A new teaser PV for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury anime was released ahead of its October 2022 release.
The anime will premiere 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.
Kana Ichinose (Ichigo in Darling in the FranXX) will voice the lead protagonist Suletta Mercury and Lynn (Sakura in I Want To Eat Your Pancreas) will voice Miorine Rembrandt.
Here is the teaser PV released by the production team on the official Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Twitter account:
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue
Cast details of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue have also been released. The main cast includes:
- Kana Ichinose, who also plays Suletta Mercury, as Ericht Samaya
- Mamiko Noto (Sawako in Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You) as Elnora Samaya
- Hiroshi Tsuchida (Daikichi in Usagi Drop) as Nadim Samaya
- Miyuki Ichijo (Jodie Starling in Detective Conan) as Cardo Nabo
The screening events for the Prologue will take place, beginning with the San Diego Comic-Con held on July 21st in San Diego, California (Pacific Stand Time).
Distribution for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury and its prologue will also be available on GUNDAM.INFO. More details for both will be announced at a later date.
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 the series
Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise created the Gundam series 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. 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.
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.