Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island UK Cinema Screenings Confirmed for Wednesday and Thursday – Reuters
The Mobile Suit Gundam: Island of Cucuruz Doan (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Cucuruz Doan no Shima) animated film will screen in UK cinemas on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September. Crunchyroll The website previously removed the UK listings “due to recent events”, but the dates have since been confirmed.
The film opened in Japan on June 3 and sold around 200,000 tickets for 400 million yen (about $3.02 million) in its first three days, and sold 550,000 tickets for 1.08 billion. yen (about $7.79 million) at the end of August. .
The film is a retelling of the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam television anime. The episode itself was omitted from English versions of the series. The story is set after the defense of Jaburo by the Federation, with the Federation planning to renew offensives against Zeon’s invasion headquarters in Odessa. Amuro and the White Base head to Belfast to resupply, but the White Base receives new orders: Head to the “Island of No Return” to seek out and destroy all Zeon stragglers. Amuro goes to the island in search of Zeon spies, but finds a group of children and a Zaku mobile suit on the supposedly uninhabited island. With the Gundam left behind, Amuro encounters a man who calls himself Cucuruz Doan. After discovering the island’s secret, Amuro attempts to return to the Gundam to escape.
Manga creator and animator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko directed the film and was also credited with character design alongside Atsushi Tamura (grow old with you) and Tsukasa Kotobuki (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Puppet Saber J).
Thanks to Don Murray for the heads-up.