With the first volume of the home video release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blood Orphans from Bandai Visual arriving, they’re now seeding the advertising side more with a new 15-second commercial and web spot for it. The distributor recently showcased the artwork for the first volume as well now that it’s finalized. Not surprising is that there are no English language options, especially as a dub is being produced by them for early 2016 streaming and their global releases through localization companies. The twenty-five episode series is getting a nine-volume release that begins on December 24th, 2015. The show is getting limited edition Blu-ray releases, priced at 7,800 yen (the first volume is 3,800 with one episode) while the DVDs are at 5,800 yen each (and 2,800 yen for the first volume with one episode).
The series is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai based on story composition by Mari Okada. Michinori Chiba is handling the character design adaptation of Yuu Itou’s work.
The cast includes Kengo Kawanishi as Mikazuki Augus, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Orga Itsuka, Natsuki Hanae as Biscuit Griffon, Yuichiro Umehara as Eugene Seven Stark, Yasuaki Takumi as Akihiro Artland, Taishi Murata as Norba Shino, Kōhei Amasaki as Takaki Uno, Sōma Saitō as Yamagi Gilmerton, Mutsumi Tamura as Ride Mass, Yuka Terasaki as Kudelia Aina Bernstein, Hisako Kanemoto as Atra Mixta, Takahiro Sakurai as McGillis Fareed and Masaya Matsukaze as Gaelio Bauduin.
Plot concept: 300 years after the end of a great war between Earth and Mars called Yakusaisen (Calamity War), the Earth, losing the ruling authority during the war, structured a new world with a ruling system. A new war on Mars is starting while the Earth is in temporary peace.
The main character Mikazuki Augus, from Chryse Guard Security (CGS), was on a mission to protect Cuderia Aina Bernstein, who wants Chryse, Mars’ city, to be independent from Earth’s ruling. However, a group named Gjallarhorn started a rebellion, attacked CGS and Cuderia, and the adults in CGS decided to use the boys in the team as decoy to evacuate. Orga Itsuka, the leader of the boys, decided to use that as a chance to launch a coup d’état because the adults have been treating them badly for a long time. Mikazuki, with Orga’s request to defeat Gjallargorn, uses Gundam Barbatos, a major mobile suit that CGS used during Yakusaisen to fight.
|1||12/24/15||Booklet, staff/cast commentary|
|2||01/29/16||Booklet, staff/cast commentary|
[Source: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans]