Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans


Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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Synonyms: 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)

Statistics

Score: 8.051 (scored by 122793122,793 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #990
Members: 241,429
Favorites: 3,279

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Synopsis

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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Staff

Maeda, Toshihiro
Producer
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yamato, Naomichi
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1: "Raise your flag" by MAN WITH A MISSION (eps 2-13)
2: "Survivor" by BLUE ENCOUNT (eps 14-25)
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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)




Reviews

Oct 15, 2023
Iron-Blooded Orphans is easily one of the best anime I've ever watched. To me, the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise is like the Japanese equivalent to Star Wars, except the lore and aesthetic got better and tighter with time, as opposed to Star Wars, which many fans would agree is no longer canon. If you're a fan of Gundam in general but haven't watched this series, you definitely should.

Unlike the original movies, which are very old by now, this series is 25 episodes long, therefore giving plenty of time to allow the viewer to grow close to the main characters and witness amazing character development. ...
Dec 28, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Yeah, I think in terms of quality it's about a 5 for me. Like the characters and animations and stuff were fine just weren't really my thing. I just felt a lot of what was going on was just uninteresting and found the anime as a whole just kind of boring. In terms of personal enjoyment, id give this a 2/10 because I felt it was boring and wasn't interested in the plot or any of the characters, but I can admit maybe the show just isn't for me like I said before the overall quality seems to be there so ill give this overall ...
Nov 9, 2023
Whilst IBO has had fantastic animation, the mech designs and plot are horrendous.

With too many overarching political subterfuge going on and with no answers being given for all of them. It's even worse with appalling characters and rushed sequences that make the plot fall apart.

It had a strong start, but the writer relies on too many of the same plot devices. Repeatedly saying "suffering = good" doesn't make for a good story.

The entire story lacks cohesion and without any logical nuance, I just can't support this anime.

The story is not unique, we've seen it before and we're seeing it again. If you're into a lot ...

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