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.
We say a bitter sweet goodbye to all our Winter Roundup shows, or at least until we give our Final Thoughts on most of them later this week.
Team Try Fighters faces off against the Gunpla Academy for the National Championship. There’s lots of shouting and questionable power creep.
More death and tragedy all over the place as Garo, Death Parade, Yatterman, and Yurikuma continue to deny us happiness. Fortunately Shirobako delivers the best episode of the season, but even that makes us shed a tear for completely different reasons.
In preparation for the big finale, absolutely nothing of note happens.
In this week’s installment… We are getting near the end of the season which means plot twists and big reveals all over the place. Garo, Death Parade, and Yatterman give away a few secrets, plus Jel puts his entire writing career in jeopardy by quoting the Spice Girls.
Team Try Fighters faces Minato’s Tryon in what is probably Try’s last truly good fight. The word ‘Try’ shows up a lot.
Set your fun levels to ZERO as Death Parade brutally concludes its two part murder mystery, Yatterman reminds you that your childhood heroes are dead, and both Maria and Yurikuma throw in a few rape attempts to round things out. Good times!
The Gunpla Academy faces the enigmatic Lucas Nemesis and his fantastic Crossbone Fullcloth.
Shirobako somehow makes a character worse than Tarou, Death Parade delivers the crime drama no one wanted, and KUMA SHOOOCK!! We catch up on Yurikuma Arashi during its week off. Yes, I just wanted to say KUMA SHOOOCK!! again. Shabadado.
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.
Garo gets deep, Yatterman is even sillier than usual, and Death Parade helps me almost overcome my completely healthy and logical fear of mannequins… almost.
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.
The smell of hot dogs, the noise of conversation and the occasional person dancing past in a shark costume. That’s right, it’s the half time show! The Glorio Rabble have put their heads together to let you know what’s worth your valuable time, in a world where first episodes are high budget and mid-season turns filler if left out in the sun too long. Want something cool to watch? Pick something from near the top, simple as that.
As we hit the midpoint of the season, all our shows put on their hardhats, grab a lunch pail, and go about their business as usual… well, all the shows except Death Parade, which decides to re-invent itself yet again.
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…
Shoooooock! (kuma shock)… I’ve been waiting all season to slip that in and finally get my chance as Yurikuma Arashi guest stars in the Roundup this week. As one show enters, we also have our second drop of the season. What could it possibly be???
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.
Things get HEAVY as Death Parade, Maria, and Yatterman reach into some of the darkest depths possible. Fortunately Shirobako, Earth Defense Club, and some Garo filler are also around to lighten the mood.
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.