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NEWS: Sunrise Reveals Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, 1st New Gundam TV Anime in 7 Years


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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:04 am Reply with quote
Looks interesting, I’m getting Science Fantasy vibes from the title.


Any chance this could stream on Netflix too?
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LagannImpact



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:10 am Reply with quote
This article confuses me. Gundam Build Divers came out in 2018. Was that not a new series or was it just a continuation of Gundam Build Fighters?

And hell no, no Netflix for this (at least not the premiere)! Toonami already lost JoJo to Netflix. They better not lose Gundam too!
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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:18 am Reply with quote
LagannImpact wrote:
This article confuses me. Gundam Build Divers came out in 2018. Was that not a new series or was it just a continuation of Gundam Build Fighters?

And hell no, no Netflix for this (at least not the premiere)! Toonami already lost JoJo to Netflix. They better not lose Gundam too!


Hey man, latest major Netflix picks were monthly or weekly releases. I’m sure this will be part of that experiment too.
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thekingsdinner



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:34 am Reply with quote
Yeeeeees, that's one way to start my day right! Been waiting for a new one!

I'm guessing Build Divers doesn't really count as that's more of a "Gunpla" show rather than a "Gundam" show. Just my guess though.
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BlueAlf



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:44 am Reply with quote
I guess they count Gundam Build Divers as a sequel of sorts to the Gundam Build Fighters series, which sorta does make sense.
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:50 am Reply with quote
LagannImpact wrote:
This article confuses me. Gundam Build Divers came out in 2018. Was that not a new series or was it just a continuation of Gundam Build Fighters?


Mantan Web specifies that the upcoming anime is the first new television anime series since the first season of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans in 2015, which is why it doesn't count the second season of Iron-Blooded Orphans (2016) either.
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Rob19ny



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:52 am Reply with quote
Interesting how the past 2 Gundam series (haven't watched AGE so I'm only talking 00 and IBO) have had spoiler[Jupiter and Mars], respectively, and now this one is talking about Mercury. I look forward to the upcoming news.
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Oby



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:46 am Reply with quote
"Witch of Mercury"? So...can we finally have a female lead in Gundam TV since ever?
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:43 am Reply with quote
Oby wrote:
"Witch of Mercury"? So...can we finally have a female lead in Gundam TV since ever?


I was about say, it's way WAY long overdue to have one especially for an original Gundam series not related to the UC.
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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:27 am Reply with quote
I wouldn't bet on a female lead, just another "mysterious girl that changes the protagonist's life forever" type of situation.

Anyways, Build Divers should be counted, but if they just mean it in the sense that this will be a proper war story instead of model kit fighting that's fair to say.
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methedemon



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:29 am Reply with quote
Witch and Gundam ? Haha that sounds strangely interesting
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:51 am Reply with quote
The Witch of Mercury sounds like the name for the lead singer of a rock band, but it definitely fits the whole motif of a feared pilot, so that’s good.
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Diskostrand



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am Reply with quote
Oby wrote:
"Witch of Mercury"? So...can we finally have a female lead in Gundam TV since ever?


God i hope not
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:33 am Reply with quote
LagannImpact wrote:
And hell no, no Netflix for this (at least not the premiere)! Toonami already lost JoJo to Netflix. They better not lose Gundam too!
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I mean for it's worth far more people use netflix than watch toonami. Plus last I checked only people who would watch any anime on Toonami are those who like english dubs.
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Kicksville



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:53 am Reply with quote
Quote:
"even young generations will support"

I hope I'm wrong in finding that statement a bit ominous - it's the kind of thing that screams "We don't know what to do anymore so we'll latch on to trends the kids seem to like". But that's obviously reading too much from a vague statement, and is irrelevant anyway depending on the staff...anyway, I hope it's good.
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