News Kazumi Togashi, Yui Makino Lead Gundam Build Fighters Try TV Anime's Cast
posted on 2014-07-17 09:30 EDT
The official website for the Gundam Build Fighters anime series unveiled the series title, cast, staff, and key visual on Thursday. The series, titled Gundam Build Fighters Try will premiere on Japanese television station TV Tokyo and its related channels in October.
The cast will star:
Kazumi Togashi as Sekai Kamiki, a boy who is a second-year student at Seiho Academy's middle school section, and an expert at using the Dimension Supreme Ruler Fist. After meeting Fumina Hoshino, he learns about the existence of Gunpla, and begins to gain interest and enjoy it.
Yūma Uchida as Yūma Yūsaka, the blood-related younger brother of China Kōsaka and a second-year student at Seiho Academy's middle school section. He is such a young genius builder that he has already won a model-building tournament, as well as a an artistic Gunpla contest.
Yui Makino as Fumina Hoshino, a third-year student at Seiho Academy's middle school section, and the president of the Gunpla Battle Club. She loves Gunpla from the bottom of her heart, and begins rushing around to collect members in order to participate in the middle school section of the national tournament.
Voice actress Aya Endo (Neo Angelique Abyss, Macross Frontier) will also be part of the cast as Mirai Kamiki.
Shinya Watada will direct the anime at Sunrise from Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino's original work, and Yosuke Kuroda will handle series composition. Kenichi Onuki is designing the characters with assistance from illustrator Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!, Kamisama Kazoku, Yozakura Quartet), while Yuki Hayashi and Asami Tachibana are composing the anime's music.
The remainder of the staff is as follows:
Mechanic Design: Kunio Okawara, Junya Ishigaki, Susumu Imaishi, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, Shinya Terashima, Naoki
Planning Assistance: Bandai Hobby Products Department
Production Assistance: ADK
Production: TV Tokyo, Sunrise, Sotsu
The story takes place seven years after Sei Iori and Reiji won the seventh Gunpla Battle World Tournament. Since then, the rules of Gunpla have been renewed, and the popularity of the sport becomes even more popular. However, one academy is left behind in this change, and that was Seiho Academy, which Sei Iori once attended. The only member of the Gunpla Battle club remaining is Fumina Hoshino, and her alone. In the state the club is in, she is not even able to participate in the preliminaries for Japan's national Gunpla tournament.
In front of her, a single transfer student named Sekai Kamiki appears, a boy who has been training with his master in martial arts. Along with him and the young Gunpla builder Yūma Yūsaka, Fumina forms a new team.
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
Thanks to Renee for the news tip.
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