“The Witch from Mercury Debuts on October 2, New Trailer and Key Visual Released”
The upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury series is set to make its debut in Japan on October 2. The premiere date reveal was accompanied by a second trailer and key visual.
Aside from presenting another look at the show’s setting and mecha action, the new Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury trailer previews the cast’s voices and the newly announced opening song “The Blessing by Yoasobi.
Other info reveals include the casting of Youhei Azakami as Gel Jeturk, Natsuki Hanae as Elan Ceres, and Makoto Furukawa as Shaddiq Zenelli. New characters were also revealed in the form of Nika Nanaura (Yume Miyamoto) and Chuatury Panlunch (Miyu Tomita). The previously revealed cast members are Kana Ichinose as Suletta and Lynn as Miorine Rembran.
Additionally, a design image of the Chuchu’s Demi Trainer mobile suit was unveiled.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury takes place in the new Ad Stella setting and is the first Gundam anime with a female protagonist. It will be simulcasted internationally in October. Its Prologue prequel short was released publicly via the Gundaminfo channel on September 1.
The premise is described as:
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.
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan, Kiznaiver) is directing Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury with Ryou Andou (Interviews with Monster Girls director) 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. Bandai Namco Filmworks 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
Sources: GundamInfo YouTube channel, @G_Witch_M
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