By the time you read this blog post, the Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Prologue anime will be available for streaming in English. On September 1 Japanese Standard Time, the Gundam.info YouTube channel made this pre-episode available outside of Japan. Now those of us who weren’t at the exclusive San Diego Comic-Con premiere can get hyped for the first episode in October.
We may have had to wait until September for the anime, but Witch From Mercury Gunpla kits have already been coming out as early as August. Here’s the lineup so far, plus which other new kits we can expect to receive from Bandai Hobby now and in the month ahead:
Gunpla New Releases for August 2022
RG God Gundam (pictured at top)
Kunio Okawara’s iconic G-Gundam design finally gets the Real Grade treatment. Pose Domon’s mecha like never before with a kit created especially for ease of movement: from multi-stage movement from the chest to the waist, to fully-articulated knee and hip joints. Plus, the tricolored ringed Sun Wheel ensures your God Gundam has a striking backdrop wherever you place it.
We barely know a thing about this mecha released in advance of the Witch From Mercury, including if that’s really its English spelling! What we do know: its tough, heavily-armored design looks primed for space combat.
1/144 HG Gundam Lfrith (pictured above)
Like the Beguir-Beu, Lfrith was introduced in the Witch From Mercury prologue. This experimental prototype is notable for its sturdy profile, futuristic detailing, and a unique shield that can break apart into a swarm of assault weapons.
Shift Leif Gundam’s silhouette in an instant with your choice to include or remove its dramatic cloak—or simply drape it partially. There’s nothing silly about this seriously dramatic SD kit!
You better believe this is a rideable mount. Any of the SDW kits can fly atop this skeletal dragon, just like the motorbike and horse mounts that came before it. When it comes to making a cool entrance, you just can’t argue with a dragon mech.