An English version of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury OP theme song video has been released via the performer Ayase/YOASOBI YouTube channel. The opening song is titled “The Blessing” and the video features English subtitles for some added fun.
Take a look:
Originally announced on November 3, the video was revealed on November 9, 2022, when YOASOBI’s CD single with the song went on sale. In addition to “The Blessing,” the CD also features the Japanese version of the song (“Shukufuku”), an anime edit version, and an instrumental version.
“Shukufuku” placed third on Oricon’s weekly digital singles chart (October 31 to November 6) and on Billboard Japan’s Hot Animation Chart.
The Witch from Mercury premiered on October 2, 2022, as the first new Gundam TV anime series in seven years. Crunchyroll is simulstreaming the series.
The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (機動戦士ガンダム 水星の魔女, Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo) anime was originally announced in September 2021 during the Dai 2-kai Gundam Conference Livestream event.
At the Gundam Conference AUTUMN 2022, it was disclosed that The Witch from Mercury anime will comprise two cours.
The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Part 2 release date will be in April 2023, the Spring 2023 season. Gundam Part 2 will follow the same broadcast pattern as the first cour.
The latest Gundam sequel is set in the year 122 of the A.S. (Ad Stella), an era that has seen a “multitude of corporations enter space and build a huge economic system.” The plot follows MC Elnora Samaya and her daughter and their involvement in a Gundam Lubris operation on an asteroid.
A prologue episode titled Gundam: Witch from Mercury PROLOGUE aired on the GundamInfo YouTube channel on September 1, 2022.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury cast and staff
Namco Filmworks is producing the series. The anime features the following mobile suits: CEK-040 Beguir-Beu, XGF-02 Gundam Lfrith, and Heingra.
The staff members include:
- Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kill la Kill) — director
- Ryou Andou (Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Sōma) — assistant director
- Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass) — series composer
- Marie Tagashira, Juri Toida, Hirotoshi Takaya — character designers
- Mogumo — original character designer
The cast members include:
- Kana Ichinose — Ericht Samaya
- Hiroshi Tsuchida — Nadim Samaya
- Mamiko Noto — Elnora Samaya
- Sachiko Kojima — Nyla Bertran
- Miyuki Ichijo — Cardo Nabo
- You Taichi — Wendy Olent
- Atsushi Ono — Sarius Zenelli
- Eiji Hanawa — Rajan Zahi
- Naoya Uchida — Delling Rembran
- Tetsuo Kanao — Vim Jeturk
- Yoji Ueda — Kenanji Avery
Additional Gundam perks are coming up!
As revealed in the December issue of Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine on October 25, 2022, The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury anime will be getting a novel adaptation. The Gundam novel will be written by Yuuya Takashima and serialized in the Gundam Ace magazine.
Given that fans had to wait seven long years for a Gundam sequel, it’s no wonder that so many activities are afoot.
Until further updates, enjoy “The Blessing!”