By Tyler Trosper / May 12th, 2016
Today, Turner announced the addition of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans to the Toonami block on Adult Swim. Though a premiere date for the show was not mentioned during the press release, the series was streamed on Hulu, Daisuki, and can also be found on Crunchyroll. To date, there are 25 episodes available with more hinted to be on the way. In case you haven’t see the show, here is how Daisuki describes it:
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.
With this being the first Gundam series to air on the Toonami block since its revival, we can only hope this will usher in more series in the future.
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