On July 22, 2022, the staff for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kido Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo) released a new trailer giving a sneak peek at the red-haired heroine, Suletta Mercury, the Gundam she will control, an enemy Gundam she’ll have to fight, and other interesting supporting characters. The trailer teases, “This witch…rides a Gundam.”
The Witch From Mercury will be the first brand-new TV mecha anime series in the Gundam franchise since Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury is set to premiere in October 2022 in Japan during the Nichi-5 slot on MBS/TBS TV channels (Sundays at 5:00 P.M. JST). Outside of Japan, the anime has a simulcast planned for October 2022.
You can watch the new trailer GundamInfo’s official YouTube channel here:
What is the plot of The Witch From Mercury?
The story is set during the era, A.S. (Ad Stella) 122, when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system. The story centers on a young girl named Suletta Mercury, who is from the remote planet Mercury.
Suletta decides to transfer to the Asticassia School of Technology, which is run by the Beneritt Group that dominates the mobile suit industry. Suletta’s pure heart blazes with a scarlet light as she enters a new, adventurous world filled with advanced technology, Gundams, and dangerous enemies.
On July 14, 2022, at the Gundam Factory Yokohama (the site of the life-size moving Gundam statue in Japan), the life-size Gundam Unicorn statue in Tokyo’s Odaiba, the life-size Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai, the life-size RX-93ffv Gundam statue in Fukuoka, and the upcoming Gundam Base Virtual World in Bandai Namco Group’s planned Gundam Metaverse project, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue debuted.
You can see the life-size moving Gundam on GundamInfo’s official YouTube channel here:
On July 21, 2022, the prologue was screened in the U.S. at the Comic Con International: San Diego in California.
You can listen to the epic ending song from the prologue by BGM here:
Who are the members of the production team?
The Witch From Mercury production team members include:
- Director – Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kimi no Iru Machi, Kiznaiver, Spriggan)
- Animation – Sunrise Studio
- Scriptwriter – Ichiro Ohkouchi (Code Geass, Princess Principal, Sk8 the Infinity)
- Original concept – Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Original character design – Mogumo
- Character designers – Marie Tagashira, Juro Toida, Hirotoshi Takaya
- Co-director – Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster Girls, Double Decker! Doug and Kirill)
- Editor – Kengo Shigemura
- Music – Takashi Ohmama (Castle Town Dandelion, Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS)
- Art director – Ayumi Sato
- Art designers – Tomoaki Okada, Kenichi Morioka, Kazushige Kanehira, Junichiro Tamamori, Yasuyoshi Uetsu
- Color setting – Kazuko Kikuchi
- 3D CG director – Shinichi Miyakaze
- Director of photography – Shota Kodera
- Sound director – Jin Aketagawa
- Produced by – Bandai Namco Filmworks, Sotsu, MBS
Who are the members of the Gundam development team?
The Witch From Mercury Gundam development team includes:
- Mechanical designers – JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inada, Ippei Gyobu, Kenji Teraoka, Takayuki Yanase
- Mechanical animators – Shinya Kusumegi, Kanta Suzuki, Seizei Maeda
- Mechanical coordinator – Ryoji Sekinishi
- Technical director – Yohei Miyahara
- Sci-fi researcher – Yuya Takashima
- Setting cooperation – HISADAKE
- Prop designers – E o Kaku PETER, esuthio
- Concept art – Lin Junbun
- Graphic design monitoring – Kaori Seki
Who are the cast members we know of so far?
The Witch From Mercury cast members include:
- Kana Ichinose plays Suletta Mercury – a second-year student in the piloting department, who transferred to the school from Mercury. She is shy and bad a communicating with others. Despite this, she is the pilot of the Gundam Aerial that was developed on Mercury.
- Lynn plays Miorine Rembran – a beautiful, smart second-year student in the management strategy department. Miorine is the only daughter of Delling Rembran, the president of the Beneritt Group and chairman of the school’s board. However, she doesn’t get along with her father.
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