Gundam Build Fighters – 02
Episode 2 aired today, you can watch it here on Gundam.info’s youtube channel.
I have to admit, I’m anticipating the next episode of Build Fighters more than final Unicorn ep. It’s so refreshing to see a concept like this fully fleshed out while adding homages so even the older audiences can enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate universal century stuff. It’s just that alternate universes are given a chance to freely express themselves without being held back by its prequels and sequels. This is everything I ever wanted in the newest Gundam series, laid back simple fun.
In this 2nd ep, we’re introduced to a frenemy (friend+enemy) named Yuuki Tatsuya. Since he pilots the customized red zaku, might as well call him the Char of the series. Reiji on the other hand displays a bit of asshole-ness by rejecting Iori’s partnership proposal and ditching the store but in the eventually, he seals the deal with Iori after taking a humiliating loss against Yuuki. What I find so amusing is based on the OP scenes, Ramba Ral will continually (randomly) appear as a character rather than a cameo. By the end of the episode, Reiji vanishes into glowing light giving Iori the most priceless facial expression which makes Reiji an actual alien? Me guess is, he’s a newtype… I don’t know. Anyways, “I’m seeing the tears of time.”