Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Reveals Staff, Characters, and More

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The upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury has revealed its setting, main characters, mecha, and staff, as well as a new visual that offers a brighter and clearer look at the protagonist and her Gundam Aerial. 

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury takes place in the year 122 of the A.S. (Ad Stella) era. The website describes the premise 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.

The anime’s protagonist is named Suletta Mercury, and she is a second-year student in Asticassia’s piloting department. Hailing from the planet Mercury, Suletta is described as being timid and “somewhat” lacking in communication skills. 

The other main characters are second-year management strategy department student Miorine Rembran and several third-year piloting department students, the latter of which includes Guel’s Dilanza pilot Guel Jeturk, Gundam Pharact pilot Elan Ceres, and Michaelis pilot Shaddiq Zenelli. The pilots are each afliated with one of the three branches of the Benerittt Group.

As for the staff, Hiroshi Kobayashi (Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan, Kiznaiver) is directing Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury with Ryou Andou (Interviews with Monster Girls) assisting and Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass) as series composer. Illustrator Mogumo is the original character designer, while Marie Tagashira (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash character animation director), Juri Toida (Gundam Build Divers Battlogue), and Hirotoshi Takaya (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt animation character designer) are the character designers. Sunrise is the animation production company.

Other staff include Seiichi Shirato (Sing a Bit of Harmony researcher) as setting researcher, science fiction author Yuuya Takashima as sci-fi researcher, Ayumi Satou (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise) as art director, Kazuko Kikuchi (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as color designer, Shinichi Miyakaze (SSSS.GRIDMAN) as 3DCG director, Shouta Kodera (Girls’ Frontline) as photography director, Ryouji Sekinishi (Valvrave the Liberator) as mechanical coordinator, and Takashi Ohmama (Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis) as music composer.

Meanwhile, the people involved in the mechanical designs and animation include:

⋆JNTHED (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker mecha designer) as mechanical designer

⋆Kanetake Ebikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 co-mechanical designer) as mechanical designer

⋆Wataru Inata (Gekijouban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! co-mechanical designer) as mechanical designer

⋆Ippei Gyoubu (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise co-mechanical designer) as mechanical designer

⋆Kenji Teraoka (Gundam Build Divers Battlogue co-mechanical designer) as mechanical designer

⋆Takayuki Yanase (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise co-mechanical designer) as mechanical designer

⋆Shinya Kusumegi (AMAIM Warrior at the borderline co-chief mecha animator) as chief mecha animator

⋆Kanta Suzuki (Assault Lily: Bouquet action director) as chief mecha animator

⋆Seimei Maeda (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise mechanical animation director) as chief mecha animator

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Additionally, it was revealed that the PROLOGUE “foreword episode” will premiere on July 14. It was previously announced that it will be screened at the GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -LINK THE UNIVERSE- event in the summer.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is set to premiere in Japan in October with overseas simulcasting planned. Oricon reported that the show is meant to secure young fans from all around the world.


Sources: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury website, @G_Witch_M

After several years of writing for local video game sites, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. When he's not gaming, painting miniatures, or watching anime, he can be found self-learning Japanese.
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