A new Gundam anime titled “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury” just aired its first episode, and it is just the right anime that Lycoris Recoil fans were looking for. On the Japanese side of Twitter, hashtag “Yuri Anime” started trending after the first episode of the new Gundam anime was broadcasted in Japan.
The first episode of the series is already hinting that the show will have Yuri. According to a Japanese social media website, Yaraon, Lycoris Recoil fans are now moving into this new Gundam anime, to meet their daily Yuri needs. One Japanese fan said “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is actually the fourteenth episode of Lycoris Recoil.”
Gundam is a huge franchise, spanning over 50 anime series, films, mangas and games. Luckily, This is a stand-alone series. So you’re not required to watch previous Gundam anime. However, It is recommended to watch the “Prologue” Episode because it reveals the main character’s childhood.
The official website of the anime adaptation describes the anime series as follows:
An era when a multitude of corporations have entered space and built a huge economic system. A lone girl from the remote planet Mercury transfers to the Asticassia School of Technology, run by the Beneritt Group which dominates the mobile suit industry. Her name is Suletta Mercury. With a scarlet light burning in her pure heart, this girl walks step by step through a new world
While Lycoris Recoil fans are patiently waiting for season 2 confirmation, this is probably the perfect anime to watch. (Spoilers: The two main characters are already married in the first episode, which goes to show how quickly the relationship is moving forward). The international fans of Lycoris Recoil are also finding the new Gundam series interesting.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury anime script is written by the same person who made his debut as a Novelist with Revolutionary Girl Utena (a yuri series that got an anime adaptation in August 1999), so fans could expect some Yuri content like Lycoris Recoil.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury is streaming on Crunchyroll for America, Europe, Middle East and Australia. Ani One Asia YouTube channel is streaming anime in Asia.