Bandai Visual is doing some pretty great new promotion for the currently broadcasting and streaming series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans as they’ve put together a new four-minute promo for it. It works off of the song in full from the opening sequence with Raise your flag by MAN WITH A MISSION. FUNimation, Daisuki and Crunchyroll streams new episodes of the series on Sundays at 3:30 am Eastern.
The series is directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai based on story composition by Mari Okada. Michinori Chiba is handling the character design adaptation of Yuu Itou’s work.
The cast includes Kengo Kawanishi as Mikazuki Augus, Yoshimasa Hosoya as Orga Itsuka, Natsuki Hanae as Biscuit Griffon, Yuichiro Umehara as Eugene Seven Stark, Yasuaki Takumi as Akihiro Artland, Taishi Murata as Norba Shino, Kōhei Amasaki as Takaki Uno, Sōma Saitō as Yamagi Gilmerton, Mutsumi Tamura as Ride Mass, Yuka Terasaki as Kudelia Aina Bernstein, Hisako Kanemoto as Atra Mixta, Takahiro Sakurai as McGillis Fareed and Masaya Matsukaze as Gaelio Bauduin.
Plot concept: 300 years after the end of a great war between Earth and Mars called Yakusaisen (Calamity War), the Earth, losing the ruling authority during the war, structured a new world with a ruling system. A new war on Mars is starting while the Earth is in temporary peace.
The main character Mikazuki Augus, from Chryse Guard Security (CGS), was on a mission to protect Cuderia Aina Bernstein, who wants Chryse, Mars’ city, to be independent from Earth’s ruling. However, a group named Gjallarhorn started a rebellion, attacked CGS and Cuderia, and the adults in CGS decided to use the boys in the team as decoy to evacuate. Orga Itsuka, the leader of the boys, decided to use that as a chance to launch a coup d’état because the adults have been treating them badly for a long time. Mikazuki, with Orga’s request to defeat Gjallargorn, uses Gundam Barbatos, a major mobile suit that CGS used during Yakusaisen to fight.