The Bladebreakers have to join forces once again because a mysterious group under the lead of Oozuma has defeated them, but the real enemy is not Oozuma. The real threath is formed by a group of people who use cyber-BitBeasts to capture the original ones from the Bladebreakers.
Okay, I would like to point out just how varied those scores are, i'll explain that as we go.
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 (Beyblade V-Force in the U.S.) is a tragic failure at a series.
Now, except for G-rev Beyblade fails at stories. This is the worst of it. There's more coherency in a drunk dad solo song at a wedding than in this. You'll never know where you're at in the story until the last 3 eps and other than that it offers nothing new or exciting.
Good, not butt ugly, it's passable and the CG blades look nice. The problem is consistency. Last season the
characters looked 14 to 15. They look like 11 year olds here. There's just a lack of follow-through that hurts what could be a fun art style.
Suffers from generic songs. The Japanese version has increasingly generic music that bores that they can put on for you to ignore while you watch a terrible show. Don't ask about the dub, it suffers from the Rap in anime plague.
Let me get something straight. Beyblade has one of the better main character sets in anime; their main 5-6 I absolutely adore; however, I dock 4 points for this season specific characters. All the season 2 only characters here are badly designed, generic, annoying, and there's more of them than periods in War and Peace. Good luck keeping up with them.
Only if you're a sadist can you enjoy this. It's generic, you can't follow it, and you shouldn't try.
I'm not giving it a 1 just because of the main characters, the fact that the art isn't in itself terrible and the sound isn't terrible. If it didn't have the mains, this would be unwatchable.
The first season was quite enjoyable. After season 1 ended I was quite satisfied with an anime ending for once; no more was needed.
At first, I was excited about a new season. For a few weeks I anxiously waited for a new season, hell I even got up early enough to check if I didn't miss the first episode. So in excitement, I waited.
Finally, getting up early was worth it. The first episode aired sometime in July 2003-04 ish, correct me if I'm wrong. After watching the first episode I went all "Well, it can't be THIS bad throughout the entire season, could it?"
The answer is yes it can. My very first impression watching it was "I thought people grew UP, not DOWN!" In the first season, the BladeBreakers looked mature (and thank god they regained some of that maturity in GRev) but then they went all Chibi.
With hopes of the show improving and having its classic feeling again, I watched the season all the way through. It's hardly memorable and easily forgotten because it's so horrible. All I do remember is for once getting annoyed with Tyson and friends.
I've read better fanfiction. Seriously, watching the paint dry is much more interesting then the story itself.
I actually like the old school style of Beyblade. Why the hell did they choose to make it chibi? In the first season, the character's faces actually varied. But when this new style came in, they all had the same freakin' face. The only designed I like was Dr. K's (was that her name? I forget) because she at least looked mature.
Not bad, but mediocre.
My biggest pet peeve of this season was the characters. Tyson/Takao becomes a bigger brat then he was (and he isn't funny while doing it like he was in the first season) and it was hard to take him seriously. Kai is emoer then usual (does he have to angst at every chance he's got? Seriously.) and he became extremely annoying. Ray came off as a ditz most of the time. Max was just plain out annoying. You think that's bad?! There's more!
So it seems that the animation studio decided to add in a cheerleader for the Bladebreakers because Yugi had a cheerleader (AKA Anzu Misaki). Yes, I am talking about Hilary/Hiromi. If I were to ask the BladeBreakers anything, it would be "How did you put up with that bitch?". Honestly, just how did they put up with her?
I was seriously hoping that Hilary was only going to be there breifly, but no, they had to make her a major character. She's basically only there to be the bitchy cheerleader who seems to enjoy hitting Tyson at every chance she gets. That's seriously all she does. She's more annoying then comic releif if you ask me.
What was her purpose anyway other then cheerleader role? At least Anzu had a purpose in YuGiOh.
One word: Pathetic. This season is the shadow of its former glory. Compared to GRev and the first season, this one sticks out like a sore thumb.
I personally did not like this season at all. Maybe someone who has not seen the original first season might enjoy it, but any fan of the first season is gonna hate it.
The story was very good. It was exciting and attention grabbing. The concept was amazing. Being able to control ancient beasts using modern technology.
In the first season, the art was very...rough and not good. The characters were ugly, to be frank.But as the second season and third season arrived, the art improved and the charcters became more good looking and clear.
The sounds were very good. They were catchy and upbeat. There were mostly of rock genre.
The character profiles were okay...Some characters were not clear and due to that were ignored.
This is the show to watch if you're bored. Basically for those who have never seen
anime before. After watching this, you would want to watch more and different anime. It piques your interest.