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Gundam Build Fighters (ガンダムビルドファイターズ Gandamu Birudo Faitāzu?) is a 2013 Japanese science fiction anime television series based on Sunrise's long-running Gundam franchise.

While not set in the same universe, Gundam Build Fighters is an expansion of a concept that started with Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G. A sequel series, Gundam Build Fighters Try, was announced on May 2014 and made its debut on October 2014.

Synopsis

The near future. Years after the huge "Gunpla"-plastic models based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam-boom of the 1980s. A second Gunpla boom is taking the world by storm, fueled by the revolutionary new ability to pilot your own Gunpla creations in "Gunpla Battles ". These incredibly-popular Battles culminate in a yearly global tournament. Our hero Sei Iori, is a young Gunpla builder who dreams of someday making it to the world championships. An only child whose family owns a model shop, his talent is well-honed, but his weak piloting abilities have led to a series of first-round losses. Then, one day, he meets a boy named Reiji whose piloting skills are incredible. Together as a team, they take on the world!

Sei, the Gunpla Builder.

Reiji, the Gunpla Fighter. 

Sei builds, Reiji fights.

Their dream is to make it to the Gunpla Battle World Championship... and win![1]

Characters

Mobile Weapons

Main


Others


Music

  • Inserts

Episodes

Comprehensive Listing of Gundam Build Fighters Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Sei and Reiji
2 The Crimson Comet
3 Full Package
4 Gunpla Idol Kirara ☆
5 The Strongest Builder
6 A Reason to Battle
7 World-level Ability
8 Encounters of Fighters
9 Wings of Imagination
10 The World Tournament Begins
11 Battle Royal
12 Discharge
13 Battle Weapon
14 Codename: C
15 Fighter's Radiance
16 Dad, We Meet Again?
17 Model of the Heart
18 Bloodhounds
19 Astray's Blade
20 Aila's Betrayal
21 Amid the Glittering Particles
22 Meijin vs. Meijin
23 Gunpla Eve
24 Dark Matter
25 Promise


Production

The series is directed by Kenji Nagasaki of No. 6 and written by Yōsuke Kuroda of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Character designs were done by both Kenichi Ohnuki (who worked on Mobile Suit Gundam AGE as a character animation director) and Suzuhito Yasuda, one of the character designers for Ai Tenchi Muyo!.

Kunio Okawara returned to provide new mechanical designs, joining him were Junichi Akutsu aka BEECRAFT (Gunpla Builders Beginning G and various Cosmic Era series), Junya Ishigaki (Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE), Kanetake Ebikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Gunpla Builders Beginning G and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) and Kenji Teraoka (Moble Suit Gundam 00 and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE).

Release

The series aired every Monday at mid-day Japanese Standard Time (03:00 Greenwich Mean Time) on TV Tokyo (the second Gundam anime to air on that channel after Superior Defender Gundam Force) and was simulcasted on the GundamInfo YouTube Channel. It later premiered on Sao TV and BiBi TV in Vietnam on January 25, 2016, airing every Monday to Thursday at 18:30 local time (23:30 Greenwich Mean Time).

The English dub of the series premiered on April 25, 2015 on Cartoon Network in the Philippines, airing every Saturday and Sunday at 18:30 Philippine Standard Time (10:30 Greenwich Mean Time). Nozomi Entertainment presented the Blu-ray cover of their North American release of Gundam Build Fighters on May 4, 2016 on various social networks, mentioning that their release will include both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Later, they stated on Twitter that the dub is a Hong Kong dub, it is likely this is the same dub that aired in the Philippines as many English dubs of anime airing in Southeast Asia (such as the dub of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) are in fact recorded in Hong Kong.[2][3]

Gallery

See Also

Sequel

Gunpla

Manga

Photonovel

Other

Trivia

  • Gundam Build Fighters is the second shortest Gundam series ever aired in television (after Mobile Suit Gundam-san), only having a total of 25 episodes.
  • Of all the Gundam series and spinoffs included as references, some series such as Mobile Suit Gundam AGE are not included due to licensing issues with other companies (AGE is co-owned by Sunrise and Level-5) and licensing these series to appear in the series, even as cameos is very costly.
  • Gundam Build Fighters is the first Gundam TV series in which the term "Gundam" is the first word in the title. It is also the first series (excluding SD) since Turn A Gundam to not follow the "Mobile Suit Gundam ..." title format.

External Links

References

  1. GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS official website
  2. Nozomi Entertainment
  3. Nozomi Entertainment on Twitter: "@NMan_58 @seanami Probably? The dub is a Hong Kong dub so it's quite possible."

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