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New Gundam Build Fighters Series Is Fall TV Anime

posted on 2014-06-11 21:15 EDT
Teaser art previews silhouetted mecha, website teases new characters

The official website for the Gundam Build Fighters anime announced on Thursday that the new series is a television anime premiering this fall. The website notes that the teaser illustration has silhouettes for unidentified mecha (including one super-deformed one), and indicates that there will be new characters. The website had announced in May that there is a new series in the works, but did not specify the medium or release.

The story is set in the near future when Gunpla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the "Second Gunpla Boom." Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building Gunpla, but inexperienced in the Gunpla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the Gunpla Battle world championships.

The Gundam Build Fighters anime premiered last October, and Sunrise streamed the first series in the United States and Canada as it aired in Japan.

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise, TV Tokyo


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