Sunrise animation studio announced a new Gundam animated series titled The witch of Mercury, debuting in 2022. The company also opened a brand new website where he will offer updates to fans in the future. However, details remain scarce. [Thanks, Oricon!]
The announcement was made during Gundam’s 2nd annual conference held online on September 15, 2021. The press release doesn’t provide too many details, but it notes that the series will air on TV. Furthermore, The witch of Mercury apparently focus on attracting a global teenage demographic. The website for the new series also offers several language options outside of Japanese.
During the conference, Sunrise also revealed that he is currently working on a film titled Cucuruz Doan Island, will also be released in 2022. It will be a film adaptation of an episode of the original. Mobile Suit Gundam series of the same name. The latest theatrical release in the Gundam the franchise was Gundam Hathaway mobile suit back in June 2021.
Notably, The witch of Mercury will be the last main Gundam series to be released since Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blood Orphans first aired in 2015. Bandai Namco Entertainment Managing Director Koji Fujiwara notes that The witch of Mercury is the “first new Gundam series in 7 years’, and hopes that young audiences will appreciate her inspiring story.
The witch of Mercury will air on television sometime in 2022. There are currently no release dates or confirmed regions. Further details will be released at a later date.