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Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

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Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
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Synopsis: 300 years after the Calamity War's end. The powers which ruled the Earth Sphere have been overthrown, giving way to new rulers of a new world, exhausted of battle. Meanwhile, far away on Mars, the sparks which threaten to ignite a new war have been struck...

Our protagonist Mikazuki Augus, a member of the private security firm Chryse Guard Security (CGS), takes on a mission as bodyguard of Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a young girl who agitates for Chryse's independence from Earth. However, when the elite Gjallarhorn unit, charged with suppressing revolutionaries, raids CGS, its higher-ups deliberately use Mikazuki and the other boys as a decoy to cover their own retreat. Orga Itsuka, leader of the boys' squad, takes this abandonment by the adults as motivation to launch a full-fledged coup d'état. With orders from Orga to hold back Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki sorties in Calamity War-era scrap that CGS had been using as a generator—the Gundam Barbatos...

 


 

Finally a decent Gundam series since 00. Finally a MC who isn't a whiny self-entitled brat who hates war. In episode 3 the MC Mikazuki takes a handgun and shoots a man who was tied up, execution-style. Definitely looking like this will be a dark and tragic story. After all the script writer is Mari Okada of True Tears, Nagi-Asu, Fractale, Canaan, Basilisk, and AnoHana fame. While the episode director and storyboard creator is Tatsuyuki Nagai of Railgun and AnoHana fame. So it's got some talented people behind it. It's also been set for a two-cour run of 25 episodes total.

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This is the first Gundam series I've given it a go and I have to say I'm impressed and not disappointed at all. This action packed series is giving me exactly what I needed from mecha series (which I usually avoid) which are of course badass/realistic graphics and battles, characters development for the heroes, ugliness of the unreliability of the adult's over the orphans and real life circumstances that lead to this war. I will definitely keep this up cause I want to see if Mika and Orga's plan to escort the princess to Earth will be successful (although this may take while :P) and what sort of obstacles they will face.

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First one i've watched, and plan to watch others now. Really liek the universe

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Honestly I'm not enjoying this one nearly as much as I expected. Eighteen episodes in and our rag-tag group of 'Orphans' still haven't made it to Earth. With only seven episodes to go, I'm now wondering if that's the entire basis of the story or if they'll end up announcing a second season once this is over.

 

I can't say I'm even invested in any of the characters as they haven't really tried to make us be except for the Princess who they keep shoving at us. The whole plot seems to rely and focus on her with everything else simply just being there for really no other reason but to be there for the sake of calling this a Gundam series. Actual episodes where the only Gundam shown thus far actually appears is few and far in-between.

 

The series started out on a high-note, but after like episode three; it just felt like it delved into the deep end of filler-styled episodes and never really got out.

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 I agree with what you've said. I also thought it was going to be great; the beginning was strong. I kinda forgot about this show since Manko hadn't put out anything until recently. 

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Season 2 thus far has been going a lot better in my opinion. Doesn't feel like a chore to tune in every week like it did last season at least. I think the ramped up action thus far has helped in that regard, but it's a lot to do with the fact that thus far every episode has contributed to the actual plot advancement and the political aspect seems to be looming overhead.

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I haven't watched S2 yet, but plan to as soon as the dub becomes available. Apparently, back in December, S2 dub got the green light (source). I'm guessing that the dub will probably air on Toonami somewhere around summer 2017. Unicorn RE:0096 starts airing on Jan 7, so with it being a 26 ep show, it will take some time.

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I watched the whole first season on Toonami last year and can't wait for a dub of Season 2 to air on it. The sub will be ending sometime in the next few months, now. The Gundam Unicorn is also pretty good, so far, that is airing. Hopefully it continues.

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