Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 Reveals 2nd Promo Video, Theme Song Artists, New Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Gundam.info portal revealed more information on Saturday about the second season of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans anime, including the sequel show's theme song artists, new cast members, and new character and mech designs. Additionally, the site began streaming a second promotional video for the series on Saturday. The show's staff originally revealed the information the C3 Tokyo 2016 event on Saturday.
Note: The below video features several spoilers from the show's first season.
Spyair (first two Haikyu!! seasons, Mobile Suit Gundam Age, Samurai Flamenco) is performing the second season's opening theme song, and GRANRODEO (all three seasons of Kuroko's Basketball, Bungo Stray Dogs, The Seven Deadly Sins) is performing the ending theme song "Shōnen no Hate." Lantis began streaming a 15-second teaser trailer for GRANRODEO's ending theme song on Saturday.
The new cast members include (note: romanizations of the character names aren't official):
Ryota Ohsaka as Hash Midi, a new member of Tekkadan.
Makoto Furukawa as Zack Law, a new member of Tekkadan.
Subaru Kimura as Dayne Uhai, a new member of Tekkadan's maintenance section.
Kazumasa Fukagawa as Radice Relot, Tekkadan's Earth Branch auditor.
Kimiko Saitou as Kukubita Uug, Admoss Company's secretary and clerk.
Toru Ohkawa as Lastel Elion, the head of the Elion family that belongs to the Seven Stars.
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Ioch Kujan, the head of the Kujan family that belongs to the Seven Stars.
M.A.O as Julietta Julis, a mobile suit pilot and a part of Arianrhod.
Tomoaki Maeno as Ishinari Kamiche, McGillis' subordinate.
The new mech designs include (name romanizations aren't official):
ASW-G-11 Gundam Gusion Rebake Full City
EB-06r Grazelitre (McGillis)
EB-05s Shuvalbe Graze (Ishinari)
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 2 at 5:00 p.m. on MBS, TBS, and 26 other channels, as well as through streaming.
The Gundam.info portal site previously revealed character visuals and descriptions for the new season, as well as the new Gundam Barbatos Lupus, a newly upgraded form of the Gundam Barbatos that Mikazuki piloted in the first season. The descriptions contain spoilers for the first season [Highlight the white text below to view spoilers].
Mikazuki Augus: Spoilers: [A boy affiliated with the Tekkadan. Due to overuse of the Alaya-Vijnana system, he loses sight in his right eye and the use of his right arm. Because he regains the use of both only while connected to the Alaya-Vijnana system, he keeps on fighting as the pilot of the Gundam Barbatos Lupus.]
Orga Itsuka: Spoilers: [The leader of the Tekkadan. He achieved his goal of making a name for the Tekkadan during the battle surrounding the Arbrau elections. As a result, the Tekkadan has grown under his watch. However, he is still unstoppable in his will to protect the Tekkadan members, whom he considers as family.]
Gundam Barbatos Lupus: Spoilers: [The mobile suit that Mikazuki Augus pilots. After many battles, and upgrades from Teiwaz, it has taken on a new form, with enhanced weaponry. The mobile suit is one of the Gundam Frames used in the Calamity War 300 years ago.]
The 25-episode first season premiered in Japan last October. Daisuki, Gundam.Info, and Hulu streamed the series as it aired. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed new episodes one week after they aired. Adult Swim's Toonami block began airing the anime with an English dub in June.
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 (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) designed the characters for animation. 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.