Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime’s Part 1 to End on January 8 due to Special Programming

On Tuesday, the official Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury anime Twitter revealed that the first portion of the series would conclude with episode 12 on January 8.

Due to TBS’ Hodо no Hi special end-of-year programming, the anime will go off the air on December 18.

Once again, on January 1, the series will delay its airing owing to special New Year’s programming.

The tenth and eleventh episodes will air on December 11 and 25, respectively.

ABOUT Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

Hiroshi Kobayashi, who directed TRIGGER’s original anime KIZNAIVER, is helming Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury at Bandai Namco Filmworks anime studio brand Sunrise alongside Code Geass co-creator Ichiro Okouchi as scriptwriter and series composer.

Crunchyroll is currently simulcasting the series and describes it as such:

A.S. (Ad Stella) 122― An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system.

A lone girl from the remote planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry.

Her name is Suletta Mercury. With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, this girl walks step by step through a new world.


  • Youhei Azakami as Gel Jeturk
  • Natsuki Hanae as Elan Ceres
  • Makoto Furukawa as Shaddiq Zenelli
  • Yume Miyamoto as Nika Nanaura
  • Miyu Tomita as Chuatury Panlunch.

Studio: Bandai Namco Filmworks.

Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi (Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan, Kiznaiver)

Assistant Director: Ryou Andou (Interviews with Monster Girls director),

Series composer: Ichirou Ohkouchi (Code Geass), and

Character designers: Mogumo, Juri Toida (Gundam Build Divers Battlogue), Marie Tagashira (Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash character animation director), and Hirotoshi Takaya (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt animation character designer).


The series previously aired a compilation special on November 13, postponing the seventh episode’s airing.

On October 2, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury began airing on MBS and TBS in Japan, weekly at 5:00 pm.

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Part two of the anime will premiere in April 2023 in the same Sunday 5:00 p.m. time slot on MBS and TBS as the first part. Crunchyroll will streaming the anime as it airs.

As far as we know, this is the first time a female character has taken the lead in a main Gundam TV anime series.

The prologue of Mobile Suit Gundam, called “The Witch From Mercury,” was first shown to people outside of Japan on the YouTube channel on September 1.

On September 4, the prequel animation launched on Japanese streaming platforms, with subsequent airings on September 25 on MBS and TBS.

On November 10, Ichiro Okouchi’s “Cradle Planet,” a prequel short story for the anime, was translated into English and put on the site for the show.

The Gundam Aerial’s perspective is used throughout the plot, and the lyrics of the opening theme song “Shukufuku” (The Blessing) by YOASOBI are based on the Gundam Aerial’s perspective as well.

The short tale was first released on October 2 on the anime’s Japanese website.

There will soon be a novel adaptation of the popular anime.

The novel adaptation is being written by Yuya Takashima, the SF researcher and author behind the animation.

The novel will be serialized in the Gundam Ace magazine.

 Source: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury on Twitter

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