Beyblade is a manga series authored by Takao Aoki and was published in CoroCoro Comic magazine starting January 1999 and ended December 2003 by Sogakukan. An anime adaptation of Beyblade was made under Madhouse studio, written by Kazuhiko Soma and Tatsuhiko Urahata and directed by Toshifumi Kawase. The Beyblade anime series aired on TV Tokyo starting January 8, 2001 and ended December 24, 2001. A sequel to the Beyblade anime series, Beyblade V-Force was made under Nippon Animedia studio, directed by Yoshio Takeuchi, written by Yoshifumi Fukushima and aired in TV Tokyo starting January 7, 2002 and ended December 30, 2002. An anime film, Beyblade: Fierce Battle, was directed by Takuo Suzuki, written Yoshifumi Fukushima and was released on August 17, 2002. The last of the anime series sequels, Beyblade G-Revolution, was written by Jiro Takayama, directed by Mitsuo Hashimoto and aired starting January 6, 2003 and ended December 29, 2003 on TV Tokyo.
Beyblade’s plot revolves around Kinomiya Takao participates in the Japan Regional Beyblade Qualifying Tournament. Takao comes across Kon Rei and Hiwatari Kai. Takao was able to defeat them and later formed a team with them and another Beyblade fighter, Mizuhara Max, and Kenny their manager and call the team the Bladebreakers. They go to China signing up for competitions and eventually encountering the White Tigers, Ray’s previous team. The Bladebreakers win the tournament.
Takao and the rest of the Bladebreakers then make it to the United States to go against the All Starz who is also coincidently coached by Mizuhara Max’s mother. The Bladebreakers win the American league and go to compete against the Majestics in Europe.
In the sequel, the Bladebreakers team have split up but when the Saint Shields and Team Psykick threaten and attack the Bladebreakers to attempt to steal their bit-beasts. The Bladebreakers reunite with a new member, Tachibana Hiromi, who initially didn’t take Beyblade seriously. Team Psykick create cyborg imitations of the original Bladebreakers who were eventually defeated by the Bladebreakers and reverted to their normal selves. The Saint Shields also attack the Bladebreakers fearing that the Bladebreakers’ bit beasts could go out of control so they planned to seal them away.
The other members of the Bladebreakers have left Takao to return to their old teams so that they can make it to the World Championship by themselves. The only original members in the Bladebreakers are Takao, Hiromi and Kenny. New members of the Bladebreakers are Sumeragi Daichi and Takao’s brother, Granger Hiro. After the results of the World Championships, Boris declares that all Beyblade shops must sell all their parts to Beybladers associated with BEGA alone or else they’ll be forced to close down.
The Beybladers find beyblade parts in a store belonging to Max’s family where Kenny decides the team must make Beyblades out of different parts they find instead of a Beyblade made out of set parts because of the lack of available parts. They are in need of one more Beyblader when Kai decides to join the team after failing to get into BEGA.
Kinomiya Takao – Takao (Tyson in the English version) is considered to be the best Beyblader in the world because of his three consecutive wins during the World Championships. He won his first his first championship with the Bladebreakers, the second with Max Tate and the last one in the BBA Revolution. He is a member of the Bladebreakers and possesses the Bit-Beast, Dragoon.
Kon Rei – Rei is a member of the Bladebreakers and a former member of the White Tigers team. He possesses the Bit-Beast, Driger.
Mizuhara Max – Max is an extremely gifted beyblader who focuses on a defensive style of fighting. He believes that Beyblading is all about the Beyblade’s owner and not the actual Beyblade. His father owns a hobby shop which also sells Beyblade parts and his mother makes a living out of researching Beyblades.
Hiwatari Kai – Kai is a member of the Bladebreakers and is its former captain. He is the heir to a military company, “Hiwatari Enterprise”. Even though he’s quite unsociable, there is no doubt he’s incredibly skilled in Beyblading and is considered to be one of the best Bladers in the sport. He possesses the Bit-Beast Dranzer.
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