Gundam Witch From Mercury Prologue Novel appears in English

The GundamInfo website has posted an official English translation of the Gundam Witch of Mercury prologue novel. You can read it immediately.

Title cradle planet, the tale is labeled as a novel, but it is more of a short story in terms of length. Ichiro Okouchi, screenwriter of the anime, wrote it. Okouchi has also contributed to series like Turn A Gundam, Azumanga Daioh, RahXephon, Code Geass, Valvrave the Liberator, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Heavy Obect, Devilman Crybaby, and SK8 Infinity. Eriko Sugita translated the Gundam Witch of Mercury prologue novel in English from its original Japanese.

The story takes place after the prologue anime episode aired before the series premiere. You’ll have to watch it to get the necessary context.

The novel begins when the protagonist Suletta Mercury and her mother have moved to Mercury after the events of the prologue episode. The story is not written from the perspective of Suletta, but from that of Gundam Aerial, Suletta’s mobile suit. In the series proper, Suletta often refers to Aerial as a member of her own family, and the story illustrates why. The antenna seems to be smart. Aerial regards Suletta as her own sister. The Gundam Witch of Mercury The prologue novel details Aerial’s perspective as Suletta decides to attend Asticassia’s school of technology, though she is unaware of their mother’s plans to use her children for revenge against those who wronged them.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury airs on various streaming services and the GundamInfo YouTube channel.

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