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Gundam Franchise Announces 'Suisei no Majo' TV Anime, 'Cucuruz Doan no Shima' Anime Film for 2022

by Kingsman117
Sep 15, 1:36 PM | 27 Comments

The Dai 2-kai Gundam Conference livestream event revealed two new anime and a compilation series in the Gundam franchise this Wednesday.

Kidou Senshi Gundam: Suisei no Majo (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury), the first new Gundam television anime in seven years, will begin airing in 2022. This marks the first television anime in the franchise since Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, which aired in two 25-episode seasons in October 2015 and Fall 2016.

Animation director and character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) is helming the Kidou Senshi Gundam: Cucuruz Doan no Shima (Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island) anime film. Based on the 15th episode of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, the film is set to premiere in theatres in 2022.

A nine-part compilation television special of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans will air in Spring 2022. The compilation will include a preview of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Urðr Hunt spin-off anime, coinciding with the release of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G smartphone game.

The Urðr Hunt spin-off anime was originally announced in 2019. Director Tatsuyuki Nagai (Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo) is returning to helm the spin-off, alongside character designer Michinori Chiba (SK∞). Hajime Kamoshida (Just Because!) is handling series composition, and Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya) is composing the music.

Suisei no Majo official site: https://g-witch.net/
Cucuruz Doan no Shima official site: https://g-doan.net/
Official Twitter: @gundam_info

Source: Gundam.info

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan's Island on MAL

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I always wanted a gundam anime about anaheim and (I forget the other gundam company that made suits) making suits and designing them. Would be a cool idea, or put those kind of episodes in the show.

Sep 19, 2:57 PM by hilikusss

RobertBobert said:
Has it already been 7 years since the premiere of Gundam TV last? Whoa. Also, the title implies that the new MC might be a girl. How big are the chances of this?
borderline nonexistent, I guarantee you the mech is gonna be called the G-witch hence the name.

Sep 18, 6:09 PM by JizzyHitler

nah why is the Island ep getting an entire movie, looking foward to the new AU at least

Sep 18, 11:31 AM by kohakufan2002

guess there are quite a few large whales in the game to enable a new gundam series. if it's hyped then I might watch this. I love communication song in gundam wing even though I skipped the anime.

Sep 18, 11:17 AM by hazecloud

Yo the Doan movie is gonna be sick

Sep 17, 3:33 AM by GioSta

Good but still wanted a original/remake series.

Sep 16, 1:28 AM by Erre_RH15

still no Gundam The Origin TV series eh

or just remakes of the Classic Movie Trilogy of the first Gundam plus Char Counterattack will do so i can finally watch it

Sep 16, 12:14 AM by deg

Gundam? Witch? Haman? Hmmmm... really though, exciting news. Not sure about that Cucuruz Doan movie, however. Can't wait for that non-UC tv series and IBO spin off.

Sep 15, 11:55 PM by BatoKusanagi

More Gundam? Nice ig.

Sep 15, 11:45 PM by MegamiRem

Has it already been 7 years since the premiere of Gundam TV last? Whoa. Also, the title implies that the new MC might be a girl. How big are the chances of this?

Sep 15, 11:02 PM by RobertBobert

This is what i fear code geass gonna be sound like 10 years down the line with the plans they reveal ugh why

Sep 15, 10:31 PM by AnimeFA78N

Gundam properties tend to be a hit or miss for me but a good original mecha is always welcome.

Although I really hope they do something other than the classic "Small group of special fighters fight against an evil government/corporation". They've done it to death and there's nothing more that Gundam can try to say about it that it hasn't already said.

Sep 15, 10:10 PM by TitanInsane

I cannot believe that shitty island episode is getting an entire movie around it, even in a better version of it there really isnt much to get out of it. At least we finally have a new AU, and god I hope the next one after it wont take as long as this did, IBO feels like a lifetime ago now.

Sep 15, 9:19 PM by JizzyHitler

Tendo_GM said:
LeonhartAugust said:

you mean gundam? You can always stick to a couple of AU if you care.
for UC gundam, it's 0079 -> Zeta -> ZZ -> CCA

All that sounds like too much and I know that there’s like 30 or more other Gundams out there which I can’t even think about watching

The 1979 series has a trilogy of recap movies that was well received. There's no need to watch any sequels, as most of them follow different characters.

JanPri said:
(The team that created Anohana)

While technically true, Iron-Blooded Orphans isn't anything like Anohana.

Sep 15, 7:52 PM by Lucifrost

ITS ABOUT FUCKING TIME TOMINO/SUNRISE...Holy fuck

I'm a huge fan of GBF and GBFT but after those two they've been milking these Gunpla anime for too damn long and as a diehard Gundam fan, lord knows I've been starving for new AU timeline series that aren't just set in the UC timeline

But be that as it may, I will definitely be checking out the new movie and even though I wasn't a fan of how things ended in IBO, I'm still pretty excited to see what they do for the sequel

But in all Gundam fans are eating pretty good....Apart from the Seed continuation, the only thing I was hoping to hear more about from was the state of the Gundam 00 sequel thing (Which I'm also starving for lol)

Sep 15, 7:50 PM by Tokoya

Tendo_GM said:
LeonhartAugust said:

you mean gundam? You can always stick to a couple of AU if you care.
for UC gundam, it's 0079 -> Zeta -> ZZ -> CCA

All that sounds like too much and I know that there’s like 30 or more other Gundams out there which I can’t even think about watching


Lots of the other Gundam series, like this Witch of Mercury one, you can just pick up at random if you want because they have nothing to do with the original timeline or any other series. There's no reason you have to get into UC first really..

But if you do it's not as much as people make it out to be. You can really just watch the 0079 film trilogy and Zeta. The third film and Zeta are so good that it's worth it even if you ditch UC Gundam there imo. The third film is also an improvement on the last arc of the original series. Char's Counter Attack is another film that has basically nothing to do with ZZ despite being its "sequel", so you don't really have to watch ZZ unless you end up becoming a huge Tomino fan. You can also watch Hathaway's Flash after CCA with or without watching Unicorn or NT, because it only really references CCA, and you're basically up to date at that point. Just a few films and Zeta.

Sep 15, 5:47 PM by ohohohohohoho

Finally!!!!! was waiting for another announcement ever since the first trailer dropped for Uror Hunt to come out.

Sep 15, 4:10 PM by Mg204

that episode with cucuruz doan was decent but why make a movie out of it? there were many other cool stuff in the 0079 gundam that would have looked great as a movie

Sep 15, 3:55 PM by Catalano

"The Witch from Mercury"
Well, that's a badass non UC sounding title.

Weird concept for a film tbqh but I trust YAS, he has always delivered as a director.

So, that Old Norse thing wasn't vaporware after all. I'm not the biggest fan of IBO but I don't hate it either. Might be cool.

I wish I could say more but there's not much info unfortunately.

Sep 15, 3:20 PM by Theo1899

About fucking time for a new AU Gundam, IBO was 6 years ago.

-New AU Gundam
-2 Hathaway Movies still to come
-Kyoukai Senki the new mecha IP from Sunrise airing next season
-the 3 remaining G-Reco movies
-That new SEED movie whenever it comes

Mecha fans stay winning.

Sep 15, 3:01 PM by VanishingKira