Sunrise’s web site revealed on Wednesday that Shunsuke Takeuchi will voice the titular character Cucuruz Doan within the Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Cucuruz Doan no Shima) anime movie.

The web site additionally unveiled the designs for Cucuruz Doan’s Zaku cellular swimsuit, as properly as the RX-78-02 Gundam as it seems within the movie.

The movie’s unique announcement described the movie as a retelling of the fifteenth episode of the unique Mobile Suit Gundam tv anime. The episode itself has been omitted from English releases of the collection.

The story is about after the Federation protection of Jaburo, with the Federation planning to resume offensives on Zeon’s invasion headquarters in Odessa. Amuro and the White Base head to Belfast to resupply, however the White Base receives new orders: to move to the “Island of No Return” to look and destroy any Zeon stragglers. Amuro set out on the island in quest of Zeon spies, however discover a bunch of youngsters and a Zaku cellular swimsuit on the supposedly uninhabited island. With the Gundam left behind, Amuro encounters a person who calls himself Cucuruz Doan. After uncovering the key of the island, Amuro makes an attempt to make his approach again to the Gundam to flee.

The beforehand introduced forged consists of:

Toru Furuya as Amuro Ray

Ken Narita as Bright Noa

Satomi Arai as Mirai Yashima

Megumi Han as Sayla Mass

Toshio Furukawa as Kai Shiden

Hideki Nakanishi as Hayato Kobayashi

Misato Fukuen as Fraw Bow

Tomofumi Ikezoe as Sleggar Law

Manga creator and animator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko directs the movie, and can also be credited with the character designs alongside Atsushi Tamura (Weathering With You) and Tsukasa Kotobuki (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Saber Marionette J). Yasuhiko had revealed in June that he was engaged on an unannounced anime movie. Ka Hee Im is credited as assistant director. Toshizo Nemoto (Macross Delta) is penning the script. Longtime Gundam mechanical designers Kunio Okawara, Hajime Katoki, and Kimitoshi Yamane are credited for mechanical design within the movie. Takayuki Hattori (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) is composing the music.

Yūji Kaneko is the artwork director, whereas Nagisa Abe is the colour key artist. Takeshi Katsurayama and Ryō Iijima are the compositing administrators of images. Shuhei Morita is the CGI line director, and Morihito Abe is the CGI director. Kazuhiro Nii is modifying, and Sadayoshi Fujino is the sound director.

The movie will open on June 3.

Junji Ōno‘s Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin MSD: Cucuruz Doan no Shima (Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin MSD: Cucuruz Doan’s Island) manga (pictured at proper) launched in Kadokawa‘s Gundam Ace journal in May 2016, and led to May 2019. The manga has a complete of 5 volumes.

The manga is a derivative of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko‘s Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga. The manga tells the story of Cucuruz Doan, a personality who appeared within the similarly-titled fifteenth episode of Yoshiyuki Tomino‘s unique Mobile Suit Gundam anime collection. In the episode, the titular character is a Zeon pilot who deserted his submit after refusing an order.

Yasuhiko’s Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga can also be impressed by and re-imagines the unique Mobile Suit Gundam collection. Viz Media printed a part of the manga in North America from 2002 to 2004, earlier than it halted publication of the collection. Vertical licensed the collection in 2013, and launched all 12 volumes.

The manga impressed a six-episode anime mission in Japanese theaters from 2015 to 2018. Yasuhiko labored as chief director, character designer, and storyboarder for the anime. A 13-episode tv collection recompilation of the anime premiered in April 2019.