If your anything like me your a massive Gundam fan. I got some great news for you. The new Gundam series “Moble Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans” will be airing on Funimation and Crunchyroll on October 11th.
The series which already aired in Japan on October 4th takes place in a world where a great “Calamity War” shook up the planet and the government that existed before hand was disbanded and a new leadership was created which yielded peace for a time. After a brief time of peace a conflict begins to stir on the Mars Sphere that will create battles to watch our Gundam fight in. The story follows a boy named Mikazuki Augus. Our hero belongs to a private security company named “Chyrse Guard Security” or “CGS”. When CGS accept a mission to Escort a girl named Kudelia Aina Bernstein who seeks to liberate a city on Mars from Earth’s tight grasp things get out of hand when the opposing military organization with earth named Gjallarhorn strikes back at CGS. During this strike CGS starts evacuating using Mikazuki and the other youngest soldiers as distractions to Gjallarhorn. If things couldn’t get more haywire Leader of the young solders Orga Itsuka decides now would be a good time to revolt against the adults who oppress him and his group. Mikazuki is given the task to slow down Gjallarhorn using the powerful Moble suit Gundam Barbatos.
The Gundam for this series was an old “Calamity War” moble suit that survived the war and is still around and acting as CGS’s main source of power. Obviously we will see how Mikazuki gets attached to Barbatos as it becomes apart of him in this war that will surely change him forever. I don’t know about you but I’m excited. Tune into your favorite anime streaming service and catch Moble Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans starting October 11th!