The upcoming three-episode Gundam Build Metaverse anime has received a key visual depicting its main characters and mobile suits (including an SD Gundam). A new teaser trailer featuring scenes from past Gundam Build anime (from Gundam Build Fighters to Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise) and close-ups of the visual was also uploaded.
The main characters are Rio Hojo (who lives in Hawaii), Seria Urutsuki (Rio’s Gunpla building mentor and hobby shop staff), and Mask Lady (Rio’s Gunpla Battle mentor who exists in the Metaverse). Images of their character designs (including Rio’s avatar form) and Rio’s Lah Gundam were released on the anime’s website.
Masami Obari (Gundam Build Fighters Battlogue, Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector, Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture) is directing the show at Sunrise Beyond with Noboru Kimura (AMAIM Warrior at the borderline) as series composer. Other staff include:
• Character design: Hirona Okada, Yoriko Goto, Ippei Gyobu
• Fumina design cooperation: Humikane Shimada (Gundam Build Fighters Try Super Fumina designer)
• Character design supervision: Kenichi Ohnuki (Gundam Build Fighters character designer)
• Mechanical design: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam)
• Mechanical design: Kanetake Ebikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury co-mechnical designer)
• Mechanical design: Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury co-mechanical designer)
• Mechanical design: Shinya Terashima (Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise co-mechanical designer)
• Mechanical design: Naohiro Washio (Gundam Breaker Battlogue co-mechanical designer)
• Mechanical design: Studio GS’ Koutarou Ando (Gundam Breaker Battlogue co-mechanical designer)
• Chief mechanic animator: Yuu Yoshiyama (Future Card Shin Buddyfight co-main animator)
The plot is described as:
A new Internet service has been born in the world of Gunpla. Within the Metaverse realm, the user can control their own avatar, interact with other users, play Gunpla Battle, and purchase actual Gunpla. Rio Hojo is a boy who has dived into this new world. Studying Gunpla building techniques in the real world with Seria Urutuski, and absorbing Gunpla Battle know-how from Mask Lady in the Metaverse world, he has been honing his skills day by day. After completing his own original Gunpla, the Lah Gundam, Rio happens to encounter some past champions of Gunpla Battle in the Metaverse realm.
The Gunpla product line for Gundam Build Metaverse includes an Entry Grade 1/144 Lah Gundam, an Entry Grade 1/144 Build Strike Exceed Galaxy, a HG 1/144 Shin Burning Gundam, an SD Gundam Cross Silhouette F-Kunoichi Kai, a HG 1/144 Gundam 00 Driver Arc, and a HG 1/144 Plutine Gundam.
Gundam Build Metaverse will be streamed on the GundamInfo YouTube channel in October. The show is meant to commemorate the Gundam Build series’ 10th anniversary.