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Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Anime's Video Reveals Staff, Characters, October Streaming

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime debuts in new Gundam Channel on YouTube in October; story set 2 years after previous anime

Sunrise announced on Wednesday that Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, the new Gundam Build franchise work, will start streaming on Sunrise's new "Gundam Channel" YouTube channel in October. The anime's official website revealed a new promotional video, visual, staff, and characters for the anime.

The anime is set two years after the story of Gundam Build Divers, with a new version of the "Gunpla Battle Nexus Online" (GBN) game, and new Divers: Hiroto, a lone Diver who plays like a mercenary; Kazami, a wanderer who goes between parties; May, a mysterious solo Diver who participates in Gunpla Battles all day; and Parviz, a beginner Diver who has an introverted attitude but desires co-op play. While all four live solitary existences, they are brought together by circumstance to form a team in an experience that goes beyond GBN.

The new series was previously revealed as a television anime series. Sunrise did not announce if the anime will still have a television broadcast.

Shinya Watada returns from Gundam Build Divers to direct the new anime at Sunrise Beyond. Yasuyuki Mutō (Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is in charge of the series scripts. Kazuhiro Hara (Log Horizon) is drawing the original character designs, and Shuri Toida (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans episode animation director) is designing the characters for animation. Masami Ōbari returns from previous Gundam Build anime as action director, while Shinya Kusumegi and Sakiko Uda are chief mecha animators.. Kunio Okawara, Kanetake Ebikawa, Junya Ishigaki, Ippei Gyōbu, Humikane Shimada, Kenji Teraoka, Shinya Terashima, and Takayuki Yanase are the mechanical designers. Studio Naya is in charge of the background art. Hideakira Kimura is composing the music. Bandai Spirits is credited for planning cooperation, and ADK is credited for production cooperation.

The characters in the anime include (Note: Some characters are specified with a real name and/or a "diver name," and some are specified with neither. This is reflected in the labeling of the names below.):

Diver Name: Hiroto (left), Real Name: Hiroto Kuga

Diver Name: Kazami

Diver Name: May

Diver Name: Parviz


The mobile suits in the anime include:

Earthree Gundam

Core Gundam (design based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam)

Marsfour Gundam

Veetwo Gundam

Gundam Justice Knight

Wodom Pod (design based on the JMA-0530 Walking Dome "WaDom" from Turn A Gundam)

Valkylander Mode of Gundragon

Gundam Seltsam (based on the MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III)

The previous anime in the Gundam Build franchise, Gundam Build Divers, premiered in April 2018, and Crunchyroll and Gundam.info both streamed the series. Funimation then added the anime to its FunimationNow streaming service in March. The series is available with English subtitles and an English dub.

Gundam.info 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!

Sunrise and Right Stuf released two of the previous Gundam Build series, Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try, on home video with English dubs.

The Gundam Build Fighters: GM no Gyakushū (GM's Counterattack) film focuses on Sei Iori and the original cast of Gundam Build Fighters in a new story. The film opened in Japan in August 2017. The five-episode Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue short net anime series also premiered in August 2017. Both projects were part of an overall Gundam Build _Extra Battle project.

Sources: Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE anime's website, Gundam.info

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