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Gundam Build Fighters

Gundam Build Fighters

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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: Mecha
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #4292
Popularity: #1682
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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.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

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

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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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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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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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.
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.
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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 1-13)
#2: "Hanpan Spirit (半パン魂)" by Hyadain (eps 14-??)

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