The official website of the Gundam Build Fighters anime series has revealed that an OVA, titled Island Wars, will be releasing on August 21st. The first visual and promotional video were also revealed.
The OVA will be an on air special that will air on TV Tokyo on Sunday, August 21st at 4:00pm JST. A rebroadcast of the Gundam Build Fighters Try anime is currently being aired in the same timeslot.
Here is the main promotional video for the OVA:
The main cast of the anime will return for the OVA:
- Kazumi Togashi (First Major Role) returns to voice Sekai Kamiki
- Yui Makino (Misaki Nakahara from Welcome to the NHK) as Fumina Hoshino
- Yuuma Uchida (Kazuomi Ooga from Re:Life) voicing as Yuuma Kousaka
- Saki Fujita (Ao Nanami from Yozakura Quartet) will voice Shia Kijima
- Kazuyuki Okitsu (Jonathan Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) voicing the role of Minato Sakai
- Ryou Hirohashi (Kyou Fujibayashi in Clannad) as Kaoruko Sazaki
- Aya Endou (Miyuki Takara from Lucky☆Star) will voice Mirai Kamiki
Gundam Build Fighters is an original anime series in Sunrise’s long running Gundam franchise. The series, also produced by Sunrise, aired in October, 2013 for a total of 25 episodes. It focused more on the gunpla (model) building aspect of the franchise, rather than giant mechs. The anime was directed by Kenji Nagasaki (No. 6), with Yousuke Kuroda (Hellsing Ultimate, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) handling the series composition. The series featured character designs from Kenichi Ohnuki (Major) and Suzuhito Yasuda (Durarara!!), with Masafumi Mima (Guilty Crown) being the sound designer. The series also received three manga adaptations published by Kadokawa Shoten’s Gundam Ace, Hobby Japan and ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Hobby Magazine late last year. A second season aired in 2014.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
The story is set in the near future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the “Second GunPla Boom.” Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji, who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships.
The Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars OVA will air on TV Tokyo on August 21st at 4:00pm JST. Further information about the special will be revealed at a later date.
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