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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.

While not set in the same universe, Gundam Build Fighters is an expansion of a concept that started with Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G. A sequel series, Gundam Build Fighters Try, was announced on May 2014 and made its debut on October 2014.


The near future. Years after the huge "Gunpla"-plastic models based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam-boom of the 1980s. A second Gunpla boom is taking the world by storm, fueled by the revolutionary new ability to pilot your own Gunpla creations in "Gunpla Battles". These incredibly-popular Battles culminate in a yearly global tournament. Our hero Sei Iori, is a young Gunpla builder who dreams of someday making it to the world championships. An only child whose family owns a model shop, his talent is well-honed, but his weak piloting abilities have led to a series of first-round losses. Then, one day, he meets a boy named Reiji whose piloting skills are incredible. Together as a team, they take on the world!

Sei, the Gunpla Builder.

Reiji, the Gunpla Fighter. 

Sei builds, Reiji fights.

Their dream is to make it to the Gunpla Battle World Championship... and win![1]


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Comprehensive Listing of Gundam Build Fighters Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Sei and Reiji 7 October 2013 25 April 2015
2 The Crimson Comet 14 October 2013 26 April 2015
3 Full Package 21 October 2013 2 May 2015
4 Gunpla Idol Kirara ⭐️ 28 October 2013 3 May 2015
5 The Strongest Builder 4 November 2013
6 A Reason to Battle 11 November 2013
7 World-level Ability 18 November 2013
8 Encounters of Fighters 25 November 2013
9 Wings of Imagination 2 December 2013
10 The World Tournament Begins 9 December 2013
11 Battle Royal 16 December 2013
12 Discharge 23 December 2013
13 Battle Weapon 6 January 2014
14 Codename: C 13 January 2014
15 Fighter's Radiance 20 January 2014
16 Dad, We Meet Again 27 January 2014
17 Model of the Heart 3 February 2014
18 Bloodhounds 10 February 2014
19 Astray's Blade 17 February 2014
20 Aila's Betrayal 24 February 2014
21 Amid the Glittering Particles 3 March 2014
22 Meijin vs. Meijin 10 March 2014
23 Gunpla Eve 17 March 2014
24 Dark Matter 24 March 2014
25 Promise 31 March 2014


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 (who worked on Mobile Suit Gundam AGE as a character animation director) and Suzuhito Yasuda, one of the character designers for Ai Tenchi Muyo!.

Kunio Okawara returned to provide new mechanical designs, joining him were Junichi Akutsu aka BEECRAFT (Gunpla Builders Beginning G and various Cosmic Era series), Junya Ishigaki (Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE), Kanetake Ebikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Gunpla Builders Beginning G and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) and Kenji Teraoka (Moble Suit Gundam 00 and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE).


The series aired every Monday at mid-day Japanese Standard Time (03:00 Greenwich Mean Time) on TV Tokyo (the second Gundam anime to air on that channel after Superior Defender Gundam Force) and was simulcasted on the GundamInfo YouTube Channel. It later premiered on Sao TV and BiBi TV in Vietnam on January 25, 2016, airing every Monday to Thursday at 18:30 local time (23:30 Greenwich Mean Time).

The English dub of the series premiered on April 25, 2015 on Cartoon Network in the Philippines, airing every Saturday and Sunday at 18:30 Philippine Standard Time (10:30 Greenwich Mean Time). Nozomi Entertainment presented the Blu-ray cover of their North American release of Gundam Build Fighters on May 4, 2016 on various social networks, mentioning that their release will include both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Later, they stated on Twitter that the dub is a Hong Kong dub, it is likely this is the same dub that aired in the Philippines as many English dubs of anime airing in Southeast Asia (such as the dub of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) are in fact recorded in Hong Kong.[2][3] The Gundam.Info began streaming this English dub on August 22, 2017, releasing five episodes weekly.[4] A Vietnamese dub aired on various Vietnamese channels in 2016 and also began streaming on Gundam.Info on May 31, 2017.[5]


See Also







  • Gundam Build Fighters is the second shortest Gundam series ever aired in television (after Mobile Suit Gundam-san), only having a total of 25 episodes.
  • Of all the Gundam series and spinoffs included as references, some series such as Mobile Suit Gundam AGE are not included due to licensing issues with other companies (AGE is co-owned by Sunrise and Level-5) and licensing these series to appear in the series, even as cameos is very costly.
  • Gundam Build Fighters is the first Gundam TV series in which the term "Gundam" is the first word in the title. It is also the first series (excluding Superior Defender Gundam Force ) since Turn A Gundam to not follow the "Mobile Suit Gundam ..." title format.
  • Gundam Build Fighters is the first main Gundam series to be broadcast on TV Tokyo.

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