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Gundam Build Fighters

Gundam Build Fighters

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンダムビルドファイターズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2013 to Mar 31, 2014
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.051 (scored by 9671 users)
Ranked: #4752
Popularity: #1493
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The story is set in the near future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the "Second GunPla Boom." Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji, who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships.

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Related Anime

Other: Mobile Suit Gundam, Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G
Sequel: Gundam Build Fighters Try
Side story: Gundam Build Fighters Specials, Gundam Build Fighters OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Kokuryu, Sachi
Kokuryu, Sachi
Iori, Sei
Iori, Sei
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Aikawa, Natsuki
Aikawa, Natsuki


Nagasaki, Kenji
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance

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Mar 2, 2015
"Is this the light of the human heart?!"

Gundam Build Fighters is the kind of anime that most people would be turned off from watching once they read the plot summary. The reason for that is Build Fighters main idea is silly in quite a few ways. It introduces us to a world where Gundam inspired plastic models (or as they're called in the anime, "GunPla") battle for victory in a series of intense action sequences. It's hard to imagine how this could be considered fun, or interesting, but it is quite an incredible surprise and an absolute delight to watch.

Story - 8/10:
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Oct 31, 2014
Gundam Build Fighters is a prime example of turning a lame idea into something worthwhile. I really was not expecting it to be this good. Even with it's strange premise, it manages to reach outside the box of its genre and become something more than I ever imagined it could be.

The idea of special particles only reacting with the plastic of model Gundams is retarded, to be quite frank. That overarching property is applied too many times to the reasoning of things that happen during the show, but it is masked by emotion and epic battles, so you gradually come to not care anymore about read more
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Mar 31, 2014
In your youth, have you ever played out your imagination? Has your toy soldier ever battled across the carpet, your racing car sped along the dinner table? Do you know the wonder of outer-space and the distant stars? Dear reader, as you are presumably an anime-watcher, I am sure that feeling hasn't quite left you yet.
Gundam Buld Fighters is the playroom that has always been a reality, where our protagonists find themselves in a world where Gundam toys are alive and the world might just as well revolve around them. In short, this is a world where noone has to grow up. Fun is read more
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Apr 4, 2014
Most definitely a very underrated series of the Spring 2014 season. Sure, the general premise of "gunpla battles" is a bit unattractive, but they've done so much good with this series, making it, BY FAR, the most enjoyable anime of Spring 2014. Let's go into details:

Story: 7/10
As I mentioned, the general storyline kind of lacks premise. More or less, gunpla battles are used in international competition, and the main character's dream is to be able to participate (and win) the world championships. Though he is a terrible pilot, he finds and teams up with someone who can move to his ideals, and they team up read more
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A toy has become one of the most popular competitions. Build your own customized miniature fighter and use it in duels on a special arena against various opponents. Some of them may become your friends, some may use quite underhanded methods to win. Catch up to your parent. And maybe you'll even find love along the way. 
reportRecommended by luinthoron
Both these Gundam series are about hot-blooded tournament fighting, pretty much. I couldn't tell you how many times I expected Sei and Reiji to execute a Shining Finger instead of a Build Knuckle, haha. If you enjoyed the duelling and the special moves in Build Fighters, then look forward to even more kungfu-esque action in G Gundam.

Both anime take a few episodes to get off the ground, but when they do, they're pretty darned good. Remember to watch these subbed though - the English dub of G Gundam completely fails to capture the spirit of the original and is rather cringe-worthy. 
reportRecommended by eld10
Reiji is very much like Takuto in early episodes, where he learns to settle in and reveals himself to be a brilliant pilot.

The plastic model kits, Gunpla, in the world of Build Fighters are given life with Plavsky particles, on the other hand, the Cybodis are merely white statues without a pilot possessing a mask or mark. 
reportRecommended by Primus2x
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar was part of the Takara/Sunrise's Brave Series which helped to revive the hype for 70s style Super Robot anime during the 90s and it exaggerates to a whole new level, total hot blooded manly Gar from each of the fights and a lot of technological fanservice in the form of intricate robot designs and transformation sequences.
Gundam Build Fighters magnificently references all of the previous Gundams series yet the story in itself is unique it doesn't try and be real robot but it happily includes over the top super robot action, Sunrise has cleverly snuck in references to their other  read more 
reportRecommended by Primus2x
Main characters who are still children, pursue a dream to become the best soccer player/Gunpla team in the world! Very similar atmosphere, characters and all around fun shows. GBF gives off a sports anime feel while still having lots of action. 
reportRecommended by mayukachan
In both animes there are battles between mechanisms based in Gundam saga, although on Keroro Gunso too appears one kind of Ideon.

While Keroro Gunsou Movie 5: Tanjou! Kyuukyoku Keroro, Kiseki no Jikuu-jima, de arimasu!! is a comedy with a little action, Gundam Build Fighters is an action series with some comedy. 
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Opening Theme

#1: "Nibun no Ichi (ニブンノイチ)" by BACK-ON (eps 1-13)
#2: "wimp ft. Lil’Fang (from FAKY)" by BACK-ON (eps 14-??)

Ending Theme

#1: "Imagination > Reality" by AiRI (eps 2-13)
#2: "Hanpan Spirit (半パン魂)" by Hyadain (eps 14-25)

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