Gundam IBO Spinoff Urdr Hunt Introduces A Lot Of New Characters And Mecha

Bandai Namco releases an animated preview of Urdr Hunt, the new mobile game spin-off set in the Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans universe.

Bandai Namco released the animated introduction of Hunting Urdrthe new Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans cleave.

The new video introduces many of the new characters that will be joining Iron blooded orphans‘ more punished Gundam universe, including its cheerful new protagonist, Wistario Afam, and the new mobile suit he will pilot, the ASW-G-35 Gundam Hajiroboshi. Time Iron blooded orphans explored the story of a group of child soldiers from Mars, Hunting Urdr will detail the status of the colony on Venus, which has been transformed into a massive prison. The story of the new spin-off will be told through the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G mobile app.

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Bandai is also promoting the new IS spin-off broadcasting a new “Special Edition” of the 2015 anime on Japanese television. The remake of the show condenses its 50-episode story to just nine, but despite the truncated runtime, the show’s producers promise the addition of new “animation cuts.” The new release will also feature a new opening sequence and theme song “Blaze” performed by Japanese rock band Man With a Mission. An international release for the new cut of the series has not yet been announced.

Iron blooded orphans originally released in 2015 and is the 14th series from the highly influential bandai Gundam Mobile Suit franchise. The series is set 300 years after a conflict known as the “Calamity War” brought humanity to the brink of extinction. The show tells the tragic story of a group of former child soldiers who rebel and form the mercenary group Tekkadan, with a focus on their charismatic leader, Orga Itsuka, and the group’s ace Gundam pilot, Mikazuki Augus. The show has been praised for its memorable cast of characters, its unflinchingly brutal depiction of war, and its willingness to address modern social issues like militarization and the effects of colonization.

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Bandai Namco is betting big on the Gundam franchise in 2022: in addition to the new IS spin-off and rebroadcast, the company will also release the latest film in the franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan Island, and a new television series set in an original continuity, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Mercury Witch. The company also recently announced that it will invest $130 million in the creation of a Gundam Metaverse.

The original cut of Iron blooded orphans is available to stream on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.

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