Gundam Build Divers is back with a sequel series, Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, that is just as referential as its predecessor. It would take a keen eye and bottomless Gundam knowledge in order to catch the more obscure references it makes to every corner of the Gundam multiverse. Fortunately, we have Gundam expert Tom Aznable to help.

Welcome back to Deep Dive, Tom Aznable’s reader-favorite column all about catching the more esoteric aspects of the Gundam multiverse that make it into the show. Nothing passes Tom’s eagle eye for spotting this stuff (we suspect Newtype abilities), but this column focuses specifically on rare sightings and deep cuts. Read on to see what you may have missed:

Episode 09: Abyss of Isolation

Patrick Colasour in Lichtenthal Tsery’s Bathing Suit (Gundam 00)

Another quick cameo from Patrick made harder to spot by his size in the frame. He’s cosplaying once again, though this time it’s a bit less obvious. He’s actually wearing Celestial Being member Lichty’s old-fashioned striped swimwear, briefly seen when the Ptolemaios crew has a moment to lounge poolside in Gundam 00 episode 14.


PMX-002 Bolinoak Sammahn, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (anime)

The Bolinoak Sammahn is perhaps the most neglected of Paptimus Scirocco’s personally designed PMX line of mobile suits (apart from game-exclusive ones). It’s currently the only one among its siblings to lack an HGUC release. It’s not shown much love here either, as it’s the first of Hiroto’s team to be taken out. At least its beam tomahawk proved useful.

Left to right: Beargguy III (Gundam Build Fighters), PMX-002 Bolinoak Sammahn (Zeta Gundam), Core Gundam, MSJ-06II-E Tieren Space Type (Gundam 00)