Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Anime Returns in Smartphone Spinoff

Anime and games unite in a followup with the TV anime's staff

 

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is coming back for more, but this time the action will be contained within smartphones. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr Hunt mixes game and anime content, with the staff of the TV anime getting back together for the latter. 

 

Tatsuyuki Nagai (anohana) is directing once again, with Mari Okada (Maquia) supervising scripts, Yu Ito on original character designs along with Michinori Chiba, Masaru Yokoyama on music, and Naohiro Washio, Kanetake Ebikawa, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara on mechanical designs. 

 

Here's a promo and key visual: 

 

 

Some of the characters revealed thus far include:

 

Wisutario Afamu, who was raised in the Radonittsa Colony and inherited his parents colony management company after their death. He hopes to one day make a successful tourism destination out of Venus.

 

 

Demunaa Kitako Junior, Wisutario's teacher and caretaker since birth, who has been maintaining the Gundam Hajiroboshi in secret for years.

 

 

Korunaru Kōsa, the mysterious pilot of the Urðr Hunt, who one day appeared before Wisutario.

 

 

And the Gundam Wisutario eventually awakens and pilots, the Hajiroboshi.

 

 

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Urðr Hunt will be available in Japan as a free download (with microtransactions) via Apple's App Store and Google Play. The official site also has a four-panel Iron-Blooded Orphans manga in store for fans of the series.

 

Sources: Comic Natalie, Anime News Network

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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