Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans is returning to Japanese TV in April of 2022 for a “special edition” broadcast that features a new opening animation featuring all-new animation cuts as well as a new opening theme song performed by Japanese rock band MAN WITH A MISSION. The new theme song is entitled “Blaze”, and it is highlighted in the teaser video below.
For the special edition broadcast, Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans will be condensed from 50 episodes down to 9 episodes focusing mostly on the “Tekkadan” mercenary company.
全9回のダイジェスト版『機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ 特別編』のPVを公開！
OPテーマはMAN WITH A MISSIONの新曲「Blaze」に決定！お楽しみに！#g_tekketsu #鉄血特別編 pic.twitter.com/wxdzsTl2sS
— 機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ (@g_tekketsu) March 4, 2022
Crunchyroll describes the story of Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans as follows:
The Earth Sphere had lost its previous governing structure, and a new world was created under new systems of government. While a temporary peace had arrived, the seeds of a new conflict were being sown in the Mars Sphere, far away from Earth.
Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and features series composition by Mari Okada and animation production by Sunrise. The special edition version will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:
- Mainichi Broadcasting System: every Tuesday during the 27:30 time slot beginning on April 05, 2022.
- TOKYO MX: every Tuesday during the 22:29 time slot beginning on April 05, 2022.
- BS11: every Friday during the 19:30 time slot beginning on April 29, 2022.
Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming for the previous day, so for example the 27:30 time slot on Tuesday evening is actually on Wednesday morning at 3:30am JST.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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