Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury will face two more broadcast delays before its first season ends. According to the show’s official Twitter account, the delays will occur for a week in December, and on New Year’s Day 2023. Both times it will be due to vacating the time slot for special programming aired by Japan’s TBS broadcasting company.
— 機動戦士ガンダム 水星の魔女 (@G_Witch_M) December 6, 2022
According to the official broadcast schedule detailing the Gundam: The Witch From Mercury delay, episode 10 of the show will air as planned on December 11, 2022. Then the show will be off-air on December 18, 2022, to make way for a special edition of TBS news program “Houdou no Hi.” Thus, episode 11 airs on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022. The next week sees the schedule collide again with a global holiday: January 1st. The New Year’s Day 2023 special programming takes priority then as well, pushing the final episode of the season to January 8, 2022.
This isn’t the first time that Gundam: The Witch From Mercury has seen delays or other production disruptions. Episode 7 was pushed back a week, with a “clip show” recap taking its schedule. Voice actor Yume Miyamoto, who plays Nika Nanaura, stepped back from the role due to health problems. She will be replaced by Haruka Shiraishi starting in Episode 10.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury airs on Crunchyroll, Netflix, other streaming services, and via the GundamInfo YouTube channel.