Iron Blooded Orphans had a lot of fun this week setting up death flags for around half the cast. How many of them will actually end up dying remains to be seen but if the sad narration at the end of the episode is anything to go by the issue of too many characters may resolve itself. Mikazuki and Orga didn’t really get up to much this episode but that was a good thing as it gave us a chance to remember some of the other faces from season 1. Actually I started feeling really bad for Takaki this week (a character who I had been aware of previously but not paid much attention to). I’d really like him not to die (or his sister) but of all the characters this week he seems the most likely to either die in the near future or to survive after seeing all of his friends die and both options seem pretty tragic. Still, this episode show cases the flaw in Tekkadan’s entire growth after season 1. They don’t have management experience or an understanding of politics. The alliances they’ve made are ones of convenience for the other parties. And Earth and Mars are a long way apart when something goes wrong… This second season is still a bit less intense than season 1 and a bit less interesting but it is progressing the story and I do want to find out who is still breathing when we get to the end of the road.
Iron Blooded Orphans is available on AnimeLab.