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The Official Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Post by PowerdGNFlag » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:50 am

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Nothing else is currently known aside from it being a TV series with a 2022 release date.
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Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Post by Kuruni » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:46 am

Ahh...they should name the protagonist Freddie (who grow mustache), just for pun. Probably include a scene of him telling mama that he just kill a man, put a gun on his head, blah blah blah.
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Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Post by ling-a-bao » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:06 am

Hmm, I'm so rusty, but methinks Mercury (planet) has not appeared in a prior UC series?

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Post by Mafty » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:00 am

It hasn't. In the UC Verse solar system exploration has generally gone only to Mars (in manga side stories, never animated) or Jupiter ( the manga is the only time we see the living conditions at Jupiter, though the anime has characters like Sirocco and Kagatie who originated there). It would be cool to expand beyond the colonies and see how life in the UC is on other planets, so hopefully the movie includes some of that. Plus it will probably involve tensions between planetary governments. Also is this a UC setting , or is it another (previously established) timeline, or even a new one? I can't read Japanese so I'm unsure what the page says aside from the title.

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Post by SonicSP » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:09 am

Heard it doesn't elaborate whether it's UC or a new AU or existing AU. All we know is a release period and it's a TV Series.

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Post by PowerdGNFlag » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:03 am

Mafty wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:00 am
It hasn't. In the UC Verse solar system exploration has generally gone only to Mars (in manga side stories, never animated) or Jupiter ( the manga is the only time we see the living conditions at Jupiter, though the anime has characters like Sirocco and Kagatie who originated there). It would be cool to expand beyond the colonies and see how life in the UC is on other planets, so hopefully the movie includes some of that. Plus it will probably involve tensions between planetary governments. Also is this a UC setting , or is it another (previously established) timeline, or even a new one? I can't read Japanese so I'm unsure what the page says aside from the title.
Urdr Hunt will also take us into Venus for the first time. And yeah, literally all we have right now in the way of information is a logo, website, Japanese title (機動戦士ガンダム 水星の魔女 [Kidou Senshi Gundam Suisei no Majo]), English title (Mobile Suit Gundam The Witch from Mercury), release year (2022), and format (TV).
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Post by Chris » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:12 am

PowerdGNFlag wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:03 am
Mafty wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:00 am
It hasn't. In the UC Verse solar system exploration has generally gone only to Mars (in manga side stories, never animated) or Jupiter ( the manga is the only time we see the living conditions at Jupiter, though the anime has characters like Sirocco and Kagatie who originated there). It would be cool to expand beyond the colonies and see how life in the UC is on other planets, so hopefully the movie includes some of that. Plus it will probably involve tensions between planetary governments. Also is this a UC setting , or is it another (previously established) timeline, or even a new one? I can't read Japanese so I'm unsure what the page says aside from the title.
Urdr Hunt will also take us into Venus for the first time.
Not quite. Reconguista in G had the Venus Globe colonies in orbit of Venus.

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Post by MythSearcher » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:54 pm

Speculation on the works, since Doan's island is announced at the same time, which will be entertaining the UC fans, fanboys and fangirls(if any), I will guess this is another timeline. Wouldn't put my bet on it but surely hope so.

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Post by Henyo » Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:34 am

here's hoping the MC is a female MS pilot. heck, we might even get some Yuri pair. i'm all for that~
Yuriism aside, the only example i can think of that has some peeps living on mercury is Sailor Moon. and that was the backstory/past. are there any other shows that heavily featured Mercury with a society?

of course there is the possibility of Witch from mercury just being an awesome Alias for a character or like SEED a concept/technique/thingy.
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Post by MythSearcher » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am

Henyo wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:34 am
here's hoping the MC is a female MS pilot. heck, we might even get some Yuri pair. i'm all for that~
Yuriism aside, the only example i can think of that has some peeps living on mercury is Sailor Moon. and that was the backstory/past. are there any other shows that heavily featured Mercury with a society?

of course there is the possibility of Witch from mercury just being an awesome Alias for a character or like SEED a concept/technique/thingy.
Too bad they announced the English title at the same time, so we cannot have a long debate about whether they pulled something like in ARIA where they turned Mars into a water planet and change the name of that planet to literally Water Planet(水星). The problem is that Mars in Japanese/Chinese is written as 火星 which is literally Fire Planet and 水星 originally is the name for the planet Mercury.

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Post by Mafty » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:14 am

Cowboy Bebop mentions imports from Mercury, but nothing is ever seen. Also in Ganmu/Battle Angel Alita Mercury was home to a colonization project in the past, the present is a different story. Other than that there's numerous stories about aliens from Mercury, but few about colonizing the planet itself. Possibly because of the inhospitable atmosphere (Granted no planet in our Solar System other than Earth has a hospitable atmosphere for humans, but still...) , Mars really seems to be the most readily colonized planet in Sci-Fi. However its possible this could be a resource colony like the Jupiter Energy Fleet, come to think of it, what resources are on Mercury anyway?

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Re: The Official Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Anime Thread Mk I

Post by SonicSP » Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:55 pm

MythSearcher wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am
Too bad they announced the English title at the same time, so we cannot have a long debate about whether they pulled something like in ARIA where they turned Mars into a water planet and change the name of that planet to literally Water Planet(水星). The problem is that Mars in Japanese/Chinese is written as 火星 which is literally Fire Planet and 水星 originally is the name for the planet Mercury.
I still had a short debate with someone purely about the possibility that it's a witch made from or came from elemental mercury.....

Although a quick check of the kanji in the title settled it.

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