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

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2020

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.

Silent War

#1 - Silent War

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2016

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 7.34
29 votes
Directors: 三宅和男
Writers: 関島眞頼
The Price of Life

#2 - The Price of Life

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2015

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
68 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Iron and Blood

#3 - Iron and Blood

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2015

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 7.41
194 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada

#4 - Counsel

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 15, 2017

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 7.45
40 votes
Directors: 三宅和男
Writers: 吉野弘幸, 岡田麿里
Vidar Rising

#5 - Vidar Rising

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2016

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 7.47
36 votes
Writers: 岡田麿里, 鴨志田一
Inauguration of the Arbrau Defense Forces

#6 - Inauguration of the Arbrau Defense Forces

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2016

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 7.50
34 votes
Directors: 池野昭二
Writers: 大西信介, 岡田麿里
In the Midst of Jealousy

#7 - In the Midst of Jealousy

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2016

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 7.53
36 votes
Writers: 岡田磨里

#8 - Sakazuki

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2015

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

star 7.53
60 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
New Blood

#9 - New Blood

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2016

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 7.63
38 votes
Directors: 長井龍雪
Writers: 岡田磨里
The Form of Closeness

#10 - The Form of Closeness

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2015

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 7.64
61 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
A Letter from Tomorrow

#11 - A Letter from Tomorrow

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 6, 2015

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 7.64
56 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Sovereign of Mars

#12 - Sovereign of Mars

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2016

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 7.67
27 votes
Directors: 久藤瞬
Writers: 岡田麿里
Stained Wings

#13 - Stained Wings

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 11, 2016

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
39 votes
Directors: 孫承希
Writers: 吉野弘幸
Trail of Footprints

#14 - Trail of Footprints

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 17, 2016

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 7.69
51 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada

#15 - Voice

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 7, 2016

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 7.69
48 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
The Man Who Holds the Soul

#16 - The Man Who Holds the Soul

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 19, 2017

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

star 7.70
33 votes
Directors: 池野昭二
Writers: 岡田麿里, 樋口達人

#17 - Scapegoat

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 12, 2017

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

star 7.71
31 votes
Writers: 岡田麿里

#18 - Barbatos

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2015

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 7.72
120 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
As for Them

#19 - As for Them

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2015

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 7.74
66 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Awakening Calamity

#20 - Awakening Calamity

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2016

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 7.75
40 votes
Writers: 岡田麿里, 樋口達人

#21 - Brother

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 21, 2016

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 7.80
49 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
My Friend

#22 - 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.

star 7.81
31 votes
Directors: 綿田慎也
Writers: 岡田麿里, 鴨志田一
Vessel of Hope

#23 - Vessel of Hope

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 10, 2016

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 7.83
47 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Glorious Demise

#24 - Glorious Demise

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2015

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 7.84
109 votes
Directors: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Writers: Mari Okada
Battle Before Dawn

#25 - 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.

star 7.86
37 votes
Writers: 鴨志田一