Suletta Mercury from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury and Kira Yamato from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED grace the latest edition of the Shukan Bunshun magazine, which will feature 60 pages of interviews with the cast and production team for both anime titles.
For the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED interviews, interviews include voice actors Soichiro Hoshi (Kira Yamato) and Rie Tanaka ( Lacus Clyne). In addition, an interview with director Mitsuo Fukuda is also featured. A guide for all of the episodes of the anime and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny have been released as well.
Meanwhile, the interviews for Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury include cast members Kana Ichinose, Lynn, and Mamiko Noto who voice Suletta Mercury, Miorine Rembran, and Prospera Mercury respectively.
The magazine feature comes ahead of the theatrical release of the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom, which is slated for January 2024. The movie was announced 20 years after the last anime title from the Mobile Gundam SEED series. The official synopsis is described as:
C.E. (Cosmic Era). An era in which there are human beings called Coordinators, born with superior physical and mental abilities thanks to genetic modification, and humans called Naturals who are born naturally. With their respective existence at stake, the ideological clash between Coordinators and Naturals escalated into war using armed force. Along the way, the Destiny Plan was proposed, which would forcibly assign a role to each individual and create a world free of competition. But amid the fighting, this Destiny Plan was rejected in order to protect humanity’s aspirations and future freedom.
Meanwhile, The Witch From Mercury anime had two seasons (sometimes listed as cours), each with 12 episodes. The first season aired from October 2022 to January 2023 while the second season aired from April to July 2023. The official plot is described as:
A.S. (Ad Stella) 122― 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.
Source: Shukan Bunshun Magazine
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