Sunrise Music has announced the release of the Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury Original Soundtrack. Composed by Takashi Ohmama, the album will be released July 26.
The album will be available in three forms: the “First Press Limited Edition” and the “Regular Edition,” both of which consist of four CDs, and the “Analog Edition,” which consists of two LPs. The CDs are expected to contain about 80 tracks used in the prequel “PROLOGUE” and Seasons 1 and 2 of the series, The Analog Edition will feature a selection of music. The First Press Limited Edition is priced at 5,500 yen, 4,400 yen for the Regular Edition and 8,800 for the Analog Edition.
All three forms will feature artwork drawn by Mogumo, who designed the characters.
As an early reservation bonus, those who reserve the “First Press Limited Edition” or “Analog Edition” at designated stores by May 17th will receive a cassette tape with either Suletta or Miorine designed on it. In addition, store-exclusive bonuses such as clear jackets and A4 clear files are also available. Store-exclusive bonuses are available until supplies last.
Takashi Ohmama previously worked in the Gundam series, serving as composer for the 2017 ONA(original net animation) Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS, delivering another masterful music score. Twilight AXIS was adapted from the 2016 novel of the same name by Ark Performance, inspiring an anime film compilation titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight AXIS Red Trace, along with a manga adaptation later in 2017. The short anime project was helmed by Sejoon Kim, wearing the many hats of director, writer, animation director, character designer and mechanical designer.
Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury is directed by Kiznaiver‘s Hiroshi Kobayashi, and penned by Code Geass scribe, Ichiro Ohkouchi. The tagline of the series is “This witch…rides a Gundam”. The series began broadcast October 2, 2022 on twenty-eight of MBS and TBS TV networks on their 5pm “Nichigo” anime block, as well as simulcasted internationally. The Witch from Mercury completed its twelve episode first season in January and began Season 2 on April 9, 2023.