Gundam: Witch from Mercury, Anime Recommendation!

Article at a glance:

  • “The Witch from Mercury” is accessible to newcomers, requiring no prior Gundam experience.
  • The anime features a rich plot with economic and political themes, along with well-developed characters like Suletta Mercury and Miorine.
  • The show boasts impressive animation, distinct designs, and memorable soundtracks, typical of Sunrise’s Gundam series.

If you want to check out Gundam but the sheer size of the series intimidates you, this is a good starting point. Outside of a few exceptions, most Gundam anime are in different timelines and unrelated to each other but still, some are more beginner-friendly than others. I won’t claim anything absurd like The Witch from Mercury is among the best Gundam animes or anything but it is among my favorite Gundam seasons for sure.

So welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series. This week we are talking about Gundam: The Witch from Mercury or G-Witch as some people call it. Again, doesn’t matter if you’ve watched any other Gundam anime previously or not, you can still enjoy G-Witch for what it is, So let’s get started.

Introduction

Like most Gundam anime, The Wicth from Mercury is also an original anime by Sunrise (Bandai Namco). It has 2 parts of 12 episodes each and a prequel “Episode 0”. So around 25 episodes in total. Part 1 aired in the Fall 2022 season and Part 2 followed in the Spring 2023 season. Side note: Spring 2023 remains among my favorite seasons in recent memory. That aside, there is also a LN adaptation of this anime. I had no idea that was even a thing but you can check that out if you’re interested.

Plot

I don’t even know where to start the plot summary because of how much stuff happens in the plot. But to give you the basics, G-Witch focuses on the divide between the humans who still live and were born on Earth, Earthians, and the humans who have moved on to the Space, Spacians. This is a recurring theme in Gundam in general. G-Witch though goes out of its way to show that Earthians have worse living conditions than the Spacians. Implying a significant economic divide.

The plot focuses on a lot of big corporations doing all kinds of weapon research for profit and how the “war” with the Earthians affects these plans. Almost every main character in the show is related to one of these companies and they act in ways they think will benefit their families and companies. Suletta Mercury, our protagonist is from Mars and leaves her planet to enroll in Asticassia School of Technology. Suletta had never left her planet before and now she finds herself in the middle of this highly-political and corporate landscape.

Characters

G-Witch boasts an amazing cast of main and side characters. The character arcs from both Suletta and Miorine are amazing. Suletta can be a little annoying at times but you can’t help but feel for her after what happens and she grows a lot because of it. The character who surprised me the most has to be Guel Jeturk, certain plot twists truly define his character arc, and boy is it good. And then we have so many other memorable characters like Prospera, Shaddiq, Chuchu, Elan, etc. The voice acting is also amazing.

All of these characters are also helped a lot by their story being as good as it is.

Animations and Soundtracks

Come on, it’s Gundam, and it’s made by Sunrise. The production overall is amazing. The fights look awesome, the character and mech designs are cool, and the environment designs are distinct and varied, I could go on all day. The soundtracks are amazing too. Both of the opening themes are great, opening 1 has become iconic at this point. And the 2nd ending theme is also amazing.

Summing Up

Here’s why you should check out Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

  • Amazing plot
  • Loads of plot twists
  • Great character work and character arcs
  • Fun mech battles

You can simply watch G-Witch for the amazing mech action but there is so much more going on here, just like most Gundam seasons. Now I do think I fumbled the plot summary section a bit but there is just so much to cover in the plot, that small section isn’t enough. Still, let me know what you guys think in the comments, I will take my leave here. See ya! Back to playing Elden Ring.

Also, check out our full guide for the Summer 2024 season, containing all the release dates here!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *