Gundam Build Fighters

Gundam Build Fighters
Gundam Build Fighters DVD.jpg
DVD cover art of the first volume
ガンダムビルドファイターズ
(Gandamu Birudo Faitāzu)
Anime television series
Directed byKenji Nagasaki
Produced byMasakazu Ogawa
Makoto Shiraishi (TV Tokyo)
Written byYōsuke Kuroda
Music byYuki Hayashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Original networkTXN (TV Tokyo), AT-X, BS11
Original run October 7, 2013 March 31, 2014
Episodes25
Manga
Gundam Build Fighters Amazing
Written byTomohiro Chiba
Illustrated byKiyoshi Konoyo
Published byKadokawa Shoten
MagazineGundam Ace
DemographicShōnen
Original runSeptember 2013 – present
Light novel
Gundam Build Fighters Honoo
Published byHobby Japan
MagazineHobby Japan
DemographicSeinen
Original runDecember 2013November 2014
Light novel
Gundam Build Fighters Document
Written byTomohiro Chiba
Published byASCII Media Works
MagazineDengeki Hobby Magazine
DemographicSeinen
Original runSeptember 2013August 2014
Original net animation
Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue
Directed byMasami Ōbari
Written byYōsuke Kuroda
Music byYuki Hayashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Released August 4, 2017 December 8, 2017
Runtime11 minutes
Episodes5
Original net animation
Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack
Directed byKenji Nagasaki
Written byYōsuke Kuroda
Music byYuki Hayashi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
ReleasedAugust 25, 2017
Runtime32 minutes

Gundam Build Fighters (ガンダムビルドファイターズ, Gandamu Birudo Faitāzu) is a 2013 Japanese science fiction anime television series based on Sunrise's long-running Gundam franchise. The series is directed by Kenji Nagasaki of No. 6 and written by Yōsuke Kuroda of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Character designs were done by both Kenichi Ohnuki and Suzuhito Yasuda. The series was first unveiled under the name "1/144 Gundam Mobile" project by Sunrise,[1] before its official announcement. In contrast to other Gundam series, Gundam Build Fighters focuses on the Gundam model (Gunpla) aspect of the franchise.[2]

The series was officially unveiled by Bandai on July 2, 2013, during the series's live press conference as part of Gundam's 35th Anniversary in 2014. It premiered on TXN stations in Japan[3] and on YouTube in limited international markets on October 7, 2013.[4] One Manga adaptation and two photonovels were also announced by Sunrise, and currently running on Gundam Ace (Gundam Build Fighters Amazing), Hobby Japan (Gundam Build Fighters Honno), and Dengeki Hobby Magazine (Gundam Build Fighter Document) magazines.

Gundam Build Fighters is followed by the 2014 sequel Gundam Build Fighters Try. A sequel ONA titled Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack (ガンダムビルドファイターズ GMの逆襲, Gandamu Birudo Faitāzu GM no Gyakushū), which takes place between Build Fighters and Build Fighters Try, was released on August 25, 2017.[5][6][7]

  1. ^ "New "1/144 Gundam" Launch Video to Be Revealed on July 2". Anime News Network. 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ Ohara, Atsushi (2013-12-03). "'Gundam' series focuses on model kits, not robot war machines". The Asahi Shimbun. Archived from the original on 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  3. ^ "TVアニメ最新作「ガンダムビルドファイターズ」テレビ東京系列にて10月より放映開始!". Gundam.Info. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  4. ^ "Gundam Build Fighters to Be Streamed with English Subs in Limited Areas". Anime News Network. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  5. ^ "Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack / Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue". Gundam.info. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  6. ^ "ガンダムビルドファイターズ:新作「GMの逆襲」が制作決定 イオリ・セイ再び". Mantan Web. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2017-08-03.
  7. ^ "Gundam Build Fighter's "GM's Counterattack" & "Battlogue" Streaming in August!". Gundam.info. 2017-07-21. Retrieved 2017-08-03.