GSC Cinemas has announced that they’ll be running limited Malaysia screenings for Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island, the upcoming movie adaptation of the lost episode of the original series.
In a Facebook post they announced that Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island would be screening in Malaysia from 3rd to 5th June at GSC Cinemas, although they were keeping hush on further details.
This is a simultaneous launch with its Japanese release, who are getting the movie on the 3rd of June.
GSC has been hush on further details about the Malaysia screening for Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island, with no details such as which cinemas would be carrying the movie, or when they would open ticket sales.
UPDATE 1: GSC has announced that the movie would be screening exclusively at the MidValley GSC outlet.
We’ll update this article with the ticketing information once it becomes available.
Cucuruz Doan’s Island is an episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam that lives in infamy in the fandom, telling the story of the titular Cucuruz Doan, a powerful Zeon warrior who lives on an island visited by Amuro Ray.
While the episode’s plot was generally praised, it mainly drew criticism for its animation- characters were frequently off-model, and many of the memes of off-model Gundam screenshots trace their origins back to this episode and it was removed from the English broadcast of the anime.
The movie features a lot of the similar art style used in the Gundam The Origins series of movies, featuring CG mobile suits and 2D human characters.
While not always day-of-release, Malaysian Cinemas have generally been supportive of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies- local cinemas carried theatrical releases for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, as well as Gundam The Origin and Gundam Narrative.
Meanwhile, Netflix also aired Gundam Hathaway in the region, even though it was a theatrical release in Japan.