There are things from our childhood that we can never leave behind. It can be our toys cars, dolls, play parks, trading cards, special talents or whatever it is that we cherished so much. Of course, for me it would be my anime, manga and light novel collection. My collection started very small and slow though but when I started to collect Gundam figures, I became more and more addicted on collecting otaku stuffs.
At a certain point, the drastic growth of my collection stopped. When I started working as a teacher, the delivery of otaku stuffs to my front door became less and less often. The reason is not because of me being busy as a teacher, it is because my extra budget goes to buying toys for orphans at a certain shelter. One day, I decided to buy a Gundam figure and show to the orphans how to build one, everyone helped me, everyone enjoyed building it. I thought that someone would like to claim the figure but I was wrong. They never wanted it at all, they said that it is better to be displayed so that everyone has the right to share and play with it.
Long story, right? The anime Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans or Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans brought me some flash backs in my life. A kid raised as an orphan will be beautiful like a flower and with a strong will like iron. That's a fact and I saw it with my very own eyes.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans maybe just another set of animation from the franchise but it does deserve a second season in my own opinion. I already saw some bad reviews about this anime as the plot and setting never changed just like most of mecha-genre anime out there, but we will never know if it is really bad until this one gets a season 2 and hit a big slap to those bad ratings.