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Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project Anime's 2 Parts Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st features original GBF cast, director; 2nd is short film by Masami Obari

The Gundam.info portal site revealed on Thursday that the Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project effort will have two new anime for the Gundam Build Fighters franchise. The site is streaming a promotional video for the two new anime. The video is the same as the previous video for the project from Sunday, but includes the logos of the two new anime at the end.

The first anime is titled Gundam Build Fighters: GM no Gyakushū (GM's Counterattack), and will focus on Sei Iori and the original cast of Gundam Build Fighters in a new story. Kenji Nagasaki, the director of the first Gundam Build Fighters anime, will return for the project. Kenichi Ohnuki is returning as character designer, with Suzuhito Yasuda credited for character design cooperation. Kunio Okawara, Junichi Akutsu, Junya Ishigaki, Kanetake Ebikawa, and Kenji Teraoka are all returning as mechanical designers.

The second anime is titled Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue, and will be a "dream battle" short film featuring various situations and Gunpla. Veteran animator and director Masami Obari, who has himself served as a key animator and mecha animator in both Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try, is directing the short film. Kanetake Ebikawa is credited as mechanical designer, but Bandai's site teases more.

Yousuke Kuroda is writing and overseeing the scripts for both anime.

Bandai also revealed new model kits for the franchise, which include an as-yet unnamed new Gundam debuting in Gundam Build Fighters: GM no Gyakushū, and a GM, both of which are slated for August. Ninpulse Gundam and Chinagguy are slated for July.

Masakazu Ogawa previously teased in a post tagged with Gundam Build Fighters that "one more special chapter" is in the works.

The first Gundam Build Fighters television anime series aired from October 2013 to March 2014. Gundam Build Fighters Try aired from October 2014 to April 2015, and the Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars television special aired in August 2016. Gundam.info streamed both series and the special with English subtitles as they aired in Japan, and Crunchyroll later added the two series streaming. Right Stuf released both on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America last year.

The Twitter account for the series had announced in April 2015 that the franchise would get several OVA projects.

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