It has been revealed that manga artist, Uroaki Sabishi, is adapting Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash novels into a manga. This announcement was provided by the April issue of Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine which released on Wednesday in Japan. Sabishi’s manga adaptation of Hathaway’s Flash is scheduled to premiere in the May issue of Gundam Ace, releasing on March 26.
Now, fans of Mobile Suit Gundam, should recognize Uroaki Sabishi, as he previously drew the adaptation of Tomino’s novel, Char’s Counterattack Beltorchika’s Children. The novel that the manga was based on is an alternative take of Tomino’s film Char’s Counterattack, borrowing material from unused scripts. Sabishi’s adaptation of the novel was also released within Gundam Ace, starting in June 2014 and concluded in March 2018.
Whereas, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash is Tomino’s novel series released from 1989 to 1990. The series is set in U.C. 0105, and centers on Hathaway Noa, the son of the iconic Federation Captain, Bright Noa. In addition, the novels deal with the aftermath following the events of Char’s Counterattack (U.C. 0093). Also, the novels are inspiring an anime film trilogy, with the first installment scheduled to premiere on July 23 in Japan.