The Best Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Last Updated: May 10, 2019
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.
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#12 - Fumitan Admoss
Season 1 - Episode 16
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.
#15 - Beyond the Red Sky
Season 1 - Episode 5
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 - The Shoals
Season 1 - Episode 12
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.
#18 - Funeral Rites
Season 1 - Episode 13
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
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.
#23 - The Trigger of Success
Season 2 - Episode 4
Mikazuki and Orga visit Allium, leader of the ideological group Terra Liberionis, to resolve the issues surrounding the attacks of the Dawn Horizon Corps. Meanwhile, McGillis arrives at Gjallarhorn's Martian branch, and he offers Tekkadan a certain proposal.