Crunchyroll has announced that it has added Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try to its catalog. The episodes are available worldwide outside of Asia.
The site also announced that it has added the English dubs of both Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to its catalog. The series are available in the United States.
The February 2016 issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Gundam Ace magazine has published a prologue for a new manga titled Gundam Build Fighters AR (Gundam Build Fighters Amazing Ready). The full manga will begin in the next issue on January 26, 2016.
The new series is a sequel to the earlier Gundam Build Fighters A (Gundam Build Fighters Amazing) manga. Both manga star the character Tatsuya Yūki, a character from the anime. Kiyoshi Konoyo is again drawing the series off a scenario by Tomohiro Chiba.
The official website for the Gundam Build Fighters Try anime has announced that voice actor Katsuhisa Houki will replace Masashi Hirose in the role of Ral-san, from the fifth episode onward. Hirose is being hospitalized for an extended stay in order to treat an unspecified illness.
Houki’s previous roles include Gecko Moria and Jimbei in One Piece, Conrad in Romeo × Juliet, Mahmai Moi in Toriko, Ben Jackson in Tiger & Bunny, Curry in Jormungand, and Raven in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
In both Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try, Hirose played Ral-san, a name that probably references his most famous role as Ramba Ral in the first Mobile Suit Gundam series and movie trilogy.
In other anime, Hirose has played Rikishiman in the Kinnikuman franchise, Hideyoshi Ushiromiya in Umineko When They Cry, Professor Tange in Honey and Clover, Kan Yu in Armored Trooper Votoms, and Riku Dold III in One Piece.