Gundam Build Fighters

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガンダムビルドファイターズ
English: Gundam Build Fighters
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2013 to Mar 31, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Sotsu
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.741 (scored by 3958839,588 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2501
Members: 76,228
Favorites: 664

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Synopsis

Though Gundam Plastic Models, better known as Gunpla, exploded in popularity with the release of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, their presence faded before resurging with a new purpose. Through the power of Plavsky particles, fans are now able to pit their Gunpla against others in a virtual reality-style battle with the best competing at the annual Gunpla World Tournament.

Sei Iori, whose father was a once finalist in the competition, dreams of one day conquering the contest himself. However, while Sei is an expert Gunpla builder, he lacks the prowess to effectively fight his creations during actual battle. In comes Reiji, a mysterious boy who is curiously ignorant of society but quickly demonstrates to Sei tremendous ability in Gunpla battles. The two boys decide to combine their strengths in order to sweep the Gunpla World Tournament and take the Gunpla world by storm.

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Background

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.

Characters & Voice Actors

Fellini, Ricardo

Supporting
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese

Kousaka, China

Supporting
Ishikawa, Yui
Japanese

Ral

Supporting
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese

Yasaka, Mao

Supporting
Fujii, Minami
Japanese

Mihoshi

Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese

Staff

Shiraishi, Makoto
Producer
Nagasaki, Kenji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Oobari, Masami
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


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1: "Nibun no Ichi (ニブンノイチ)" by BACK-ON (eps 2-13)
2: "wimp ft. Lil’Fang (from FAKY)" by BACK-ON (eps 14-24)
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Ending Theme

1: "Nibun no Ichi (ニブンノイチ)" by BACK-ON (eps 1)
2: "Imagination > Reality" by AiRI (eps 2-13)
3: "Hanpan Spirit (半パン魂)" by Hyadain (eps 14-25)

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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 ...
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 ...
Apr 17, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Gundam Build Fighters is pretty much tailored as a promotion to real-life Gundam model kits (also known as Gunpla), though this series depicts the Gunpla in question being used by their builders to participate in virtual battles that can simulate differing terrain and bring the Gunpla to life to be controlled by their creators. Sei Iori is the Gunpla maker of focus in this series who is a horrible Gunpla pilot in spite of his talent to create excellent quality Gunpla models. He encounters a mysterious boy around his age named Reiji who claims to be from a different world and offers to become his ...

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