Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury Prologue Now Available On YouTube With English Subs

OVA premiered during San Diego Comic-Con in July and multiple locations in Japan, Asia

 

The official English Twitter account for Sunrise has announced the immediate availability of the Mobile Suit Gundam the Witch from Mercury Prologue episode on the Gundam.info YouTube channel. The prologue is meant to introduce the characters and setting for the TV anime that will premiere in October. The episode is embedded below with an English subtitle option:

 

 

The prologue made its official debut on July 1 during San Diego Comic-Con and made its Japanese debut on July 14 at the Gundam Factory Yokohama—home to the life-size moving Gundam—as well as the locations of Odaiba's life-size Gundam Unicorn statue, Shanghai's life-size Freedom Gundam statue, Fukuoka's life-size RX-93ffv Gundam statue and the virtual world within Bandai Namco's Gundam Metaverse project. The Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury TV anime is currently scheduled to air on Sundays starting this October.

 

Hiroshi Kobayashi, who directed TRIGGER's original anime KIZNAIVER, is helming the series at studio Sunrise alongside Code Geass co-creator Ichiro Okouchi as scriptwriter and series composer, joined by this full platoon of staff members:

 

  • Assistant Direction: Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster Girls)
  • Original Character Design: Mogumo
  • Character Design: Marie Tagashira, Shuri Toida, Hirotoshi Takaya
  • Mechanical Design: JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ko Inaba, Ippei Gyobu, Kenji Teraoka, Takayuki Yanase
  • Chief Mecha Animation: Shinya Kusumegi, Kanta Suzuki, Kiyoaki Maeda
  • Setting Research: Seiichi Shirato
  • Setting Cooperation: HISADAKE
  • Science Fiction Research: Yuya Takashima
  • Mechanical Coordination: Ryoji Kansai
  • Prop Design: E wo Kaku PETER, Esuthio
  • Concept Art: Lin Junbun
  • Technical Direction: Yohei Miyahara
  • Art Design: Tomoaki Okada, Kenichi Morioka, Kazushige Kanehira, Junichiro Tamamori, Yasuyoshi Uetsu
  • Art Direction: Ayumi Sato
  • Color Design: Kazuko Kikuchi
  • 3DCG Direction: Shinichi Miyakaze
  • Monitor Graphics Design: Kaori Seki
  • Photography: Shota Kodera
  • Editing: Kengo Shigemura
  • Sound Direction: Jin Aketagawa
  • Music: Takashi Ohmama (Castle Town Dandelion)

 

The official English website for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury describes the prologue's story as such:

 

At Fólkvangr, a front constructed inside an asteroid,
the Gundam Lfrith is undergoing operating tests in the Vanadis Institute's laboratory.
The Lfrith has not yet managed to meet the conditions imposed by the council,
and test pilot Elnora Samaya is growing impatient.
That same day, her daughter is celebrating her fourth birthday...

 

SOURCE: Official Sunrise Twitter (English)

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