Well, this is quite unexpected. I won't spoil anyone by saying the name. We had a major character death. No death flag was shown unlike Fumitan's death. Lady Carta should know that in war, people don't do chivalry like the old days of medieval Europe. So much for trained adult soldiers. It has been a strong theme of child soldiers being much competent than the adults in Gundam series.
Despite being a somber episode, it was powerful emotionally after the death of the 3rd main character in Tekkadan. Kudelia showing a lot of growth. Mika's character is very resilient. He gets shaken but never broken down compared to Kudelia and Orga who both shared a loss of a dear loved one.
Meanwhile, McGillis is probably the traitor since he's manipulating both Gaelio and Ein through their revenge against Tekkadan (Carta is also doing that too) and aiding Tekkadan to shake things up for Gjallarhorn. He's telling Gaelio and Ein to use the Alaya-Vijnana which the saviors used during the Calamity War and became Gjallarhorn. To give up their humanity to win.
What is McGillis' objectives? We haven't seen his backstory as much.
Loved this episode, last part was like watching 2 psychopaths motivating each other "Thats right, who should I kill next? what should I destroy next? until we reach that place youre talking about, I wont stop"
McGillis' talks or manipulation made Carta Issue attack Mika's group. She didn't learn from her lesson that these kids don't do chivalry or look at honor. Kind of disappointed in Mika a bit who is pretty much a monster.
Merribit condone the children's drive for revenge. If you are looking for an episode about revenge, this one isn't for you.
Gaelio heard Carta's last words to McGillis.
It was a good episode but it gets under skin a bit.
It was a brutal episode. Not sure if Lafter Frankland, Azee, and Akihiro are still alive due to Ein crushing their mechs with ease. Didn't think McGillis will show up to attack Gaelio personally. I thought McGillis was going to backstab both Tekkadan and McGillis after manipulating them.
Almost thought Atra would die.
Next episode is going to be a fight to remember in this series.
The brutality doesn't end as McGillis and Tekkadan's efforts stop Gjallahorn. Feel bad for Galileo and Ein who were used in the end. Humanity is a strong theme in this series. Ein sacrifice his humanity to avenge Crank, but he was defeated by Mika who had more to protect. Who's good and bad? Just reminds me of Gundam Wing again with its grey areas. Seeing McGillis comfort Galileo's little sister was a bit surreal.
So apparently no one died during Ein's rampage, at least no one of significant importance. I guess I'm fine with that, but they sure played off the fact that explaining to little kids that their big brother is dead is going to be very awkward.
The first episode of the second season is scheduled to be aired on MBS, TBS, and their 26 affiliates in Japan at 17:00 on October 2 (JST). All of the main production staff, including the director Tatsuyuki Nagai and series composition writer Mari Okada, return for the new season.
Sunrise's GundamInfo.com has announced that the second season of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans will be available on the site for a limited period, offered with English subtitles on your PC or smartphone from Oct. 2nd at 7:30pm（JST).
Taka: Didn't see anything until I read the description and comments. It goes by really fast. Edit: Someone really sneak in a picture. Edit 2: Tried pausing to find it. It's harder to track compared to REZERO's IF pictures
Oct 12, 2020 1:14:54 GMT
Old Man Dream: Set the playback speed on the video to 0.25x. Should make it easier to get a good pause on one of the two naughty bits. Both appear around 0:19ish in the video.
Oct 12, 2020 3:20:29 GMT
Old Man Dream: Just got done with The Rescuers. See if I can get a review for this up tonight or if not, sometime tomorrow.
Oct 13, 2020 1:22:11 GMT