Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Bashin

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Synonyms: Battle Spirits: Shonen Toppa Bashin, Battle Spirits Season 1
Japanese: バトルスピリッツ 少年突破バシン


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 7, 2008 to Sep 6, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Card game
Genres: GameGame, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.431 (scored by 732732 users)
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Ranked: #63232
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Popularity: #8238
Members: 2,826
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Energetic and thrill-seeking sixth grader Toppa Bashin has his mind set on only one thing—the card game Battle Spirits. Bearing a ruby pendant inherited from his missing father, Bashin heads to school every day with excitement: not for academics, but for card battling, much to the chagrin of his peers.

One day, Bashin encounters J, the child prodigy champion of Battle Spirits, who bears a similar pendant. Star-struck, Bashin challenges J to a battle. However, the battle he gets is one he did not anticipate; the two are teleported to a mysterious arena in the sky—the Isekai World—where Spirits from the game become real.

Feeling that his dream is finally within arm's reach, Bashin dives headfirst into the Isekai World, encountering other card battlers with extraordinary pendants. While making his way to the top, he slowly realizes that there is more to Battle Spirits than he ever imagined.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hongou, Mitsuru
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Kawamura, Tomoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Satou, Dai
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

"Go Ahead!!" by Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Ending Theme

#1: "冒険記録 Bouken Kiroku (Adventure Record)" by Little Non
#2: "dear-dear DREAM" by Sphere

Aug 23, 2010
soaker87 (All reviews)
This series has no reviews, so I figured I might as well write one, as it's a favorite of mine.

Admittedly, not the strongest part of this anime. It's very much a slice-of-life series, and that's not one of my favorite genres. With a few exceptions, I have a hard time staying interested in a series with no overall objective. There is a little bit of plot, but the series probably would have been stronger if it jumped into it earlier on.

I love the art. Besides just being plain cute (expected from the same designer responsible for Powerpuff Girls Z) the designs are very unique. read more
Mar 27, 2018
deep3anime (All reviews)
Shounen Toppa Bashin is a card fighting genre anime series. In this Bashin is 6th grader, who is fond of playing Battle Spirits, which he learnt from his mother. He likes this game more than his studies. He motivates others to play it for pure enjoyment of battle spirits. So in this process he befriends J, Striker and Suiren. It picked my interest to see how a mouse ( aibou) is able to talk with Bashin using a gem Pyroxen. Each of these had an animal which can talk to them through Pyroxene. Story progress with series of tournaments.

Art: Very clean and good. read more
Jan 6, 2019
Lord_Valzin (All reviews)
This is a card game (obviously) about young kids. The main characters are obvious at what they are going to become (proxyenes). Up to episode 24 is actually good, they introduce the characters and the question marks (supposed to give you card if you win) I liked. It introduces how they get a little team and the early battles to ep24 are good you can actually follow on with what they are doing. The rules and everything of the cards and effects aren't really explained though till last ep, but the first half is good though there really are no new cards released till a read more

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