The Bandai Namco Group announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday that a new Gundam television special, Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars, will be broadcast in Japan this August.

Taking place a year after the events of Gundam Build Fighters Try, the anime will feature the return of the Try’s protagonists Sekai Kamiki, Yūma Kōsaka, and Fumina Hoshino. It will also have ten brand-new Gunpla Gundam models. The official press release lists the story as follows:

“The Try Fighters team is invited to the Nielson Lab on a southern island to be test pilots for the Yajima Group’s newest battle system. However, due to a malfunction in the new system, the team finds themselves staying over on the island on standby.

While the team enjoys themselves on the resort-like island, they encounter Shia, Minato, and Gyanko, who were also invited to the lab as test pilots. After meeting up with their rivals once again, the Try Fighters team finds themselves being thrown into a giant mystery… and it might be the biggest crisis they’ve ever experienced!”

Shinya Watada will return as director from the original Gundam Build Fighters Try anime. Kenichi Ōnuki will design the characters, and Yozakura Quartet manga artist Suzuhito Yasuda will assist with character design.

The remainder of the staff is as follows:

Planning: Sunrise

Original Concept: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino

Series Composition: Yōsuke Kuroda

Mechanical Design: Kunio Ōkawara, Junya Ishigaki, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, NAOKI

Music: Yūki Hayashi, Asami Tachibana

Planning Assistance: Bandai Hobby Division

Production Assistance: ADK

Production: TV Tokyo, Sunrise, Sotsu


The anime will air on Sunday, August 21 at 4 p.m. JST on TV Tokyo and other affiliated channels. The program will be broadcast alongside the Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars Natsuyasumi Tokubetsu-hen ~Kimi mo Build Fighter da!~ (Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars Summer Vacation Special ~You’re a Build Fighter Too!~) live-action program that will feature “extravagant guests” participating in various Gundam plastic model customization challenges.

The previous two series, Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try can be viewed for free and with English subtitles in the US on the YouTube channel.


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