Review: ‘Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans’ Season 2: Episode 1

New Blood

After their events of the first season, Tekkadan has become very well known as an established company and have even been able to expand the organization. Orga now wears a suit, Kudelia has established a company to help the martian people, and Mikazuki, is actually pretty much the same. The guy really needs to get a hobby or something other than working out and being on call to kill anyone at a moment’s notice.

Unfortunately, for all the good the group was able to do for themselves, there was a lot of negative results from their actions. After proving child soldiers were successful, everyone has started using them and the blow the military force Gjallarhorn took resulted in them being discredited in many sections and those they were protecting becoming victims. Not exactly a happy adjustment period. Still, the group’s leaders are seen meeting and sharpening their claws so it’s a safe bet they will be as much a thorn in Tekkadan’s side as they were in the previous season.

The first episode of the season features some new recruits who have recently been hired into Tekkadan. Including one named Hash Midley and seems a little bland so far despite seeming to be the focus on a lot of the episode. Hopefully there will be more to his character revealed in the future, because if not the entire season will rely simply on the established cast. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, given how interesting and entertaining the cast can be but new characters do have a way of motivating and evolving others in ways the audience never knew was possible. Also, they usually have a way of piloting in new mobile suits and fans are always up for new giant robots to fly in at a moment’s notice.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphan Season 2 is streaming on Daisuki.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.