Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” is the latest in the “Gundam” series, the first season of which aired from October 2022 to January 2023. This article will provide a thorough description of this highly anticipated work, including an epilogue and a synopsis of all 13 episodes, along with an introduction of the main characters. Review the contents of the first season while you still can, and enjoy the second season starting in April 2023 with all your might!
|What is the anime “Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY”?
The anime “THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” is a story about Sletta, a girl from Mercury, who gets involved in a conspiracy surrounding the Gundam, set in a “technical college that trains personnel for the space development industry. In addition to being the first TV series to feature a female protagonist, the story and setting are independent of the previous Gundam series, making it easy to understand even for those who have not seen the previous works. Also, because the story takes place in a school, it has the familiarity of a coming-of-age anime!
Is there an original story?
The anime “THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” is an original anime work, and there is no novel or manga based on it. As for media mix development, a novelized version has been serialized in “Monthly Gundam Ace” since January 2023, but the original work is still an anime. The manga that will be produced in the future will also be a comic adaptation of the anime, just like the novelized version.
|Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” full episode spoilers!
Here is a detailed description of all 13 episodes of “THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” broadcast in the first season, including spoilers. The recommended order of viewing the episodes is to start from the prologue and then watch episodes 1 through 12 in order!
The setting was the Vanadys Institutional Laboratory built on an asteroid. In order to apply the Gundformat to the field of medicine, the entire staff of the lab was focusing on operational experiments on the Gundam “Lubris,” which would serve as a stepping stone to this goal. However, the Mobile Suit Development Council totally rejected the Gundam because of its heavy load on the pilot. Under the leadership of Dering Rembrandt, the Vanadeez Organization was dismantled and an operation to destroy the Gundam was carried out. While most of the staff were killed in the attack, Elnora, a test pilot of the Lubris, succeeded in escaping from the battlefield in the Lubris with her daughter Erikt. After this, all development and operations related to Gundam became taboo.
Sletta Mercury is a girl who has transferred from Mercury to Astycasia High School, which is run by the Benelit Group, a major space industry company. After a shocking encounter with Miorine, the daughter of Dering Rembrandt, the president of the group, Sletta gets involved in a dispute between her and her fiancé, Güell, and ends up fighting a duel with Güell as soon as she enters the school. Sletta wins a crushing victory over Güell in an MS called “Aerial”. She becomes the holder of the title of the best pilot, and becomes Miorine’s new fiancée.
Sletta became the holder after winning against Gweru, but was detained by the security department on suspicion that the aerial was a Gundam. If this situation continues, the aerial will be destroyed and Sletta will be expelled from school, putting her in a desperate situation. Miorine enters a hearing held by the Benelit group to save her.
Miorine’s direct appeal gives Sletta a second chance to fight for the annulment of her punishment. On the other hand, for Güell, the eldest son of the Jetak family, one of the three families in the group, this duel was a battle he could not afford to lose. Güell challenges Sletta to a duel using the new MS prepared by his father. And Sletta won the duel with Güell. Overwhelmed by her strength, Güell unintentionally proposes to Sletta.
Sletta has become the center of attention at the school after causing all kinds of commotion as soon as she transferred in. Just when she thinks she can finally settle down and take classes, she is at a loss to find someone to help her with her practical training. Miorine, who couldn’t bear to look on the other side of the situation, provides support, and Sletta manages to get through the practical training, but she is harassed by her classmates who don’t take kindly to Sletta. The pilot Tutu, who was persecuted by the Spacian (space immigrant) students as an Arcian (Earth dweller), was furious at the students for harassing him. This leads Sletta to become friends with the students in the Earth dormitory.
Little by little, Sletta is beginning to fit in at the school. Then she was approached by Pale Technologies, one of the three families. Pale Technologies, which had received technical support for the Gundam from Vanadee’s organization, uses the company’s pilot, Elan, to gain access to Sletta in order to obtain more information. Sletta, on the other hand, has a soft spot for Elan, who is kind to her, and is unaware of his intentions when he asks her out on a date.
As an enhanced humanist, Elan has been kept alive only to ride the Gundam, but when he learns that Sletta is not like him, he rejects her. He then follows the company’s orders and challenges Sletta to a duel. The duel proceeds with Elan prevailing, but in the end Sletta wins in an upset. At the moment when the blade antenna of the aircraft is destroyed, Elan remembers that she has a value other than being a pilot in the aerial’s hallucination. After the duel, at Sletta’s suggestion, the two promise to redo their date. However, Pale Corporation deems Elan unnecessary and secretly disposes of him.
Sletta is worried about Elan, who has gone missing, when she receives an invitation to a party from the Benelit group. Hoping that Elan might be there, Sletta and Miorine decide to attend the party. As expected, Sletta is reunited with Elan, but he is not the same Elan she had hoped to meet. Sletta falls for the original Elan and the Pale Corporation’s tricks and is accused of using a Gundam. Miorine then stands up to break her pinch and proposes the establishment of Gundam Inc.
With her father’s approval, Miorine moves to establish Gundam Corporation, forcing the members of the earth dormitory into the project as employees. She then visits Prospera, Sletta’s mother and the one who developed the aerial, to learn the truth behind her father’s words about the “curse of Gundam. They then set their business goal as the “completion of Gund medicine,” which was the goal of the Vanadee institution, and steadily proceeded with preparations for the establishment of the company. Meanwhile, at the school, Shaddik, an adopted son of Grassley, one of the three families, has begun laying the groundwork to prevent the establishment of Gund Corporation.
|Episode 9 “If I could take one more step toward you”
Miorine and his team challenged Shaddiq to a 6-on-6 group battle to establish a company. The members of the earth dormitory lacked mobile suits and pilots, but with the cooperation of the Pale Company, they managed to get to the duel. They managed to outsmart their opponents and defeat the Shadiks. The live broadcast of the duel attracted a lot of attention, and as a result, Gundam Inc. got off to a good start.
Gundam Inc. slowly began to get back on track. Sletta was living a fulfilling life, despite being busy with work and classes. Meanwhile, a plan to assassinate President Deling is being hatched among the executives of the Benelit Group, and ……. When Shaddik learns of the plan, he asks for help from an operative on Earth, Foldo’s Dawn, and plots to dismantle the group. And Gweru, who had left the academy to work as a spaceship worker, is unfortunately caught up in their plan.
Ltd. were all visiting the huge development facility where, coincidentally, the Dering assassination plot was to take place in order to pick up an aerial that was being repaired. At the same time, Prospera, who was meeting with Dering at one of the facilities, revealed that she was Elnora, whose husband and comrades had once been killed by Dering. Meanwhile, Foldo’s Dawn begins operations at Shadik’s signal. Sletta and her friends are caught up in the battle.
Sletta is separated from Miorine by a dawn raid by Fordo, which has two Gundams. She heads to the hangar where the aerial is stored to save Miorine, where she witnesses her mother shooting and killing an enemy. Meanwhile, Miorine, who has been separated from Sletta, attempts to escape while carrying her injured father, Dering. However, the agents find her and she is in a desperate situation. Then Sletta appeared on board the aerial and without hesitation crushed the enemy. Sletta ran up to him in a pool of blood with a smile, but Miorine rejected her as a “murderer.
【Consideration】What is Güell’s future? Will he leave the academy on his own?
In the last episode, Güell killed his own father with his own hands, albeit by force majeure. Although he has had little to do since the middle of the story, it is likely that he will play an important role in the second season. He will undoubtedly be tormented by the guilt of his father’s murder. Besides, he has been away from the academy since episode 10 and it is unlikely that he will return now. His younger brother Lauda is likely to look for Güell, but there is a possibility that they will confront each other when he learns the truth about his father’s death. If he were to hide him, it would be Shaddik, who was the only one who cared about him while he was in school. He may be manipulated by the calculating Shadiq, who is unaware that he is the mastermind behind his father’s murder.
【Consideration】What is the purpose of Prospera, Sletta’s mother, as if she were a witch ……
In episode 11, Prospera’s true identity was revealed to be Elnora, a survivor of the attack on the Vanadys agency. However, while Elnora was a warm and compassionate person portrayed in the prologue, Prospera is a completely different person. In the final episode, we also see a distorted father-son relationship that compels his daughter Sletta to kill people, further deepening the mystery. The “Quiet Zero” plan mentioned in the conversation with Dering is also worrisome. If we take a straightforward view, it seems likely that the plan is for the mass production of Gundams, but it seems that Prospera’s own purpose is somewhere else. The description that he seems to love aerials somewhat more than Sletta may also have something to do with it.
【Consideration】Are Sletta and Erikt different people, and what are their identities?
One of the great mysteries in this work is the identity of Sletta. Although it is reasonable to assume that she is the same person as Elikut, Elnora’s daughter, based on her appearance and the flow of events, there are a number of mysteries that cannot be ruled out. First of all, Sletta and Erikto are different in age. In episode 6, it was revealed that the attack on the Vanadee agency took place 21 years ago. This means that Erikto, who was 4 years old at the time, is now 25 years old, which is different from Sletta, who is 17 years old. Sletta has no memory of the incident, and Prospera’s excessive love for Aerial is also a concern. Perhaps Sletta, like Elan, is a different person made to look exactly like Elikut, and it is Aerial who is connected to Elikut himself.
【Consideration】What is the truth about Elan? What is the Pale Company up to?
The Elan whom Sletta admired was an enhanced humanist with the same appearance and voice as Pale’s original Elan, who was eliminated by the organization after a failed mission. In episode 10, a new Elan is sent to the school on a mission for the Pale Corporation. From his words and actions, Elan #2’s purpose is to get close to Sletta. Moreover, it seems that it is necessary to have a very close relationship with her. He seems to have a personality that stands out for being devious, so it is doubtful that he will quietly follow the company’s orders. Although there are many mysteries about the original Elan, there is no doubt that he is an important person whom Pale Inc. wants to preserve even if they have to create a reinforced persona. He may become a key person who influences the story in the second season.
|Meet the main characters in THE WITCH FROM MERCURY!
She is a second year pilot course student who transferred from Mercury. She has an honest and kind-hearted personality, but she is introverted and has trouble speaking when she is nervous. She is a pilot of the Gundam Aerial and was awarded the title of “Holder,” the best pilot, immediately after entering the school. He was also made Miorine’s fiancée as a holder holder. She is very protective of her Aerial as a family member and can often be seen talking to it.
She is the only daughter of Dering Rembrandt, the president of the academy and of the Benelit Group. She has a strong sense of rebellion against her father, who treats her like a tool. She is also proud and strong-willed, and is shunned by those around her at the school, who call her a “princess. On the other hand, she is compassionate to those who open their hearts to her and has saved Sletta’s life many times.
He is a sergeant of Jetak, one of the three families of the Benelit Group. He was the holder of the third-year pilot course and Miorine’s fiancée, but was abandoned by his father after he lost to Sletta. His personality is that of a proud, self-satisfied person. He also says typical lines such as “I’m not doing this for you! He is also a tsundere character who says typical lines such as “I’m not doing it for you!
He is a third-year student in the pilot department of Pale Technology, one of the three families of the Benelit Group. He is a lone figure who holds no interest in anyone and is held in awe by those around him. He becomes interested in Sletta, who is flying an aerial in a duel with Gweru, and approaches her. However, when he realizes that Sletta is not who he expects her to be, he ruthlessly shuns her and challenges her to a duel.
|Let’s recap the spoilers for THE WITCH FROM MERCURY and get ready for the second coolest episode ever!
So far we have reviewed the story of the first season of the “Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY” anime, which is about to begin its second season, including spoilers! The main character Sletta is unexpectedly transformed by her mother Prospera’s words, and Miorine is terrified of her. Will the rift between the two be bridged again? We can’t take our eyes off of the fate of these two, as they become entangled in the intrigues of the adults!
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