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Crunchyroll Adds Gundam Build Fighters, More Dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh!

posted on 2017-03-22 22:00 EDT
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal streamed

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it has added Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try to its catalog. The episodes are available worldwide outside of Asia.

In addition, Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it has added the English dubs of both Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to its catalog. The streams are available in the United States.

Crunchyroll describes Gundam Build Fighters:

The time is the near future. Years have passed since the 1980s, when "Gunpla"--plastic models based on the "Mobile Suit Gundam" animation--created a huge boom.

Now, a new wave is sweeping the world, in what could be called a second Gunpla boom. Its popularity is driven by "Gunpla Battle," in which assembled Gunpla can be controlled and made to fight. With the introduction of this revolutionary Battle System, its popularity has expanded to the point that a Gunpla Battle World Tournament is held each year.

The main character of the story, Iori Sei, is a young Gunpla builder who loves Gunpla and dreams of entering the Gunpla Battle World Tournament. As the only heir to a hobby shop, he has high Gunpla building abilities, but he doesn't know how to control them in battle and is continually defeated in the opening rounds of tournaments. When he meets Reiji, a mysterious boy with superb Gunpla control skills, they team up to take on the World Tournament.

Sei, the Gunpla builder. Reiji, the Gunpla fighter. Sei builds, and Reiji battles. They're the Build Fighters everyone is talking about!

Their goal is to enter the Gunpla Battle World Tournament--and win!

The Gundam.info website streamed both Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try in some territories, including the United States and Canada. Right Stuf released both Blu-ray Disc and DVD with the English dub and the Japanese dub with English subtitles.

Crunchyroll describes Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's:

Welcome to New Domino City! Once the playground to legendary duelist Yugi Muto, this sprawling metropolis has since been transformed into a futuristic society where dueling has kicked into overdrive. With recent technological advancements made by KaibaCorp, dueling has undergone a metamorphosis that has revolutionized the makeup and pace of the game! It's now a heart-pounding, adrenaline-filled and fuel injected competition where duelists ride supercharged hyper cycles called Duel Runners and battle it out in hi-octane contests called “Turbo Duels.”

Crunchyroll began streaming the show with Japanese subtitles in February 2015.

Crunchyroll describes Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal:

When aspiring duelist Yuma meets Astral, a mysterious visitor from another universe, it seems like destiny. Yuma needs Astral to teach him how to duel, and Astral needs Yuma to help him regain his memories! They would be dueling's greatest tag team…. except they don't get along! This dueling duo better get their act together quickly because ZEXAL is a whole new duel with greater challenges than ever before! Fantastic new monsters! Powerful new cards! Augmented reality-powered duel technology! Together, it takes dueling to the next level!

Crunchyroll has been streaming the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, but in territories outside the United States, Asia, and Italian-speaking countries.


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