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    MSG Iron-Blooded Orphans - G-Tekketsu




    Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans
    Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
    G-Tekketsu


    Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai
    Written by Mari Okada
    Music by Masaru Yokoyama
    Studio Sunrise
    Network MBS, TBS
    Original run October 4, 2015


    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.
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/ency...e.php?id=17329

    Looking good. Looking really good. I haven't been this excited for Gundam since 00 tbh. Gundam Barbatos looks strange (especially in the waist area), but I'll reserve judgement for now.

    That being said, I guess I should finish up G-Reco, for what it's worth.
    Last edited by Munsu; Sun, 10-04-2015 at 07:02 AM.
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    I'm interested as well, it can't possible be worse than G no Reconquista... the premise of upgrading a crappy/broken gundam sounds appealing. The art style looks nice as well, it gives a bit of a 08th MS team/ Gundam X feeling for some reason.
    The Barbatos looks nice but incomplete, I'm interested in it's final form. The design gives me a bit of a F91 feeling

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    What waist?

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    Here's episode 1 from Horriblesubs:
    http://nyaa.se/?page=download&tid=740597

    I renamed the thread for the time being so that's easier to tell from the main page in Last Post column.
    Last edited by Munsu; Sun, 10-04-2015 at 07:21 AM.

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    Not a bad start, but the Oujo is already annoying me. Barbatos' entry had some nice flair, though I thought it was odd he managed to get to it so quickly.

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    This is probably the best first episode for me this season. It is a glob of potential. I love the Olga and Mika combination of brains and brawn, and a cute princess who is actually heroic is a good catalyst for development.

    Gundam Barbatos was pretty bad ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinta|hikari View Post
    a cute princess who is actually heroic is a good catalyst for development.
    So far she has been ignorant and idealistic. And a tool.

    I thought building the initial setting was a bit weak, but otherwise this is looking promising enough, as far as real Gundam shows go. One good single detail was the emphasis on the troublesome but vital power source. We saw the kind of low tech and relatively weak mecha restricted by their available power and then the mobile suits free from those restrictions. I hope the problems the space dudes mentioned will play a significant role later and be worse than those (intentional ones) in Reconquista.

    It's kind of funny that so far nothing shown on Mars has really seemed worth fighting for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraco View Post
    So far she has been ignorant and idealistic.
    That's why she is a good catalyst for the development of the two reality-jaded and pragmatic heroes. Nothing will ever change if they are all similar. This way, they can change each other, or at least I hope so.

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    Here's episode 2:
    http://nyaa.se/?page=download&tid=743332


    I'm still working my way through Gundam 00, so haven't managed to check the first episode of this yet. Good to know at least that the reaction has been for the most part positive.

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    Quite a decent fight. I wish they staid this way, more or less, even if guns were used more, and didn't delve too deeply into the quantum space, ridiculous technology & arms races, and all the other sort of weirdness the last portions of Gundam shows are oft guilty of. This even had the very nice balancing effect of Mikazuki passing out due to the stress from the neural interface. So, if the battle had lasted longer, he would have died automatically. If that remains a factor also in the future, it's something big for them to keep in mind as well as keep it a secret from the enemy.

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    The battle was really well done. It included tactics with the friendly fire and the dust screen, yet still showed of Barbatos's power with the jumping and dashing around.

    I really like the princess. She screws up but immediately realizes it and wishes to fix it. I am rooting for her as Mikazuki's partner instead of that other generic girl with the wrist strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shinta|hikari View Post
    I really like the princess. She screws up but immediately realizes it and wishes to fix it. I am rooting for her as Mikazuki's partner instead of that other generic girl with the wrist strap.
    Mikazuki would fit better together with Atra. He's short (shorter than Kudelia) and kind of ordinary looking, whereas the princess is quite tall and regal looking. She would look better standing next to Orga, who looks flashy, unlike Mikazuki. In fact I was surprised it was Mikazuki who ended up piloting the Gundam, not Orga. Kind of gave me Gurren Lagann vibes in that sense.

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    This show is awesome.

    Spunky.

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    Episode 3 - HS


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    That coup was brutally realistic. First they rendered the old guys totally powerless by poisoning them all and then executed the ones who objected the most. Considering how those people had been treating the younger ones, they certainly got what they deserved. Still, you rarely see stuff like this in anime coming from the supposedly good guys. Excellent.

    I'm starting to like Mikazuki more and more, and in fact I have to take back what I wrote in the previous post. It would be fine for Kudelia to end up with him. I rarely try to evaluate male characters in such terms, but I reckon Mikazuki belongs to the class of kuudere like many good emotionally broken female characters, whom I always find myself rooting for. It's not like I'd think less of Orga, especially since it looks like those two basically form a perfectly working team, but I now think Mikazuki is the one needing the girl in this story. Maybe Kudelia will think he needs saving from all the bloody deeds he needs to peform.

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    Kudelia is cute, noble, and courageous. Despite her life going through a roller coaster ride and ending up in the toilet, she still tries to stick to her ideals and find ways to reach them.

    The loli can go to Orga. Mikazuki and Kudelia make a great pair. The height matching would be hilarious that way too.

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    Episode 4 - HS



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    When you ally yourself with someone purposefully styling himself after Hitler, how surprising is it if you get backstabbed eventually?

    I'm starting to think that maybe Orga will die before the end of the show. If you think about it, Mika is sort of like the main character here, but he's not his own man, despite how capable he is. It's a bit like in Gurren Lagann, where Kamina needed to die for Simon to grow up. Of course we are only 4 eps in now, but I have a feeling I don't necessarily see another fulfilling role for Orga. It's all the more so because there's some dynamics going on between Mika and Kudelia (and even a triangle countin Atra), whereas Orga is out of all such things.

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    As of now, Mika is only a vessel for Orga, he doesn't really have his own motives.. Orga either needs to die or somehow be unavailable for Mika in order for him to develop as an interesting character.

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    Mika isn't necessarily empty. He just trusts Orga enough to abide by what the guy says. When he ridiculed or scolded the princess, those were his words and beliefs.

    Spunky.

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    Episode 5 - HS




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    This is exquisite right now. I could more or less predict how the deal with Orcus would go, but the fine details were very nice here, including how they dealt with the hitler moustache (who was rendered a total tool by both sides). Tekkadan basically needed him to easily land a deal with a big enough business, while for Orcus hitler moustache himself was totally meaningless and thus Orcus naturally turned straight to Gjallarhorn.

    Amidst all that I find Orga and Mika's disposition so enjoyable. The dudes have gone through so much shit during their life that something like a betrayal is merely business as usual. So, they could dispassionately prepare for anything during all this, basically forming their own plan that ended up working. They are so casual they could even end the whole thing by sending the traitor back as a joke. Another fine thing that I really hope will continue is how the fight proceeded. Tekkadan didn't really win it, they just stretched it long enough to be able to make their retreat, which was their only goal to begin with since the aim now is to travel away from Mars, nothing else.

    Although I still can't shake the feeling Orga will eventually die. Like Mika, I'm liking his character more and more. He's a gambler easily boldly betting their lives on a single chance, yet a chance that's reasonable prepared. I don't in fact dislike how things stand with Orga being the brain and Mika being the muscle, but I guess years of anime tell me that the primary MC, Mika, can't stay that way, and for him to change Orga dying is the only way. It could even be that Kudelia and Mika would share Orga's role, as Kudelia right now has zero impact on anything. She's just cargo.

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    Episode 7 - HS



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    I wonder why it looked like the mafia operators were totally dominating this fights, even though Mika had wiped the floor with the proper military folks, including the battle scarred veteran whom he killed. That doesn't paint too good a picture about the national forces. On the contrary it makes one wonder what on Earth (or rather, what in space) these ladies have spent their lives doing.

    I'm happy Orga had his fill of brazen action in this episode. He never really felt like a behind the desk type, so being merely a boss commanding others doesn't suit him. I liked how he kept looking at Mika during the failed negotiation, as if judging how crazy things Mika is expecting from him and not daring to settle for anything less.
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