1.14.2015

Mecha Analysis: Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 14

Previously on Mecha Analysis
Gundam G no Reconguista Episode 15
Gundam Build Fighters Try Episode 13

 
Today on Mecha Analysis, we look at episode 14 of Gundam Build Fighters Try.Something to keep in mind when looking at the Gunpla: Returning from Gundam Build Fighters, the ones responsible for mechanical design of Gundam Build Fighters Try are as follows,
  • Kunio Okawara: THE Gundam designer, designing the original RX-78-2, and Zaku II along with many designs through the years. He's had his hand in Zeta, ZZ, 0080, F90, F91, 0083, Victory, G Gundam, 08th, Wing, X, Turn A, SEED, 00, Unicorn, and many other non-Gundam anime. Holy crap this list is long.
  • Not much is said about Junichi Akutsu, Junya Ishigaki, and Kenji Teraoka.
  • Kanetake Ebikawa, though has been working as a mechanical designer since the late 90s with anime like Blue Submarine No.6 and Full Metal Panic!, did not start designing for the Gundam franchise until 2007 with Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Other notable works include Gunpla Builders Beginning G, Gundam AGE, and Euerka Seven: AO.

Episode 14
Ten days before the nationals and everyone is making their last minute upgrades and changes. Not much action exists, though it is good to see past rivals come in and work with Team Try Fighters.

Team Build Busters
 

Sakai, the Osakan, returns with a mysterious mobile suit most likely controlled by three pilots. The only information we have is the fact that it has a large beam weapon. Goodbye Team Tiger & Rabbit, you never had a chance. I wonder if we will see this Voltron-like mobile suit come out in kit form.

Team Try Fighters

Oh boy, we see the ridiculous that goes on at the Kouska house. Yumma and Fumina make plans for their upgrades whereas Sekai does...well he does nothing.


Yuuma creates plans to upgrade his firepower and mobility. From the kit announcements, we know all he does is make a better Back Weapon System.


Fumina upgrades her individual power and explains with two words: SD and Real. I wonder what kind of crazy magic she has in mind. Too bad that magic is already hinted at in the opening...


Sekai has no plan. Yuuma ends up planning the upgrades for him and even starts building for him. I guess Sei Iori's Gunpla needs no true upgrades, just minor tweaks to cater to the pilot. I wonder if the writers will showcase the Burning Burst System in the following episode...
We can also confirm the Build Burning Gundam has an RG system like the Star Build Strike and has quite the inner frame. I wonder if Sei will show up and explain why he left this thing in a Dom...inside his trophy...


Lucas and the Jegan


...Childish Sentiment. That was the reason Lucas gave for borrowing a Jegan. Thanks to all the guys on /r/Gundam, we can assume this guy is the grandson of Team Nemesis' owner. I wonder what suit he'll be piloting (without thinking about the silhouette in the opening).

Double Montage!
After the Try Fighters montage, we get to see another montage of the various nationals participants.


Another uniform team, this time with SD Gundams! I hope they'll perform better than team SRSC.


Who is this guy and why does he like mobile armors? What mobile armor is that?

 

Ah yes, the High Mobility Zaku team! I hope they have a more significant role in the nationals than they did in the past few episodes.