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New TV Anime 'Gundam Build Divers' Announced

by tsubasalover
Feb 2, 2018 1:06 AM | 62 Comments
The Gundam Build Next Battle Project press conference held on Friday has announced a new TV series titled Gundam Build Divers. The new battle system for the new series that will go online called Gunpla Battle Nexus Online (GBN). The anime is slated for Spring 2018 via TV Tokyo, and its channel system and is planned to broadcast for more than one cours. A PV and a 13-minute prologue episode have been streamed via the press conference and are currently available on YouTube.

Staff
Director: Shinya Watada (the Gundam Build Fighters Try series)
Series Composition: Noboru Kimura (Kokkoku)
Original Character Design: Kazuhiro Hara (Log Horizon)
Character Design: Juri Toida (the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans series character animation director)
Mechanical Design: Kunio Okawara (the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series), Kanetake Ebikawa (the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans series), Junya Ishigaki (the Mobile Suit Gundam AGE series), Ippei Gyobu (Gundam: G no Reconguista), Kenji Teraoka (the Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans series), Shinya Terashima (Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars), Takayuki Yanase (Mazinger Z Movie: Infinity), Naohiro Washio (the Kakumeiki Valvrave series)
Action Design: Masami Oobari (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE opening director)
Chief Mecha Design: Shinya Kusumegi (the Gundam series animation director), Sakiko Uda (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans animation director)
Art Studio: Studio Naya
Music: Hideakira Kimura (Lance N' Masques)
Plan: Bandai Hobby
Cooperative Production: ADK
Studio: Sunrise
Production: TV Tokyo, Sotsu

Cast
Riku Mikami: Yuusuke Kobayashi (Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens)
Yukio Hidaka: Natsumi Fujiwara (Black Clover: Jump Festa 2016 Special)
Momo: Nene Hieda (Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate-hen)
Sarah: Haruka Terui (the Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru series)
Kyouya Kujou: Jun Kasama (The iDOLM@STER SideM)
Ronman: Show Hayami (Trigun)

The series began with Gundam Build Fighters, which its first season was broadcast on Fall 2013 for a total of 25 episodes. It has also received six ONA episodes, which includes one GM no Gyakushuu episode and five Battlogue episodes in 2017.

PV

Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Official site: http://gundam-bd.net/
Official Twitter: @gundambd

Source: Comic Natalie

Gundam Build Divers and Gundam Build Divers Prologue on MAL

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Nachtwandler_21 said:
I just don't get the logic behind this. GBF S1 was way better than Try and sold more on disks. I doubt Try was more successful in general. So why instead of asking S1 staff to make a new anime they asked S2 staff for it and made it even more "for kids"?


Because the series was profitable to the committee to get a green-lit and they wanted more. When something gets a sequel it's for that motive.

Aug 25, 2018 11:57 PM by caio_brb

The anime will air on Tuesdays 5:55 p.m. starting TV Tokyo and related channels, followed by BS11 starting April 3.
OP: "Diver's High" by SKY-HI (Mitsuhiro Hidaka from AAA)
ED: "Asu e (明日へ)" by Iris

First ep. pre-screening event (w. experiencing Gumpla) on March 30.
http://otakomu.jp/archives/685644.html

Feb 28, 2018 7:43 AM by tsubasalover

lord23 said:
SaltyShoebill said:

IBO was my last straw

Man I miss Build Fighters (Try was meh), SEED (original only, Destiny is flawed but still decent), 00 and Unicorn.I loved these than most recent gundam shows
so in other words you love shit Gundam anime with Generic preachy Gundam Protagonist ? also IBO was amazing was the brutal bloody Mech action to much for you ? or was Mikazuki's action not your standard of "Goody Good" gundam protagonist ?


Excuse me? You're just stirring shit then. You looked like 24/7 base dwelling neckbeard elitist (Elishit) then. Even casuals are better than you.
I love how you call non-IBO fans kid, shitty or whatever. Actually you're no different with most elitists there.
Then enjoy your trash then. Nobody and everyone never give a shit about your favourites. LMFAO.

Get lost then.

Feb 7, 2018 9:35 AM by SaltyShoebill

DatRandomDude said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
I just don't get the logic behind this. GBF S1 was way better than Try and sold more on disks. I doubt Try was more successful in general. So why instead of asking S1 staff to make a new anime they asked S2 staff for it and made it even more "for kids"?
Because the director is working on My Hero Academia pretty much all the time now and i guess they dont want to wait for him.


I know it, but still. It is a strange decigion. They could have hire a different staff or at least make a new season closer to the first one.

Feb 5, 2018 9:25 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Nachtwandler_21 said:
I just don't get the logic behind this. GBF S1 was way better than Try and sold more on disks. I doubt Try was more successful in general. So why instead of asking S1 staff to make a new anime they asked S2 staff for it and made it even more "for kids"?
Because the director is working on My Hero Academia pretty much all the time now and i guess they dont want to wait for him.

Feb 5, 2018 2:13 PM by DatRandomDude

@lord23
also IBO was amazing was the brutal bloody Mech action

Yeah, all war orphans and brutal medical experiment subjects are Gary Stus and really nice guys...so gritty and realistic.

Feb 5, 2018 1:35 PM by megaload

SaltyShoebill said:

IBO was my last straw

Man I miss Build Fighters (Try was meh), SEED (original only, Destiny is flawed but still decent), 00 and Unicorn.I loved these than most recent gundam shows
so in other words you love shit Gundam anime with Generic preachy Gundam Protagonist ? also IBO was amazing was the brutal bloody Mech action to much for you ? or was Mikazuki's action not your standard of "Goody Good" gundam protagonist ?

Feb 5, 2018 4:24 AM by lord23

Man I just have lost my faith to Sunrise when it comes with Gundam series since AGE
IBO was my last straw

Man I miss Build Fighters (Try was meh), SEED (original only, Destiny is flawed but still decent), 00 and Unicorn.I loved these than most recent gundam shows

Feb 4, 2018 5:32 AM by SaltyShoebill

Swagernator said:
There was a time when Gundam was serious anime, now it's just pokemon.

We're just coming off IBO so Gundam still gets serious shows.

Feb 3, 2018 4:49 PM by stone616

Dream_END said:
As someone who watches Gundam since Wing, i just wish that they stop making gundam into some sort of kids show.


Gundam has stuff targeted towards different age groups for decades...

Whats with people saying that Gundam is turning into a fucking kids show? We have IBO with child soldiers, Thunderbolt, and Origin where we have where we have people dying horribly.

Also...

lord23 said:
[https://youtu.be/VRzUatPVZzs?t=411

TOTALLY FOR KIDS RIGHT ?!! SO KID FRIENDLY

Feb 3, 2018 1:47 PM by Exblaster

I just don't get the logic behind this. GBF S1 was way better than Try and sold more on disks. I doubt Try was more successful in general. So why instead of asking S1 staff to make a new anime they asked S2 staff for it and made it even more "for kids"?

Feb 3, 2018 12:17 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Slyver said:
wake me up when good gundam series comes back


THIS

Give us a decent one or i prefer even remasterised one with the new GX

When i think of Gundam UC, Gundam Origins, G00 and seeing Gundam build series in comparaison tho ...

Sigh again.

Feb 3, 2018 11:54 AM by Red_Devil

@mar1217
forgot about Iron Blooded Orphans

I am trying to forget it. Anime too desperate to be liked by teen edge lords. More of a melodrama that action or military drama. Typical Mari Okada script.

At least first season were I dropped it.

Feb 3, 2018 5:29 AM by megaload

Woah, It looks like people actually forgot about Iron Blooded Orphans even though it's the most recent "mainstream" Gundam series out ...

And the first season of Build Fighters is pretty awesome.

Feb 3, 2018 5:12 AM by mar1217

That's a pretty neat team battle in the prologue.
I loved GBF, and even though Try wasn't quite on par (to say the least), I quite enjoyed it too, so I'm intrigued to see what this new anime has to offer.

Feb 3, 2018 12:00 AM by Aimeecchi

isekai said:
never seen the first 2 gundam build anime but im gonna see this 3rd one since its a standalone story too from what i can see
You should at least watch the first one, pretty solid stuff.

Feb 2, 2018 11:26 PM by Cabron

Is that a white ferret in a gundam show!?? And nekomimi. Lacking the obligatory maskedman tho.
Cute designs, might watch.

Feb 2, 2018 10:10 PM by gophercg

As someone who watches Gundam since Wing, i just wish that they stop making gundam into some sort of kids show. 2 series wasnt enough? GBF was okay but Try... Try is just so bad, it just a full of cringefest filled with a story that would seem to belong in a fanfiction that was created by a 12 years old
From here now on i just wished that this one is as decent as GBF and did not try to follow the direction Try heading

Feb 2, 2018 9:35 PM by Dream_END

ahneeme said:
Dizzee said:
Why is Gundam a kid show now? Looking at old school stuff it was pretty mature.

have you ever seen stuff like Gundam ZZ all the way through? it's one of the most immature anime entries of all the Gundam universes
that goes for any other idiot that thinks old Gundam = mature and New Gundam = kids
I don't think some of the people here has actually seen a Gundam anime or else they would have known about shows like 00 ,seed, IBO or any o the new UC stuff like Thunderbolt.

Feb 2, 2018 6:04 PM by lord23

>hideakira kimura
rip

Feb 2, 2018 5:56 PM by YuriCream