Forum SettingsEpisode Information
Forums
Poll: Gundam Build Fighters Episode 1 Discussion


Oct 7, 2013 7:37 PM
Offline
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 373
i kept waiting to hear "gundam fight all set ready go" but the cast seems to small, i will give it a few more before i decide to keep watching or drop it.
 
Oct 7, 2013 8:19 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
Roloko said:
How many cours will this have 1 or 2? Or will it be also 49~50 episodes like other Gundam series?


gundam wikia says 12 episodes
 
Oct 7, 2013 8:31 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 89
wakka9ca said:
This is actually better than Gundam Age.


jondoom said:
not having seen AGE, SEED or Double Zeta, I'm not minding that this is a kids show. I'm really interested. It kind of reminds me of Yugioh


Sugoi ne?!
As a Gunpla builder myself, I really love it!

I hope that one day Iori Sei will meet Beginning Gundam



AsherFischell said:
Sei: Mr. Ral, I heard that you used to participate in Gunpla battles.

Ral: I sure did. I still carry my Gunpla around with me, too.

Sei: Awesome! Can I see it?

Ral: Sure thing!

Sei: Huh? It just looks like a regular Zaku to me. . .

Ral: This is no ordinary Zaku, my friend!


There is no way Sei would got wrong between Zaku and Gouf
Haha LoL
Modified by greanseal, Oct 7, 2013 8:37 PM
Kon'nichiwa!
Ogenkidesuka?


For those who play 3DS, please add my Friend Code
0662-3506-8849
 
Oct 7, 2013 8:58 PM
Offline
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 123
Roloko said:
How many cours will this have 1 or 2? Or will it be also 49~50 episodes like other Gundam series?


Unconfirmed. There's a BD box set out that contains 13 episodes, but it says "Blu-Ray Box 1" so I would imagine it's longer than that. Some sites are falsely putting 12/13 but it's completely unknown at this point.
 
Oct 7, 2013 9:07 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 3706
There are people who complain that they didn't get their dark, gritty and mature Gundam, but they're just being delusional. That's never going to happen. There are people who bring Gundam money, and then there are people who bitch about it in the forums. Guess who Sunrise cares about? At best it might happen as an OVA like with Unicorn or something, but do these complainers even know what it is or what the next potential project would be? Most likely they don't. Get a reality check folks.

Anyway, this wasn't too bad for what it is. I feel bad for the broken gunpla, though.
 
Oct 7, 2013 9:28 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1760
I pretty much liked it so far, those models of Gundam were pretty cool though. The fight simulation was also cool. Though getting used to the story, well since it is the first episode and some characters were enjoyable to watch. Well I'll stick into this.

 
Oct 7, 2013 10:06 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 62
I totally can imagine what happened when they planned this series...

Sales A: Our Plamo sales are plummeting, the random mechs we introduced in 00 arn't selling as well as we had hoped.
Sales B: I say its because the designers are running out of juice, its the same old gundams as always, and now we just add random trinkets here and there.
Sales A: Then wouldn't it be better if we just advertised for the gundams that actually is good?
Director: Its decided then, the next show will be a showcase of all the old "classical" gundams, lets also make sure they break so that we can indoctrinate the viewers to breaking them so that they will buy new ones~
 
Oct 7, 2013 11:36 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 4810
I actually enjoyed this, was pretty fun, and the fights were cool.
 
Oct 8, 2013 12:01 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1055
I aint going to lie i know its a kids show but its entertaining. At least the 1st episode better than that shit anime Gundam Age.
 
Oct 8, 2013 2:38 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 691
That was surprisingly good
nice to see that I could see all those gundam in one place
 
Oct 8, 2013 3:51 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 1040
This is the first time I've ever seen any Gundam anime, and I really liked it. It felt really nostalgic for me, like watching Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade as a kid. It seemed sorta childish in that respect, but for some reason I really enjoyed that. Fast paced battles, no complicated storyline, and some cool-looking characters - it all just seems super fun. I could get into this, by which I mean I already did.
 
Oct 8, 2013 5:00 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1522
My guess is that after Age flopped, they are trying something else. This will, most likely, also flop, since Sunrise seems to think that the reason Age flopped was because people don't want serious Gundam shows anymore. I don't know who's in charge on Sunrise right now, but they should really look into what makes some Gundam shows sell, and try and do that.

As for this series, it looks absolutely gorgeous. There's a lot of detail put into the Gundam fights, and seeing so many different Gundams in a singe show is really awesome. Sadly, I can't get behind it, because, well... it's just a game this time. The battles are about as "tense" as other sports show. And this is what this really is: a sports show with Gundams, used a giant toy commercial.
 
Oct 8, 2013 6:50 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 130
Shirubaasouru said:
LOL, so after the Level5-written childish, horribly-directed-action-scenes Gundam Age, we get this?
What is SUNRISE doing?


Just trying to target younger audience again after the big failure with Age.
 
Oct 8, 2013 7:08 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 82
DmonHiro said:
My guess is that after Age flopped, they are trying something else. This will, most likely, also flop, since Sunrise seems to think that the reason Age flopped was because people don't want serious Gundam shows anymore.

From what I know, Age had very low ratings among Japanese kids as they had trouble understanding what war and space colonies were, so they are trying to dumb it down by turning into another game show.

Anyway, this series is average at best in my opinion. Fights were decent and Ramba Ral's cameo was pretty funny, but characters are as dumb as expected, along with idea to use some special "patricles" that make fighting between models possible. Well, it's not surprising given the targeted demographic, but still they could've done so much more. Would rather see another serious show, than this.
 
Oct 8, 2013 8:04 AM
Offline
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 163
DmonHiro said:
My guess is that after Age flopped, they are trying something else. This will, most likely, also flop, since Sunrise seems to think that the reason Age flopped was because people don't want serious Gundam shows anymore. I don't know who's in charge on Sunrise right now, but they should really look into what makes some Gundam shows sell, and try and do that.


From what I heard one of the reasons AGE didn't do good is because Akihiro Hino was new to animations and treat it like a video game. The staff were aware that AGE isn't doing good and did their best to make it good but bad direction brought them down.
In the Memory of Eden, they have a more competent director and writer and actually made it better.

Also WHAT DA FUQ!?
The hell you mean people don't want serious Gundam shows anymore!? We still have god damn a episode of Gundam Unicorn and Gundam Origin which looks more serious than the original first Gundam.

Swiftflash said:
Shirubaasouru said:
LOL, so after the Level5-written childish, horribly-directed-action-scenes Gundam Age, we get this?
What is SUNRISE doing?


Just trying to target younger audience again after the big failure with Age.


You make it sound like they've never made anything for the younger audience before...
Modified by Exblaster, Oct 8, 2013 10:05 AM
 
Oct 8, 2013 8:04 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 11047
My first and only gundam anime.

Pretty good I guess.
 
Oct 8, 2013 9:27 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 8562
Roloko said:
How many cours will this have 1 or 2? Or will it be also 49~50 episodes like other Gundam series?


50-52 episodes. Some cases it can be less than that. Depending on how popular this series will gain in the oncoming weeks.
 
Oct 8, 2013 10:32 AM
Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 710
why does it feel like the red-haired kid is actually another persona of the main character, something like in the movie fight club
 
Oct 8, 2013 10:42 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
kaena said:
why does it feel like the red-haired kid is actually another persona of the main character, something like in the movie fight club


thats the second time someone said that.
that does sound like a interesting plot twist
 
Oct 8, 2013 11:40 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 2484
When you think you've heard about most types of Gundam animes there are, this shows up...
'Everything is impossible until proven possible.' - Me

 
Oct 8, 2013 12:34 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 2932
Liked it a lot. Both Sei and Reiji already seem like way better kid characters than Kyo was and all the little references were great. When Sei actually started talking about the plot of Wing Gundam within the show I was kind of taken aback. I guess in this universe all the Gundam shows really did exist as they do in ours, which is kind of an interesting twist. Also I swear that smug mushroom haircut kid had a Titans button pin (or maybe it was Neo Zeon, I have to go back and look) on his shirt which was a nice touch. Ramba Ral cameo goes without saying.

If the action keeps up like it did in this episode and we start seeing kitbashes and units from other series this is going to be very fun. It's a good time to be an anime fan again this season. It'd also be interesting to see if the can avoid giving the girl a pink mobile suit this time (Qubeley would be acceptable though) but we'll cross that bridge when the time comes as it's unclear if she'd even be interested in competing in the tournament though it seems unlikely she isn't going to join at some point considering she already shows interest in Sei.

Brigandi said:
Kerozinn said:
another gundam kids show. not what im looking for even a gundam fan..


Tony777 said:
As a huge Gundam fan, this is too much of a kids show. Not watching.


are you guys that insecure?


Gundam unfortunately has a fandom sub-group to it that is obsessed with keeping up a tough guy image and are totally intolerant towards anything but the hard gritty military sci-fi world of Universal Century. Personally it's my favorite too since I think it's the most well realized universe and most fleshed out (it's undeniably the latter really due to sheer content), but I've come to appreciate the Gundam concept in general over the years and the production that usually goes into it. Plus just because a show is aimed at a younger audiences doesn't mean it can't be good.

For example Gundam AGE was unpopular in it's final arc do to some really loose and nonsensical writing for Kyo Asuno's motivations and as well as the villains and that's why it has an IMO deservedly poor reputation, not because it was aimed at a younger audience. Some people would try to tell you it's demographic target was the reason, but then they're just not thinking hard enough about the issues that matter and only thinking in terms of their own insecurities and simplistic reasoning.

Anyway Dmonhiro who posted in this thread in particular is one of those people I've come to the conclusion should never be listened too when it comes to opinions and recommendations IMO. Just figure that's worth throwing out there.
Modified by PeacingOut, Oct 8, 2013 12:43 PM
 
Oct 8, 2013 1:58 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
Kaioshin_Sama said:
If the action keeps up like it did in this episode and we start seeing kitbashes and units from other series this is going to be very fun.


kitbashes ftw
http://gundamguy.blogspot.com/2013/10/gundam-breaker-1100-original-gundam.html

because of BF I now have the burning desire to buy a HG Gundam X and do some kitbashes myself
 
Oct 8, 2013 2:06 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 10064
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Anyway Dmonhiro who posted in this thread in particular is one of those people I've come to the conclusion should never be listened too when it comes to opinions and recommendations IMO. Just figure that's worth throwing out there.
Exactly. Let's not listen to the narrow-minded.

I think this show has a brilliant concept for any fan of Gundam. Mobile Suits from all series are now together in one and the possibilities for vs duels just seem endless with so many Mobile Suits to choose from.

I'm giving a huge thumbs up to this show, I absolutely love it!
 
Oct 8, 2013 3:39 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 8562
kaena said:
why does it feel like the red-haired kid is actually another persona of the main character, something like in the movie fight club


Sort of like Yugi/Atem eh.
 
Oct 8, 2013 5:01 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1841
dany565 said:
i'm pist he made the gundam wing look like a piece of shit and i know that its one of my top three right after the FREEDOM


Don't worry there's still "Wing Gundam Fenice" one of the original gunplas introduced in this anime.
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Xxxg-01Wf_Wing_Gundam_Fenice

wakka9ca said:
This is actually better than Gundam Age.

You can definitely say that again.

Brigandi said:
because of BF I now have the burning desire to buy a HG Gundam X and do some kitbashes myself


I Already got both HG Gundam X and X Divider, now I'm just waiting for Double X to get released. :D

-----------------------------
On Topic, Good episode, nice fights and a good introduction of the characters.

Visit this blog That I'm working with my friend
http://randomnessthing.com/
 
Oct 8, 2013 5:15 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
kaimax said:
I Already got both HG Gundam X and X Divider, now I'm just waiting for Double X to get released. :D


niiiiiice
Would've picked DX but i like the X's slimer design and the X Divider i want to get from this one site is sold out. Also thinking of getting the Build Booster because of this.
http://i.imgur.com/TgNOQcV.jpg

also i want to see if i can mount it on the X's back like the Models in these pics
http://i.imgur.com/iqBN1Kl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XnXsFmF.jpg
Modified by Brigandi, Oct 8, 2013 5:36 PM
 
Oct 8, 2013 6:05 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 489
kaimax said:
I Already got both HG Gundam X and X Divider, now I'm just waiting for Double X to get released. :D


I'm also waiting for the HG Double X and the HG Wing Gundam :D and maybe get the Build Strike Gundam too and equip it with the Grand Slam which will look awesome w/ it.

Really good 1st episode I enjoyed it alot the fight scenes were really nice but Wing Gundam getting owned by the Gyan (which looks good in Anime form not in model kit form though :D) was hard to watch.
 
Oct 8, 2013 6:24 PM
Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11
Interesting start. I'm wondering if this is Sunrise's answer to Digimon/Pokemon just with Gundams? I'll have to see, I really loved Gunpla Builders which was just the right mix of ridiculous and sentimental so I'll have to see where this one goes.

This also fulfills my fantasy of a school where people regularly build Gunpla. :)
 
Oct 8, 2013 6:25 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 3706
kimukun23 said:
Really good 1st episode I enjoyed it alot the fight scenes were really nice but Wing Gundam getting owned by the Gyan (which looks good in Anime form not in model kit form though :D) was hard to watch.


This was a lesson on what a real mans mobile suit is like.
 
Oct 8, 2013 6:28 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1537
I enjoyed that more than I thought I would, but that might largely be because of Reiji. He's just that right amount of cool and confused. xD; Fish out of water, always a love.
 
Oct 8, 2013 6:40 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
Sevs said:
Interesting start. I'm wondering if this is Sunrise's answer to Digimon/Pokemon just with Gundams?


http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Plamo-Kyoshiro

kimukun23 said:
and maybe get the Build Strike Gundam too and equip it with the Grand Slam which will look awesome w/ it.


do eeet
 
Oct 8, 2013 7:40 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 644
By the way am i the only one who thinks that Sei's mom is super hot?

Modified by RedgraveGilver, Oct 8, 2013 7:50 PM
 
Oct 8, 2013 9:13 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 1830
I didn't have the highest expectations for this show and it seemed like a blatant commercial, however, the first episode was actually pretty entertaining. The animation was nice, the characters were decent enough, and the soundtrack fit well. I'm excited now about seeing where this goes.
 
Oct 8, 2013 10:01 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 22
Very good episode, loved all the references, specially the fact that nobody remembers Gundam Wing



ALSO THAT RAMBA RAL
Modified by Unripe_Hero, Oct 8, 2013 10:06 PM
 
Oct 9, 2013 12:34 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 464
I came for the eventual Zaku Amazing, stayed for the milf(alternatively came for the milf)
If your going to complain that Yu-Gi-Oh! Mangas are on the top NY times manga best sellers, you must not realize how popular Card games are(as well as the fact that you get a free card).
 
Oct 9, 2013 2:16 AM

Online
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 384
RedgraverSoul said:
By the way am i the only one who thinks that Sei's mom is super hot?



You're not the only one - I also think she is gorgeous ;)
 
Oct 9, 2013 2:47 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 10064
RedgraverSoul said:
By the way am i the only one who thinks that Sei's mom is super hot?

Same here :3
 
Oct 9, 2013 7:37 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 4961
Now this was really entertaining. The fanservice was great. Wing getting owned by a Gyan was delicious. And nice seeing Ramba Ral haha. Hopefully he'll say his "This is no Zaku boy, no Zaku!" line.

Wonder which direction it will go. They seem to have introduced "magic", so it may get a "darker" YGO-like tone later on.

"Your sight, my delight. Will you marry me?"
 
Oct 9, 2013 9:18 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
RedgraverSoul said:
By the way am i the only one who thinks that Sei's mom is super hot?



I'm sure there's a good about of people that thinks she's sexy hot
Heck ever after the first episode, I've saw a sudden boom of pics of her
 
Oct 9, 2013 3:31 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6
Well first episode wasn't terrible but uninspiring. Characters aren't catching my eyes save for Reji and I'm not the biggest fan of a main who has to leech off someone else's skills. Hope fully the action picks up because thats the only good reason to watch this toy commercial really, the story looks like it's gonna be Beyblade with Gundam's basically.

That said the animation of the mecha is nice and I like the Build Strike's main form, looking forward to seeing it's packs. I just hope this doesn't become has horribly formulaic and boring as the last tournament Gundam they tired...
 
Oct 9, 2013 4:27 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1455
Black_Zeik said:
the story looks like it's gonna be Beyblade with Gundam's basically.


more like a 2013 version of this
http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/Plamo-Kyoshiro
 
Oct 10, 2013 5:27 PM
Observer

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5274
kaimax said:

wakka9ca said:
This is actually better than Gundam Age.

You can definitely say that again.

This episode itself was more fun than all 49 episodes of Gundam Age.

There. I said it.
bla bla bla
The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
Niko-kun said:
On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
 
Oct 11, 2013 6:57 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3027
Just as good as the OVA! That OST!! And the fights were pretty enjoyable, really liking it so far.
I didn't want to see Wing getting owned like that D:
Hopefully we get to see Exia or Gundam 00 later!

And Sei's mom is hot! <33
So what if its a kids show? Its already better than AGE and has great battles, i love it!
Modified by Aozure, Oct 11, 2013 7:06 AM
 
Oct 12, 2013 1:57 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
As a Gundam Fan I came in with low expectation after Gundam Age. However, that changed as I saw some nostalgia in it along with some beautifully animated Gundams such as the GP01FB and GP02 and Exia, etc, etc. Loved the Cameo of Ramba Ral. I enjoyed the episode as a kid and as an adult. Just hoping to see Exia in action and osme other 00 Suits along with some RX-79 Ground Gundam (Personally if this game existed I would piloting the RX-79 Ground Gundam for a LONG time especially in Team Ground Battles!) Another thing that brought a smile to my face was a Dijeh completely wrecking Freedom. (Seriously that suit is over-rated to the highest level...)

Damn good Kid show overall!

Sei's mom is one hell of a MILF! <3
"Lead thy life as thou seest fit." - Hawkeye Gough
"Surrender your future." - Ramlethal Valentine
"People die when they are killed." - Emiya Shirou
 
Oct 12, 2013 6:10 AM

Online
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 7018
I'm tempted to watch this show for the milf. Not gonna lie.
 
Oct 12, 2013 6:49 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 782
a Plawres Sanshirou remake in gundam theme WoW (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

if you know Plawres Sanshirou you me new best friend ♡

1- haters you hurt you self missing the Plawres Sanshirou remake i mean gundam anime, so i don't care it you lost

i love the Story it not to comblix but for what it is it good be the very best, Like no one ever was.
To Build them is his real test

Art is great even out side the battels and thy take these anime seriously no half ass budget

Character all good even the bully and i love the mom, the mom is hot ಠ‿ಠ
Reiji is the big character here , he kind of kamina (TTGL) i think he is like yami from yugioh to help Sei be a beter gamer

over all these anime great but there a big chance it will turn bad if they ruin it
i gave Plawres Sanshirou 2 i mean Gundam Build Fighters 9/10

by the way there will be to many shiping for Reiji X Sei in all fanfiction sites
Modified by almozayaf, Oct 12, 2013 7:01 AM
 
Oct 12, 2013 8:04 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2683
OMG. What happened to my Gundam? :( I miss the fights. I miss the space battles. They turned the Gundam into this.. a game. a Battle. not like the other gundam like the Gundam SEED or the Gundam OO.

This one is different. Even though, I like it a little bit, I'm still disappointed. Ugh!
I'm still watching it though :D
 
Oct 12, 2013 10:33 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 3936
Hm, didn't seem all that bad, but it's kind of because the main character isn't bad.

Nice OSTs.

 
Oct 13, 2013 7:50 AM
Observer

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5274
Arcling said:
DmonHiro said:
My guess is that after Age flopped, they are trying something else. This will, most likely, also flop, since Sunrise seems to think that the reason Age flopped was because people don't want serious Gundam shows anymore.

From what I know, Age had very low ratings among Japanese kids as they had trouble understanding what war and space colonies were, so they are trying to dumb it down by turning into another game show.

Anyway, this series is average at best in my opinion. Fights were decent and Ramba Ral's cameo was pretty funny, but characters are as dumb as expected, along with idea to use some special "patricles" that make fighting between models possible. Well, it's not surprising given the targeted demographic, but still they could've done so much more. Would rather see another serious show, than this.


If that other "serious" show is Gundam AGE, I would gladly choose this over that in any day.

The problem with Gundam AGE is not that it's "hard" to understand for kids. The problem with it is that it is stuck in a really bad transition phase between a children series while attempting to be serious with a very bad writing. This resulted in a series that didn't have a clearly defined identify of its own. At the end, it did not appeal to the children, nor did appeal to the adults. Also, you have to admit: the story really sucked hard regardless if it's a kids show or not. A kids show can have a really good story too but AGE does not fall into that category. Look at the OVA, it's much much better than the main series. That's how AGE should have been.

Also, mecha design in AGE was absolutely horrible. Not the worst I have seen but way down there. I would not want to build ANY gunpla from AGE.

Let's not transform this into a Gundam AGE bashing thread but everyone, including me, can't help but compare them. And so far, G Build Fighter has the upper hand in my book.
bla bla bla
The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
Niko-kun said:
On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
 
Oct 13, 2013 4:50 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 1046
LOL the Hot Shounen Mom trope is inescapable.

After the embarrassment that was AGE, this wasn't so bad. At least its not trying to be something it isn't. I'm enjoying it right now, though Sei seems too beta to be a main character.

Hopefully I won't have to see that moptop again though, because that guy was annoying as shit. "Hey I'm just going to keep kicking your ass until you become my partner!" <--- Who does that even work for? :P
Jumping in Headfirst - I hear reading it causes immortality. Warning. Reading may not actually cause immortality.
 
Top
Pages (3) « 1 [2] 3 »