Novelist, SF Researcher of the anime Yūya Takashima writes the novel
Kodoani.com – The December issue of Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine announced on Wednesday that Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury ( Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo ), the first new Gundam television anime series in seven years, will be adapting the novel. SF researcher and novelist Yūya Takashima is writing a novel adaptation.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury anime novel adaptation will serialize in Gundam Ace magazine.
The show is the first main Gundam television anime series to feature a female protagonist. The anime premiered in Japan on October 2 on MBS and TBS, and airs on Sundays at 5:00 pm. The second season of the anime will air in April 2023 in the same 5:00 p.m. Sunday time slot on MBS and TBS as the first season.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue, the show’s prequel episode, debuted 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 then aired on MBS and TBS on September 25.
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Kimi no Iru Machi, Kiznaiver, Spriggan) is directing the anime at Bandai Namco Filmworks/Sunrise, with Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster Girls, Double Decker! Doug & Kirill) co-directing. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Princess Principal, Sk8 the Infinity) is credited as the series creator and screenwriter.
Mogmo is credited for the original character designs, and Marie Tagashira, Shuri Toida, Hirotoshi Takaya are drawing those character designs for the animation.
Takashi Ohmama ( Castle Town Dandelion , Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS ) is composing the music. The anime’s mechanical designers include JNTHED, Kanetake Ebikawa, Wataru Inada, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Takayuki Yanase.