A bunch of new information was released regarding the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury anime including the plot, main characters, and staff. A new teaser visual was also released with the announcement.
The anime is scheduled to air in October 2022 during the Nichi-5 slot on Sundays on the 28 MBS/TBS affiliated TV stations nationwide in Japan. The exact premiere date is yet to be announced.
The anime was first announced back in September 2021 during the Dai 2-kai Gundam Conference Livestream event. In March 2022, during the 3rd Gundam Conference, a teaser visual and a teaser PV were released with the announcement of a prologue episode.
The prologue special will premiere as part of the “GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -LINK THE UNIVERSE-” event on July 14, 2022.
The new teaser visual is very similar in composition to the one that was released in March 2022. Here is the teaser visual released by the production team:
Five characters were revealed by the production team, along with the mobile suits piloted by these characters.
- Suletta Mercury will pilot the Gundam Aerial
- Miorine Rembran (mobile suit yet to be announced)
- Guel Jeturk will pilot Dilanza
- Elan Ceres will pilot the Gundam Pharact
- Shaddiq Zenelli will pilot Michaelis
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kiznaiver) is directing the anime with Ryo Ando (Demi-chan wa Kataritai) at Sunrise studio. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is in charge of the series scripts. Marie Tagashira, Juro Toida, and Hirotoshi Takaya are designing the characters with the original character design by Mogumo. Takashi Ohmama is composing the music.
More about Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury
The Gundam series was created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise in 1979. It features giant robots with the name “Gundam”. The TV anime series Mobile Suit Gundam defined the mecha anime genre.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury or Kido Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo is the fifteenth mainline entry in Sunrise’s Gundam franchise. It will also be the first new TV anime in the franchise since Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, which premiered in October 2015. This makes the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years.
The series takes place in the year 122 of the A.S. (Ad Stella). The official website describes the story as:
An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system. A lone girl from the remote planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry.
Her name is Suletta Mercury. With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, this girl walks step by step through a new world.