This witch...rides a Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam: the Witch from Mercury (機動戦士ガンダム水星の魔女, Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo) or G-Witch is a mecha anime television series from the Gundam franchise, which started airing in October 2022. Prior to the broadcast, the prequel PROLOGUE was released July 14, 2022.
It is the first new TV animation work in five and a half years since the previous Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans was broadcast, and also the first new Gundam in 2022.
It is broadcast on Mainichi Broadcasting System and other broadcasters.
On March 29, 2022, a teaser PV was released, revealing a visual of the main character and the lead MS XVX-016 Gundam Aerial.
At the same time, it was announced that the main character would be female, making it the first female protagonist in a TV series. It will be a school story about five boys and girls.
The story is set during the year 122 A.S. (Ad Stella).
It takes place at the Asticassia School of Technology, where the protagonist Suletta Mercury is transferred.
|Suletta Mercury||Miorine Rembran||Shaddiq Zenelli|
|Timid girl with poor communication skills.||Academically distinguished second-year student.||Third-year student in the piloting department.|
|Guel Jeturk||Elan Ceres||Delling Rembran|
|Has a rough temperament and is quick to anger.||The top pilot backed by Peil Technologies.||President of the Beneritt Group and chairman of the school's board.|
- Ad Stella (アド・ステラ)
The calendar year used in the work. The relationship to the A.D. is so far unknown. The date of the main story is A.S. 122.
The Earthians are economically and labour exploited by the Spacians, and some Spacians tend to regard the Earthians as a lower social class and treat them in a discriminatory manner. The Earthians who are treated in this way also regard the Spacians as enemies, and the situation is fraught with conflict, with demonstrations calling for the correction of disparities and the improvement of social circumstances, and the mobilisation of security forces accompanied by MSs.
- Permet (パーメット)
- Benerit Group (ベネリットグループ)
- Mobile Suit Development Council (モビルスーツ開発評議会)
- Cathedra (監査組織カテドラル)
- Asticassia School of Technology (アスティカシア高等専門学園)
Students can be of Spacian or Earthian origin, which has led to no small amount of conflict on campus.
- GUND-ARM (GUND-ARM)
|Original Works||Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino|
|Series composition||Ichirō Ōkouchi|
|Character Design Draft||Mogumo|
|Character Design||Marie Tagashira, Akari Toida, Hirotoshi Takaya|
|Mechanical Design||JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inata, Ippei Gyoubu, Kenji Teraoka, Takayuki Yanase|
|Art Director||Ayumu Satō|
|Sound Director||Jin Aketagawa|
|Executive producer||Naohiro Ogata|
|Production||Bandai Namco Filmworks, Sotsu, MBS|
"Shukufuku" (祝福, 'The Blessing') by YOASOBI
Lyrics, composition and arrangement: ayase
"Kimiyo, Kedakaku Are" (君よ、気高くあれ, 'You, Be Noble') by Shiyui
Lyrics, composition and arrangement: ryo (supercell)
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury - Prologue (機動戦士ガンダム水星の魔女PROLOGUE)
Prequel to the main story.
Yurikago no Hoshi (ゆりかごの星, Cradle Planet)
A short story written by scriptwriter Ōkouchi as the inspiration basis for the opening theme. The story is about Suletta's growing up during her time living on Mercury, from the Aerial's point of view, leading from PROLOGUE to the main story.
An English translation is available on the official website.