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Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack Anime's Promo Video Streamed (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime debuts streaming on Thursday

The official YouTube channel for the Gundam.info website began streaming a promotional video for the Gundam Build Fighters: GM no Gyakushū (GM's Counterattack) anime on Thursday. The video features BACK-ON's opening theme song "Carry on." The website will begin streaming the anime on Thursday, August 24 at 11:00 p.m. EDT.

The story will focus on Sei Iori and the original cast of Gundam Build Fighters in a new story. Gundam.info describes the anime:

The day before the ceremony marking the completion of the Yajima Stadium, Nils Nielsen invites Sei Iori, Meijin Kawaguchi, and others to an exhibition battle using the new large-scale battle system he has designed. Now that they are all reunited, Sei attempts to show off the Build Strike Cosmos that he has upgraded for the exhibition, but then he notices something missing... Meanwhile, somebody takes control of the stadium's systems, sealing Sei and the others inside. Before them appears a mysterious group, which has come to challenge them to Gunpla Battle.

Kenji Nagasaki, the director of the first Gundam Build Fighters anime, is returning 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 Teraokaare all returning as mechanical designers. Yousuke Kuroda is writing the scripts.

Gundam Build Fighters: GM no Gyakushū is one of two anime comprising the Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project project. The other anime is titled Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue, and the first episode premiered earlier this month. The short film series features "dream battles" with various situations and Gunpla. Veteran animator and director Masami Ōbari, who has himself served as a key animator and mecha animator in both Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try, directed the short film. Kuroda wrote the srcipt. Kunio Okawara, Kanitake Ebikawa, and Takayuki Yanase are credited with mechanical design. FAKY performed the ending theme song "Chase Me."

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.

Update: The episode is now available with English subtitles:

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