Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Gets 9-Part Compilation TV Special
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sunrise announced on Wednesday that it is producing a new television special compilation of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans) television anime series. The new compilation will have nine parts, slated for a spring 2022 premiere — the same period as the Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans G smartphone app and the Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: Urðr-Hunt spinoff project.
The new compilation will feature a "preview" of part of the upcoming spinoff, but the announcement did not reveal more details.
Sunrise and Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: Urðr-Hunt spinoff in 2019, and it will debut within the corresponding Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans G app in sping 2022. Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans G is an app that is intended to combine anime and game elements, and bring together the original anime and Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: Urðr-Hunt.
Kidō Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: Urðr-Hunt's returning staff from the television anime includes director Tatsuyuki Nagai, original character designer Yū Itō, and character designer Michinori Chiba. Also returning are the mechanical designers (Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, Tamotsu Shinohara), the art studio KUSANAGI, and musical composer Masaru Yokoyama. However, Hajime Kamoshida, a script writer on the television anime, is credited as series script supervisor instead of Mari Okada.
The television anime's first season premiered in 2015, and the second season premiered in 2016. Daisuki, Gundam.info, and Hulu streamed the first season as it aired, and Crunchyroll streamed both seasons, and also streamed an English dub. Toonami began airing the first season with an English dub in June 2016, and debuted the second season in October 2017.