Taking a break from their latest triumph over Faust and the Spiral Core, Ginga and Co find themselves saving a boy named Yuki from a mysterious youth named Johannes. Although Yuki is a boy genius and an astronomer, he is a Blader who owns “Anubius”.
Yuki says that he has come to tell Ginga and his friends about the voice of the Star Fragment. He witnessed the Star Fragment (a meteor) fall from the sky one day. That single light dwells within Anubius and he says that he heard the voice of the Star Fragment that evening. A great evil is trying to revive the “Black Sun” and "Nemesis", the god of destruction, by using the unknown power of the Star Fragment and destroy the world.
Ginga and his friends must fight again, just as soon as they get the hang of their new 4D system beys!
Hey everybody TheCodeTrigger here and welcome to my next anime review.
For this one we are taking a look at the squeal of Beyblade Metal Masters/Metal Fight Beyblade Baku Beyblade Metal Fight Beyblade 4D or Beyblade Metal Fury in English.
Now I wanted to re-watch season after watch the last two seasons back in November/December 2015 but decided to re-watch in February 2016.
Was it worth the re-watch? no not at all but lets take a better look.
Warning there will be major spoilers in this review so if some god unknown reason if you want to see this then don’t
see this review because it will contain some spoilers. So with that’s said lets kick off this review with the story.
The story this time around it where Gingka and Kyoya are setting they score with each other by beybatting and while the are battling Gingka and Kyoya beys have changed into upgraded version of they beys. Then after the battle where they are back in a city where a new boy called Yuki tells the gang that Gingka and Kyoya that they beys have a piece of the Star Fragment enchanted in their Beys and they discover that there were chosen as legendary bladers then Yuki tell the group that in order to defeat Nemesis the gang have to travel around the world to find the other legendary bladers.
Now the story sets up decently with the gang finding the remaining legendary bladers but around the EP 9+ things started to go downhill. Mainly because the writing for some of these episodes are just terrible like EP 22 for example. Kyoya is facing off Aguma and Aguma taunts him about his pride. Instead of Kyoya ignoring the taunts he goes berserk trying to destroy the whole temple and alone with everyone. This is F class writing here.
Keep in mind that Beyblade 4D is an action sports anime…
Well not exactly because of the nature of this season and besides the destroyer dome ark there is hardly any sports whatsoever. In fact this season is actually an edgy battle shouen because of the basically if you not a legendary blader in this season you and if you go against a legendary blader you going to lose because the plot said so.
Why I say edgy I meant that Kyoya and Ryuga are the most egdyest characters in this show for the wrong reasons. While characters like Yuki and Gingka do the most childish shit and don’t take this setting seriously Kyoya and Ryuga on the other hand gave us some of the cringiest edge I ever seen in anime because those two are just power-hungry.
The world building in 4D is complete garbage because I expected everyone in the world to search for the legendary bladers and take the setting seriously by cancelling tournaments because the world is a danger but no everyone is having a good time just bey battling as usual while the main cast struggle are doing the work intend of every blader in the world gathering information about that certain legendary blader.
The last 2 episodes being episode 38 and 39 has got to be one of the worst episodes I ever seen in my life because not only Nemesis has a gain a freaking power-up out of nowhere when clearly in the beginning of episode 38 where he Nemesis was sealed away into nothingness. Nemesis defeats everyone beyblade apart from Gingka.
Then the battle itself just became a fucking dragon ball z fight with beyblades. Am not fucking kidding when I say this.
At the end Nemesis gets destroyed by ginga pesuges by resciving power by every blader in the world and it ends with Ginga facing off Kyoya in a still frame once they back in town.
One thing that I notice is 4D tried to be like G-revolution and Digimon Tamers because of the dark nature of those seasons. Guess what it failed miserably.
So we have a god awful writing even for a kids show, boring arks, pretentious themes, disguising world building and a lacklustre ending…
Oh god the characters...
Do you know what? Am just going to mention characters that like/adore first before I start ranting on the rest.
Masamune for me was the 2nd best character in this season because mainly he matured a lot since MFB Baku sure he has his some silly moments now and then but his one of the few characters that stayed consistent with the tone. To be very honest he should be been a legendary blader because his is mature and has more emotions than most of the legendary bladers combined . I really like his determination here especially with his battle with Chris and a another one with King because in his battles he will never often lose hope when his fighting legendary bladers like King and Chris. Overall I really adore him here and his my second favourite blader in the whole series.
Kenta for me was a interesting character for me because I use to hate him for the wrong season and completely failed to understand his character. Overtime he became more likeable due to him being the most developed character in the MFB saga. Unlike most of the characters he actually matured in 4D and for me he’s actually the best character in 4D to be honest.
Good Job Kenta Yumiya. Your are my 3rd favourite blader in MFB saga.
And finally we have Yu Tendo. Am just going to say this right now he should have been a legendary blader least for me.
This will get really personal here because he was my early male crush and also one of my favourite male anime characters and his still is to this day.
Firstly Yu was the only character that I truly cared for in the entire of the metal fight saga sure later on started to like Masamune, Madoka, Nile, Daishan and even freaking Kenta.
Secondly, he didn’t get enough screen time which really hurt me as a fan of Yu
Thirdly He comes in way too late…
As a fan of Yu this was really insulting.
And finally I found that Yu is one of the few characters that actually had character development thought out the whole series because in metal fusion we see him as a playful blader and often following the lead of others without a thought for consequence but as the series progressed he matured a lot especially in 4D because he accepts when he cant battle and he brought Kyoya to his senses in EP 28.
To be honest with you if Yu in other anime like World Trigger, Ouran Koukou Host Club, Inazuma Eleven, Baka to Test or even Assassination Classroom then he would have been a awesome character but since Yu is in Metal Fight Beyblade they treat Yu like dirt as the series progressed.
Don’t get me wrong I think Yu is a awesome character but the writers didn’t know what to do with him.
Now the rest of the characters. Oh my fucking god I never seen a character cast break so easily
Gingka in this season is a unlikable and poorly written mess of a character sure he was like that in fusion and masters but here he just cringe-worthy. Gingka is the easily most childish character in this season sure Gingka has he’s childish moments but in here and for a setting that is meant to be dark his often behaving like a little brat. He’s easily one of my least favourite MC in anime so far.
Next up is Kyoya now with Kyoya he started off promising because I liked where this setting seriously and I thought he will be a amazing character but around the half way point in episode 22 he just go edgy while facing Aguma then after that he just becomes an edgy brat. This hurts him as a character because not only we lose Kyoya character development from the last two season he just became almost as whiny as Yuuichirou from (Owari No Seraph).
Overall I found Kyoya to be a complete train-wreck of a character.
Then we have Madoka.
To be honest with you she stayed the same thought out the whole series but at same time I kinda like her because unlike Ginga and Kyoya she’s one of the few characters that take this setting seriously.
Benkai = STILL THE SAME TRASH CHARACTER NEXT!!!
Tsubasa in the other hand is a just a real jerk in this season because he makes his own mission, a selfish one at that, brings up having a new bey for more power, which would mean completely abandoning his partner.
I grew to hate Tsubasa because not only his disrespectful behavior to kids aka Kenta and Yu he just became power-hungry for the most retarded reasons. Not gonna a lie Tusbasa is one of my least favourite character in the whole series and I found him to be overrated.
Ryuga is the same as ever being a same old badass as ever but this early on the season his is travelling with Kenta so Kenta can persuade Ryuga to help Ginga and the others to take part in the battle of god of destruction.
Now I know Ryuga is a fan favourite to the Metal Fight Beyblade saga but the question is was he a good character.
Besides in Metal Masters where he was more friendly to Gingka and the gang as well as helping Tsubasa control his dark power issues. I found him to be a poorly written character at best and at worst he’s one of the worst anti-heros I ever seen in a long while.
Why for starters he barely had any emotions whatsoever and he tries to be this edgy and dark for no reason if he had a back-story maybe I would understand but he didn’t any back-story though out the whole series making his reason and action feel like a giant plot hole.
Secondly remember in Metal Masters where he was more friendly to Ginga and the others. Well this time is more edgy time around which saddens me because I thought he learned that power isn’t everything.
Overall Rygua is the most disappointing character in this season because he’s development in Metal Masters is completely axed and he became edgy character number 2
Last we have Yuki …
Yuki has got to be one of the most pointless characters I ever fucking seen in the anime medium.
When I saw this geek I thought he would be a decent character to the group joining the struggle of Ginga and the others with the god of destruction. When he became a legendary blader I thought he would be strong because he has the star fragment. I was wrong because all Yuki does in this whole fucking season is wine like a little bitch and relays heavily on Ginga even when he’s a legendary blader himself. He also fails at being legendary blader because he never won a battle by himself and has to rely too much on Ginga.
Also Yuki was just a plot device through out the whole season because if Yuki didn’t show up they will be not plot whatsoever.
Overall I really despise this kid and he’s became my most hated character period
The art itself is slightly improved with nice use of colour palettes and decent character designs with some of the new characters. But like metal masters there are a few times were the some of the characters faces go all derpy.
The scenery this time are just bland and boring to look at. It’s like they didn’t care at all with the scenery . The animation has improved slighty when they are bey battles outside that the animation itself stayed the same and to be honest with you it just average.
The sound, this time around is a big downgrade compared to the Fusion and Masters.
The only notable tracks, this time, around is Ryuga theme and the A light of hope.
The opening theme Brave Heart by YU.KIi s a big improvement from the last two openings It’s a very good listen but it’s not in my top 50 favourite anime opening buts it’s very close,
The ending theme Destiny by YK feat. YU.KI is good but not as memorable as the first season-ending which was one of my favourite ending themes periods because It was a relaxing and peaceful. While 4D ending theme feels like a parody of Code Geass R2 ending 1 Shiawase Neiro which I don’t mind but for a show like Beyblade its a bit out-of-place least of me.
Let’s talk about the dub shall we.
This season feels like a terrible DBZ dub because all of the legendary bladers sound like dragon ball Z characters and the ones that not legendary bladers sound like slice of life characters in a dark setting.To be honest this dub is a step down from Baku/metal masters sure the MFB didn’t have a great dub overall. In fact this dub is my guilty pleasure at best because I really liked Masamune, Yu and later on Kenta dub actors.
Am not going to explain how bad some of the dub voices of Gingka, Aguma, Titfi and Yuki because if I did I would end up having a disease.
I barely enjoyed this season at all. The new characters besides King are disappointing because they lack any development or growth and they just feel like rejects of other characters.
Yuki for me was a useless pile of shit because he has a legendary blader but has a skill level of Kenta from season 1 because he is a whiny cunt, He design is generic as hell, His dub voice is horrifying to listen.
I found the OST to be lacking in some area mainly because of how loud some of the dub actors are looking at you Gingka.
Masamune, Kenta and Yu were fun to watch and just seeing them alone made me happy and they actually matured unlike half of this character cast which they are either too childish or too edgy ^_^
Never before have I hated an anime so much that I want to burn it to ashes.
It’s rushed as hell, badly written, besides from Masamune, Kenta and Yu the characters at best were weak, has too many tone changes that, unnecessary edge to some charterers, decent art,animation OST is lacklustre and the ending was complete and utter horse shit.
To me not only its the most pretentious anime I ever seen by my most hated anime ever.
I low this anime more than Owari No Seraph, Mirai Nikki, Guilty Crown and anything Bakugan related combined.
Metal Fight Beyblade 4D at best is a train-wreck and at worst it can ruin what Beyblade was for some.
It takes away the fun of Beyblade and actually it takes away the character interactions.
As a Beyblade fan I found this season to be a insult.
4D is not a fun, adventure and sports anime. 4D is a fucking edgy battle shounen with the use of beyblades instead of sword/guns.
I give this shit a 1/10 the only reason why this gets a one because I can’t go any lower.
I suggest you skip this season and wait for Beyblade Burst instead.
B Daman Crossfire
Dragon Ball Series
Seven Deadly Sins
Yu-Gi-Oh GX and 5DS
Anyway this was TheCodeTrigger and I will see you guys next time.