Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans gets a Spin-Off

Sunrise announced with Bandai Namco Entertainment that a spin-off to Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans will be released. Entitled Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urs Hunt it will be available in a smartphone app which combines anime and game elements. According to the ANN report, Urs Hunt is set in P.D. 323:


Gjallarhorn’s political intervention in the Arbrau Central Parliament escalated into an armed conflict using mobile suits. The incident was brought to an end by Tekkadan, a group of youths who came from Mars.


Word of Tekkadan’s exploits even reached the ears of Wistario Afam, a boy born and raised in the Radonitsa Colony floating above Venus. Venus, which lost a terraforming rivalry with Mars, is a remote planet for which even the four major economic blocs has shown little interest. The inhabitants do not even carry IDs, and the planet is just used as a place to exile criminals.


Wistario wishes to change the status quo of his birthplace — and then, appearing before him, is a girl who claims to be the guide to the Urðr-Hunt.

ANN

The app will be a free download for iOS and Android devices. Also a official manga for called “Yurutetsu,” will be launched as well. Another announcement is expected in August. The anime first premiered in 2015, a second season debuted in 2016.

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The Salty Anime Challenge Day 18: An unpopular anime that deserves being unpopular

This was the hardest challenge to do. Unpopular anime generally don’t make a lot of attention, and don’t warrant my attention. However, I have found one that is unpopular and deserves to be. If you have been reading my salty challenge you know that I hate anime that seems to exist to pander to children  and my disdain for CG anime you won’t be surprised at my choice.

SD Gundam or Superior Defender Gundam Force, according to My Anime List, SD is ranked 8432nd and popularity is 4673 with a score of 5.49. Gundam is one of the most storied anime series of all time, focusing intergalactic conflict and complex issues like war. It generates billions in revenue a year and Gundam’s were even on the postal stamps.

“Get ready for Gundam like you’ve never seen it before! …Really cute and tiny!

Toonami Promo

SD is a CG anime, because it’s for kids it watered down compared to other Gundam series. The Gundam’s by the way are sentient (think and talk), they aren’t piloted (clearly too small for that) making it hard to take them seriously. The “small form” of the Gundam’s were used to sell “capsule toys” and the sales of merchandise for SD was greater than the other series. Less serious, SD focused more on humor and was popular with young children.

Anyway, I think you can see why SD Gundam earned it’s unpopularity. I think a quote from a fan reviewer on Myanimelist, sums it up best:

I have never written a review before, but Superior Defender Gundam Force has inspired me to do so. You see, I generally like anime. I find it difficult to hate or even dislike an anime, because I know that there is a fandom for it out there and that a few sad, lonely, animators worked hard to make it.

But I can’t say that about SD Gundam Force. If Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam showed us how awesome U.C. can be, Gundam Force shows us the depths of human depravity. I stumbled upon this blight on the anime world when a local video store was having a sale and my friend bought episodes 10-12 for a dollar. As it turns out, a dollar was asking too much.