Gundam Build Fighters TV Anime to Premiere this October !! Info from AnimeNewsNetwork & Gundam.Info
Gundam Build Fighters tells the story of new battles fought by some of Gundam fans’ favorite mobile suits, while letting new fans’ taste for Gunpla carry them into enjoyment of a TV series. The series will be directed by Kenji Nagasaki, assistant director of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 TV series and movie, and written by Gundam 00 screenwriter Yosuke Kuroda. Character designs have been created by Kenichi Ohnuki, an art director for Gundam SEED and later TV series, with assistance from Suzuhito Yasuda. The star-studded mechanical design lineup includes Kunio Okawara. Junichi Akutsu, Junya Ishigaki, Kanetake Ebikawa, and Kenji Teraoka.
The series will feature not only new mecha designs, but also customized designs from previous Gundam projects such as Build Strike Gundam (Gundam Seed), Zaku Amazing (first Gundam), Wing Gundam Fenice (Gundam W), and Gundam X Maō (Gundam X). The anime will tie into an HG Build Fighters model kit line that encourages customization with the accompanying HG Build Custom line of accessories.
The near future.
Years after the huge “Gunpla”-plastic models based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam-boom of the 1980s.
A second Gunpla boom is taking the world by storm, fueled by the revolutionary new ability to pilot your own Gunpla creations in “Gunpla Battles”. These incredibly-popular Battles culminate in a yearly global tournament.
Our hero Sei Iori, is a young Gunpla builder who dreams of someday making it to the world champonships. An only child whose family owns a model shop, his talent is well-honed, but his weak piloting abilities have led to a series of first-round losses.
Then, one day, he meets a boy named Reiji whose piloting skills are incredible. Together as a team, they take on the world!
Sei, the Gunpla Builder.
Reiji, the Gunpla Fighter.
Sei builds, Reiji fights.
Together, they’re the Build Fighters!
Their dream is to make it to the Gunpla Battle World Championship…
The story is set in the soon future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become very popular worldwide in the “Second GunPla Boom.” Sei Iori (above), is a first-year middle-school student and the son to a model shop owner, he is talented with building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a boy named Reiji (below) who happens to be a very accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships. Sei’s customized GunPla is the Build Strike Gundam (above).
Other characters include Tatsuya Yūki (below), he is the model club president at Sei’s school. He is skilled at both GunPla building and GunPla Battles, and he already placed in the last GunPla Battle world championships. His nickname is the “Crimson Comet,” and his GunPla of choice is the Zaku Amazing.
China Kōsaka (below) is also a first-year student at Sei’s academy and a member of both the class council and the art club. Her family runs a restaurant “Kōsaka”
In addition to the model lines that will be released, the digital card game Gundam Try Age will add Gundam Build Fighters via a Build MS 3-Dan update in Japanese arcades that will be coming this fall. The Gundam Breaker game for PlayStation 3 will also tie into the concept of customizable mobile suits which will be great!
Info via AnimeNewsNetwork, Gundam.Info