Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Manufacturer: Modern teens think that Gundam is for old people

The G-Witcha action takes place at school to attract a teenage audience

According to Okamoto, even before the project joined, the general idea of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury was to be the entry point for the new generation franchise.Talks about the new Gundam set in an alternative universe from the Universal Century time axis began around 2018, and Okamoto personally entered in 2020.He was told: “Make Gundam with the heroine.”

Although schools in other series in the past appeared schools, many stories were serious from the beginning, often focusing on children-soldiers.Hearing that contemporary teenagers are alienated by this kind of conspiracy, it was an alarm bell for Okamoto.From there, the staff discussed the idea of placing Gundam: The Witch from Mercury at school.They hoped that a teenage audience would be able to identify with characters who at first do not feel personally affected by large -scale political events.It is also worth noting that the series is broadcast at 17:00.In Japan, so employees decided that it is important that the beginning of the story was not too heavy.Nevertheless, Okamoto noticed that the series has a lot of drama, which an adult audience can also appreciate.

As for the main heroine, Okamoto noticed that although there are some aspects of the character that they could present because of her gender, the staff was not particularly focused on it.The idea consisted in presenting her simply as a person.The word “witch” in the title has many different meanings, and with the development of the plot, its meaning will become more and more clear.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo) is the first new television series Anime Gundam for seven years and the first main series of Anime Gundam with a female heroine.The premiere of the anime took place in Japan on October 2.The episode of the anime prologue was broadcast on September 25 at 17:00.Anime will broadcast its second episode (quarter of a year) in April 2023.





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