Bakuten Shoot Beyblade
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English: Beyblade
Japanese: 爆転シュート ベイブレード


Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2001 to Dec 24, 2001
Premiered: Winter 2001
Broadcast: Mondays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Nelvana, Discotek Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, SportsSports, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.741 (scored by 4807248,072 users)
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Ranked: #46212
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Popularity: #1495
Members: 77,446
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Thirteen-year-old Tyson Granger (Takao Kinomiya), along with his fellow teammates, Kai Hiwatari, Max Tate (Max Mizuhura), and Ray Kon (Rei Kon), strive to become the greatest Beybladers in the world. With the technical help of the team's resident genius, Kenny (Kyouju), and with the powerful strength of their BitBeasts, the Bladebreakers armed with their tops (AKA: Blades) attempt to reach their goal.

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Kawase, Toshifumi
Ishiodori, Hiroshi
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Kou, Yuu
Episode Director
Ozeki, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

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#1: "Fighting Spirits-SONG FOR BEYBLADE-" by system-B

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Dec 6, 2008
Proserpina (All reviews)
STORY: 7/10
Though it begins as a team of boys merely wanting to be the champions of the Beyblading world, the story of Bakuten Shoot Beyblade soon branches out into various "arcs" that give you insight into a particular character, and through each of their individual ordeals the group as a whole become closer to one another. While there's also the somewhat cliche issue of global takeover to deal with, it seems primarily to be a tale of friendship and, discreetly, cultural diversity. Though the main protagonists all band together to represent Japan, each comes from a different corner of the globe, and the friends they read more
Dec 2, 2008
Todesengel (All reviews)
When it comes to kiddie anime, I usually do not give out tens. And msot of what I say is opinion, not fact. So don't take it too personal just because I perfer this season over the other two.


Spinning tops has never been this badass before! And I love how they made it into an extreme professional sport. If you were to explain the story to someone who has never seen the anime, it would come off as silly to them.


The art style is pretty unique. I didn't like how the style was altered to look OMFG KAWAII ^__^ and like your typical read more
Sep 4, 2009
IvanTheChemist (All reviews)
I watched this when I was 12-14 years old, after I have already damaged my brain with Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh. I did enjoy it, but even 12-14 years old kid can see why is something happening (for the coolness and for money) and major...failures.

Take Yu-gi-oh, make the deck with one card, that is getting stronger (Pokemon?) and make a basic toy. Add something techy and here you go - you have a Beyblade! No, the story isn't that bad, but that is just because it is MADE for being bad. Who cares actually? The bad are bad, the good are good, one good guy is read more
Dec 29, 2008
ladyxzeus (All reviews)
Usually "Saturday morning anime" is enjoyable. This is probably one of the few exceptions I ever made to this category.

The story is common, but even common things can be fun. It's just that this sport is far from "cool". The weapon here is a top toy. And that, at least for me and for my six year old acquaintances, is ridiculous. The toys come with "spirits". Better than nothing. Except that their animations were so terrible that what could be heroic turned boring.

The character party is also very used and very loved. However, I don't know if it's for their hair art or something else, read more

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