Post Reply Is it ok to start at MSG iron blooded orphans?
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So i never really watched the gundam series but ive heard that Iron Blooded orphans is a good series so far, i was wondering if its worth watching even if i havent seen any other gundams. Will the story make a lot of refrences to other gundam series, is it gonna be confusing etc. It looks good, and i want to watch it, i just dont know if its gonna be hard to watch not having a big gundam background. Thanks!
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You should be fine. If there's anything you find really confusing there's always Google.
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I started it without prior Gundam experience(except some Wing on Toonami while I was in middle school) and it's working out just fine.
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From what I've watched so far it echoes themes from previous Gundam series but has nothing to do with any of the other series before this one.
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It's pretty stand-alone as far as I can tell. You should watch it, it's quite good.
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Posted 11/3/15
It seems pretty standalone from other Gundam series I've watched. I'm enjoying it so far. But as others have said earlier, it does follow certain themes used in other Gundam series.
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Posted 11/3/15
You're absolutely fine watching this without any prior Gundam knowledge. They are all stand-alone series, so it will not be a problem.
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You could, it would help to have some basic knowledge but it's not needed but it will slightly enchance the experience.
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Posted 11/3/15

D33ZENUTTZZ wrote:

So i never really watched the gundam series but ive heard that Iron Blooded orphans is a good series so far, i was wondering if its worth watching even if i havent seen any other gundams. Will the story make a lot of refrences to other gundam series, is it gonna be confusing etc. It looks good, and i want to watch it, i just dont know if its gonna be hard to watch not having a big gundam background. Thanks!


I've moved this over to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

I agree with the others. I've started watching Iron Blooded Orphans and have not watched any other Gundam shows and have minimal Gundam knowledge. I'm not feeling confused at all and am really enjoying the show.
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Posted 11/4/15
IBO is its own thing. It doesn't coincide with anything from the UC timeline or any of the other timelines. Its a story from its own timeline. I have a feeling that there will be more from this timeline as well as the mythos develops.
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Posted 12/4/15
Update: i forgot to respond to everyone cause i forgot i made this post, but i am really enjoying it, thanks everyone
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Posted 12/4/15
I highly recommend it. I'm not super familiar with the Gundam timeline myself, but I am absolutely in love with Orphans so far.

And even if you change your mind, at least stick around for the opening theme!!
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