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.

A Future Reward

#1 - A Future Reward

Season 1 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.75
48 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Their Place

#2 - Their Place

Season 2 - Episode 25

Gjallarhorn begins its Tekkadan mopping-up operation. Facing this, Tekkadan's future is…

star 8.71
42 votes
Writers: 岡田麿里
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McGillis Fareed

#3 - McGillis Fareed

Season 2 - Episode 24

Gjallarhorn intends to launch a mopping-up operation against Tekkadan. The hour of its commencement is drawing steadily closer…

star 8.64
33 votes
Directors: 大久保朋
Writers: 岡田麿里
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To the Place of Return

#4 - To the Place of Return

Season 1 - Episode 21

During preparations to depart for Edmonton, Tekkadan finds itself under attack by Gjallarhorn. Setting a trap for their relentless pursuers, Orga makes a counterattack.

star 8.59
49 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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The Gravity of Wishes

#5 - The Gravity of Wishes

Season 1 - Episode 19

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.

star 8.55
49 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Tekkadan

#6 - Tekkadan

Season 1 - Episode 25

As the fierce battle between Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn continues, a new threat appears. To protect Kudelia and the others, Mikazuki must confront it alone.

star 8.54
46 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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If This is the End

#7 - If This is the End

Season 2 - Episode 20

After many complications, Tekkadan finally joins the battle against the Arianrhod fleet, but..

star 8.47
34 votes
Directors: 綿田慎也
Writers: 黒田洋介
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Natural for a Human

#8 - Natural for a Human

Season 2 - Episode 16

A modest funeral service is held aboard the Saisei. But Jasley has been preparing yet another stratagem.

star 8.46
35 votes
Writers: 岡田麿里
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Lit by a Blazing Sun

#9 - Lit by a Blazing Sun

Season 2 - Episode 15

Tekkadan has been thwarted in its attempt to rescue Turbines from danger. Orga restrains himself in response to Naze's wishes, but…

star 8.29
34 votes
Writers: 黒田洋介
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Promise

#10 - Promise

Season 2 - Episode 23

Tekkadan is in a difficult predicament. A huge Gjallarhorn force then begins deploying around its Martian headquarters.

star 8.26
39 votes
Directors: 池野昭二
Writers: 岡田麿里
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Revealed Intentions

#11 - Revealed Intentions

Season 2 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.24
34 votes
Directors: 孫承希
Writers: 鴨志田一, 岡田麿里
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Fumitan Admoss

#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.

star 8.18
44 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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The Final Lie

#13 - The Final Lie

Season 1 - Episode 23

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.

star 8.18
44 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Settlement

#14 - Settlement

Season 2 - Episode 17

With the repairs to the Barbatos complete, Tekkadan musters its fighting strength. The members ready their resolve for the confrontation with Jasley.

star 8.17
29 votes
Directors: 浅田勇樹
Writers: 樋口達人, 岡田麿里
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Beyond the Red Sky

#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.

star 8.16
63 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Kudelia's Decision

#16 - Kudelia's Decision

Season 1 - Episode 17

Kudelia and Tekkadan witness Gjallarhorn's brutal suppression of the workers. Seeing the true situation of the colonies, Kudelia makes a fateful decision.

star 8.15
41 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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The Shoals

#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.

star 8.14
50 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Funeral Rites

#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.

star 8.10
48 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Hunter of Angels

#19 - Hunter of Angels

Season 2 - Episode 13

Mikazuki faces off against the mobile armor. The battle continues with mounting intensity.

star 8.08
37 votes
Directors: 綿田慎也
Writers: 樋口達人, 岡田麿里
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Battle for Chryse

#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.

star 8.03
33 votes
Directors: 池野昭二
Writers: 鴨志田一, 岡田麿里
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Whaling

#21 - Whaling

Season 1 - Episode 7

The orphans are pursued by Maruba, their former employer, who demands the return of his ship.

star 8.02
57 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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Not Yet Home

#22 - Not Yet Home

Season 1 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.00
47 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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The Trigger of Success

#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.

star 8.00
31 votes
Directors: 孫承希
Writers: 鴨志田一
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For Whom?

#24 - For Whom?

Season 2 - Episode 21

Tekkadan revives and launches an attack, aiming to escape the battlefield. Meanwhile, the fight between McGillis and Gaelio becomes increasingly ferocious.

star 8.00
34 votes
Directors: 三宅和男
Writers: 鴨志田一, 岡田麿里
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Human Debris

#25 - Human Debris

Season 1 - Episode 11

The Isaribi and Hammerhead encounter the mercenaries known as the "Brewers".

star 7.98
50 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
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