Anime studio Sunrise has released an opening video for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urðr-Hunt, featuring its theme song “The Over”. The tune is performed by Ryutaro Fujinaga from the band Elements Garden with vocalist kayto, a part of a new unit named Re:End.
A new key visual has also been released for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G, a new smartphone app set to release spring 2022 where fans can re-experience seasons one and two of the TV series through gameplay and anime components, as well as the spin off story, Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urðr-Hunt.
A special edition of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans was announced during the 2nd Gundam Conference in September 2021 to coincide with the release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G. The special edition totals nine episodes and is described as a “digest” version of the series, set to premiere on the MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 Japanese TV stations starting April 5, 2022, along with parts of Urðr-Hunt featured in the broadcast.
Rock-group MAN WITH A MISSION performs the special edition’s theme song titled “Blaze”. The band performed the Iron-Blooded Orphans series’s first opening theme song “Raise Your Flag”.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urðr-Hunt was announced in 2019 by Bandai Namco Entertainment and Sunrise as a spin-off to the Iron-Blooded Orphans TV anime. Produced by Sunrise BEYOND, Urðr-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. Urðr-Hunt sees most of the core staff members from the original series returning to their roles.
- 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
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 “Urðr-Hunt”.
Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and scripted by Mari Okada, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans began airing October 2015. Set in the bleak Post Disaster era, the series follows a group of child soldiers—Mikazuki Augus, Orga Itsuka, and several others as they are hired to protect a young aristocrat seeking to liberate the Martian colony from Earth’s rule. When the tyrannical Earth peacekeeping force Gjallarhorn threatens those involved, Mikazuki must head into battle using a Calamity War-era relic—the Gundam Barbatos. Michinori Chiba and Yu Ito designed the characters for the series, with a mechanical design team consisting of Naohiro Washio, Ippei Gyōbu, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara. Masaru Yokoyama provided the music composition for the series.
Source: Gundam Info