Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Reveals First Synopsis, Character Cast & Official Release Date
Bandai Namco’s next mainline entry into the granddaddy of all mecha franchises, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, recently unveiled a host of new information for eager fans, including the series’ first synopsis, a preview of its main cast of characters, and – perhaps most excitingly – its official release date.
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This flurry of new information made its way into the public eye on June 17, thanks to a massive update to the series’ official webpage.
Starting with the synopsis, Bandai Namco revealed that the series will apparently be set in the 122nd year of the all-new AS (Ad Stella) timeline, a time when “a host of corporations have entered space and built a massive economic system”.
Noting that the story begins when “a lonely girl from the distant planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry”, the production team went on to present the daughter as the series’ redheaded main protagonist, Suletta Mercury, who “With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, walks step by step through a new world
The synopsis also revealed the name of the series’ main redheaded protagonist, introducing her as Suletta Mercury, who
As her official biography develops, the Suletta is “a sophomore in the piloting department, who transferred to the school from Mercury.”
Described as “shy and a bit [lacking in] communication skills,” Suletta will pilot the previously revealed Gundam Antenna sporting the title character’s color scheme.
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Alongside Suletta, Bandai Namco also introduced a number of his Asticassia school classmates.
The first is Marine Rembran, “an attractive and academically distinguished sophomore in the Management Strategy Department”, who is “the only daughter of Delling Rembran, President of the Beneritt Group and Chair of the School’s Board of Trustees.” “.
Unsurprisingly, in the face of this pressure, Marine “has a strong feeling of insubordination towards her father”.
Notably, since she’s in the management strategy department rather than the piloting department, Marine is the only one of the five characters revealed to not have her own Mobile Suit signature.
And then there’s Guel Jetruk, “an heir to Jeturk Heavy Machinery, one of the group’s three branches, and a third-year student in the piloting department.
Although he has “a rough temper and is quick to anger”, the pink-haired youngster is also known as “the ace pilot of Jeturk House”, a nickname and reputation that has given him “a absolute confidence in one’s own skills”.
Serving his role, Guel pilots the beetle-themed “Guel’s Dilanza” – a spec that indicates his mobile suit may have undergone a high degree of customization.
Then comes Elan Ceres, “the best pilot supported by Peil Technologies, one of the three branches of the group”.
“A third-year student in the piloting department, Elan is a taciturn and solitary person, who does not open his heart to anyone at school,” writes Bandai Namco. “He has an interest in Suletta.”
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Elan is also the pilot of the sleek Gundam Pharact.
Rounding out those initial revelations is Shaddiq Zenelli, “an adopted child of the CEO of Grassley Defense Systems, one of the three branches of the group” and “a third-year student in the piloting department who runs Grassley House.”
Shaddiq, although still a student, “a well-spoken, carefree ladies’ man”, also showed his talent in business, [as] he is a candidate for the leadership of the next generation.
Like fellow ace pilots Guel and Elan, Shaddiq sits behind the controls of his own unique Mobile Suit, in this case the royal Michaelis.
Finally, Bandai Namco has confirmed that the series will begin airing in Japan on Sunday, October 2.
Although no details were given, the company also confirmed that it had “simulcast planned outside of Japan”.
Additionally, on July 14, Bandai Namco will host a preview screening of the foreword episode of The Witch From Mercury, aptly named PROLOGUE, at each of the Gundam Factory locations in Yokohama, Odaiba, Fukuoka and Shanghai – otherwise known as the Houses of Life. -size RX-78, Unicorn, RX-93ffv, and Freedom Gundam, respectively.
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