The Gundam Build series of Mobile Suit Gundam shows has become quite the formidable sub-franchise in its own right. Based on the ultimately genius idea of making an anime about Gunpla, delightfully meta we have to admit, it launched with 2013’s Gundam Build Fighters with its most recent entry Gundam Build Divers: ReRise hitting airwaves this time last year. Granted these anime have been more kid-friendly than the horrifying realities of war most of the franchise regularly offers, but it’s given us some great Gundam match ups you’d never be able to see elsewhere. The Gundam Build Divers Battlogue shorts premiering next month will continue delivering the mecha action with no story filler.
Coming directly to the official Gundam Youtube channel, Gundam Build Divers Battlogue launches on November 13. You won’t have to have watched any previous Gundam Build anime, or any Gundam series at all for that matter, to enjoy these Battlogue shorts. They’ll supposedly focus straight up on Gundam on Gundam bashing just as the Gundam Build Fighters Battlogue shorts did years ago! What’s cool about these shorts is fans actually got to vote on what mechs would appear in these battles. Unfortunately seeing as the episodes have been animated, it’s too late to choose yourself. However, we’re sure to see some dream mash-ups!
Maybe Gundam Wing’s Gundam Epyon will take on Zeta’s Hyakku Shiki. Perhaps a tricked out Gun-Cannon will beat the odds and edge out a heavily customized Gundam Barbatos from Iron Blooded War Orphans. Whatever mashups Gundam Build Divers Battlogue throws our way, we’ll be happy to see them. Especially since the series has featured a lot of hand-drawn mech animation thus far. Truly the various Gundam Build anime is the closest the franchise has gotten to our beloved G Gundam since, well, G Gundam and who could argue with that?
Gundam Build Divers Battlogue will premiere on the official Gundam Youtube channel on November 13.