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


Information

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
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Card game
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

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Ranked: #77082
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Popularity: #9271
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Synopsis

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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Staff

Hongou, Mitsuru
Director
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Kawamura, Tomoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Jun
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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"Go Ahead!!" by Mitsuhiro Oikawa
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Ending Theme

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




Reviews

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

Story:
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.

Art:
I love the art. Besides just being plain cute (expected from the same designer responsible for Powerpuff Girls Z) the designs are very unique. ...
Sep 14, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I would not recommend this anime unless you're already familiar with the card game. They don't explain the rules of the game in this show so I expect it would be fairly confusing for a newcomer.

Going into this I had pretty low expectations but I was very surprised! The quality of writing, animation, pacing and music was pretty good, and I ended up really enjoying the show.

The characters are realistic - kids act like kids and adults act like adults. It's a nice breath of fresh air after years of typical, tropey middle schoolers being more mature than adults. And there's actual, real, character growth! ...
Jan 6, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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