The next iteration of the Gundam franchise has been announced, with an air date set for October. Throw in a dash of Level 5â€™s Danball Senki and you have Gunpla Build Fighters! The official web site has gone live, as did a few promotional teasers. Make the jump to see the new promotional teasers and to find out more about this series!
The anime looks similar to Gunpla Builders Beginning G OVA released in 2010: the series will feature Mobile Suits from various series, some will be customized, but the series will also have itâ€™s own original suits created.
The teaser gives us our look at the four lead suits, from left to right we have: The Build Strike Gundam, a variation of the Strike Gundam from Gundam SEED, Â the Zaku Amazing, a customized variant of the Wing Gundam called the Wing Gundam Fenice, and the Gundam X Mao.
Gunpla Builders takes place in the far future, after a second Gunpla boom takes the world by storm, thanks to the creation of â€œGunpla Battlesâ€, where players can take model kits and battle with them in a simulation video gameÂ The protagonist of Gunpla Build Fighters is Sei Iori, a first year middle school student and only son of a model shop owner. Sei is skilled at building Gundam kits but lacks the experience in battling with them. Together Reiji a Gunpla Fighter whoâ€™s skills are unmatched, they dream of taking on the Gunpla Battle World Championship.
Of course, when a new Gundam series is announced, model kits usually arenâ€™t very far behind. Product samples of the four aforementioned suits were seen on display at Gundam Front Tokyo. The 1/144 High Grades of the Strike Build(1,470 yen) and the Amazing Zaku(1890 yen) will both be released this October, along with the Build Booster(525 yen) and the Amazing Booster(Price TBA). The Gundam X Mao is currently slated to be released in November, though the price has yet to be announced.