The WORST Episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2019

Network: MBS

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.

The Price of Life

#1 - The Price of Life

Season 1 - Episode 4

Tekkadan plan their route to smuggle Kudelia to Earth without alerting Gjallarhorn forces. Meanwhile, McGillis and Gaelio arrive on Mars to investigate the recent battles and encounter Mikazuki and Biscuit on a cornfield.

star 7.35
63 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Silent War

#2 - Silent War

Season 2 - Episode 6

A conflict between the rival economic blocs Arbrau and SAU breaks out as their armies clash on the Balfour Plain. Tekkadan also joins the battle under the command of Galan Mossa, but its members become exhausted as the war of attrition continues day after day.

star 7.38
26 votes
Directors: 三宅和男
Writers: 関島眞頼
Counsel

#3 - Counsel

Season 2 - Episode 14

Lafter and the other Turbines members take their leave of Tekkadan. Meanwhile, at Teiwaz, the organization's number two Jasley Donomikols plans a new maneuver.

star 7.47
38 votes
Directors: 三宅和男
Writers: 岡田麿里, 吉野弘幸
Vidar Rising

#4 - Vidar Rising

Season 2 - Episode 9

Via a certain matter on Earth, the connection between Tekkadan and McGillis grows even stronger. Meanwhile, the Gundam Vidar, which has been undergoing adjustment by the Arianrhod fleet, finally rolls out.

star 7.53
34 votes
Writers: 鴨志田一, 岡田麿里
Sakazuki

#5 - Sakazuki

Season 1 - Episode 9

Tekkadan and the Turbines arrive at Saisei to begin negotiations with McMurdo Barriston, leader of Teiwaz.

star 7.58
55 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Inauguration of the Arbrau Defense Forces

#6 - Inauguration of the Arbrau Defense Forces

Season 2 - Episode 5

Tekkadan's Earth branch, which is now serving as a military advisor to Arbrau, is consumed with preparing the launch ceremony for the Arbrau Defense Forces. At Makanai's request, Tekkadan takes charge of security for the ceremony venue. But with the sound of an explosion, black smoke rises from the site.

star 7.61
31 votes
Directors: 池野昭二
Writers: 大西信介, 岡田麿里
A Letter from Tomorrow

#7 - A Letter from Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 10

Members of Tekkadan receive video messages from their loved ones back on Mars. Meanwhile, the Isaribi is assigned a liaison from Teiwaz to oversee the vessel's activities during the long journey to Earth.

star 7.67
51 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Stained Wings

#8 - Stained Wings

Season 2 - Episode 11

The awakened mobile armor, along with a huge quantity of sub-units, heads for a densely populated area to begin its attack. Tekkadan attempts to hold back the onslaught, but is helpless against its overwhelming power and superior numbers.

star 7.67
36 votes
Directors: 孫承希
Writers: 吉野弘幸
In the Midst of Jealousy

#9 - In the Midst of Jealousy

Season 2 - Episode 2

Despite some casualties, Tekkadan has successfully repulsed the space pirates of the Dawn Horizon Corps. It appears, however, that this enemy was just one part of a huge space pirate group, and Orga decides to counterattack in anticipation of further assaults.

star 7.68
31 votes
Writers: 岡田磨里
Iron and Blood

#10 - Iron and Blood

Season 1 - Episode 1

Mikazuki belongs to the private security company CGS, at the Martian city of Chryse, which has been hired to escort a girl named Kudelia to Earth. But just as preparations for departure are underway, Gjallarhorn attacks CGS in an attempt on Kudelia's life.

star 7.68
106 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
The Form of Closeness

#11 - The Form of Closeness

Season 1 - Episode 8

The skirmish between Tekkadan and the Turbines comes to an end when Orga and his team raid the Hammerhead and negotiate for Teiwaz to assist them in escorting Kudelia to Earth.

star 7.68
57 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Barbatos

#12 - Barbatos

Season 1 - Episode 2

The adults of CGS flee in the face of Gjallarhorn's attack, using Mikazuki and the other children as decoys. Gathering the children who have been left behind, Orga decides to fight back against Gjallarhorn, and puts a certain plan into motion.

star 7.73
86 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Trail of Footprints

#13 - Trail of Footprints

Season 1 - Episode 15

Biscuit reunites with his elder brother Savarin, but he and Atra are quickly nabbed by Gjallarhorn forces while Atra fakes her identity as Kudelia. As Atra is being beaten by her interrogators, Mikazuki, Orga, and the rest of Tekkadan race to rescue them. Meanwhile, Kudelia and Fumitan meet a masked man who reveals the true motives of those backing their trip to the Dort Colonies.

star 7.75
48 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Sovereign of Mars

#14 - Sovereign of Mars

Season 2 - Episode 8

The fighting ends as the rival economic blocs SAU and Arbrau agree to peace negotiations. As they remember their fallen comrades, the members of Tekkadan decide to withdraw from Earth.

star 7.76
25 votes
Directors: 久藤瞬
Writers: 岡田麿里
As for Them

#15 - As for Them

Season 1 - Episode 6

With no one to trust after Orcus' betrayal, the Isaribi crew plan to reach out to Teiwaz, a Jupiter-based conglomerate, to guide them to Earth.

star 7.77
62 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Voice

#16 - Voice

Season 1 - Episode 18

Tekkadan's members attempt to leave the colonies behind and descend to Earth at last, but they miss their chance due to one last item of business in the colonies. They are contacted by someone who claims to be their supporter.

star 7.78
45 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Glorious Demise

#17 - Glorious Demise

Season 1 - Episode 3

Third Corps instigates a mutiny that expels majority of First Corps from the CGS base. As they try to figure out how to support themselves financially, Crank returns to the base to issue a challenge to the Gundam Barbatos in order to retrieve Kudelia and the captured Graze.

star 7.78
77 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
New Blood

#18 - New Blood

Season 2 - Episode 1

Mikazuki's group, Tekkadan, has been commissioned to escort Kudelia on an inspection of a halfmetal mine. Under Tekkadan's protection, she completes the inspection schedule without incident. But suddenly, Tekkadan finds itself under attack by space pirates.

star 7.79
33 votes
Directors: 長井龍雪
Writers: 岡田磨里
Scapegoat

#19 - Scapegoat

Season 2 - Episode 22

Tekkadan plans to return to its Martian headquarters and start over. The situation, however, has undergone a dramatic reversal.

star 7.79
29 votes
Writers: 岡田麿里
Awakening Calamity

#20 - Awakening Calamity

Season 2 - Episode 10

Tekkadan has discovered a huge object at a mine it is managing. Having received a message from Orga about the object's true nature, McGillis decides to pay a secret visit to Mars.

star 7.81
37 votes
Writers: 樋口達人, 岡田麿里
My Friend

#21 - My Friend

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.83
29 votes
Directors: 綿田慎也
Writers: 岡田麿里, 鴨志田一
The Man Who Holds the Soul

#22 - The Man Who Holds the Soul

Season 2 - Episode 19

The Arianrhod fleet, led by Rustal Elion, attempts to gather all its forces to fight the coup d'etat.

star 7.83
30 votes
Directors: 池野昭二
Writers: 岡田麿里, 樋口達人
Brother

#23 - Brother

Season 1 - Episode 20

Tekkadan has finally made it to Earth, successfully introducing Kudelia to Arbrau's representative, Makanai Togonosuke. However, they will have to accompany Makanai to a parliamentary general session taking place in Edmonton.

star 7.89
46 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Vessel of Hope

#24 - Vessel of Hope

Season 1 - Episode 14

After overcoming many difficulties, Tekkadan is finally about to reach Earth. Its members head for the Dort colony cluster, to deliver an item that Teiwaz asked them to transport when they were aboard the Saisei.

star 7.91
44 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Battle Before Dawn

#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.

star 7.91
34 votes
Writers: 鴨志田一