Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (Kid Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, will air its second cour (quarter of a year) in April 2023. This was according to information released by Bandai Namco Filmworks on Thursday at its Gundam Conference Autumn 2022 event.
On the same Sunday at 5:00 p.m., the second part of the anime series will debut. This Sunday, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury’s first season will air at MBS and TBS.
Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, and Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative will all air within the time slot between the first and second episodes of the anime.
A new “Gundam Next Future x BS11 Gundam Hour” time slot will also be introduced by BS11 and will air on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. In order to get viewers ready for the upcoming Gundam Seed sequel film production, the time slot will also play repeats of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny.
Watch Season 1, Part 1’s Trailer Here:
The prologue episode for the series, titled Prologue, made its international debut on the Gundam.info YouTube channel on September 1. The prequel anime likewise made its debut on streaming services on September 4 in Japan, and on September 25 it aired on MBS and TBS.
The anime is being directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kimi no Iru Machi, Kiznaiver, Spriggan), with Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster Girls, Double Decker! Doug & Kirill) serving as co-director. For the series’ music and scriptwriting, Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Princess Principal, Sk8 the Infinity) is given credit.
The initial character designs are done by Mogumo, and Marie Tagashira, Juro Toida, and Hirotoshi Takaya are responsible for creating the animated versions of those characters. The music is being composed by Takashi Ohmama (Castle Town Dandelion, Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS). JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inada, Ippei Gybu, Kenji Teraoka, and Takayuki Yanase are some of the anime’s mechanical designers.
More Information on the Anime’s 2nd Cour will be revealed soon!