Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Joining Toonami

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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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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About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.




  • Paychi

    I can’t wait to hear the fanbase say “This is nowhere near as good as Wing” “There isn’t enough fighting” “They should’ve just aired SEED Destiny” “They should’ve just reran Gundam Wing”.

    At least the Western audience won’t impact its future. It’s a damn good Gundam series and I’d be amazed if it became popular with the nostalgiafagging Gundam Wing babies.

  • Wolfe

    Good choices this year. And this was a good show, based on the 3 eps I saw.

    • azariosays

      it’s my favorite gundam since Wing

  • Razorfall

    Iron Blooded Orphans fucking rules! Good on them!

  • catazxy

    I’m just glad more people are gonna see the show, its damn good!