Ever wanted to see how Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury started? Maybe you missed it at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 when they showed it? Well, don’t worry. YouTube has you covered.

The Witch from YouTube?

And in multiple subtitle options to boot.

GundamInfo, the official Mobile Suit Gundam YouTube channel, has recently released Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury — Prologue. This episode is the official prologue/prequel episode of the upcoming anime, so you might want to watch it to get some background info. The episode premiered on August 31, 2022; so it should be up as of this writing. In fact, you can check out the episode in question above. Entirely for free to boot.

As for what Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury — Prologue is about? Well, the video description for that episode on YouTube does have an official synopsis for it. If you’re too lazy to watch the video or if you’re not a Gundam fan who wants to know if it’s any good, then check it out below:

“At Fólkvangr, a front constructed inside an asteroid, the Gundam Lfrith is undergoing operating tests in the Vanadis Institute’s laboratory. The Lfrith has not yet managed to meet the conditions imposed by the council, and test pilot Elnora Samaya is growing impatient.

That same day, her daughter is celebrating her fourth birthday…”

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury — Prologue ~ Details

"Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury" key visual.
It’s great that we get to see the first female main character in Gundam history in chibi size for that prologue episode.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury — Prologue is the OVA prequel to the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, which is the 15th and the latest entry in the mainline Gundam military sci-fi mecha anime series. Sunrise (Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon), AKA: Bandai Namco Filmworks, is the animation studio behind it, as they have been for all previous Gundam series. Hiroshi Kobayashi is the director of this OVA, and also for the upcoming anime. Naohiro Ogata is the producer for both, with Ichiro Okouchi also writing for both, and Takashi Ohmama composes the music for both as well.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury — Prologue originally premiered in Japan on July 14, 2022. The actual anime will premiere sometime in October 2022. Since that’s only a month away as of this writing, we’ll likely get a more specific release date soon. Tune back to THS to find that out when we do.

Source: GundamInfo YouTube