The current series in the franchise is Gundam Build Divers Re: Rise, which is building off the 2018 Divers series, arrived with an October 10th, 2019 debut in Japan. With a second season that arrived in Japan with an April 9th, 2020 debut on the official Gundam YouTube channel, the series was tagged by the COVID-19 pandemic with a production shutdown causing episodes to be delayed. Episodes aired through May 7th, which ended with episode 18, and now the official site has revealed that it’ll return with episode 19 on July 9th, 2020. Everything remains the same as it was prior to the shutdown.
Crunchyroll previously announced their acquisition of the series for the season. The streaming service has set a same-day release at 7:00 am ET for their members. Availability for viewers is set to those in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
The series sees Shinya Watada directing it based on the scripts by Yasuyuki Muto. Shuri Toida is adapting Kazuhiro Hara’s original designs with Sunrise Beyond handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Chiaki Kobayashi as Hiroto, Masaaki Mizunaka as Kazami, Mai Fuchigami as May, Mayu Minami as Parviz, Ai Kakuma as Freddie, Inori Minase as Eve, and Shion Wakayama as Hinata Mukai.
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Plot Concept: 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!