Forget Mayweather v. McGregor – It’s Time For Iori v. Kawaguchi In New “Gundam Build Fighters” Anime

The champions of Gunpla are back. This week, Sunrise’s GundamInfo has begun streaming the new Gundam Build Fighters: GM’s Counterattack anime.


The day before the ceremony marking the completion of the Yajima Stadium, Nils Nielsen invites Sei Iori, Meijin Kawaguchi, and others to an exhibition battle using the new large-scale battle system he has designed. Now that they are all reunited, Sei attempts to show off the Build Strike Cosmos that he has upgraded for the exhibition, but then he notices something missing… Meanwhile, somebody takes control of the stadium’s systems, sealing Sei and the others inside. Before them appears a mysterious group, which has come to challenge them to Gunpla Battle.




  • Director: Kenji Nagasaki
  • Series Organization: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Screenplay: Yousuke Kuroda
  • Character Designer: Kenichi Ohnuki 
  • Character Designer Collab: Suzuhito Yasuda
  • Mechanical Designer: Kunio Okawara, Junichi Akutsu,
  • Junya Ishigaki, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka
Music Information


【Theme Song】Carry on

Star Burning Gundam
An original Gunpla built by Sei Iori. There is no base machine, and it combines the special traits of various Gundams. 
Sei uses the Build Strike Cosmos in official tournaments, but he built this Gunpla as well.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.