Gundam Build Fighters Complete Series Batch

Complete Series Batch

The near future. Years after the huge “Gunpla”-plastic models based on the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam-boom of the 1980s. A second Gunpla boom is taking the world by storm, fueled by the revolutionary new ability to pilot your own Gunpla creations in Gunpla Battles. These incredibly-popular battles culminate in a yearly global tournament. Sei Iori is a young Gunpla builder who dreams of someday making it to the world championships. An only child whose family owns a model shop, his talent is well-honed, but his weak piloting abilities have led to a series of first-round losses. Then, one day, he meets a boy named Reiji whose piloting skills are incredible. Together as a team, they take on the world!


It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally done! All 25 episodes plus bonus material in both 1080p and 720p, a departure from our usual bonus material releases. Note that as there were some revisions to the subs in the first several episodes but I didn’t track when those updates were made, I have remuxed the first 10 episodes, so if you have the original batches, you will want to recheck those 10 against them. The video and audio didn’t change so they should match closely. Bonus material includes:

  • Bonus Short 1: SD Knight Fighters Part 1 (Subs from Anime-Gundam)
  • Bonus Short 2: SD Knight Fighters Part 2 (Subs from Anime-Gundam)
  • Bonus Short 3: A Letter ~6 Years Later~ (Subs from Anime-Gundam)
  • Battle Selection Video
  • BD Box 1 & 2 Promos (Unsubbed, Interlaced)
  • Broadcast Promos (Unsubbed)
  • Clean OPs + EDs
  • Series Promo 1 & 2 (Unsubbed)


Before anyone asks, at this time, I don’t have any plans to do Build Fighters Try. While I do have the BDs and will possibly do them later on, at this point, I’m waiting to see if we get a US BD release. If we only get DVDs, I will do a BD encode after the DVDs release as the subs will be far easier to extract.


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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory Episode 3

Episode 3: Into Battle, Albion!

As the recovery begins at Torrington, Admiral John Kowen assigns the Albion to the pursuit of Gato and Unit 2 with a new crew of veteran pilots, all former members of Burning’s team, to help the operation. Lt. Bernard Monsha, one of the new additions, doubts Kou’s capability to handle Unit 1. Despite Nina’s assurance that Kou handled the mobile suit well, Monsha challenges him to a first-shot mobile suit duel to see who better deserves to pilot the Gundam.


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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory Episode 1

Episode 1: Gundamjack

During the Battle of A Baoa Qu at the end of the One Year War, Zeon ace pilot Anavel Gato returns from combat to find Admiral Aiguille Delaz telling him of the death of Gihren Zabi as the Zeon forces surrender. Despite the shock defeat, both men retreat and plan the return of Zeon. In October U.C.0083, the Federation carrier Albion delivers two Gundam Development Project prototypes to the Torrington Base in Australia for ground testing. However, Gato infiltrates the base and intends to steal one of the new Gundams and it’s nuclear arsenal…


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Gundam 0083 Audio Feedback

So as you may know, thanks to a very generous donation, we’ve got the new Gundam 0083 BDs and are preparing to encode them. What I wanted to get feedback on is how we should handle the audio as we have a number of tracks to choose from.


The BDs contain both the original 1990 audio mix and the re-recorded audio with new sound effects from the DVD remaster from 2006. The 1990 mix is in stereo, and there is a 5.1 surround mix for the newer audio. On the US DVD side, we have both the dub and original 1990 Japanese audio, both in stereo and 5.1 surround upmixes.


When we released the DVD encodes in 2010, we only included 5.1 mixes for all 3 variants (dub, 1990, 2006).  Since I’m going to re-rip the dub audio, I can also rip the 5.1 version of the 1990 mix from the US DVD at the same time. What I’d like is feedback on whether we should repeat what we did for the DVD encode and just use the 3 5.1 mixes, or if we should include the stereo mixes as well. If we include all of these, we’d have 5 tracks:

  1. Dub 5.1 Surround – R1 DVD Source
  2. Dub Stereo – R1 DVD Source
  3. Japanese 5.1 Surround (1990 mix) – R1 DVD Source
  4. Japanese Stereo (1990 Mix) – BD Source
  5. Japanese 5.1 Surround (2006 Mix) – BD Source

So, since I’m willing to include any and all of them, let me know in the comments what you want to see (or rather, hear in this case).


EDIT: This has been updated as I discovered that the 3rd track on the disc I mistook for a stereo 2006 mix is actually a commentary track. Everything else remains the same.


EDIT 2 (3/1): Comments have been disabled as the show is underway now.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED HD Remaster – Ep. 1-10

Batch 1: Episodes 1-10

It’s baaaaack! Finally, almost 2 years since we released Episode 8, we’re back with more Gundam SEED! The biggest reason for the delay had to do with my unhappiness with the upscaling I was having to do from the DVDs to fix some of the scenes I couldn’t edit mouthflaps for or those that had their runtimes changed. However, a few months ago, I stumbled upon a new upscaler called Waifu2x and the AVISynth port for it. While it is slow as hell, even on my brand new i7 6700K, the results it provides are superior to my previous efforts, to the point that I was happy with how the upscales were turning out. In turn, I returned to work on new episodes.


So, what has changed? Quite a few things actually, which is why this is a batch that includes the first 10 episodes. The changes are:

  • All-new encodes using superior filtering based on the G-Reco encodes compared to the old releases that preserves more detail and keeps the colors correct (turns out one of the old filters was altering the color profile quite a bit without my realizing). As before, these are 720p only because I was unhappy with the final results of the upscaled sequences at 1080p.
  • All encodes are proper VFR encodes. The HD remaster was converted to 24p, but the old DVDs were 30i. The previous encodes had the upscaled areas forced to 24p and they stuttered during playback because of this. Any upscaled sequences now display at 30p, keeping playback looking smooth.
  • All upscaled sequences have be re-upscaled using Waifu2x.
  • The OP/ED lyrics have been updated. The fonts remain the same, but no longer use the plain green/blue colors we used to use. They now use white fonts with a glowing outline, similar to how the lyrics for G-Reco and GBF were presented. The insert song lyrics on the full subs track in Episodes 7-9 remain the same because I like how it looked.
  • The audio has been re-ripped and retimed. This is mostly because, in order to keep everything as closely matching the DVDs for purposes of syncing, the episodes start off with ~1 second of black.
  • Some scenes in earlier episodes have had the mouthflaps adjusted further or scenes that I was unhappy with the edits I made replaced with upscaled sequences. Several other sequences were replaced due to the timing being off on the new encodes.

So, that’s about it for the revisions since the last releases. For those of you new to these releases, these are re-edits of the HD Remaster that restore shots that were shortened or removed in favor of footage usually taken from the Special Edition movies. This resulted in the dub no longer syncing up. In some places where it still would sync, the mouthflaps were altered and so characters would talk while their mouths were closed, or be silent while their mouths were in motion. While I can’t promise that every sequence is 100% perfect with the mouthflaps, I’ve made my best attempt to match things as close as I can to the original DVD version to allow the dub to sync.


You might be asking yourself “Why is this necessary? I’ve seen encodes of the BDs that include the dub!” and you would be correct. However, if one listens closely to those versions, the music and effects tend to have jumpcuts where things were edited to sync the dub. My method avoids that. While it very likely means I will have to alter or excise new sequences like the Perfect Strike battle later in the series, due to heavy adjustments to the sound effects timing, I’m fine with this. Those of you who aren’t, that’s what those other encodes are for.


Releases for these will come out as they are done. That’s all I will commit to right now. We are coming up on one of the spots where the HD Remaster cut an entire episode (Episode 14), so I have to figure out how much was altered in Episode 15, billed as Episode 15+ on the BD menu, as a result. Thanks to the new methods I’m using for these edits though, the work is quite a bit easier to approach, so I hope to be able to keep these going fairly regularly.


So, with that, to keep things going as they were before, here are the episode synopsis blurbs for Episodes 9 and 10, followed by the batch links. You can also click HERE for an archived copy of the posts (plus revised data grids) for Episodes 1-8. Enjoy!


Episode 9: The Fading Light

The Archangel ’​s escort to meet with the 8th fleet is attacked by the Le Creuset Team. Flay witnesses the death of her father when Kira fails to protect the escort ships. In desperation, the Archangel reveals Lacus is on board the ship, causing the attackers to withdraw. 


Episode 10: Separate Ways

With everything that has happened, Kira becomes depressed. He is comforted by Lacus, who is strolling around the ship without permission. Kira returns Lacus to Athrun against orders, but refuses Athrun’s invitation to change sides.



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Mobile Suit Gundam II – Dubbed

Mobile Suit Gundam II – Soldiers of Sorrow

The Federation’s battleship White Base and its precious cargo of prototype mobile suits have returned to Earth, only to find themselves in enemy territory. As the White Base struggles across the planet’s surface to safety, Gundam pilot Amuro Ray must contend not only with the Duchy of Zeon’s fiercest warriors, but also with his own doubts and fears…


Well, it only took me 16 months, but here’s the 2nd Mobile Suit Gundam movie with the English dub! While the first movie has been reposted below this one, I’ll repeat some of what to expect here, along with what’s new as well.

  • Newly ripped stereo audio from a brand new, sealed copy of the VHS release of Mobile Suit Gundam II.
  • Recreated screens matching those of the beginning of the VHS tape, albeit with some updated terminology and clips taken from the BDs. For those of you who don’t much care for a little VHS throwback, the title clips are chaptered, so you can simply jump right into the movie.
  • As part of the above titles, I’ve recreated the old Bandai Entertainment Outlaw Star trailer using the Outlaw Star BDs. To be fair, this trailer was actually on the 3rd movie, but I didn’t want to wait until February to get the BD sources to recreate the Gundam 0083 trailer that was on the 2nd movie. Look for that trailer on the 3rd movie.
  • English credits for both the dub production and original Japanese production. Following up on the first movie’s added music to the credits, this movie features Andrew W.K.’s “Soldiers of Sorrow” for the translated credits.
  • As before, the encode for the main portion of the movie is the same as the subbed version, just with the cut tweaked to sync the dub. Since some people may be interested in this release but don’t care about having it available in HD, we’ve included a 480p SD encode for this version.

So, that does it for this one. I don’t want to have the 3rd movie take another 16 months to complete, but I’m not making any promises at this point. Still, it will be completed sooner or later! Until then, enjoy!


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Mobile Suit Gundam I – Dubbed

Mobile Suit Gundam I

In the year 0079 of the Universal Century, the Earth Federation and its space colonies are engaged in an apocalyptic war. The rebellious Duchy of Zeon, using humanoid fighting machines called mobile suits, has all but vanquished the Federation. Now the Federation’s last hope is the prototype mobile suit Gundam. When a twist of fate makes young civilian Amuro Ray the Gundam’s pilot, his own battle begins – a struggle not only for the Federation’s survival, but for his own.


Ahead of the release of the 2nd movie dub, I’m reposting the release post for the first one to make the links easier to find. These aren’t new files, so if you already have this, don’t redownload it. Otherwise, we’re seeding it again on the seedbox. Here’s some of the important details for this release:

  • Newly ripped (ok, ripped in 2014) stereo audio from a brand new, sealed copy of the VHS release of Mobile Suit Gundam I.
  • Recreated screens matching those of the beginning of the VHS tape, albeit with some updated terminology and clips taken from the BDs. For those of you who don’t much care for a little VHS throwback, the title clips are chaptered, so you can simply jump right into the movie.
  • English credits for both the dub production and original Japanese production. To go along with what most people consider a terrible dub, we’ve added some music to the formerly silent credits in the form of a portion of the English recording of the movie’s theme “A Cross of Sand”, as performed by Andrew W.K. from his 2009 Japan-only album “Gundam Rock.”
  • Lastly, as these encodes were created using the same settings as the subtitled releases, aside from the above-mentioned additions at the beginning and end, the video is identical in both versions. Since some people may be interested in this release but don’t care about having it available in HD, we’ve included a 480p SD encode for this version.


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