Reviewing Season 2 of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury
On The Weekly Stuff Podcast and a special Weekly Suit Gundam!
Weekly Suit Gundam is back to review the second and final season of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury, which brings the story to a close with a rousing, jam-packed set of episodes that’s darker, richer, and more action-filled than the first season. This is the first mainline Gundam series besides Reconguista in G to tell its story in just 2 cours, but that doesn’t mean it’s a thinner or less complicated show, as our super-sized conversation in today’s episode attests to. With so many amazing characters, stellar animation and music, and a story that revisits classic Gundam scenarios and iconography while also challenging and moving beyond them, Witch From Mercury is a show with a lot on its mind, and a lot to break down.
You can hear that discussion on its own on the Japanimation Station channel or podcast feed - it’s embedded above - or on this week’s Weekly Stuff Podcast, where Sean and I also check in on all the recent video games we’ve been playing – including Diablo IV, Street Fighter 6, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Final Fantasy XVI – and Sean tells us a very funny Ultraman anecdote. Here’s that episode:
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