So…….I’m going to tell you a little secret about me and regarding the subject for today.
This is the first time I’m going to be watching a Gundam show….ever. I’m a GUNDAM Virgin.
Yeah, I’ve never watched anything Gundam before in my life and most of that is due to….THERE IS A LOT OF THAT!!! I could name them all but that’ll take all day. Scratch that, all year but now is a good time to see something of theirs.
And thankfully, you can watch it on its own merits.
This is Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Series Composition: Mari Okada
Music: Masaru Yokoyama
Original Character Design: Yu Ito
Character Design: Michinori Chiba
Animation Production: Sunrise
Plot Summary: 300 years after a great conflict between Earth and Mars known as the “Calamity War,” a woman named Cordelia sets out on a journey to Earth to speak for the independence of the Martian city of Chryse, which is under the control of the Earth government. Escorting her is the private security company CGS members Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka. When a group named Gjallarhorn attacks CGS and Cordelia, Orga sees this as a chance to rebel against CGS and launch a coup. Mikazuki and Orga are thrust into a new conflict. To fend off Gjallarhorn, Mikazuki rides an old mobile suit from the Calamity War, powered by a nuclear reactor, the Gundam Barbatos.
First Thoughts: One thing I can say about this show is there is a lot going on here from the two leads Mika and Orga to the democracy, political and war elements. It is also interesting since the writer for the series is Mari Okada, the woman known for writing anohana & Toradora, and you can see her writing into this as she never written Gundam anything before. I am skeptical of the lead female Cordelia as she seems like that character that wants to do anything to help even in situations where she really isn’t needed. Like I said, I know jack shit of the franchise or any other Gundam series like this. I’ve seen shows tried to copy that but failed and with this, it can be a good watch.’
Eh, I’ll watch it WEEKLY but on a MEDIUM Priority.
This is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and I’m no longer a Gundam Virgin…yet I never watch all of Fullmetal Alchemist either (and that’s both versions).