Sunrise Inc., a leading Japanese animation production studio, announced today the simulcast streaming of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM Iron-Blooded Orphans on Daisuki.net and on Hulu, as well as Gundam Info for the North American territory starting October 4 (Sun), 2015 at 3:30AM (Pacific), only two-hours after the Japanese broadcast. One week after its original premiere, the episodes will be made available for free on various other streaming platforms including Crunchyroll and FUNimation. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM Iron-Blooded Orphans will also be made available in various other territories worldwide as well. Iron-Blooded Orphans, the latest installment in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, tells the story of Mikazuki Augus, who works for the private security firm Chryse Guard Security (CGS). CGS accepts a mission to escort Kudelia Aina Bernstein, a girl who seeks to liberate the Martian city of Chryse from the rule of one of Earth's major powers. However, the military organization Gjallarhorn attacks CGS in order to stop this rebellion. CGS begins an evacuation, using Mikazuki and the other children as decoys. Orga Itsuka, the leader of the boys, decides to take this opportunity to revolt and launch a coup d'état against the adults who have been oppressing them. He gives Mikazuki the task of repulsing Gjallarhorn, and Mikazuki enters battle using the Gundam Barbatos, a mobile suit from the Calamity War era which has been serving as CGS's power source.
GUNDAM Reconguista in G, written and directed by veteran Director Yoshiyuki Tomino, takes place in the Reguild Century and focuses on Bellri Zenam, a cadet in the Capital Guard. During a practice run, Bellri is attacked by a mobile suit known as the G-Self, which uses technology possessed by no known nation. After successfully capturing the G-Self, known to only be operable under specific conditions, suddenly activates as Bellri begins to examine it. Now chosen by the G-Self, Bellri’s life changes forever as truths that will shake the Reguild Century become known.
Shin Sasaki, Managing Director at Sunrise Inc., said, “We are really glad to announce the release of both GUNDAM Reconguista in G and Iron-Blooded Orphans in North America. GUNDAM Reconguista in G is the first TV series directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino in 15 years, and the story takes place in the Reguild Century, which is the next era of Universal Century. Iron-Blooded Orphans is the completely brand-new Gundam Series directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai focused on war and friendship between young boys that live in adversity. Both Gundam series are new show produced by SUNRISE and hope all of you enjoy them.”