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Gundam Build Fighters


Alternative Titles

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

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: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.991 (scored by 14,831 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1566
Members: 30,269
Favorites: 361
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

Sei lori is a young man who dreams of joining the 7th Gunpla Battle World Championship, aiming to follow in the footsteps of his father to become the best Gunpla fighter in the world. There's just one problem: he has poor battle skills. Sei can build high performing Gunplas, but he can't control any of them. To win a battle, he will need something more than just his amazing craftsmanship.

Things begin to shift when Sei meets Reiji, an odd boy who seems to know nothing about Gunpla battles. However, during his first fight, Reiji proves to have a natural talent for the sport. The two soon join arms, signaling the beginning of their epic journey.

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Reiji
Reiji
Main
Kokuryu, Sachi
Japanese
Kokuryu, Sachi
Iori, Sei
Iori, Sei
Main
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako
Jyrkiäinen, Aila
Jyrkiäinen, Aila
Supporting
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Hayami, Saori
Iori, Rinko
Iori, Rinko
Supporting
Mitsuishi, Kotono
Japanese
Mitsuishi, Kotono

Staff

Nagasaki, Kenji
Nagasaki, Kenji
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
BACK-ON
BACK-ON
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Hyadain
Hyadain
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement


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)



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Stark700
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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zdude18
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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Ckan
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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baddydan89
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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