Following its release date reveal, it was announced that the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue will be streamed worldwide this September.
Specifically, the anime’s official website revealed that the prologue will release on September 1 outside Japan through YouTube.
Meanwhile, it will be available in Japan on September 4 through several streaming services, including YouTube, Hulu, AbemaTV, and more.
This upcoming prologue serves as a prequel to The Witch From Mercury, meaning its story happens before the series proper.
Its premise is described on the official website as:
At Fólkvangr, a front constructed inside an asteroid, the Gundam Lfrith is undergoing operating tests in the Vanadis Institute's laboratory.
The Lfrith has not yet managed to meet the conditions imposed by the council, and test pilot Elnora Samaya is growing impatient.
That same day, her daughter is celebrating her fourth birthday...
Along with the story and streaming info, the voice cast of the prologue was also revealed. Its main cast includes:
- Ericht Samaya - Kana Ichinose
- Elnora Samaya - Mamiko Noto
- Nadim Samaya -Hiroshi Tsuchida
- Cardo Nabo - Miyuki Ichijo
- Nyla Bertran - Sachiko Kojima
- Wendy Olent - You Taichi
- Delling Rembran - Naoya Uchida
- Sarius Zenelli - Atsushi Ono
- Vim Jeturk- Tetsuo Kanao
- Rajan Zahi - Eiji Hanawa
- Kenanji Avery - Yoji Ueda
The Witch From Mercury Info, Prologue Release
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is an upcoming anime by Sunrise and is directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi, the director of Kiznaiver. Kobayashi is joined by series composer Ichiro Okouchi, the co-creator of Code Geass.
The Witch from Mercury is the first TV anime in the Mobile Suit Gundam series in seven years. The last anime series in the franchise was Iron-Blooded Orphans which was released back in 2016.
This upcoming Gundam series is significant for being the first TV anime in the franchise to feature a female protagonist. Specifically, the series follows Suletta Mercury, a girl who transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology.
The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury’s release date is on October 2022, and it will air in Japan every Sunday at 5 PM JST.
Meanwhile, the prequel will be available starting September 1 via the official Gundam.info YouTube channel.