Will Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt Spin-Off Series Live Up to the fame of the Original? Gundam Returns in 2022 and We Cannot Wait!

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Urðr-Hunt was confirmed in 2021 following the release of the video game. The original series, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans released in 2015-2016 and was very well-received. Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt will have a lot of expectations because of its predecessor even though it is a spin-off.

The Gundam franchise has expanded exponentially since its inception in the late 1970s. It has almost shaped the existing mecha genre as we know it today. The most recent release in Gundam was the Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project which was released in October 2021 that focused on a short anime series along with a series of GUNPLA releases.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is rated 8.04/10 on My Anime List!

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt Trailer

About Mobile Suit Gundam

For newcomers to the franchise, Gundam might be an intimidating universe to explore. The story of Gundam spans multiple animated series and movies that have been released since the 1980s and continue to dominate the mecha genre, also while being greatly responsible for developing it. The series was created by Yoshiyuki Tomino in 1979 after he had created other works with the same theme in mind.

Tomino’s work in the mecha genre became particularly notable with the release of Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979-1980. The first Gundam series was only the beginning. The series has featured several anime seasons adapting Tomino’s work as well as OVAs, ONAs and movies. Gundam even has its video game franchise!

Remember Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans? Here’s A Recap!

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans was released in 2015 with its first season. The second season of the anime followed soon after in 2016. Since Gundam has many different timelines in which its stories are set, Gundam IBO also belongs in a timeline called the Post-Disaster timeline. The story is set 300 years after an event called the Calamity War.

The Earth and its colonies share a turbulent relationship. The condition of the inhabitants of Mars and their subhuman stature sparks conflict and a possible revolution at hand. Kudelia Aina Berstein goes ahead to be termed the maiden of the revolution. Coming from an aristocratic family, Kudelia’s world shifts when she meets Tekkadan, a group of children who managed to free themselves from being forced to labour for a living under Chryse Guard Security’s Third Military Division.

As Tekkadan, Orga Itsuka, Mikazuki Augusundertake a mission to escort Kudelia to Earth and foresee the liberation of Mars against the wishes of the forces of earth and Gjallarhorn.

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt – What is Happening?

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt is set between Season 1 and Season 2 of Gundam IBO. The escalation of conflict between Gjallarhorn and Arbrau Corporation comes to an end with the might of Tekkadan in the year P. D. 323. The word of Tekkadan’s exploits reaches Wistario Afam, the pilot of Gundam Hajiroboshi, in the colony of Radonista near Venus. The area competed with Mars for the stature of a development area with economic value.

A colony is now just a place for criminals to be penalised, an area outside law and order. Wistario dreams to raise the living conditions of his home and comes across a girl who claims she wants to be the guide to the Urðr-Hunt.

When Will Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt Release and Where Can I Watch It?

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt is debuting as a part of the nine-part compilation made for the Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans special edition premiere on April 5th. The anime will be a part of the Spring/Summer 2022 anime calendar and will have characters from the original IBO show up here as well!

The platforms for the release of Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt is the new Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G mobile app which will let viewers experience the first two seasons of Iron-Blooded Orphans again along with the spin-off Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt.

Re: End is performing the theme song for the anime titled ‘The Over’. MAN WITH A MISSION performed Raise Your Flag, the opening of Gundam IBO Season 1 and will be returning with the track “Blaze” for Urðr-Hunt.

Iron-Blooded Orphans Special Edition Edition and the Bridge to Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt

The second Gundam Conference held in September 2021 announced that Gundam IBO will be getting a special edition release in Spring 2022. The release will be 9 episodes long and will also include the content that will act as a bridge to Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt.

The series was released on April 5th 2022, coinciding with the game, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G. This mini release of IBO sets up Urðr-Hunt and airs on MBS, Kyoto TV and Tokyo MX. The Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt anime will be based on elements of the game as well as the anime.

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt Cast and Staff

As of a very recent update, Rina Ikoma has confirmed her role as Wistario Afam on Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt. The staff at Sunrise Studios will remain more or less the same.

Gundam IBO’s director Tatsuyuki Nagai will be returning for Urðr-Hunt, Yu Ito and Michinori Chiba are the character designers. Mechanical designers for the anime include Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraokaa and Tamotsu Shinohara, Hajime Kamishoda is the script supervisor, Masaru Yokoyama is the music composer and Kusanagi is the returning Art Studio.

FAQs – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt Edition

Q. Will there be a season 3 of Iron-Blooded Orphans?

A. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans will not have a Season 3. The first two seasons spanned 2015-2016 and ended with a conclusion after its 50-episode run. The series had a stellar end and has left fans with no cliffhangers. Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt is a spin-off that will tell the story of a group that will eventually cross paths with Tekkadan in the middle of the mission to help liberate Mars.

Q. What is the most recent Gundam release?

A. The most recent in the series of Gundam releases was Gundam Breaker Battleogue released in October 2021. The Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project by Bandai Namco as it is called is aimed at strengthening the link between GUNPLA themed video games and the actual GUNPLA releases.

The six-episode short-film series is a part of the GUNPLA project that covers additional anime and games. Before this, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway was also released in 2021 followed by Hathaway Noa, a character first introduced in UC Timeline’s Char’s Counterattack.

Q. Where can you watch the Mobile Suit Gundam Anime?

A. Netflix has added several Gundam series to it. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway and Gundam Unicorn are on the platform. The 43 episodes of the Original Gundam anime series were condensed into 3 movies that are also present on the platform Mobile Suit Gundam I, Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow and Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space. The sequel to this, Char’s Counterattack is also available!

Stay tuned for updates on the Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr-Hunt and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Spring 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!

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