As the winds of change toss and turn The AniMessenger like a discarded bag of Pocky, he lifts his eyes to the AniHeavens and whispers, “It is time.”
The audience learns three things from the first minute of the episode: Nerd Elf “got gud” at GBN, the next twenty minutes will revolve around “new mode” babble, and Magee’s bubble butt never quits.
The AniMessenger can summarize Gundam Build Divers’ plot in a single sentence: Catdog and Fox Jesus have a man-crush on Riku.
Our pubescent posse crosses a fake desert (because no Gundams allowed), dripping with sweat (no death in GBN, but watch out for dehydration), and a ninja driving a Humvee (normal) barrels across the cyber-universe to check up on them.
Welcome back to the world’s greatest Gundam infomercial! Let us walk, hand-in-hand, through a land of animated advertisements, panning shots of Gunpla boxes, and one-and-done characters whose existence hinges upon their mobile suits’ corresponding model kits!
Miyazaki, Shinkai, Hosoda–take your final bows and vacate the stage. We enter a new epoch–a paradigm shift. The Time of Weasel.
Can Gundam Build Divers deliver on the foundational promises in its opening animation? To cute-slap the audience’s face with cat-boys, weasel-commanders, and wolf-captains (oh my)?