NYCC 2018: Gundam Build Divers English Dub Announced

Earlier today, Sunrise held their New York Comic Con 2018 panel and revealed that they will be teaming with Bang Zoom! Entertainment to produced an English dub for Gundam Build Divers. Sunrise also revealed that they will also be hosting the US premiere of the first 20 mintutes of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT) on November 16-18. In addition, Sunrise is planning to host the U.S. premiere sometime around the Japanese theatrical release, which be released on November 30. Gundam Build Divers recently finished it’s streaming run earlier last week on Gundam.info. Gundam.info provided an description for…

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Bandai Namco Acquires Bluefin; Bandai Namco Collectibles is Born

Interesting news has broke online regarding Bluefin Corp, otherwise referred to as Bluefin Tamashii, the Japanese toy distributor. On Wednesday, Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they acquired an 80% controlling stake in Nippon Imports, LLC, the company that owns and operates Bluefin. Now, with this transaction Bandai Namco will establish a new subsidiary, Bandai Namco Collectibles in October that will continue operations under Bluefin. However, Bandai Namco Collectibles will effectively commence operations in January 2019.   Nippon Imports, LLC founder and CEO Steve Fujimura will serve as Bandai Namco Collectibles’…

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HGBC 1/144 Diver Ace Unit/ Gundam 00 Diver Ace Review

As Gundam Build Divers debuted on TV in Japan, Bandai Hobby released the High Grade Build Divers 000 Gundam 00 Diver model kit at a very reasonable 1000 yen. That kit however was lacking in the accessory and detail department. Now, while it is a great introduction to Gunpla, it was very limited in its display options. Then along came the Diver Ace Unit to save the day. Included in the set is not only the Ace Unit backpack and the Diver Swords, but parts to upgrade the overall look of the Gundam 00 Diver; the parts allow…

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HGUC 1/144 Gundam Ground Type (Revive Ver) Review

Breaking out of the classic 90s OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam the 08th MS Team, the RX-97 [G] Gundam Ground Type are the primary forces of the titular 08th MS Team. Several of these units were used in ground based combat during the end of the One Year War. This Mobile Suit was developed from research done on the RX-78-2 Gundam but does not have flight capabilities of any kind or a core fighter. The HGUC 210 release of the Gundam Ground Type is an updated 1/144th scale model kit…

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Review: Haropla 01 – Haro (Basic Green)

The famed mascot of the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Haro finally joins the Gundam model kit line-up. Kicking off the Haropla line, today we are looking at the Basic Green Haro which first appeared in the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. The Haropla line contains multiple colors of Haros such as the Shooting Orange version based on Gundam 00 and the MomoHaro from Gundam Build Divers. The Haropla line will most likely become as expansive as the Pettitgguy line that preceded it. The Haropla kits retail for 540 yen…

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Review: HG Gundam Build Divers GM III Beam Master Review

The Gundam Build Divers High Grade line is now in full swing and today we’re taking a look at one of the more recent releases, the GM III Beam Master. Based upon the GM III featured in Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam, the GM III Beam Master is an upgraded look with additional weaponry. The signature weapon of this Gunpla is the Changeling Rifle, which is capable of switching between a rifle and chain gun mode. The overall kit is done in a unique Orange, White and Tan color scheme and…

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New Gundam Build Divers Themes Announced

The official Gundam Build Divers anime website has updated that the series will be receiving new opening and ending themes in the near future. The new opening theme will be titled, “Infinity,” which will be performed by SWANKY DANK, while the ending theme titled, “Start Dash,” will be performed by Spira Spica.  Both themes will be featured on the show starting on July 3.  “Start Dash,” will be the first major debut for Spira Spica and will be available as a single CD on August 8.  For those who are unaware, the current Gundam Build Divers intro sequence is titled, “Diver’s High,” which is performed by SKY-HI.  The…

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Choujuu Sentai Liveman – Super Minipla Live Boxer Review

Joining the Super Minipla line is Live Boxer, the secondary mecha from Choujuu Sentai Liveman! Live Boxer consists of Bison Liner and Sai Fire and can also combine with the previously released Super Minipla Live Robo to become Super Live Robo. In the Liveman series, Bison Liner and Sai Fire were designed and built by Tetsuya Yano and Junichi Aikawa, who would later become Black Bison and Green Sai, in order to fight the evil forces of Volt. The two vehicles can perform Boxer Dimension to become the mighty Live…

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Review: HGBD 001 Gundam AGE-II Magnum Review

The Gundam AGE-II Magnum is a Gunpla used by Kyoya Kujo in the Gundam Build Divers series. First appearing in the Gundam Build Divers Prologue, this Gunpla is based upon the Gundam AGE-II Normal from Gundam AGE. This Build Custom Gunpla also features weapons and parts based upon other variations of the Gundam AGE. Released as part of the High Grade Build Fighters line, the Gundam AGE-II Magnum came out in Japan in March 2018 for 1944 yen. The kit is available at North American retailers such as comic shops…

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New Gundam Breaker Third Game Trailer Streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment has recently updated their official Youtube channel with a new trailer for New Gundam Breaker. The latest trailer features Kamille, Fa, Emma, and Reccoa from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.  The trailer also features the game’s theme song, “Snatchaway,” performed by SKY-HI. New Gundam Breaker is set to release worldwide for the Playstation 4 and Steam on June 22. The game will first launch in Japan on June 21 in Japan. Source: ANN, Bandai Namco Entertainment 

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