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Right Stuf Schedules Gundam Build Fighters on Blu-ray/DVD on August 2

posted on by Egan Loo
With English Animax dub/subtitles

Anime retailer Right Stuf and its Nozomi Entertainment distribution arm revealed on Wednesday that it will release the 2013 Gundam Build Fighters television anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on August 2.

Both the Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases will include the show's 25 episodes with English dubbing and Japanese dubbing with English subtitles. They will also include clean opening sequences, clean ending sequences, battle selection videos, Japanese trailers, and commercials.

Right Stuf describes the anime:

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, Sei Iori, 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 the series in "limited" areas including the United States and Canada as the anime aired in Japan.

Right Stuf and Sunrise previously announced plans to release a number of Gundam series in North America. Right Stuf already released the original Mobile Suit Gundam television anime series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, as well as the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Turn A Gundam television anime series.

Right Stuf and Sunrise also plan to release Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, After War Gundam X, and the Turn A Gundam movie collection.

Thanks to kenno20081 for the news tip

Update: Nozomi Entertainment confirmed that the included dub comes from Animax in Asia. Thanks, Primus

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