The classic anime series Mobile suit Gundam is coming back with an all-new rebooted version of the anime series, The Witch From Mercury. Nothing gets much more exciting than getting to relive old memories, especially when they are older than we can remember. Just to make all the veteran otakus re-experience one of the most epic and classic anime series, the creators of Mobile Suit Gundam have planned a surprise for all of us. The evergreen Mecha anime series is going to hit the local networks as well as online streaming channels again. This time, it’s going to be much more exciting yet nostalgic to most of us.
The original anime series of Mobile Suit Gundam was released back on 7th April 1979. The series concluded with 43 episodes on 26th January 1980. The series is more than 40 years old, which means we can enjoy the reboot with our parents now. This is not just going to limit to having our memories reminded, but will also give us an excuse to have quality family time. The announcement related to the release is made today, that is, 29th January, Saturday, 2022, that revealed the release date of the show along with some other details. Let’s get into the topic and find out what is the surprise that the creators of the series were hiding from us for so long.
About Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam, also known as Fist Gundam 0079 or Gundam 79, is a television anime series that was created by Nippon Sunrise Studio. The series was directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and was produced by a group of producers, which include Yasuo Shibue, Hobuyuki Okuma, Wataru Sekioka. For the very first time, the series was released on 7th April 1979 and ended on 26th January 1980 with 43 episodes in total. A manga series based on the anime was released during the same duration of time and gave out two tankobon volumes. An anime film based on the same plot was released on 14th March 1981 and was divided into two parts. The time duration of each movie varied from 1hour 39 minutes to 1 hour 44 minutes.
Another manga adaption of the anime was released titled Mobile Suit Gundam 0079, written by Kazuhisa Kondo. The manga was published by Media Works Publications, and its English version is available on Viz Media. The manga began in 1993 and ended in 2005 with 12 tankobon volumes. Now a new anime series titled “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury” is going to be out soon. The upcoming series is reported to be directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and is produced by Sunrise Studio.
The plot of the mecha anime series Mobile Suit Gundam is based in a fictional world and the year 0079, according to the Gundam calendar. The principality of Zeon has declared their independence from Earth as they have launched a war called “The One Year War”. The newly emerged conflict is going to affect almost all the continents of the Earth along with nearly lunar settlements and space colonies. To be precise, the whole universe is going to indulge in the war, which also includes a small lunar colony named Zeon. Even though Zeon is a very small establishment, it got the upper hand in the war due to its possession of the “Mobile Suits”. These humanoid suits let the piolets enter them and use them as weapons. This war continues for a long time and, unfortunately, ends when half of the human civilization has already perished.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Anime Release Date
As I have mentioned above, the announcement related to the release of the all-new anime series was made on 29th January 2022. The declaration followed the Gundam television anime series finally said something related to the series after whole seven years. The release of “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury” was made official during the 2nd Gundam Conference that was held last September (2021). However, today Bandai Namco Group has provided a final date and time for the release of the series.
The announcement says that the anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury” is going to premiere in October 2022, during the Nichi -5 slot. The series will air new episodes every Sunday at 5:00 PM (JST) on the local Japanese networks MBS/TBS in high quality. As for the particular date of the release, it is kept secret and will be revealed as the time of release reaches near. Stay tuned with us, and you get all the latest updates on the series Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury.
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