After a week of teasing with silhouettes of characters from the series and months of being shrouded in mystery, the official Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury website has unveiled its story, initial cast of characters, mobile suits, and staff. The series will be directed by Kiznaiver‘s(TRIGGER) Hiroshi Kobayashi, and penned by Code Geass scribe, Ichiro Ohkouchi. The tagline of the series is “This witch…rides a Gundam”.
- Planning & Production: Sunrise
- Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi
- Series Composition & Script: Ichiro Ohkouchi
- Original Concept: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Original Character Design: Mogumo
- Character Design: Marie Tagashira, Juri Toida, Hirotoshi Takaya
- Mechanical Design: JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inata , Ippei Gyoubu, Kenji Teraoka, Takayuki Yanase
- Chief Mechanical Animators: Shinya Kusumegi, Kanta Suzuki, Seimei Maeda
- Co-Director: Ryo Ando
- Setting Researcher: Seiichi Shirato
- Sci-fi Researcher: Yuya Takashima
- Mechanical Coordinator: Ryoji Sekinishi
- Setting Cooperation: HISADAKE
- Prop Design: E Wo Kaku PETER, Esuthio
- Concept Art: Lin Junbun
- Technical Director: Yohei Miyahara
- Art Designers: Tomoaki Okada, Kenichi Morioka, Kazushige Kanehira, Junichiro Tamamori, Yasuyoshi Uetsu
- Art director: Ayumi Sato
- Color Setting: Kazuki Kikuchi
- 3DCG Director: Shinichi Miyakaze
- Monitor Graphics Design: Kaori Seki
- Director of Photography: Shota Kodera
- Editor: Kengo Shigemura
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
- Music: Takashi Ohmama
- Produced by Bandai Namco Filmworks, Sotsu, MBS
The series will broadcast this fall in October 2022 on twenty-eight of MBS and TBS TV networks on their 5pm “Nichigo” anime block, as well as simulcasted internationally.
The series prequel episode Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury PROLOGUE will premiere July 14 at the GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -LINK THE UNIVERSE multi-venue event at the Gundam Base Virtual World and four life-sized Gundam statue sites: Gundam Factory Yokohama in Yokohama, Gundam Unicorn in Odaiba, Freedom Gundam in Shanghai, and RX-93ffν Gundam in Fukuoka. Included with the PROLOGUE are two new mobile suits: Gundam Lfrith and Beguir-Beu.
Bandai Namco hobby business subsidiary Bandai Spirits announced on Monday The Witch from Mercury would be included in their “HOBBY NEXT PHASE 2022 SUMMER” to showcase upcoming plastic models for the series. The event will take place over two days from June 21 to June 22.