June 3, 2022.
That’s the word from its official Twitter feed, which celebrated the news with a new illustration from chief animation director and character designer Atsushi Tamura.
The film is a kind of remake of a “lost” episode of the original Gundam series (lost, that is, by the will of creator Tomino, who hated its off-brand animation so much he wiped it from history). It centers around Cucuraz Doan, a Zeon pilot who appeared in that episode.
The film is directed by the legendary Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, and is based on a Cucuraz Doan manga that ran from 2016 to 2019. That manga was by Junji Ono.
Looking forward to some Gundam action in June!
総作画監督・キャラクターデザインの田村篤さん描きおろしによる素敵なイラストが到着！！#ククルス・ドアンの島 #機動戦士ガンダム pic.twitter.com/8bSSQuMW5B
— 機動戦士ガンダム ククルス・ドアンの島 (@g_cucuruzdoan) February 2, 2022