Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Manga Adaptation Launches
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The December issue of Kadaokawa's Monthly Gundam Ace magazine launched the manga adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Mobile Suit Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans) TV anime series on Monday. Kazuma Isobe is drawing the manga, and Hajime Yatate (the collective pseudonym for the entire Sunrise animation staff) and Yoshiyuki Tomino are credited with the original work. The first chapter has 63 pages and contains three color pages.
Kadokawa's ComicWalker website is also serializing the series online, and the online serialization also launched on Monday.
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 TV anime series premiered in Japan on October 4 and Daisuki, Gundam.Info, and Hulu are streaming the series as it airs. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming new episodes one week after they air.
Source: Comic Natalie