Sunrise and Japanese broadcaster TBS announced Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury will air beginning in October 2022. Each episode will air weekly on TBS’s Sunday 5:00 p.m. time slot and will appear on its 28-station network across Japan. There is still no confirmation on an English or Western release. [Thanks, Famitsu!]
In particular, the Witch of Mercury the broadcast will mark the return of the Sunday timeslot, which TBS ended in 2016. Gundam series have also occupied the same timeslot in the past. These included Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Additionally, it was previously home to countless other popular anime series including my hero academia, Seven capital sinsand Fullmetal Alchemist. The last anime series aired in this timeslot was Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
TBS has uploaded a tribute video that covers all of the timeslot’s past series, which you can check out below.
Sunrise announced Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury in September 2021, alongside the next Cucuruz Doan Island movie adaptation. The anime series is said to be aimed at a worldwide demographic of teenagers. Details about the series are still scarce. The official website also offers various language options, possibly indicating a global version.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury will begin airing in October 2022. It will air weekly on Sundays at 5 p.m. on Japanese broadcaster TBS.