I made an angry list last year, so this time I figured I’d go with a more long-form retrospective that hopefully didn’t end up quite as acerbic, but, well… read ahead.
We take a break from more conventional anime talk and tackle our sexiest topic yet – GUNPLA. Gee and Iro drop some knowledge on my ignorant self about the art of building elaborate plastic robots. It’s quite interesting, promise!
Weeks after the U-19 Championship match, our heroes attend the Meijin Cup Contest. For the first time in perhaps Try’s entire run, it finally remembers what made Gundam Build Fighters so good in the first place. Gunpla addicts Gee and Iro share their thoughts about the sequel to the hottest toy commercial of 2014, and why exactly it failed to live up to those expectations.
If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to…
Team Try Fighters faces off against the Gunpla Academy for the National Championship. There’s lots of shouting and questionable power creep.
In preparation for the big finale, absolutely nothing of note happens.
Team Try Fighters faces Minato’s Tryon in what is probably Try’s last truly good fight. The word ‘Try’ shows up a lot.
The Gunpla Academy faces the enigmatic Lucas Nemesis and his fantastic Crossbone Fullcloth.
The duel between the two students of the Jigen Haoh school reaches its end. Punches are thrown and gibberish is shouted, all culminating in a roaring conclusion.
Sekai’s former classmate of the Jigen Haoh school, Junya, reveals himself to be Team Try Fighter’s next opponent. After years of training in a variety of other martial arts, he’s returned to destroy Sekai…in gunpla battle.
Team SD-R’s stupid looking dragon thing proves to be a formidable opponent. When even Sekai’s ridiculous martial arts antics aren’t enough to win the day, it may be time for Fumina to showcase the Star Winning’s secret weapon…
This week, Team Try Fighters faces Team SD-R, the creepy triplets known for their shrewd tactics and ruthless traps. Presented with an obvious trap that could be easily mitigated by the demonstrated abilities of our heroes, they decide to do the dumbest possible thing anyway.
After Team Try Fighter’s bombastic introduction at the nationals, it’s time for the other teams to strut their stuff. And as we all know, all great Gundams are built on the blood of GMs.
It’s (finally) the beginning of the Nationals. After an eternity of filler and set up, it’s time for Team Try Fighters to show the country what they’re made of.
With Sekai’s evolution as a gunpla fighter proving to be too great of a strain for the Build Burning, Team Try Fighters resolves to improve and upgrade all their gunpla in preparation for their arrival to the national scene. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse at some of the opponents that will stand in their way.
Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014”, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. For this round, Gee punches other award posts in the face with his burning passion for his favorite shows of the year.
Ral decides to take the kids to the Yajima research lab, where the top tier gunpla battlers train and hone their craft. Are they ready for the next level of competition?
After the big fight, Team Try Fighters take a much needed break. When Sekai’s sister ends up in a fashion model themed gunpla tournament, Yuuma helps her build her own gunpla. But when a handsome jerk with an awesome Turn A shows up though, will her new gunpla hold up?
The regional championship is finally here. Sekai, Fumina, and Yuuma face off against the seemingly indomitable Team G-Master.
The matchups for the semifinals have been decided, and Kauruko’s team faces off against Team G-Master, last year’s regional champions. Even with encouragement from Sekai, can Gyanko and her shields hold up?