Gundam the Witch from Mercury Voted Favorite Yuri Series in Recent Japanese Poll

Japanese anime news publication Anime! Anime! conducted a reader survey titled “What is your favorite Yuri anime?” The survey, which ran from June 12 to June 16, received 733 responses. The gender distribution was approximately 50% male, 40% female, and about 10% unresponsive. The age group was predominantly young, with about 35% under 19 years old and about 30% in their 20s.

First place went to Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury, gaining approximately 13% of the vote.

In March 2023, Bandai‘s President and Representative Director Masaru Kawaguchi explained “With Mobile Suit Gundam, the plastic model of the Gundam[Aerial] that played the lead role in Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury recorded strong results. Among the HG TV series lead role Gundam versions, it had the highest initial sales in history, and it currently continues to be popular.” The Bandai Namco head continued to note how the Witch from Mercury has attracted new fans such as young people and women, generating substantial buzz. During the series’ release in the franchise boasted record profits 131.3 billion yen for the fiscal year.

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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 two season, twenty-four episode run on July 2, 2023.


An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system.
After transferring to the Asticassia School of Technology from the planet Mercury, Suletta Mercury has experienced a school life filled with encounters and excitement, as both Miorine Rembran’s bridegroom and a member of GUND-ARM, Inc.

Full list of Anime! Anime! Winners

1. Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury
2. Bloom into You
3. Lycoris Recoil
4. Whisper Me A Love Song
5. Adachi and Shimamura
6. Happy Sugar Life
7. Citrus
8. Yuruyuri
9. Sakura Trick
10. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Source: Anime! Anime!

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