The official Twitter account of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Mercury’s Witch anime announced on Tuesday that the anime’s first part will end with its 12th episode on January 8. The anime will suspend its broadcast on December 18 due to TBS‘ Hо̄dо̄ no Hello Special end of year programming. The series will then postpone its broadcast again on January 1 due to special New Year’s scheduling. Episodes 10 and 11 will air on December 11 and 25, respectively.
The series previously aired a compilation. special
on November 13, delaying the broadcast of the seventh episode.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Mercury’s Witch opened in Japan on October 2. MBS Y TBSand airs on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The second part of the anime will air in April 2023 at the same time slot as Sunday at 5:00 p.m. MBS Y TBS like the first part. crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs.
The show is the first main Gundam television anime series with a female protagonist.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Mercury’s Witch Forewordthe prequel episode of the show, debuted on the Gundam.info Youtube channel outside of Japan on September 1. The prequel anime also debuted on streaming services in Japan on September 4, and later aired on MBS Y TBS on September 25.
hiroshi kobayashi (Kimi no Iru Machi, kiznaiver, Spriggan) is directing the anime at Bandai Namco Filmworks/Sunrise, with ryo ando (Interviews with Monster Girls, Two story! doug and kirill) as co-director. ichiro okouchi (Code Geass, princess director, sk8 the infinity) is credited for series composition and as a screenwriter. Mogumo is credited with the original character designs, and Maria TagashiraI swear toida and Hirotoshi Takaya they are drawing those character designs for animation. takashi ohmama (Castle Town Dandelion, Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS) is composing the music. The anime’s mechanical designers include JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inada, Ippei Gyobu, Kenji TeraokaY takayuki yanase.
The anime’s official website posted an English translation of ichiro okouchi‘s “Cradle Planet” short story prequel to the anime on November 10. The story is told from Gundam Aerial’s point of view, and is also the basis for the lyrics of YOASOBIThe opening theme of “Shukufuku” (The Blessing) for the anime. The anime’s Japanese website published the short story on October 2.
The anime will also have an upcoming novel adaptation. The anime science fiction researcher and novelist. Yuuya Takashima is writing the adaptation of the novel. The novel will be serialized in the ace of gundam magazine.