Yes, Sunrise is doing it again with another installment of the long-running mecha series and it will air in October! The opening theme song, Raise your Flag, will be performed by rock band Man With A Mission, and Log Horizon anime fanatiks may remember them performing the opening song “Database feat. TAKUMA (10_Feet)”. With a killer band opening Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans this series must be something Super sugoi to look forward to.
Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is set 300 years after a great Earth/Mars conflict, the Calamity Wars. Cordelia sets out on a journey to Earth to ask for the independence of Mars’ City Chryse, currently under Earth Government control. Escorting her are two members of a private security company Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. Then a group named Gjallahorn attacks them and Orga sees this as a way to rebel against CGS and start a coup. Mikazuki tries to fend off Gjallahorn with an old mobile suit, a remnant of the Calamity War, the nuclear reactor powered Gundam, Barbatos. And Barbatos is special as it steals weapons, parts and other from enemies to become stronger. This whole set-up sounds epic!
Tatsuyaki Nagai (A Certain Scientific Railgun) is directing the anime and Mari Okada works on series composition. Other talents working on the Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime includes Michicnori Chiba as character designer, while Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyoubu, Kenji Teraoka and Tamotsu Shinohara design the mechas for the anime.
Interested? Then please follow these links and have a look at the promotional videos for Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
First Promo Video – http://bit.ly/Iron-Blooded_Orphans_PV
Second Promo Video (Introducing the cast and characters) – http://bit.ly/Iron-Blooded_Orphans-PV2