It has been confirmed during the Gundam Conference AUTUMN 2022, which took place on Sep 29, 2022, that Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury anime will run for two cours.
The first cour of the anime will air from Oct 2, 2022 to December 2022, while the second cour will start airing from April 2023.
In the meanwhile after the first cour concludes, the anime films Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, and Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt will air in the same time slot till April. Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative will be aired as a special TV edition with four episodes.
Kana Ichinose and Lynn will voice the two main characters, Suletta Mercury and Miorine Rembrandt respectively, in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury anime.
The other cast include:
- Atsushi Ono: Sarius Zenelli
- Hiroshi Tsuchida: Nadim Samaya
- Mamiko Noto: Elnora Samaya
- Miyuki Ichijou: Cardo Nabo
- Naoya Uchida: Delling Rembran
- Sachiko Kojima: Nyla Bertra
- Yō Taichi: Wendy Olent
- Yohei Azakami as Guel Jeturk
- Natsuki Hanae as Elan Ceres
- Makoto Furukawa as Shaddiq Zenelli
- Yume Miyamoto as Nika Nanaura
- Miyu Tomita as Chuatury Panlunch
The following staff have been announced:
- Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi
- Series Composition/Script: Ichiro Okouchi
- Original Character Design: Mogumo
- Co-Director: Ryo Ando
- Character Designs: Marie Tagashira, Juri Toida, Horitoshi Takaya
- Art Director: Ayumi Sato
- Art Designers: Tomoaki Okada, Kenichi Morioka, Kazushige Kanehira, Junichiro Tamamori, Yasuyoshi Uetsu
- 3DCG Director: Shinichi Miyazake
- Mechanical Design: Jnthed, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inata, Ippei Gyobu, Kenji Teraoka, Takayuki Yanase
- Chief Mechanical Animators: Shinya Kusumegi, Kanta Suzuki, Seimei Maeda
- Mechanical Co-ordinator: Ryoji Sekinishi
- Technical Director: Yohei Miyahara
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Music: Takashi Ohmama
- Setting Researcher: Seiichi Shirato
- Sci-Fi Researcher: Yuya Takashima
- Director of Photography: Shota Kodera
- Editor: Kengo Shigemura
The series is being animated at Bandai Namco Filmworks.
Moreover, the opening theme for Mobile Suit Gunadam: The Witch From Mercury anime will be “Shukufuku” (“Blessing”) by YOASOBI.
The official website describes the premise of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury as follows:
A.S. (Ad Stella) 122―
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.
Gundam is a mecha media franchise created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise (now Bandai Namco Filmworks). The franchise features giant robots, or mecha, with the name “Gundam”. The franchise began on April 7, 1979, with Mobile Suit Gundam.
Since then, it has gone on to spawn an empire that includes 50 TV series, films and OVAs as well as manga, novels and video games, along with a whole industry of plastic model kits known as Gunpla which makes up 90 percent of the Japanese character plastic-model market.
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