Bakuten Shoot Beyblade


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Alternative Titles

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, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, SportsSports, KidsKids
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.731 (scored by 5869958,699 users)
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Ranked: #48482
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Popularity: #1629
Members: 94,024
Favorites: 309

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

#1: "Cheer Song" by system-B

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
Oct 30, 2016
VoDKa (All reviews)
Ok, after reading some of the reviews for this show here on MAL, my conclusion is that what is even more pathetic than Beyblade is the fact that some of you are spending so much of your energy bashing this Anime for not being the next Akira. What did you expect? It's obvious that it's a show designed to give the audience some mindless entertainment and nothing else. Do I think that Beyblade is a fantastic Anime? NO!! Did I enjoy watching Beylade? YES! At least, parts of it. You see, sometimes the point of watching cartoons is to just kick back, relax and have read more

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