Following its initial announcement in September 2021, Bandai Namco have released several pieces of new media related to Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, providing fans with their first look at the series’ protagonist and main mecha designs with the release of several pieces of new media.

Source: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury (2022), Bandai Namco

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The proper debut of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury came on March 29th when, as part of their-aptly named Gundam Conference, Bandai Namco premiered the series’ first official teaser trailer.

Though brief, the teaser not only revealed the series’ as-of-yet unnamed protagonist – the first proper female lead in franchise history – but also what will ostensibly be her main Mobile Suit, the Gundam Aerial.

Alongside this teaser trailer, Bandai Namco also released the series’ first key visual, similarly depicting “the main character and the main character machine of this work”.

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Additionally, the company divulged the full designs of three of the series’ Mobile Suits — based on appearances seemingly, though not confirmed, designed by Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Gundam Reconguista in G mechanical illustrator Ippei Gyoubu — including the aforementioned Gundam Aerial:

And two apparently set to appear in a Prologue series set to premiere ahead of the main show, the Beguir-Beu:

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And the Gundam Lfrith:

Further, the company’s Bandai Spirits toy line revealed the respective Mobile Suits’ HG 1/144 Gunpla kits:

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As of writing, no price or release date has been announced for these models.

The first proper television entry in the franchise since 2015’s Iron-Blooded Orphans (Gundam Build Divers, released in 2018, features Mobile Suits as Gunpla kits rather than actual vehicles) Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury is set to premiere in October 2022.

When it does, it will do so as the first Gundam series produced since long-time franchise animation studio Sunrise was reorganized into Bandai Namco Filmworks, effectively ending its existence.

Source: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Episode 3 “Glorious Demise” (2015), Bandai Namco

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