Yeesh, Gundam is 40…where did the time go? Sunrise and Fathom Events will be teaming up to celebrate the birthday of the giant robot mech franchise this December. For one night only, you’ll be able to catch Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack in theaters.
Char’s Counterattack, originally released in 1988, was the first Mobile Suit Gundam theatrical movie. It is set in the Universal Century timeline and serves as a wrap-up to the original Gundam storyline, which began in “Mobile Suit Gundam” and continued through “Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam” and “Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.”
Amuro and Char, two best mobile suit pilots who fought together against Titans after the Jion’s independency war, must face each other in a fateful duel where the Char-led Neo-Jion, attempt to drop a gigantic meteor and nuclear weapons on Earth in order to cause Nuclear Winter to wipe out its inhabitants.