Gundam Build Diver Rize Manga Launches in November
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Kadokawa's Gundam Ace magazine revealed on Saturday that the Gundam Build franchise will have a new manga titled Gundam Build Diver Rize that will launch in the magazine's next issue on November 26. The magazine notes that the manga will have the same creative team as the previous Gundam Build Divers Break (seen right) manga, which was composed of Ryōji Sekinishi for the scenario, Kazuhiro Hara for character designs, Takayuki Yanase and Kanetake Ebigawa on mecha designs, and Gensui Shiitake as the artist.
The new manga will bet set in the same timeline as the new Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE anime, with the same in-universe "Gunpla Battle Nexus Online" version.
Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE began streaming on Sunrise's new "Gundam Channel" YouTube channel on October 10, and it also premiered on television in Japan on BS11 on October 12. Crunchyroll is streaming 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.
Source: Gundam Ace December issue