Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans, G-Tekketsu
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ
English: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Spanish: Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2015 to Mar 27, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.041 (scored by 105005105,005 users)
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Ranked: #5052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #961
Members: 203,319
Favorites: 2,683

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Over three hundred years have passed since the Calamity War, the great conflict between Earth and its outer space colonies. Now Earth is ruled over by four economic blocs, and the military organization Gjallarhorn is responsible for keeping the peace. Mars, on the other hand, depends heavily on Earth's economy.

Horrified by the appalling living conditions that Mars' inhabitants have to bear, Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a young aristocrat from the Chryse Autonomous Region, gets involved in the Red Planet's independence movement. She hires the services of a local company, Chryse Guard Security (CGS), to escort her on the journey to Earth to negotiate economic conditions with the earthly bloc that controls the region. The Third Army Division—consisting of Mikazuki Augus, Orga Itsuka, and many other child soldiers—are chosen to protect her.

When Gjallarhorn attacks the CGS facilities to assassinate the young revolutionary threatening their interests, Orga and his comrades must not let the attackers accomplish their goal—in fact, Gjallarhorn's actions might turn out to be the unintentional catalyst that leads the children to be the forgers of their own destiny.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director
Okada, Mari
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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1: "Raise your flag" by MAN WITH A MISSION (eps 2-13)
2: "Survivor" by BLUE ENCOUNT (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

1: "Raise your flag" by MAN WITH A MISSION (eps 1)
2: "Orphans no Namida (オルフェンズの涙)" by MISIA (eps 2-13, 21)
3: "Steel: Tekketsu no Kizuna (STEEL-鉄血の絆-)" by TRUE (eps 14-18, 20, 22-25)
4: "Senka no Tomoshibi (戦火の灯火)" by Yuko Suzuhana (eps 19)

Mar 27, 2016
Stark700 (All reviews)
The Gundam franchise is a massive universe. As another installment, there can be a lot of optimism for Iron-Blooded Orphans. I have to admit, getting into this show at first made me nervous. Some of the recent Gundam related series such as Gundam AGE and Gundam: G no Reconguista received very mixed reception. Furthermore, Iron-Blooded Orphans is spearheaded by Mari Okada, a director who is well-known for adding in melodrama into the story. But for this show, I can safely say that it’s definitely something worth investing time into whether you’re a fan of Gundam or not.

For timeline purposes, the show takes place after the read more
Apr 28, 2021
uWuDesuWooWoo (All reviews)
I have seen Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny and 00 S1 and S2, all twice.

I just finished season 1 of Iron Blooded Orphans and I can safely say that if this didn't have the Gundam branding on it, it wouldn't have a season 2, and would likely be rated somewhere on MAL within the 5-6 range.

This is a terrible mecha show, and it's quite clear how this was an original anime with no manga, light novel, game or even previous anime to base this off - it never would have been published. To say that the story is, uhhhh, confusing, is putting it mildly.


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Mar 27, 2016
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans/機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ Review

Story (7/10) Good
More Specifically (7.75/10) Good+

The story for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans like majority of the gundam plots attempts to juggle two main plots at the same time. One being about the characters and their goals they want to achieve and the second being the political side of things and they intertwine with each other. One would say if you want to follow the Gundam story plot formula both of these story plots need to be present and as synced with each other as you can possibly get. Like majority of Gundam alternate universes this universe read more
Sep 27, 2020
cameronrb24 (All reviews)
Quick Thought:
It's a fairly enjoyable action anime.

The story is mainly about Tekkadan and their escort mission. There's some political subplots as well, but they weren't developed enough to be interesting. It's a pretty simple story overall, which is fine considering the action is the main draw. Pacing is steady from start to finish, not much filler slowing it down. There are other minor issues though, one being it's liberal use of death flags which made an already basic story more predictable. Romance was an awkward point as well, but these moments are minimal thankfully. The ending was fine; it concluded the main plot well read more

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