It was announced on the 15th of July at the G-Tekketsu official press event that the next Gundam series will officially be titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orufens). This new series will officially start airing on the 4th of October on TBS/MBS’ 5pm timeslot. Here’s the main production staff behind this series!
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writer: Mari Okada
Character Concept Design: Yu Ito
Character Design: Michinori Chiba
Mechanical Design: Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyobu, Kenji Teraoka, Tamotsu Shinohara
Background Art: Kusanagi
Score: Masaru Yokoyama
As we can see here, the Director and Writer are from the same team we saw in Anohana, whether this is good or bad is too early to decide. Some of the G-Reco mecha designers will be returning for this show, while Gundam Thrones designer Naohiro Washio takes the helm with the Gundam Barbatos, which was teased to us for this past week. Here’s the characters and our titular Gundam.
Our protagonist seems to be the short kid with the jet black hair named Mikazuchi Augus and his partner with the fancy white hair is Orga Itsuka. This group of people seems to be his squad! And here is our titular Gundam Barbatos and the Graze.
Doesn’t the design look amazing? I really love the vents on the Barbatos and the really cool head design. It has a really cool mechanical design all around the mobile suit as well which is explained by the fact that it is a mobile suit that was dug up from a previous war. The Graze looks pretty good though it might somewhat resemble quite the 00 series. Lastly, here’s the trailer!
Hope you are excited for this because I am really hyped! Bandai and Sunrise have all sorts of plans in terms of cards, figures and of course, Gunpla! Look forward to more information when the time comes!