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Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime's Ad Aired

posted on by Egan Loo
anohana/Toradora! creators make latest Gundam TV anime premiering on October 4

A commerical for the newest Gundam anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans), began airing in Japan.

Narration & Text: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans begins airing on Sunday, October 4 at 5 p.m.
Narration: The sustenance of life is on the battlefield.

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 anime's main cast includes:

Kengo Kawanishi as Mikazuki Augus
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Orga Itsuka
Natsuki Hanae as Biscuit Griffon
Yūichirō Umehara as Eugene Seven Stark
Yasuaki Takumi as Akihiro Artland
Taishi Murata as Norba Shino
Kōhei Amasaki as Takaki Uno
Sōma Saitō as Yamagi Gilmerton
Mutsumi Tamura as Ride Mass
Yuka Terasaki as Kudelia Aina Bernstein
Hisako Kanemoto as Atra Mixta
Takahiro Sakurai as McGillis Fareed
Masaya Matsukaze as Gaelio Bauduin

Other characters include:

Chad Chadan
Dante Mogro

Tatsuyuki Nagai is helming the show in Sunrise, with Mari Okada handling series composition. Yū Itō (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 rock band MAN WITH A MISSION will perform the opening theme song, and Misia will perform the ending theme song.

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.

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video

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