GUYS. THIS EPISODE WAS AMAZING!!!! Build Fighters, I missed you so~~ There was so much to love in this episode, and I can tell you right now, I’ve seen 3 of the 4 series premieres and this one so far has been my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. I’m already impatient its not next week!!! ARGH. I literally watched the episode like 4 times in a row last night, and have already ordered a Hoshino wig. What? …..I’m a cosplayer….that’s what we do when we like series!
I’m debating on setting up a G+ thingamajig next week so I can watch it with people online–trust me. I’m pretty hilarious to watch things with. This episode was so exciting at a certain climactic point, I had Josh in a chokehold from my excitement. Shivers. SHIVERS EVERYWHERE. I had goosebumps! Would anyone be interested? Btw, if you haven’t already seen it, you can check it out on Youtube here!
Anyway to the recap, warning there be spoilers ahead! I didn’t have time (during my fangasming and then later wig working, so I grabbed my screencaps from Gundam Guy’s blog :3!
The show starts off with Fumina Hoshino, and we find out that she’s lonely and just wants to find someone who wants to battle on her team. We find out that Yuuma Kousaka (that’s right! China’s surprisingly attractive brother), had made a promise that they would fight/play Gundam Battle together but he has since taken another path–Gundam Model building, which he has excelled at after just winning the Grand Prix. (erm…I know its a bit early, but I am totally behind this pairing.)
Cut to Sekai Kamiki, wielding his Jigen Haoh school martial arts on some street punks and getting arrested. lololool, but it all works out for him because he manages to find his sister, the girl in the picture, who BTW, IS THE SCARIEST PERSON IN THE SHOW SO FAR. Dude. DO. NOT. MESS. WITH. HER. Major Lacus vibes (in an awesome way).
Back to school, poor Fumina is having a rough time. The President of the Model Building club is trying to get her to join his club, she refuses, he gets creepy. We learn that she is the President and only member of the Gunpla Fighters club, and that because they have not won any competitions everyone has left to the Plastic Model Building Club which is successful because it has won so many prizes. Note that Yuuma is part of this club.
BUT THEN A RAY OF LIGHT APPEARS FOR FUMINA! Sekai shows up after she declares she wants to join the World Championship Gunpla Battle to her, I’m assuming advisor, and declares that she has until the start of the tournament to find the other 2 team members (I give you 3 guesses who they’re going to be, and the first two don’t count). After Sekai is devastated to find out there are no Martial Arts Clubs she manhandles him (literally, lololol, maybe he doesn’t hit girls?) into watching Gunpla Battle where he gets convinced to join! The club president of the Plastic Model Building Club catches them in a compromising position (accidental of course), and in his anger challenges Sekai to battle!
AND THE FUN BEGINS.
Sekai and Fumina both end up on the battlefield, with her as his backup; and the President has a pretty cool looking Enact. He disables Sekai pretty quickly and then starts a really A level creeper attack on Fumina, revealing that this was all a plan and that when he defeats them the student council has agreed to shut down the Gunpla Battle club on the grounds that their battle skills are worse then the Plastic Model Builder Clubs. He gets super creeper, and Fumina is shocked and disabled! THEN AT THE LAST SECOND, Sekai shows up again and kicks his ass with something that totally made me have a heart attack and go OMFG IS THAT A SEED MODE?!
Yuuma suddenly shows up on the battlefield (in his pretty badass Gundam), and they duke it out in a pretty cool and intense fight. Then THE BUILD BURNING GUNDAM SHOWS UP AND ITS AMAZING.
Only for their confrontation to be aborted, because did I mention before? Sekai’s sister is SUPER SCARY.
At this point I had I think passed out on the floor from a nosebleed, and Josh was gasping for air. I loved everything about this episode, and I’M SO STOKED FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY. I already love all three major characters, and I’m super intrigued to find out why Yuuma went a different path from Hoshino. I am especially stoked to finally see a real team battle next week. The introduction for Build Burning Gundam was like, AMAZING. unexpected but AMAZING…. I sound like the Meijin, GUNDAM AMAZING!