In Case You Were Wondering, The Island Used In The Latest ‘Gundam’ Movie Is Actually A Real Place

With Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island performing very well at the Japanese box office, not many realize that the movie’s titular island is in fact a real place.

Specifically, Alegranza is an island in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa and is part of the Canary Islands.

While the island is uninhabited, it does have a lighthouse, which is also featured in the movie as where the gang of kids and Doan live.

The volcano and its kilometer wide crater are also very much present and correct in the movie, not to mention playing a critical part in the film’s climax.

If you head on over to Google Earth, you can also get a better idea of how the island is laid out. As someone that has seen this new Gundam movie, it’s clear that the staff on its production went to great lengths to depict it accurately.

Amusingly, director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko doesn’t recommend visiting the island yourself but hopes that movie will at least make you feel like you were there.

Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island is currently playing in Japanese theaters, and there is currently no news of a Western release. In the meantime, please feel free to read my review.

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