The Gundam Build property has been running for quite a few years now with no signs of slowing down and some new distribution is being set up for one of the properties. Anime Limited announced in May 2023 plans to bring out the original series on Blu-ray and it looks like they’re going to do it as a collector’s edition when they do solicit it.
Now, they’ve set a September 18th, 2023 release for the set that will be in Japanese with English subtitles and spread across two discs for the twelve-episode run. it’ll come in a slipcase that will have space for the second part as well when that comes out. The set is priced at £69.99 and doesn’t list any extras with it.
The 2013 series ran for twenty-five episodes with Kenji Nagasaki directing it from the series composition and scripts by Yosuke Kuroda. Kenichi Onuki handled the character designs with Sunrise on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Mikako Komatsu as Sei Iori, Sachi Kokuryu as Reiji, Takuya Satō as Tatsuya Yuuki / Meijin Kawaguchi the 3rd, and Yui Ishikawa as China Kousaka.
Property Concept: The time is the near future. Years have passed since the 1980s, when “Gunpla” — plastic models based on the “Mobile Suit Gundam” animation — created a huge boom.
Now, a new wave is sweeping the world, in what could be called a second Gunpla boom. Its popularity is driven by “Gunpla Battle,” in which assembled Gunpla can be controlled and made to fight. With the introduction of this revolutionary Battle System, its popularity has expanded to the point that a Gunpla Battle World Tournament is held each year.
The main character of the story, Sei Iori, is a young Gunpla builder who loves Gunpla and dreams of entering the Gunpla Battle World Tournament. As the only heir to a hobby shop, he has high Gunpla building abilities, but he doesn’t know how to control them in battle and is continually defeated in the opening rounds of tournaments. When he meets Reiji, a mysterious boy with superb Gunpla control skills, they team up to take on the World Tournament.
Sei, the Gunpla builder.
Reiji, the Gunpla fighter.
Sei builds, and Reiji battles.
They’re the Build Fighters everyone is talking about! Their goal is to enter the Gunpla Battle World Tournament — and win!