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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - "The sustenance of life is on the battlefield."

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (also known as Gundam IBO, G-Tekketsu, and Tetsu Oru) is a Japanese mecha anime series that deals with several real-life problems such as war, slavery, child soldiers, poverty, politics, corruption and neo-colonialism. It is the 14th installment in Sunrise's long-running Gundam franchise. Iron-Blooded Orphans aired in Japan on MBS and other JNN stations from October 2015 to March 2016, making it the first Gundam, series to return to a Sunday late afternoon time slot since Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. A second season premiered in October 2016. It is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and written by Mari Okada, a team which previously collaborated on Toradora! and Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. The series follows the exploits of a group of juvenile soldiers who establish their own security company after rebelling against the adults who betrayed them on a futuristic, terraformed Mars.


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Augus Mikazuki
Commonly called Mika, Augus Mikazuki is the main protagonist of the Iron-Blooded Orphans anime. He also earned the nickname The Devil of Tekkadan, due to the way he fiercely battled on the frontlines. As a member of Tekkadan and former member of the third group of Chryse Guard Security, he piloted the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos, ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus, and later ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex in the build-up to the McGillis Fareed Incident.

Orga Itsuka
Orga, also known as the King of Mars, was the leader of Tekkadan and former leader of CGS's Third Army Division; disposable child soldiers of the CGS. Due to undergoing the Alaya-Vijnana System surgery, he was an above-average pilot. His greatest strength of all, however, was his ability to lead. His personal charisma, ability to think outside the box, and military genius kept Tekkadan moving forward.

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos
Primarily piloted by Augus Mikazuki, the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos is the main mobile suit of Iron-Blooded Orphans. The Gundam Barbatos is one of 72 Gundam frames that was produced and used in the Calamity War, roughly 300 years ago.

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus
Also piloted by Augus Mikazuki, the ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus is the main mobile suit in the first half of the second season of Iron-Blooded Orphans.

Sunrise announced that Iron-Blooded Orphans would be streamed worldwide on YouTube via the Gundam.Info Channel, Funimation Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Daisuki. Then in October 2015, they announced at their panel at New York Comic Con that the anime will get an English dub produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Turner Broadcasting began airing the series on Adult Swim's Toonami block in June 2016, with season two premiering in October 2017.

Bandai Visual released the first volume of Iron-Blooded Orphans in both Blu-ray and DVD in December 2015. This set contained a serial code for Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Force to obtain the Gundam Barbatos. At Anime Expo 2017, Funimation announced that the series will be released to home video in partnership with Sunrise for North American Territories, making it the first Gundam series to be co-licensed by a company other than Right Stuf Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment.