We are approaching the release date of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury episode 1 and fans are worried about the first Gundam series in seven years. This series is shrouded in mystery, but the Bandai-Namco group is preparing for a massive push, calling it “a larger-scale rollout than ever before.” So this might be the biggest Gundam series yet.
What is the release date of Gundam: The Witch of Mercury Season 1?
The release date of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is October 2022. It will be part of the fall 2022 anime season and will air in Japan on MBS and TBS in the 5 p.m. slot. Additionally, a Prologue Episode 0 will air this month, but general release information is not yet available.
We don’t know how many episodes Gundam: The Witch from Mercury will have. Gundam series tend to be long, so we can see up to 50 episodes dropping. If so, we’ll likely see 25 episodes released in the first season, with the second 25 coming a year later in a second season.
We know that The Witch from Mercury will not be a continuation of a previous Gundam timeline. It begins a new continuity and takes place in AS (Ad Stella) 122. The protagonist, Suletta Mercury, transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, which is run by the Beneritt Group, one of the major corporations that commercialized the ‘space. She’s a shy girl who pilots the Gunda, Aerial, which seems to be the main mecha in the series.
How to watch The Witch from Mercury outside Japan
The Gundam franchise has never been available on just one streaming platform. There’s a series here, a movie there, and it can be confusing for those who want to enjoy Gundam as a whole. Anyone can guess where The Witch from Mercury will be available to stream. We can see Netflix paying for the viewing rights to the series like they did with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, or it can hit Crunchyroll. Hopefully we’ll hear more details about an English release in the coming months.