Bandai Spirits and Sunrise have revealed a new Gundam live-action drama titled Gundam Build Real. This title comes as part of the Gunpla Link Project held to mark the 40th anniversary of Gundam plastic models in 2020. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
Gundam Build Real will tell the story of Team Bright, a group of boys that have enjoyed Gunpla Battles since grade school and reunited in their first year of high school. The group consists of the pilot Hiro, the builder Takumi, the programmer Kentaro, and the communicator Taichi.
In the past, the team used an RG Gunpla, RX-78-2 Gundam, that they nicknamed Nanahachi (Seven-Eight). The unit also used enhanced Armageddon bazooka that has twice as many stats as a regular Hyper Bazooka. Souta, the fifth member, built the weapon.
In this title, teams initiate Gunpla Battles by scanning the Gunpla’s and having specialized drones show their life-sized projections. Hiro and any other team-assigned pilots will then control the projections by wearing first-person view goggles.
The latest anime title in the Gundam Build series is Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, which aired from October 2019 to August 2020. The anime is still available to watch on the GundamInfo channel as of this writing. Re:RISE was produced by Sunrise Beyond, a subsidiary studio that is currently working on a new mecha anime titled Kyoukai Senki.
The live-action drama, Gundam Build Real, will begin airing on March 29, 2021.