As for Mikazuki, the pilot of the Gundam Barbatos, his enemies now fear him as the Devil of Tekkadan. What You Liked About Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 Since this is season 2, watching the first season is naturally a prerequisite. Some things are unfortunately rushed and forced, and it lacks any core villains that get any development. A second season premiered on October 2, 2016. If both seasons may be averaged somewhere between 45-50 episodes, this could have been possible. The first half of the last episode and the last half could have been very different episodes.
So if this review has given you any inclination to check out Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2, please so do. Even for fans that are familiar with mecha or Gundam as a whole, Iron-Blooded Orphans takes what has been done and delivers a fresh take on it. Hello, I am originally from the states and have lived in Japan since 2009. Without watching season 1, audiences will naturally be unable to follow such as how Mika got his Gundam, how Tekkadan became famous, the relationships, and just about everything. What this series proves is not only is Gundam still popular, but fresh stories can still be made. Episodes five through seven excellently demonstrates how the series can explore and develop its wide cast, and how they can contribute to the overall story.
. As for non-mech fans, this series is still recommended for its storytelling, characters, how it pushes the envelope, and superb voice acting. At times, McGillis seems very motivated by his own personal goals and only sees Tekkadan as his own personal pawns to become king. The good news, Orga wants to help these children find suitable employment beyond the battlefield. As for Mikazuki, or Mika for short, and a good majority of the child soldiers of Tekkadan, they are in no ways scholarly. Zechs, Rau Le Creuset vs. Thankfully, the series does not show underage minors doing the deed but the idea of teenagers having children, especially for those audiences who reside in first world country may think this could push the envelope in comparison to the violence.
Due to the economic conditions on Mars, where Tekkadan is based, the only thing children can do is find work as child soldiers. As for the rest of the cast, it would take up too much of the rest of the review! As discussed in previous Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans related articles here on Honey, a good majority of the mech genre tends to use teenagers and pre-teens as their main characters and as the pilots of the mech. This accomplishment has brought glory and honor to Tekkadan and they accept new recruits usually children from poor conditions. Mu La Flaga, and so on. Fans probably love the design, the action, the unpredictable stories, the characters and their relationships.
Final Thoughts Gundam is something that has been around for a long time and has been done over and over. With Iron-Blooded Orphans, the audience gets to see instances of children killing and getting killed by missiles and bullets without the protection of a mobile suit. Though I watched Robotech and Voltron as a child, I officially became an anime fan in 1994 through Dragon Ball Z during a trip to the Philippines. Take him to a regular meeting where there are formalities and people like to beat around the bush, Mika just gets straight to the point and is really direct without any awareness that sometimes being direct despite being honest can be considered impolite. We strongly recommend the Japanese version for Kengo Kawanishi as Mika, and Yoshimasa Hosoya as Orga. If something goes wrong, he somewhat brushes it off and persists.
Mika takes things the way they are but at the same time, he fights to win. He excellently captures his blunt and stoic personality. Does this go back to our previous Editorial Tuesday on political correctness and how it could consequently express artistic expression? Whenever his men are in jeopardy for trivial reasons or used as a decoy by a client, he is not afraid to come to their defense. Unfortunately, we cannot comment on the dub due to watching the series exclusively in Japanese. Kawanishi just does a great job of performing all those complexities to Mika.
With the Ideon movie, we see infants getting their heads blown off by bazookas. While a good percentage of anime tend to rely on tactics, Mika as the pilot of Barbatos tends to be more brawn over brain, or in his case, balls over brain. Discussion Time This show is undeniably for mech fans and of the Gundam franchise. The bad news, some of them die throughout the duration of the series. For Yoshimasa Hosoya, you may recognize him as Sekizan in All Out!! The crazy thing about Iron-Blooded Orphans is that it enraged the Japanese equivalent of the Parents Television Council demanding an age limit to these shows with how they portray children as murderers.
The series follows the exploits of a group of juvenile soldiers who establish their own security company after rebelling against the adults who betrayed them on a futuristic, terraformed Mars. However, factions of Gjallarhorn, their arch nemesis, are rising to take revenge and reclaim their power. With Iron-Blooded Orphans, we see a real take on child soldiers and yet still maintain their humanity. As for that, that can be a topic for Editorial Tuesday. Zeta Gundam feels like a great critique on Vietnam. It still excellently builds up but the event and aftermath just felt very forced.
Kengo Kawanishi has played numerous roles in Naruto but just owns the role of Mika. Unfortunately, the series length can make it difficult to keep track of who is who are all the numerous factions that come into play though nowhere near the same severity as G-Reco. Iron-Blooded Orphans deals with several real-life problems such as war, slavery, child soldiers, poverty, corruption and neo-colonialism. Through these episodes, audiences learn about his dreams for the future beyond being a soldier, and how his friend Rustan wants to provide for his sister. The charisma of Sekizan and the parental nature of Daryun perfectly mesh together to make Orga.
In addition to anime, I also love tokusatsu, video games, music, and martial arts. It consequently affects many things, most notably its ending. To him, the best defense is a good offense. Some audiences can buy into it while there are others who may find the notion ridiculous. Mika is straightforward as he is complex and Kawanishi does that by playing him in a rather neutral stance. For the main duo of Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, being soldiers is the only thing that makes them feel alive.