Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2 Series Review

Overview: Previously I reviewed season 1 of Iron Blooded Orphans so you can check that out here. Season 2 pretty much picks up with Tekkadan trying to make it as a legitimate business but through various business and political maneuvers as well as some poor decision making we see our orphans going back into battle. … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Season 2 Series Review

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Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 50

Review: This ends exactly as you would expect though I will give them points for one or two surprises (such as Ride's future which I didn't see coming). Still, any potential character growth for Mikazuki ends rather abruptly mid-episode much as it should given what they were up against. However, the general tone of the … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 50

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 49

Review: Orga's death hits Tekkadan hard but Mikazuki actually takes some initiative, even if he is just using Orga's words to rally the others followed by the blunt threat of violence. I'm not sure if this counts as development or not but it is more proactive than we have seen Mikazuki before. Spoilers below. Someone … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 49

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 48

Review: Please note: Major episode spoilers below - no attempt to conceal details. There was a lot of Orga focus in this episode, for good reason. What I particularly liked is that Orga's screen time didn't suddenly advance, and other than one flashback (which we've seen before from a different perspective) we didn't dwell on … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 48

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 47

Review: This is like watching a collision in slow motion. You know the impact is coming and you know it is going to be bad but you're just kind of inching toward it. This episode saw them finally arrive back on Mars but with no allies and no money, Tekkadan really has no chance. Zack … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 47

Iron Blooded Orpahns Episode 46

Review: Shino's death hits hard (you know, unlike the other half the cast that already died, we actually cared about Shino) and after the dust of the battle settles (or, rather Tekkadan and co scurry away to potential safety) we get the regret, the lamentation and the half-hearted I'm glad you didn't die speeches. Yamagi … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orpahns Episode 46

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 45

Review: This episode is essentially the battle that we've been heading towards for quite awhile. Though with so little reason to care given Tekkadan threw themselves willingly into the hopeless conflict, McGillis' plan was pretty much nothing, and given none of the other players have mattered in the slightest, essentially this is just watching bits … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 45

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 44

Review: There was a line early in this episode that just made me laugh. "You all must obey me now." Really? Because you dug up some ancient mecha. And if they don't? Well, clearly nobody thought that far ahead because it turns out they can choose to not obey and all he can do is … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 44

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 43

Review: After so many episodes of talking and set-up we finally know what this has been heading towards. The problem is, that it isn't such an awesome reveal. In point of fact it's pretty lame. One three hundred year old machine and Fareed thinks he can take on the world. I guess the only question … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 43

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 42

Review: And so Tekkadan cuts ties with their allies and avenges the deaths of Naze and friends. Points for acting on emotions and drama but this is hardly a master plan and now things are unraveling fast. The fight was almost anti-climatic given the cowardice  and weakness of the enemy and really this whole situation … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 42