The story is set 14 years after Atlantia, the largest country in the world of Legendia, was torn apart by riots. The protagonist Tsurugi Tatewaki was secreted away from the chaos at a young age. Oblivious to his true birthplace, Tsurugi grows up as a spirited boy in the neighboring rocky land of Pacifis.
One day, Tsurugi suddenly comes across the "Shining Sword," and his great adventure begin. An army of darkness is hunting down the 12 Sword Braves, and as the army pursues Tsurugi, a figure appears before him. Bringer is a Card Battle Droid entrusted with the duty of protecting Tsurugi. Trained by Bringer in the ways of the Battle Spirits combat, Tsurugi joins the other Sword Braves in rising up against the army of darkness with his Key Spirit "Shining Dragon."
The story of this anime begins with a kingdom where the queen was blamed to start a coup d'etat against the kingdom after the death of king (her husband). So the first prince of the kingdom Yaiba accuses her for it. Meanwhile she sends away her second son tsurugi with the help of an android striker who knows to play battle spirit game well. So this is the epilogue. This series is about playing battle spirits card game and the most powerful players are those with "sword eyes" . There are 6 sword eyes (white, red, purple, yellow, green and blue), those who have the
sword symbol in right eye represent light and to have it in left eye meant to be of dark forces. Now the entire series progresses for the aim of attaining a sword which will appear when all the 12 (light side 6 + dark side 6).
Art: Upto today's animation standards. Clear in outlines etc.
Music : There is no opening song.
Characters: Except Yaiba, that is first son of the queen none were strong characters. Yaiba shown to be strong while taking decisions for the kingdom. He was unshakable to the kingdom struggles but he always looked after his people safety. Whenever there is a disturbance in the environment, yaiba through public broadcasting assured people that there is nothing for them to be afraid of. He never shown to suppress his people.
Drawbacks of the series:
1. Characterization is poor.
2. Battle Spirits game time depletes its effect on viewers when it is combined with the aftermath story.
3. The three seers are just for comedy. They are not at all powerful.
4. Sword eyes light side characters except haqua, all others get defeated easily. Especially the ninja is so comedic.
Overall enjoyment. It made me feel like it is waste of time. Battle spirits series has its worst sequel. I am making these comments only after watching its sequel too.