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Toonami Plans Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Marathon For 10/29/2016


Toonami’s ready to fight a war on Halloween boredom!

On Friday, Toonami announced that they will host a marathon for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. The network will air seven episodes of the series starting at midnight, on October 30.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans is an original series by Sunrise. The title, which began airing on October 4, 2015, was directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, A Certain Scientific Railgun) at Sunrise. Michinori Chiba (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Someday’s Dreamers) provided character designs on the project, while Mari Okada (Black Butler, Selector Infected Wixoss) tackled series composition.

Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2 Visual - 001 - 20160827Sunrise describes the show as:

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.

The series is currently available for streaming on several platforms, including Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki.

Toonami started airing Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans on June 4. The show’s second season hit Japanese TV in October 2.

Source: Facebook (Toonami)

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