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Mobile Suit Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans Visuals, Staff, October 4 Premiere Announced

posted on 2015-07-15 01:14 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toradora!, anohana director, scriptwriter working on new Gundam series

Sunrise announced details of the new Gundam series, titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans), in a livestreamed event on Wednesday.

The show is set 300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the "Calamity War." A woman named Cordelia 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, which protagonists Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka are members of. 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.

The Barbatos is described as a mobile suit that steals weapons, armor, and parts from enemies to become stronger.

The official Gundam Youtube channel also began streaming a promotional video for the show on Wednesday.

The official website also revealed new visuals for protagonists Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka, as well as other characters and mobile suits appearing in the show.

Tatsuyuki Nagai is helming the show in Sunrise, with Mari Okada handling series composition. Yu Ito (Shut Hell, Imperial Guards) drew the original character designs, while Michinori Chiba designed the characters for animation (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE). Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara are designing the mechas for the show. Kusanagi is in charge of art design, and Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

Nagai and Okada have worked together previously on the Toradora! and anohana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.) TV anime series, as well as the anohana film, and the upcoming The Anthem of the Heart anime film.

The show will premiere on October 4 on 28 channels in Japan, and will also be streamed online. The official website will provide more details on the broadcast and streaming schedule of the show in the future.

Sunrise first began teasing the series in the teaser website for the series on July 4, and gradually revealed the new Gundam Barbatos until Wednesday.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video


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