Immediately following the closure of the Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans G app’s service, the official X account for the Iron-Blooded Orphans series released the first teaser visual for the new Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urdr-Hunt anime project, as well as launching a new webpage for the anime on the official Iron-Blooded Orphans website. The teaser image features protagonist Wistario Afam sitting beside his main mobile suit, the Gundam Hajiroboshi, with a reflection of the ASW-G-35 Gundam Marchosias.
On Octobter 31, Bandai Namco Entertaiment‘s Yasunori Fujiwara made the shocking announcement the Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans G service would be terminated January 11, 2024.
While Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urdr-Hunt storyline was initially stated to end with episode 12 part 2, “Shiden no Sora” within the app, Bandai Namco Filmworks(Sunrise) announced they will be adapting Urdr-Hunt into a new anime project. The official Iron-Blooded Orphans X account released a teaser PV for the new project.
Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urdr-Hunt was announced in 2019 by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Sunrise as a spin-off to the Iron-Blooded Orphans TV anime, featured in the mobile app Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G. The app launched in November 2022 where players could re-experience the TV anime through game play but also new content such as Urdr-Hunt and Side Stories.
Produced by Sunrise BEYOND, Urdr-Hunt takes place between seasons one and two of the Iron-Blooded Orphans series, set on the Venus colony of Radonista, following protagonist Wistario Afam piloting the mysterious Gundam Hajiroboshi. Urdr-Hunt sees many of the core staff members from the original series returning to their roles.
Side Stories were short episodes that depicted new stories about the characters that appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans TV series.
- Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
- Series composition: Hajime Kamoshida
- Character design draft: Yu Ito
- Character design: Michinori Chiba
- Mechanical design: Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyoubu, Kenji Teraoka, Tamotsu Shinohara
- Art: Kusanagi
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
- Planning: Sunrise
- Production: SUNRISE BEYOND
- Cooperation: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Rina Ikoma as Wistario Afam
- Kenyu Horiuchi as Demner Kitaco Jr.
- Reina Ueda as Korunaru Kousa
- Taro Kuichi as Range Dubrisko
- Kenji Nojima as Cyclase Mayer
- Yuko Sanpei as 598
- Shizuka Ito as Tamami Rakou
- Tetsu Inada as Rome Zan
- Itaru Yamamoto as Aiko Zan
- Minami Tanaka as Katya Inoshi
It is the year P.D. 323. Gjallarhorn’s political interference in Arbrau escalated into an armed conflict and came to an end thanks to Tekkadan.
News of Tekkadan’s exploits has also reached the ears of Wistario Afam, a young man born and raised at the Radonitsa Colony near Venus. Venus, which lost to Mars in the initial contest for colony development, is a remote planet in which the four economic blocs have little interest. It is now used as a penal colony for criminals, whose inhabitants don’t even have IDs.
Wistario, who hopes to change the status quo of his homeland, encounters a girl who claims to be the guide to the “Urdr-Hunt”
“Congratulations. You have qualified to participate in the Urdr-Hunt,” she says.
Prompted by the meeting with the girl, Wistario found himself standing at the entrance of the “Urdr-Hunt,” a race with enormous prize money that could easily buy even colonies.
Source: Official Website