The official Twitter account for the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury anime has announced that the second season of the show will debut in Japan on April 9. Viewers can catch the premiere on MBS, TBS, and 26 of their affiliate stations at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 a.m. EDT). In addition, a special program will be airing on April 2 at 5:00 p.m., a week ahead of the new season.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury premiered its first season in Japan in October 2022 on MBS and TBS, airing every Sunday at 5:00 p.m. International viewers were able to stream the anime on Crunchyroll as it aired and began streaming the English dub on February 5.
On February 21, it was announced that Yume Miyamoto will return to the role of Nika Nanaura for the anime’s second part, following a brief hiatus due to poor health.
Hiroshi Kobayashi, known for directing Kimi no Iru Machi, Kiznaiver, and Spriggan, is at the helm of the anime’s direction at Bandai Namco Filmworks/Sunrise. Ryo Ando, co-director of Interviews with Monster Girls and Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, is assisting as co-director. Ichiro Okouchi, acclaimed for his work on Code Geass, Princess Principal, and Sk8 the Infinity, is credited as the series composer and scriptwriter.
Mogumo is credited for the original character designs, with Marie Tagashira, Juro Toida, and Hirotoshi Takaya responsible for bringing them to life through animation. Takashi Ohmama, known for his music compositions in Castle Town Dandelion and Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS, is in charge of the music. The anime’s mechanical designers include JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inada, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Takayuki Yanase.
A prequel episode for the show, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury – Prologue, premiered 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 and TBS on September 25.
On November 10, the anime’s official website published an English translation of Ichiro Okouchi’s prequel short story for the anime titled “Cradle Planet.” The short story is told from the perspective of the Gundam Aerial and served as the inspiration for YOASOBI’s opening theme song, “Shukufuku” (The Blessing), for the anime. The Japanese version of the short story was published on October 2 on the anime’s Japanese website.
Intense Battles and Shocking Revelations Set the Stage for the Rest of the Series
The episode concludes with a series of intense battles and shocking revelations that set the stage for the rest of the series. With the Dawn of Fold continuing their attack on Plant Quetta, Nika must use all her wits to prevent her comrades from making a deadly mistake. Meanwhile, Miorine faces a dangerous situation that forces her to confront the harsh realities of war, and Suletta demonstrates just how far she’s willing to go to protect those she cares about. As the dust settles and the battle comes to a close, viewers are left eagerly anticipating the next episode of this thrilling anime series.
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