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2:00 PM on 02.28.2014

Get a golden Bearguy III with second Gundam BF Blu-ray

As you may have read, I'm quite fond of Gundam Build Fighters. The show is pure fun and knows how to craft some amazing battles from a fairly silly premise. That said, it's a glorified gunpla commercial. Well, you can argue t...

Pedro Cortes

2:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Ladies vote on which Gundam Wing pilots get chocolate

If the ladies of Japan could give one of the Gundam Wing pilots chocolate, who would get all the cavities? That's what Gundam.info asked their female readers leading up to Valentine's Day and the Blu-ray release of Gundam Win...

Pedro Cortes

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 19 photo
Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 19
by Pedro Cortes

Next up in the quarter-finals are Sei and Reiji versus Nils Nielsen. It’s a battle between a pair of kids that are all about gunpla and a kid who could care less about it; all Nils wants are the secrets behind the Plavsky Particle, and he’s willing to go through some desperate lengths to get it.

Hit the jump to find out what the wunderkind was willing to do and the fallout in the resulting battle.


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5:00 PM on 02.15.2014

Subtle-yet-spiffy otaku wear: Gundam-themed neckties

Gundam fans who also occasionally (or often) wear neckties, rejoice! There's a new set of awesome accessories for you, and they're available at the Odaiba Gundam store as well as the Neopasa store in a Shin-Toumei highway res...

Kristina Pino

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 18 photo
Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 18
by Pedro Cortes

The end of the last episode had a shocking finale: the capable Luang Dallara of Thailand was defeated by the Argentinian Renato twins. What’s worse, nobody could figure out how they did it. Reiji and Sei came rushing in, but all they saw was Luang’s kit in pieces.

So now the major question becomes: will Yuki figure out how the brothers were able to eliminate Luang before they do the same thing to him, or will the mantle of Kawaguchi be too heavy for him to handle? Well, you’ll have to hit the jump to find out!


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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 17 photo
Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episode 17
by Pedro Cortes

With about eight episodes left, Gundam Build Fighters has made it into the finals of the World Tournament. All of the blood, sweat, tears, paint, sandpaper and destroyed plastic has led to this. Right now, everybody that Sei and Reiji knows is at the arena, waiting for the decisive matches to happen.

Of course, it has to happen early in the morning, so the perpetually late Reiji and the exhausted Sei are late for the bracket announcements. No need to worry; their next opponent is waiting for them inside the venue. The first roadblock to the cup is none other than Mao. Having desired to meet and battle them on a world stage, Mao's wish has come true and the time for the fateful battle is soon.

Hit the jump to find out how that battle plays out and who will move on to the next round.

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Go West! Sixty-Three: Gundam in your Gundam on the Gundam photo
Go West! Sixty-Three: Gundam in your Gundam on the Gundam
by Elliot Gay

Welcome to the latest and greatest Go West!, your [why-do-I-even-try-to-be-timely] column about Japanese games, life in Japan, and Idea Factory. 

Ladies and gentlemen, this week is actually a very special one. The latest in one of Bandai Namco's biggest video game series is hitting the PS3, which means it's time to rejoice.

Self-proclaimed saviors of the JRPG, Imageepoch, have also released a brand new game. I'm sure somebody out there is probably happy about that.

Follow me as I take you for a ride on my hype train.

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10:00 AM on 01.30.2014

The Dose: Old School Thursdays

Today we go back to the fantastic year of 1991. Full of amazing music, bad sitcoms, and some breath taking anime. I was a huge fan of Gundam growing up, while my fandom never grew to Marcoss levels, I was and am still a fan ...

Hiroko Yamamura

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Episode 13-16 photo
Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Episode 13-16
by Pedro Cortes

Alright, now we're all caught up! Let me tell you, catching up to Gundam Build Fighters has been an entertaining affair. For one, it's been a blast to watch. As I mentioned during the first half recap, this show knows how to have fun with itself while still pimping out plastic models. Second, the shortened length of the show has led to some pretty nice-looking fights, as I haven't really seen any that have looked bad.

Well, the last four episodes have had some pretty crazy things going on: everything from a Wacky Racers-style episode to even a little bit of Big Windup. Build Fighters will keep you on your toes, what with these strange match-types and the fantastic suit cameos. So hit that jump and see what's been going on in the world of Gunpla Battle!

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Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episodes 3-12 photo
Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters episodes 3-12
by Pedro Cortes

Things have been quite interesting since I last talked about Gundam Build Fighters. For one, the show has really grown into its own. While mecha fan service is prevalent throughout every episode, the plot and characters have remained entertaining and likable. The main characters aren’t stupid and act more or less like normal people.

However, I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m here to take you through the first half of Gundam BF, through episode 12. In that time, we see gunpla idols using dirty tricks, a playboy Italian, Yakuza’s defeated by Gundam battles and an old suit gains some measure of redemption. Hit the jump to follow me through the first part of this surprisingly good love letter to all things plastic and buildable.

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1:00 PM on 01.22.2014

New Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story announced

In the last couple of years, the only two types of Mobile Suit Gundam games I've seen come out are either part of the Musou series or of the Extreme variety. You're either crushing a ton of chump units in space or you're duki...

Pedro Cortes

7:00 PM on 01.15.2014

Gundam creator Tomino to collaborate with Legacy Effects

Here's one of your favorite things, internet: an announcement of an announcement! The creator of Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino, will be collaborating with the Hollywood special effects company Legacy Effects to create "movies base...

Ben Huber