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Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans to Also Stream on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, Gundam.Info

posted on by Karen Ressler
Stream times set for N. America; more regions to come

The Gundam Global Portal Facebook page announced on Wednesday that the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime will stream on Hulu, Gundam.info, Crunchyroll, and Funimation in addition to the Daisuki streaming service.

The series will premiere on Hulu and Gundam.info on October 4 at 6:30 a.m. EDT. The series will then premiere on Crunchyroll and Funimation on October 11 at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

These streams will be available in North America only, but the Facebook page promises to "release info for other territories soon." The previously-announced Daisuki stream will be available in 242 countries and 13 languages on October 4 at 6:30 a.m. EDT.

Anime Consortium Japan (ACJ) describes Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans:

There was once a great conflict known as the "Calamity War." Roughly 300 years have passed since the end of this war.

The Earth Sphere had lost its previous governing structure, and a new world was created under new systems of government. While a temporary peace had arrived, the seeds of a new conflict were being sown in the Mars Sphere, far away from Earth.

Our hero, a boy named Mikazuki Augus, belongs to a private security company called Chryse Guard Security (CGS). The company accepts a mission to escort Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a girl who seeks to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from the rule of one of Earth's major powers. However, the military organization Gjallarhorn attacks CGS in order to nip this rebellion in the bud. CGS begins an evacuation, using Mikazuki and the other children as decoys.

Orga Itsuka, the leader of the boys, decides to take this opportunity to rise up in revolt and launch a coup d'état against the adults who have been oppressing them. He gives Mikazuki the task of repulsing Gjallarhorn, and Mikazuki enters battle using the Gundam Barbatos, a mobile suit from the Calamity War era which has been serving as CGS's power source.

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 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 at 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 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.

[Via WTK]

follow-up of Daisuki to Stream Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Outside Japan
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