maandag 28 maart 2016

Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans

Finally we have a decent Gundam series again, and it was a 25 episode blast that brought back a lot of classics.

But also tackled some very heavy issues from the real world...


When a bunch of children are abandoned on the planet Mars when an attack occurs, they take their defence upon themselves and with the help with a relic of the Calamity War 300 years earlier, they overcome the odds.
This forces passionate Orga and ice-cold Mikazuki to form a worker company of their own, called Tekkadan.  They are hired by miss bernstein, who was the target of this attack, to bring her to Earth and initiate talks for better conditions to those Mars based.
During this trip, Gjallerhorn, a royal house consisiting of 7 families and tasked with overseeing Earth, tries to interfere and prevent this as it would mean the end of their influence.  But together with the Gundam dubbed `Barbatos`, Tekkadan overcomes what is thrown towards them.


After the funny but not really Gundam show Tri-Fighters and the messes that where AGE and Reconguista in G, it`s great to have a `regular` and good Gundam show again.  Political scheming, rivalling factions, heck, even a mysterious masked man playing all sides in his red Gundam are present.

Like a Gundam show should be!

The series also tackles some serious topics, like child soldiers, poverty, slavery... which is perhaps the source of the biggest criticism on the series, but it`s succes has outweighted this and it has been confirmed for a second season towards the end of 2016.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

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