Sunrise announced the release date for their final episode of Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise Season 2.
The series had originally been postponed following the release of episode 18 due to the effects of Covid-19 and the Japanese government declaring a State of Emergency.
However, towards the end of June they announced the series would resume with Episode 19, and announced they would begin broadcasting and streaming again on July 9th.
Director Shinya Watada announced the return in a statement translated by Crunchyroll. He began by writing, “Thank you so much for always supporting “GUNDAM BUILD DIVERS Re:RISE”. Please be informed that we decided to resume streaming the show from July 9th.”
Watada added, “From now the story is accelerating towards its climax. I would appreciate it if you could keep watching what will be happening to Hiroto and the other Build Divers as well as the planet Eldora till the very end.”
He concluded, “We, all the production staff, continue to produce the show as we make sure everyone stay safe. Please look forward!”
In a trailer promoting the final episode, Sunrise revealed that the final episode will stream on August 27th at 8 PM JST on the GundamInfo YouTube channel.
Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE is a direct sequel to the Gundam Build Divers series. It first began streaming the first season on October 10, 2019 with the second season airing its first episode on April 9, 2020.
The series takes two place after the conclusion of Gundam Build Divers and introduces a new version of the Gunpla Battle Nexus Online game along with new new Divers including Hiroto, Kazami, May, and Parviz.
Here’s the official synopsis from Crunchyroll for Season 2 of Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE:
“Two years have passed since the legendary force Build Divers battled the second Coalition of Volunteers to save the EL-Diver. Gunpla Battle Nexus Online (GBN), where these events took place, has been upgraded to provide sensory feedback for more realistic play. But as GBN becomes even more exciting, there are Divers who play with their own motivations in mind. Hiroto is a Diver who wanders alone through the Dimension, playing as a mercenary. Kazami is a frivolous, independent Diver who joins one party after another, pursuing the one he admires. May is a solo Diver surrounded by an aura of mystery, who plays Gunpla Battle night and day. And Parviz is a lonely novice Diver who is interested in team play, but out of shyness, he has never managed to seize the opportunity. Each of them is alone, but the course of events will end up uniting them into a new team of Build Divers. What awaits Hiroto and the others is a boundless super-experience that far transcends GBN.”
Are you looking forward to the final episode of Season 2? What do you expect will happen?