Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Hell yeah! Finally another Gundam anime that doesn’t revolve around little boys and their games or about chibi mobile suits that make me want to gauge my eyes out. About time, Japan! Finally a real mecha-genre anime.
I’m really liking the artwork so far. I believe Sunrise and FUNimation are working on this one and I must say that I’m pleasantly surprised. Studios and artists always try to make unique-looking Gundams and that doesn’t always work out well, but I think they might have succeeded here.
I can’t say much about the story, unfortunately. But it does seem very interesting. That’s what I’m used to; straight-up Gundam action. The story seems pretty interesting and perhaps a little dark, which suits this type of show perfectly.
Ladies and gentlemen; this is a mecha anime. Nothing else is. Only this. When it’s about Gundam you know it’s probably going to be good (unless it’s meant for kids, in which case it could go either way). I am very high hopes for this one and I think all anime fans should give this a try, especially if you’re into mechs.
Plot Summary: 300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the “Calamity War,” a woman named Kudelia sets out on a journey to Earth to speak for the independence of the Martian city of Chryse, which is under the control of the Earth government. Escorting her is the private security company CGS members Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Cordelia, Orga sees this as a chance to rebel against CGS and launch a coup. Mikazuki and Orga are thrust into a new conflict. To fend off Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki rides an old mobile suit from the Calamity War, powered by a nuclear reactor, the Gundam Barbatos.