In 2046, a revolutionary 80% shock-absorbing reinforced cardboard has been developed, rapidly transforming the world's exports. The reinforced cardboard would soon become the battleground for a popular children's hobby called "LBX" (Little Battler eXperience).
Four years later, a boy named Yamano Ban who loves to play with LBX (although without a mecha himself) is given a case containing the model AX-00 by a mysterious woman. He is told that he now holds the hopes and despairs of mankind in his hands.
The story is about a boy named yamano ban who wishes to own a LBX toy like his friends. An assistant of his father-who presumed to be dead rushes to him and gives an LBX toy saying it holds both hope and despair of humanity. Ban keeps his interest in LBX toy playing from his mother thinking that it will make her sad as LBX are actually created by his late father and she may be thinking that LBX is the cause of death of his father. But in reality his mother approves him to play the game provided he becomes the best in it.
These battles excite the viewers, in the sense make them feel that they are the ones who are battling not the robots. (SORRY if it is not so with many).
Characters: Supporting characters were many in this anime. But there are some like TOrbit toy company's director, whose character is abruptly eliminated from the story. Kaidou Jin's grandfather's character is not explained well. It was only showed as the epitome of antagonist. But what makes the anime good is that it did not stick on to game tournaments but had some serious plot on saving the world. The surprise elements for instance include how Ban gets help at the right time by ( GUESS). The character which stood out for me in this anime is "kawamura ami", Ban's friend who is strategic genius in my opinion. Her observation skills make her stand out too much but the anime creator put her at that place.
Art: Is too good.
Overall Enjoyment: I skipped the anime many times supposing that it is meant for children. But it has lot of surprises and exciting too. Decent one as it has no romance.