‘Gundam: The Witch From Mercury’ Shows Off Some More Of Its Design Work

With the release of Gundam: The Witch from Mercury this October, we are getting to see some more of the anime’s design work and it seems that there are some interesting people behind this production.

The main site for Gundam: The Witch from Mercury has been updated with all manner of new design work and finally some indication of who has worked on what.

Firstly, the narrative background is based around a corporate run society, with large corporations entering into space and setting up a new economic system. This is an interesting departure for Gundam, as normally the plots are built around warring governments and their differing ideologies.

To take a more corporate approach is a new twist and similar to the classic Armored Core games, with the player caught in amongst the struggle of warring corporations.

The protagonist, that of Suletta Mercury (shown above left), comes from a colony on Mercury and will pilot the Gundam Aerial (shown above right).

The team behind this anime is also a curious one. With Hiroshi Kobayashi acting as director, and Ryo Ando as co-director. These are both new to Gundam, so it will be interesting to see what this new series will offer.

The mecha design credits are where things get interesting though, as JNTHED has penned the main Gundam Aerial. This is a very surprising choice, and for reference he previously worked on the Metal Gear games on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable.

We also have Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyoubu and Takayuki Yanase returning to pen the other mecha designs as well, so there’s definitely a strong line-up of mecha designers here.

While this series is being pitched as the first to feature a female protagonist, in reality the Gundam saga has had many female mobile suit pilots over the years, most of which have been both protagonists and antagonists.

Gundam: The Witch from Mercury will be released this October. The Prologue to this series will be released on July 14.

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