The Sunrise Beyond produced Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE was announced November 2018 as part of the Gundam 40th Anniversary Project, tentatively named “New Gundam Build Divers work” as the fourth serialized installment in the “Gundam Build” spin-off franchise. The series was formally announced as “Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE” in June 2019 as a sequel to the 2018 Gundam Build Divers, with Gundam Build series mainstay Shinya Watada returning as director and Yasuyuki Muto(Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Afro Samurai, Deadman Wonderland) joining the project for series composition.
The series aired from October 2019 to August 2020, totaling twenty-six episodes with two thirteen episode seasons. Hideakira Kimura composed the music for the series, pop-band Spira Spica performed the season one opening theme “Re:RISE”, with the ending theme “MAGIC TIME” by hip-hop unit SudannaYuzuYully. Rock-band PENGUIN RESEARCH performed the opening song “Hatena” for season two of the series, while Spira Spica returned to perform the ending theme songs “Twinkle” and “Heartfelt”. Kazuhiro Hara and Juri Toida provided character designs for the series, with an ensemble mechanical design team of Kanetake Ebikawa, Takayuki Yanase, Ippei Gyōbu, Junya Ishigaki, Kenji Teraoka, Kunio Okawara, Shinya Terashima and Fumikane Shimada.
Two years have passed since the legendary force Build Divers battled the second Coalition of Volunteers to save the EL-Diver. Gunpla Battle Nexus Online (GBN), where these events took place, has been upgraded to provide sensory feedback for more realistic play. But as GBN becomes even more exciting, there are Divers who play with their own motivations in mind. Hiroto is a Diver who wanders alone through the Dimension, playing as a mercenary. Kazami is a frivolous, independent Diver who joins one party after another, pursuing the one he admires. May is a solo Diver surrounded by an aura of mystery, who plays Gunpla Battle night and day. And Parviz is a lonely novice Diver who is interested in team play, but out of shyness, he has never managed to seize the opportunity. Each of them is alone, but the course of events will end up uniting them into a new team of Build Divers. What awaits Hiroto and the others is a boundless super-experience that far transcends GBN.
Right Stuf will be releasing Gundam Build Divers: Re RISE November 8, 2022, priced at 48.74 USD, and is currently available for pre-order. The Blu-ray for the preceding series, Gundam Build Divers, is still available for purchase from the retailer.