Crunchyroll Adds Gundam Build Divers Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it has added Gundam Build Divers, the new television anime series in the Gundam Build Fighters franchise, to its simulcast lineup. The first episode will launch on Tuesday at 6:00 a.m. EDT. Crunchyroll will stream the series for users worldwide except in Asia.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
Gunpla Battle Nexus Online (GBN) is a new network game that lets people enjoy a variety of missions using Gunpla in a virtual cyberspace dimension. Middle-school students Riku Mikami and Yukio Hidaka recruit their classmate Momoka Yashiro and dive together into this vast world. Becoming "Divers," or inhabitants of GBN, they meet a mysterious girl named Sarah who has an amazing sensitivity to Gunpla. They begin playing alongside her, but...
Through many encounters and experiences, Riku and his friends will build not only Gunpla, but their own adventures as well!
The Gundam.info portal site previously revealed that the anime will premiere on April 3 with a "worldwide release" this spring.
The cast includes:
- Yūsuke Kobayashi as Riku Mikami (Diver Name: Riku)
- Natsumi Fujiwara as Yukio Hidaka (Diver Name: Yukki)
- Nene Hieda as Momoka Yashiro (Diver Name: Momo)
- Haruka Terui as Sarah
- Jun Kasama as Kyōya Kujō
- Sho Hayami as Rommel
The staff includes:
- Planning: Sunrise
- Director: Shinya Watada
- Original Work: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Series Composition: Noboru Kimura
- Original Character Designs: Hiro Harakazu
- Character Designs: Shuri Toida
- Mechanical Designs: Kunio Okawara, Kanetake Ebikawa, Junichi Akutsu, Junya Ishigaki, Ippei Gyōbu, Kenji Teraoka, Shinya Terashima, Takayuki Yanase, Naohiro Washio
- Action Director: Masami Obari
- Chief Mecha Animators: Shinya Kusumegi, Sakiko Uda
- Art: Studio Naya
- Music: Hideakira Kimura
- Planning Cooperation: Bandai Hobby Division
- Production Cooperation: ADK
- Production: TV Tokyo, Sunrise, Sotsu
SKY-HI performs the opening theme song "Diver's High," and Iris performs the ending theme song "Ashita e" (Towards Tomorrow).
Source: Crunchyroll (Joseph Luster)