Fathom Events and Sunrise announced on Monday that the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack anime film will screen in the United States on December 5 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The English-subtitled screening will celebrate the Gundam franchise's 40th anniversary. The screening will feature an exclusive interview with franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, as well as content from this year's Anime NYC.
Fathom Events describes the film's story:
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.
The film debuted in Japan in 1988 as an adaptation of Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack – High Streamer novel. The film is set in the Universal Century timeline, and it was the first original feature-length theatrical release for the franchise. The anime was the franchise's first to include a computer-generated animation sequence.
Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Beltorchika's Children novel, an alternate retelling of the story debuted in February 1988 and inspired an anime film in March 1988. Tomino's manga adaptation ran from 1998 to 1999, and Uroaki Sabishi's manga adaptation ran from 2014 to 2018.