The BEST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Set in an all new Gundam timeline, the story of Iron-Blooded Orphans starts three hundred years after an event called the Calamity War between Earth and Mars. Humanity has since terraformed Mars but many of the now indigenous population want independence from Earth. It’s here our protagonists Mikazuki Augus and Orga Itsuka come in. Part of a private security firm called CGS, Orga wants to break free and secure Martian independence but a terrorist group Gjallarhorn has other ideas. It’s here where Mikazuki makes the choice to pilot the ancient Gundam Barbatos and potentially help his friend Orga and Mars as a whole.
#2 - A Future Reward
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 20, 2016
Orga and the other Tekkadan members have finally reached Edmonton, but they are attacked by Gjallarhorn, which seeks to prevent Makanai from making it to the parliamentary session.
#3 - To the Place of Return
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 28, 2016
During preparations to depart for Edmonton, Tekkadan finds itself under attack by Gjallarhorn. Setting a trap for their relentless pursuers, Orga makes a counterattack.
#4 - The Gravity of Wishes
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 14, 2016
With its path blocked by Gjallarhorn's fleet, Tekkadan attempts to descend to Earth in response to Kudelia's request. The battle against Gjallarhorn soon becomes very fierce.
#5 - McGillis Fareed
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 26, 2017
Gjallarhorn intends to launch a mopping-up operation against Tekkadan. The hour of its commencement is drawing steadily closer…
#6 - Tekkadan
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 27, 2016
As the fierce battle between Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn continues, a new threat appears. To protect Kudelia and the others, Mikazuki must confront it alone.
#7 - If This Is the End
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 26, 2017
After many complications, Tekkadan finally joins the battle against the Arianrhod fleet, but..
#8 - Lit by a Blazing Sun
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 22, 2017
Tekkadan has been thwarted in its attempt to rescue Turbines from danger. Orga restrains himself in response to Naze's wishes, but…
#9 - Natural for a Human
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 29, 2017
A modest funeral service is held aboard the Saisei. But Jasley has been preparing yet another stratagem.
#10 - Promise
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 19, 2017
Tekkadan is in a difficult predicament. A huge Gjallarhorn force then begins deploying around its Martian headquarters.
#11 - The Final Lie
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 13, 2016
As Tekkadan heads for Edmonton, it finds Carta blocking the way, seeking a showdown. However, Mikazuki and the others won't let their progress be halted, and they press on ahead.
#12 - Settlement
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 5, 2017
With the repairs to the Barbatos complete, Tekkadan musters its fighting strength. The members ready their resolve for the confrontation with Jasley.
#13 - The Shoals
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 20, 2015
Knowing that the Brewers are hot on their trail, the Isaribi and Hammerheads decide to take the initiative and lay a trap for their pursuers while passing by a debris field. In the ensuing battle, they successfully incapacitate the enemy. Meanwhile, Akihiro attempts to persuade his brother Masahiro to defect from the enemy side. However no avail due to the latter's melancholy, and with a death as result.
#14 - Kudelia's Decision
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 31, 2016
Kudelia and Tekkadan witness Gjallarhorn's brutal suppression of the workers. Seeing the true situation of the colonies, Kudelia makes a fateful decision.
#15 - Revealed Intentions
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 12, 2017
Gjallarhorn's Earth headquarters has been captured in a coup d'etat by young officers. Among them is McGillis, who heads for a facility underneath the headquarters.
#16 - Beyond the Red Sky
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2015
Tekkadan prepare to escort Kudelia to Earth with help from the Orcus Company. However, the route is leaked to Cora and the transport ship is ambushed by Gjallarhorn forces. Which results in the first outer space battle for Mikazuki and Barbatos.
#17 - For Whom?
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 5, 2017
Tekkadan revives and launches an attack, aiming to escape the battlefield. Meanwhile, the fight between McGillis and Gaelio becomes increasingly ferocious.
#18 - Fumitan Admoss
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 24, 2016
The colony workers have launched a protest movement against the company that employs them. As they grow more radical, the situation finally develops to the point of a Gjallarhorn intervention. Before she knows it, Kudelia has been drawn into the heart of the uprising.
#19 - Funeral Rites
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 27, 2015
With Tekkadan and the Turbines emerging victorious over the Brewers, the survivors deal with their wounds and the death of their comrades. Meanwhile, Orga claims the Brewers' remaining mobile suits and one assault ship from Brooke Kabayan at gunpoint. The remaining Human Debris from Brewers are taken in by Tekkadan with assurances they will be taken care of on Mars. To reconcile with their feelings over the death of their comrades, Tekkadan conduct a funeral in memory of those who fell in battle before proceeding as planned.
#20 - Battle for Chryse
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2016
Outnumbered, Tekkadan turns to McGillis for assistance, and launches a mobile armor mopping-up operation. Meanwhile, a strange phenomenon occurs in the Gundam Frames that are confronting the mobile armor.
#21 - Whaling
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2015
The orphans are pursued by Maruba, their former employer, who demands the return of his ship.
#22 - Hunter of Angels
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 25, 2016
Mikazuki faces off against the mobile armor. The battle continues with mounting intensity.
#23 - My Friend
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2016
Gjallarhorn has received a mediation request from the SAU. In order to break the prolonged stalemate, McGillis personally enters the battlefield in a mobile suit. Galan's team launches an attack on McGillis, who is whittling down Arbrau's fighting strength.
#24 - Battle Before Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2016
Deploying all the fighting strength it possibly can, Tekkadan attempts to capture Sandoval Reuters, the leader of the Dawn Horizon Corps. During a hard fight against unequal odds, Gjallarhorn's outer lunar orbit joint fleet Arianrhod also joins the battle. A three-way free-for-all begins between Tekkadan, the Arianrhod fleet, and the Dawn Horizon Corps.
#25 - Not Yet Home
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 6, 2016
Though Tekkadan is exhausted by its repeated battles with Gjallarhorn, its members are still determined to get to Edmonton, and they hasten toward their goal.