Monday, April 08, 2013

Sunrise Panel Otakon 2012

Recently there was a post on the UC Gundam Twitter:

このΞガンダムが登場する「機動戦士ガンダム 閃光のハサウェイ」は、時代的にはガンダムUCの約9年後となる宇宙世紀105年が舞台。ep7では、これくらい先の時代への布石となるようなものも登場する予定です。 (広報いぬ)

This is actually the continuation of

バンダイコレクターズ事業部さんとの打ち合わせで、ROBOT魂Ξガンダム(クスィーガンダム)の試作品を拝見。これロボ魂か!?ってくらいデカイです。  プレミアムバンダイにて4/9まで受注中 (広報いぬ)

It's a shoutout for the upcoming Ka Signature Robot Spirits release of the Xi Gundam, and the tweet that continues is that there may be elements from the era of Hathaway's Flash in Episode 7.

And then I remembered that Shin Sasaki, one of the core Sunrise producers for Unicorn had mentioned last year at Otakon 2012 that Hathaway's Flash was a personal favorite.  Wait, what's that you've never seen this?  Well for some reason or another neither ANN nor any other anime related site seems to have posted a transcript of that panel.  I'm actually disappointed that there is no breakdown.  ANN supposedly had an hour interview with the man, but it's never surfaced.