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Nozomi Entertainment To Release Zeta Gundam: A New Translation Trilogy On Blu-Ray

Nozomi Entertainment has announced on their official twitter page that they will be releasing the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation trilogy on Blu-ray sometime this year. For those who are unaware the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation was a trilogy of compilation films that condensed the Zeta Gundam anime series. The three films titled “Heirs to the Stars,” “Lovers,” and “Love is the Pulse of the Stars,” premiered in theaters in Japan as a part of the 25th anniversary for the Gundam franchise. Currently there are no other details are confirmed at this time, however it is nice to see that some of their older releases are getting Blu-ray versions.

Source: Nozomi Entertainment

Gundam Build Fighters Project Details Revealed

The official Gundam Build Fighters website has updated with some new details about the upcoming projects.  That’s right, the official website revealed that two projects are in the works.

The first project will be titled “, Gundam Build Fighters: Counterattack of GM.”

The production team consists of:

  • Sunrise: Planning
  • Hajime Yaechi, Yoshiyuki Tomino: Original Creators
  • Kenji Nagasaki : Director
  • Yuusuke Kuroda: Composition & Script
  • Kenichi Onuki: Character Design
  • Yasudasu Hito: Character Design Cooperation
  • Kunio Okawara, Junichi Akutsu, Ishigaki Junya: Mechanic Design 

The second project is titled “, Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue.”

The production team consists of:

  • Sunrise: Planning
  • Hajime Yaechi, Yoshiyuki Tomino: Original Creators
  • Masami Zhang: Director
  • Yuusuke Kuroda: Composition & Script
  • Ebi Kanemeda & More: Mechanical Design

Currently no other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Source: Gundam Build Fighters

Crunchyroll to Stream Gundam Build Fighters & Gundam Build Fighters Try

Crunchyroll has announced that they will be streaming both Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try. Both series will become available on the service starting today at 5 P.M. PST and will be available to subscribers worldwide expect for Asia.

Crunchyroll provided a synopsis for both series.

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, Iori Sei, 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!

Source: Crunchyroll