Sunrise and Bandai Namco has released new information on their upcoming Gundam Build Metaverse ONA miniseries: including a new teaser trailer, key visual, characters, story, staff and Gundam model kits that hints at the return of the Build franchise’s previous protagonists.
Dubbed “Gundam Build 10th Anniversary Dream Battle Project,” Bandai Namco announced Gundam Build Metaverse in March during their Gundam Conference Spring 2023 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Gundam Build series and as an anime tie to the Group‘s ambitious Gundam Metaverse Project. The three-episode miniseries will stream on Gundam‘s official YouTube channels, Gundam Channel in Japan, and Gundam Info internationally in October 2023. The series is directed by renowned mecha animator Masami Obari.
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 dove 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.