To help celebrate the Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr Hunt promotional video topping two million views, Iron-Blooded Orphans music composer Masaru Yokoyama answers a few questions regarding the much anticipated spin-off.
—The main theme of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr Hunt, which is also used for the PV, what was the image of the world and how was it composed?
The music is conscious of the “feeling of treasure” requested from the director. The entire phrase, I filled with a sense of excitement for treasure hunting.
—The songs from the TV series used deck brushes and recycle bins, etc. Have you used them this time?
Of course! This is unique to the world of Orphans, so I incorporated it firmly. In addition, this time with “trumpet” as the leading role.
—Do you have any characters that you are interested in? Also, please tell us your impression of the main character Wistario, and the main machine Gundam Hajiroboshi.
Also Wistario. I’m really looking forward to seeing what kind of story unfolds and how we can live through it. Hajiroboshi, is also a great name . . . I thought.
—Please tell us your impressions of the Urðr Hunt PV.
I was more than happy that the world of Orphans returned. I was also impressed by the beautiful cityscape and art reminiscent of Venice.
—Please give a message to Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans fans.
With a strong awareness of the world of Iron-Blooded Orphans, I would like to expand the new world. Please look forward to it!
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr Hunt was announced last January at the Iron-Blooded Orphans series “3rd anniversary ‘THE REFLECTION’” event as a spin off to the main series in the form of a smartphone app that will combine anime and game elements. The main mobile suit is the Gundam Hajiroboshi and the story is described as:
Gjallarhorn’s political intervention into the Arbrau central parliament escalated into an armed conflict using mobile suits. The incident was brought to an end by Tekkadan, a group of boys who came from Mars.
News of Tekkadan’s exploits has also reached the ears of Wistario Afam, a youth born and raised at the Radonitsa Colony near Venus. Venus, which lost to Mars in the contest for development, is a remote frontier planet in which the four great economic blocs show little interest. It is now used only as a penal colony for criminals, whose inhabitants don’t even have IDs.
Then Wistario, who hopes to change the status quo of this homeland, encounters a girl who claims to be the guide to the Urdr-Hunt.