The BEST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 2, 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.
#2 - 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.
#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…
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - If This is the End
Season 2 - Episode 20
After many complications, Tekkadan finally joins the battle against the Arianrhod fleet, but..
#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.
#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…
#10 - Promise
Season 2 - Episode 23
Tekkadan is in a difficult predicament. A huge Gjallarhorn force then begins deploying around its Martian headquarters.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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 - 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.
#19 - 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 - Hunter of Angels
Season 2 - Episode 13
Mikazuki faces off against the mobile armor. The battle continues with mounting intensity.
#21 - Whaling
Season 1 - Episode 7
The orphans are pursued by Maruba, their former employer, who demands the return of his ship.
#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.
#23 - Human Debris
Season 1 - Episode 11
The Isaribi and Hammerhead encounter the mercenaries known as the "Brewers".
#24 - 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.
#25 - Battle Before Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 3
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.