Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans

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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans
Original title 機動 戦 士 ガ ン ダ ム 鉄 血 の オ ル フ ェ ン ズ
transcription Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Tekketsu no Orufenzu
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genre Shōnen , mecha and action
Anime television series
Country of production JapanJapan Japan
original language Japanese
year 2015
Studio Sunrise
length 24 minutes
Episodes 50 (planned) in 2 seasons
Director Tatsuyuki Nagai
music Masaru Yokoyama
First broadcast October 4, 2015 on MBS
country JapanJapan Japan
author Kazuma Isobe
publishing company Kadokawa Shoten
magazine Gundam Ace
First publication October 26, 2015 - ...
title Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Steel Moon
country JapanJapan Japan
author Hajime Kamoshida
publishing company Kadokawa Shoten
magazine Gundam Ace
First publication June 2016 - ...

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans ( Japanese 機動 戦 士 ガ ン ダ ム 鉄 血 の オ ル フ ェ ン ズ , Kidō Senshi Gandamu: Tekketsu no Orufenzu ) is an anime television series by the Sunrise studio , which is part of the Gundam franchise. The work can be classified into the genres Shōnen , Mecha and Action, the plot takes place some time after the other works in the franchise. After the first season of 2015, the series will continue with a second season, and two manga adaptations will appear .


Over 300 years after the war between the earth and its space colonies, mankind has successfully colonized Mars. But the Mars colonies are also striving for independence. The young aristocrat Kudelia Aina Bernstein, who leads the independence movement, wants to set off for negotiations on earth. For this she should be protected by the CSG, the mercenary army of her homeland. But when she is at their base, they are attacked by Gjallarhorn, another group of mercenaries. The unit under Orga Itsuka, which consists of young people, can repel the attack - also by using an old mecha with Mikazuki Augus as the pilot. Since the adult fighters left them in the lurch and otherwise treated them badly, the troop of child soldiers under Orga dares to revolt against their leaders and takes over command. After Mikazuki fends off another attack by Gjallarhorn, Orga renames the troops to "Tekkadan" ( 鉄 華 団 , literally: "Iron Flower Brigade") and is instructed by Kudelia to continue protecting them on their missions.


Anime television series

The series was created at Studio Sunrise under the direction of Tatsuyuki Nagai . The main writer was Mari Okada , who wrote the scripts for the individual episodes together with Hajime Kamoshida , Michihiro Tsuchiya , Shinsuke Onishi and Toshizo Nemoto . The character design was created by Michinori Chiba and the artistic direction was Ayu Kawamoto .

The first broadcast of the 25-episode first season was from October 4, 2015 to March 27, 2016 by MBS . By streaming the anime with subtitles in different languages was published in parallel with the Japanese premiere, so with German subtitles on the platform Crunchyroll . An English dubbed version was broadcast on Cartoon Network . A second season has followed since October 2, 2016 on Japanese television and streaming.


role Japanese speaker ( seiyū )
Mikazuki Augus Kengo Kawanishi
Orga Itsuka Yoshimasa Hosoya
Kudelia Aina Bernstein Yuka Terasaki


The music in the series was composed by Masaru Yokoyama . The opening credits were underlined with Raise your flag by Man With A Mission and Survivor by Bleu Encount. The end credits are:

  • Orphans no Namida ( オ ル フ ェ ン ズ の 涙 ) from Misia
  • Steel -Tekketsu no Kizuna- ( STEEL - 鉄 血 の 絆 - ) by True
  • Senka no Tomoshibi ( 戦 火 の 灯火 ) by Yuko Suzuhana

The first episode has no opening credits, instead the first opening credits run here as credits. The opening credits of the second season is Rage of Dust by Spyair, which was also used for the credits in the first episode. The season's end song is Shōnen no Hate ( 少年 の 果 て ) by Granrodeo.


An adaptation of Kazuma Isobe's material has been published in the manga magazine Gundam Ace since October 26, 2015 . The publishing house Kadokawa Shoten has been publishing a second manga adaptation in the same magazine since June 2016 with the title Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Steel Moon , which is created by Hajime Kamoshida.

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