The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury PROLOGUE release date on the GundamInfo YouTube channel will be September 1, 2022. This streaming premiere will be ahead of the anime’s regular premiere in October 2022, as revealed earlier today by GundamInfo.
PROLOGUE already made its debut during San Diego Comic-Con on July 1st and the GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -LINK THE UNIVERSE- event on July 14th, 2022.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury PROLOGUE cast and staff
Namco Filmworks is in charge of production. The anime will feature the following mobile suits: CEK-040 Beguir-Beu, XGF-02 Gundam Lfrith, and Heingra.
The staff for the PROLOGUE includes:
- 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 includes, as follows:
- 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
The seiyuu will be reprising their roles for the main deal, namely Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, as previously revealed by the first anime teaser PV.
The plot follows MC Elnora Samaya and her daughter and their involvement in a Gundam Lubris operation on an asteroid.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury anime
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (機動戦士ガンダム 水星の魔女, Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo) anime is to debut at an undisclosed date in October in Japan and will screen during the Nichi-5 slot on Sundays on the 28 MBS/TBS-affiliated TV stations nationwide. Stay tuned for the exact premiere date!
The anime was originally announced in September 2021 during the Dai 2-kai Gundam Conference Livestream event, whereby five additional characters were introduced:
- Suletta Mercury (XVX-016 Gundam Aerial)
- Miorine Rembran (the mobile suit TBA)
- Guel Jeturk will (Guel’s Dilanza)
- Elan Ceres will (Gundam Pharact)
- Shaddiq Zenelli (Michaelis)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is set in the year 122 of the A.S. (Ad Stella). The plot is described thusly:
“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.”
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is the 15th title of the Gundam franchise and the first new one in seven years — the previous addition (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) ran in October 2015.
About the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise
Mobile Suit Gundam (機動戦士ガンダム, Kidō Senshi Gandamu) has been around for quite a while, specifically from 1979 when the first anime series by Nippon Sunrise (a.k.a. “First Gundam”) made its debut.
In its four-decade-long history, the franchise has spanned multiple sequels and spin-offs. To this day, it remains a quintessential work of the mecha genre. The franchise showcases gigantic robots known as “Gundam.”