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Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE is an October 2019 anime series in the Gundam franchise and the sequel to the 2018 series Gundam Build Divers

It has been two years since the dramatic battle between Force Build Divers and the Coalition of Volunteers for the fate of the EL-Diver known as Sarah. As the VRMMORPG game "Gunpla Battle Nexus Online" grows in popularity, the game upgrades itself to make the experience even better. The story focuses on four Divers - Hiroto, a player who wanders a dimension while playing as a mercenary; Kazami, a player who holds a sense of longing as he drifts from Force to Force; May, a player who only focuses on solo play; and Parvis, a player who wants to participate in team events but has a hard time doing so. These four paths will intersect and lead to the creation of a new Build Divers!


Previews: PV 1

Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE provides examples of:

  • Funny Animal: As shown in the first PV, Freddie's online avatar is a dog who stands on his hind legs, and wears clothes like pants, a robe, gloves, and so on.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Kazami" is usually a female given name in Japanese, even though Kazami's online avatar seen in the first PV is a male one.
  • Humongous Mecha: The players' robots are multiple times the size of their avatars. For instance, in the first PV, Parviz's robot dragon Valkylander is shown looming over him in one shot, as is Hiroto's Core Gundam in another.
  • Little Bit Beastly: As in season 1, GBN once again supports adding various animal ears, tails and other traits to the online avatars. For example, the first PV shows Parviz who, like Shahryar in the first series, looks like a human with animal ears on top of his head.
  • Advertisement:
  • Merchandise-Driven: The show is meant to help advertise various new plastic model toys being sold by Sunrise's parent company, Bandai, with over a dozen new products related to the show being unveiled at the same time as the show was.
  • Sequel: This show has been advertised as a continuation of the Gundam Build Divers continuity, shares its name, and is shown in the trailers to feature a newer version of the "Gunpla Battle Nexus" game introduced in the first series.
  • Mythology Gag: As is a norm for the Gundam Build franchise, the show features characters and mobile suits from multiple previous Gundam series, despite not sharing the same continuity. The first PV alone shows Kamille from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Akatsuki from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, Gundam "Alex" from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, and a modified Walking Dome from ∀ Gundam, alongside multiple others.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Kazami's Gundam Justice Knight shown in PVs is visually and name wise a combination of a giant mechanized robot gundam and a medieval knight, with a lance, pauldrons, round shield and so on.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Kazami, whose avatar as seen in the first PV is a muscular man with a Heroic Build and uses a Gundam styled after a Knight in Shining Armor, also wears a pink outfit with long gloves that reach up to the shoulders.
  • Shout-Out: Parviz's username is taken from the 22nd Sassanid King of Persia, who also appears in the 391st night of Arabian Nights, much like Shahryar taking his username from the king in the Framing Device of Arabian Nights in the first series.

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