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View Poll Results: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - Episode 01 Rating
Perfect 10 17 19.32%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 32 36.36%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 23 26.14%
7 out of 10 : Good 15 17.05%
6 out of 10 : Average 0 0%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 1.14%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
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Old 2015-10-03, 06:48   Link #1
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Old 2015-10-04, 03:37   Link #2
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OP song:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x38jlm7

Pretty good episode, definitely exceeded my expectations especially the mecha design, action, and OST.
The action and choreography were done well imo on most parts.
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Old 2015-10-04, 05:32   Link #3
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Really really loving this show now. Good start to the backdrop and a good start to the events that will unfold. Very good setup to the series and the characters and the pacing felt well done.

I guess when they mean Iron Blooded Orphans, they actually meant it literally.

I'm really loving Mika at the moment, I love these types of characters. The hold and relationship he has with sorta is interesting as well. Hell I even like the princess for some reason even if I don't think she's that special. Maybe I just like her design.

Looks like the Ahab Particles might have the ability to block communications (like GN Particles and Minovsky Particles) if they are the reason they need those transponder thingies to communicate over long distances.
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Old 2015-10-04, 06:26   Link #5
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Like many have said, there's definitely a 00 vibe to this show, right down to the introduction at the start which reminded me of 00's beginning with Setsuna, though only as far as kids with guns and sunsets though.

It's also quite refreshing to see a Gundam first episode where the first battle is actually a tank vs tank affair... okay technically a Mobile Worker vs Mobile Worker affair, but the feel is definitely there. And the Barbatos' entrance, while not quite as awe inspiring as intros like that of the Exia or the 00 Gundam's, definitely was badass for the one thing it did this episode: taking to the field like a boss.

Oh yeah, another thing that gives this 00 vibes: the usual Gundam monologue exposition at the start is missing, though unlike with 00 they spend a fair amount of time laying out who the characters are on all the sides and explaining stuff without dragging on, which is quite nice, if feeling a bit artificial at times.

Oddly though, apart from Barbatos' entrance there was one other scene this episode I liked:

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Good start to the series overall, can't wait to see Barbatos kicking ass next week.
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Old 2015-10-04, 06:35   Link #6
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This remind me of Gurren Langan than an average Gundam series, The dynamic of the two main protag similar to Simon and Kaimina.
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Old 2015-10-04, 06:45   Link #7
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Wow, what a bleak world the orphan characters are living in. They’re being abused so much almost like slaves. I wonder how much they got from that kinda job. But I like this “heavy” atmosphere and setting so far.

As for our main duo of Mika & Orga, I guess we can say that their relationship is the healthier version of Soran & Ali Al-Saachez. I don’t know if Orga is pretty much just using Mika’s talent for better living or does he genuinely care for him and his orphan-friends. I hope it’s the latter. Speaking of orphan characters, boy oh boy, a number of them already got killed (even named characters). This is such a bleak & unapologetic show. Heck, our resident princess is already in the middle of the conflict the day she arrived for escort . Now I’m really concerned about her safety. I also like how they didn’t overly glamorized Aina’s (hey, we have another Aina!) status as someone of importance *coughRelenacoughLacuscough*. And one more thing, I’m glad that Biscuit, our resident chubby side-character, is not used as a comic relief. In fact, he seems sharp, intelligent, and resourceful to boot. If the show kept his character like that (or even improve it), it’ll be a big plus in my book since they will broke free from the “dumb fatso”-stereotype.

As for the animation. Well....maybe I was a bit spoiled by the recent visual beauty that is G-Reco (by Studio 1 IIRC?), but I’m not really blown away by the motion and movements of the Workers/tanks/whatever you call those things here. They don’t move as smooth as I would like them to be (and this is only the first episode). Not that I don't appreciate Studio 3's(?) work here. It's still look good but not that impressive to me, which is still a positive in my book as they can always improve. But the jittery tank-animation aside, I like the details and weathered-color of those tanks. Maybe they saved the budget for the upcoming Gundam fight? (duh) Who am I kidding, of course they did. That’s why I can’t wait to see episode 2. Oh btw, your mace looks really good this episode, Barbatos . It works wonders.
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They crammed an awful lot into this episode but it was still easy to follow so that's good. They got straight into the politics instead of leaving it at the peripheral which I'm also really glad for. They were a little heavy on the artificial exposition but it wasn't too detracting. I think the stand out was the dynamic between Mika and Orga. Orga's got some hefty death flags on him already though. And although it was rare there was some funny jokes that made me lol. Overall very good episode.

Verdict: IT'S A GUNDAM!!!!!
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Wow, a nice opening to this series. Here's to hoping it's a 50-episode one.
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Old 2015-10-04, 07:11   Link #10
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epic entrence of berbatos. good insert song

3 minute but i like it.

well ahab partikel just for energy like lamp and so on. i think this ahab partike just like nuclear.
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Old 2015-10-04, 07:19   Link #11
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First ep seems very promising, have to say i much prefer Orga over mika already. Mecha looks cool, and epic music. Shame all Gundam stories are pretty much the same over and over...

Oh well hoping the anime gets better ^^^ on the watch list for sure.
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This remind me of Gurren Langan than an average Gundam series, The dynamic of the two main protag similar to Simon and Kaimina.
Or bit like Griffith and Guts from Berserk early on, one is absolutely devoted to the cause of other and willing to follow him to death... well until you know.

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As for our main duo of Mika & Orga, I guess we can say that their relationship is the healthier version of Soran & Ali Al-Saachez. I donít know if Orga is pretty much just using Mikaís talent for better living or does he genuinely care for him and his orphan-friends. I hope itís the latter. Speaking of orphan characters, boy oh boy, a number of them already got killed (even named characters). This is such a bleak & unapologetic show. Heck, our resident princess is already in the middle of the conflict the day she arrived for escort . Now Iím really concerned about her safety. I also like how they didnít overly glamorized Ainaís (hey, we have another Aina!) status as someone of importance *coughRelenacoughLacuscough*. And one more thing, Iím glad that Biscuit, our resident chubby side-character, is not used as a comic relief. In fact, he seems sharp, intelligent, and resourceful to boot. If the show kept his character like that (or even improve it), itíll be a big plus in my book since they will broke free from the ďdumb fatsoĒ-stereotype.
Yeah, regarding Biscuit I expected him to be comic relief character, but seems like he is going to be intelligent one of the group.

Overall, cool episode, introduced few characters here and there establishing the group dynamic, factions and other junks. So pretty standard episode with Gundam appearing at the end. Can't judge from this right now but so far I think group dynamic will be the key to how good this anime can be.

Also, they actually talked bit about economic situation and how it could be one of the source for conflict. I don't think there has been a Gundam where the reason for conflict was economic,so I thought that was bit interesting.
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reminds me of Metal Gear Solid in a good way
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Or bit like Griffith and Guts from Berserk early on, one is absolutely devoted to the cause of other and willing to follow him to death... well until you know.
I see what you saying and I bet you that princess might drive a wrege between them.
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Looks like the Ahab Particles might have the ability to block communications (like GN Particles and Minovsky Particles) if they are the reason they need those transponder thingies to communicate over long distances.
And it seems to either harden the armor or create a barrier. In https://youtu.be/XsuzL6GYk3c?t=21m30s there seems to be a weird effect when the MS was shot at.
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Loving it. Loving it. LOVING IT.

They just dived into politics from the start without being half-assed on the details. Boy they did cram so much for one episode but the flow helps with the info processing. MC can be quite a brick towards girls but that's what being in an all-boys security company camp gets you.

And it was a nice subtle hint to show the CGS base going out of power to signal the Gundam's arrival. That's what happens when your power generator runs off to kill bad guys.
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That's a very good start. The first half was full of random characters appearing, name dropping and blatant world building that the pacing was off, but the whole episode got better by its second half, with the attack of Gjallarhorn. It is really refreshing to see the use of Mobile Workers in a Gundam series, and everything using physical weapons. The moment when Barbatos leaped out and smashed the enemy's head was badass, especially the perfectly inserted OST. (I am buying HG Barbatos. You won Bandai)

So far the characters are pretty interesting. I was expecting Mikazuki to be a cold child soldier character type like Setsuna, but I am pleasantly surprised that he seems to be very mature and plays well with others too. While it seems he and Orga have some brotherly relationship going on, I just can't shake off the feel that it will go south, like a poster here mentioned Guts and Griffith. I feel some uneasiness with the flashback where kid!Mika apparently killed a guy for Orga, and then asked him "what's next?"with innocent face.

I am liking Kudelia a lot too. She seems to be a kind person but rather naive with the real world and attracting lots of unwanted hostility. She probably will grow into better politician as the series goes on, I just hope she still returns part of the childishness, it's cute . She most likely will shake Mika's hand even though it's dirty few episodes later too.

The official episode has the OP video cut off while the raw as it (it was used as ending), weird.

Looking forward to the next episode!
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Great first start! This looks to be a very promising Gundam. So much better then the last mess anyways
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That was a good start to be sure. A nice way to introduce the cast and get the story moving.

I do like Kudelia so far. Considering the parents she has, the girl is remarkably reasonable. Sure she has her biases and misconceptions, but doesn't seem like the type that will take long to get through that and grow as a result. Between her mother who seems completely cut off from reality and her father who is a coward on the level of selling out his daughter.....she's done well to overcome her parentage .

I did like the initial battle being via those mobile workers. A good bit of fighting there with the Gundam showing up at the end to even things out after they had gotten out of control.

Curious to see Orga and Mika friendship going forward. I don't think it's that bad and that Orga is trying to live up to Mika's expectations. Just feel like he isn't happy about having to leave these jobs in Mika's hands and is uncomfortable on some level with how far Mika will go just because Orga tells him to. But who knows, we will see how that dynamic evolves.

I'd say it is sure as heck the best Gundam start we've gotten since 00. If first impressions mean anything this should be a good one.
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Seen the ep just now, really good, Sunrise seem to learn from their past, the intro is simplified but still carry enough information. Both Mika and Orga seem likable but with how their past they lampshaded there is a real chance Orga is manipulate Mika. Kudelia is likable and not overly perfect or charismatic like other Sunrise show, and that make me like her a lot.

EDIT: i notice something here, the things on their back seem like there is multiple dose of it, Mika has 3, Orga has 1..... seem like we might get some new tech intro
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