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Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE Anime Reveals Cast, Theme Song Artists, October 10 Debut

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Chiaki Kobayashi stars in new series in Gundam Build franchise

The official website for Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, Sunrise's new Gundam Build franchise work, revealed on Sunday that the anime will stream on Sunrise's new "Gundam Channel" YouTube channel starting on October 10 at 8:00 p.m. JST. The website also revealed the show's theme song artists and main cast.

The anime will star:

Spira Spica (Ao-chan Can't Study!, Gundam Build Divers) will perform the show's opening theme song "Re:RISE," and Sudanna YUZU Yully will perform the ending theme song "Magic Time."

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.

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 Obari 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.

Sources: Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE anime's website, MoCa News

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