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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
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Sotsu
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.011 (scored by 13,323 users)
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Ranked: #5052
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Popularity: #1534
Members: 27,234
Favorites: 313
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Episodes: /25


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)


Sunrise first announced the series under the title of "1/144 Gundam Mobile", signifying the show's Gunpla plastic model direction. High Grade kits would also be released based exclusively on the Mobile Suits appearing in the series.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kokuryu, Sachi
Kokuryu, Sachi
Iori, Sei
Iori, Sei
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako
Jyrkiäinen, Aila
Jyrkiäinen, Aila
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Iori, Rinko
Iori, Rinko
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Mitsuishi, Kotono


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

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 Sei and Reiji
Sei to Reiji (セイとレイジ)
Oct 7, 2013
2 The Crimson Comet
Kurenai no Suisei (紅の彗星)
Oct 14, 2013
3 Full Package
Full Package (フルパッケージ)
Oct 21, 2013
4 Gunpla Idol Kirara
Gunpla Idol Kirara (ガンプラアイドル キララ☆)
Oct 28, 2013
5 The Strongest Builder
Saikyou Builder (最強ビルダー)
Nov 4, 2013

Edit 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-??)

Edit Ending Theme

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

More reviewsReviews

Feb 16, 2014
Mecha series usually comes with the package of giant robots fighting space wars for liberation, conquest, and establishing a position in their perspective universe. Often or not, they adapt this style into a genre of warfare because colonies and countries rarely get along as result of internal/external conflicts. Gundam Build Fighters takes a bit of a different approach. Rather than world conquest, it adapts a competitive play involving technology that allows users to control Gundam models. These models are known by standards used in the so-called “Gunpla battles” as a sports competition. It presents a different atmosphere from the usual mecha series you may be read more
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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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