Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime's 3rd Ad Aired

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kengo Kawanishi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, more star in series premiering on October 4

The third TV ad for the newest Gundam anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans), is currently 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 first ad aired last month, and the second aired earlier this month.

The show is set 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, which protagonists Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka are members of. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Kudelia, 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

Yuichiro Umehara as Eugene Seven Stark

Yasuaki Takumi as Akihiro Artland

Taishi Murata as Norba Shino

Kōhei Amasaki as Takaki Uno

Sōma Saito 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 at 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 TV anime series, as well as the anohana film and the 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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