Gundam Build Fighters Battlogue Ep. 5: Gunpla is the Greatest


Rinko Iori dusts display cases at Iori Models while Sei works on Gunpla. He’s surprised when the Meijin comes into the store out of nowhere. The Meijin explains that he’s going on a tour of Europe next week and says he heard from Mao Yasaka that Sei had modified the Build Strike Gundam Cosmos. In the Gunpla Battle room, Sei shows the Meijin the completed Build Strike Galaxy Cosmos, which features a new transforming backpack. Sei asks if the Meijin is going to use the Ballistic Zaku, but the Meijin instead reveals his new custom unit, the A-Z Gundam. The Meijin is impressed that Sei could discern so many of its details from a single look at it. Sei is fired up and wants to fight in a battle, which the Meijin agrees to as just a fan rather than the Meijin. The battle begins in a space level, and the Meijin flies by Sei and uses his hyper mega launcher to destroy Luna II in a single shot. The Meijin asks Sei if he’s surprised, and Sei answers that he knows the Meijin was showing him the suit’s performance since this is his first time seeing it. The Meijin presumes that Sei understands everything now about the A-Z Gundam’s performance and slicks back his hair because he intends to go all out. The Meijin opens fire, but Sei blocks with his Cosmos Shield and returns fire. Sei sees how fast the A-Z Gundam is and simultaneously activates the Star and RG Systems. Sei and the Meijin lock beam sabers and trade fire from their vulcan guns. The Meijin fires both of his hyper mega launchers, which overwhelms Sei’s shield. Sei gets knocked into Earth’s gravity well and is pulled into the atmosphere. He’s surprised when the Meijin shows up in Waverider mode to shield him from the heat of re-entry. The Meijin wants a complete victory, and the two attack each other again once they enter the atmosphere. The Meijin grabs onto Sei and plans to slam him into the ground, but Sei uses his thrusters to divert them into the ocean. Sei sees that the Galaxy Cosmos is heavily damaged and running low on Plavsky particles, but he thinks of Reiji and marches forward. The Meijin sweeps downward with his beam saber, but the Galaxy Cosmos buckles from its leg breaking, allowing Sei to dodge and cut into the A-Z Gundam’s cockpit. The battle ends in a draw, but Sei isn’t satisfied because he dodged that last attack only with luck. The Meijin comments that this is how battles are and says he wants to have another fight when he returns to Japan. Sei asks the Meijin if it was okay to break his Gunpla before going on tour, and the Meijin asks if he can borrow Sei’s equipment to fix it. Sei realizes that the Meijin intended to improve the A-Z Gundam by fighting him.


The final episode of Battlogue closes the series out by focusing on a battle between Sei and Yuuki. Set after GM’s Counterattack, this short shows just how far Sei has come as a fighter than he can bring Meijin Kawaguchi to a draw, even if by luck. The Ballistic Zaku wasn’t a particularly impressive looking Gunpla to be used by the Meijin, so it’s nice to see him use the A-Z Gundam this time. I don’t know if we’ll ever see Sei, the Meijin and the rest of the original Build Fighters cast again after this, but if not, this is a pretty good send off.

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Build Fighters Battlogue Info

Masami Obari

Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Kenichi Ohnuki

Musical Composer(s):
Yuuki Hayashi
Asami Tachibana

5 episodes

Internet Release:
Japan 08.04.2017 – 12.07.2017
Global 08.04.2017 – 12.07.2017


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