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Writers:
Robert Pincombe (one episode)
Shelley Hoffman (one episode)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | unknown
Release Date:
6 July 2002 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Let it Rip!
Plot:
Four beybladers and their genius friend travel the world as team 'Bladebreakers' to win a championship, realizing there's much more at stake on the go. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 69)
Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin ... Tyson Granger / ... (154 episodes, 2001-2005)
Alex Hood ... Kenny (154 episodes, 2001-2005)
Gage Knox ... Max Tate / ... (141 episodes, 2001-2005)

Daniel DeSanto ... Ray / ... (129 episodes, 2001-2005)
David Reale ... Kai / ... (126 episodes, 2001-2005)

Julie Lemieux ... Dizzi / ... (123 episodes, 2001-2003)
Caitriona Murphy ... Hilary / ... (103 episodes, 2002-2005)
Tony Daniels ... Dunga / ... (95 episodes, 2001-2005)
William Colgate ... Mr. Dickenson / ... (76 episodes, 2001-2005)

Raoul Bhaneja ... DJ Jazzman / ... (76 episodes, 2001-2003)
Peter Cugno ... Lee / ... (74 episodes, 2001-2005)

Eric Woolfe ... A.J. Topper / ... (66 episodes, 2001-2005)
Mary Long ... Daichi / ... (65 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mark Dailey ... Brad Best (65 episodes, 2001-2005)
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Series Directed by
Mitsuo Hashimoto (60 episodes, 2002-2005)
Toshifumi Kawase (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yoshio Takeuchi (51 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yoshinori Odaka (17 episodes, 2002-2003)
Osamu Sekita (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sung Bum Kim (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Hyung-Il Kim (11 episodes, 2003)
Shigenori Awai (8 episodes, 2002)
John Stocker (8 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiaki Okumura (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Megumi Yamamoto (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ryuichi Kimura (6 episodes, 2001)
Yong-Seon Kim (5 episodes, 2002)
Jin Gu Kim (5 episodes, 2003)
Jun Takada (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jin Gwang Kim (4 episodes, 2001)
Toshiaki Miki (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Naoto Hashimoto (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gyeong Gwan Kim (3 episodes, 2001)
Mamoru Kanbe (3 episodes, 2002)
Masahiko Murata (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ki-Du Kim (2 episodes, 2001)
Takuo Suzuki (2 episodes, 2001)
Toshinori Fukushima (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Masahiro Sonoda (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ryu Kyodai (2 episodes, 2002)
Masayuki Ozeki (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Takao Aoki (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Terry Klassen (42 episodes, 2001-2005)
Sang-Hee Son (37 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ward Perry (21 episodes, 2002-2003)
Dave Dias (20 episodes, 2001-2003)
Shawn Kalb (20 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kôji Miura (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yoshifumi Fukushima (20 episodes, 2002)
Katsumi Hasegawa (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Ken Cuperus (17 episodes, 2001-2003)
Tomoyasu Ôkubo (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Seishi Minakami (15 episodes, 2001)
Shelley Hoffman (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Robert Pincombe (13 episodes, 2001-2003)
Toshiyasu Nagata (11 episodes, 2002)
Jiro Takayama (10 episodes, 2003)
Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Masaharu Amiya (9 episodes, 2003)
Sumio Uetake (9 episodes, 2003)
Mihoko Yamada (9 episodes, 2003)
Daisuke Aranishi (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jennifer Pertsch (5 episodes, 2002)
Kenji Sugihara (4 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Produced by
Mamiko Aoki .... producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Vince Commisso .... associate producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marianne Culbert .... supervising producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Scott Dyer .... executive producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jocelyn Hamilton .... supervising producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Hirsh .... executive producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shin'ichi Ikeda .... producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Keisuke Iwata .... planning: TV Tokyo (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tsuyoshi Kaji .... associate producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tina Karski .... line producer / producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Byeong Heon Kim .... associate producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jae Yeong Kim .... planning (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shinichi Kobayashi .... planning (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Masao Maruyama .... associate producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kanehide Sai .... producer: TV Tokyo (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Toper Taylor .... executive producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim Weatherford .... associate producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Won Bong Jang .... animation producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Kanehide Shirai .... producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Katsuya Shirai .... animation producer (3 episodes, 2002)
Byung Heon Kim .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
Yoshihisa Hirano (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Martin Kucaj (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Seok Beom Lee (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ryoma Sakamoto (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Doug Appledoorn (3 episodes, 2002)
Keiko Mizuta (2 episodes, 2002)
Mutsumi Takemiya (2 episodes, 2002)
Megumi Uchida (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Yatoichi Hayashi (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Masatoshi Muto (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yong-il Park (3 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Production Management
Kelly Maslen .... production coordinator (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Glen Pollock .... post-production manager (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
M.C. Kelly .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2002)

Dan Mokriy .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Martin Dolgener .... graphics designer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sean Evans .... graphics supervisor / graphic supervisor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Naoko Kodama .... color design (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Takahiro Yamada .... mechanic design / mechanical designer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Toshifumi Kawase .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Shinichiro Kimura .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Koji Ochi .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Jun Takada .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Hidehito Ueda .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Hara .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Ishiodori .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Ryuichi Kimura .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Yuu Kurenai .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Junji Nishimura .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Satsuki Noda .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Hirohito Ochi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Masayuki Ohseki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Megumo Yamamoto .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Kazu Yokota .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)

George Peter Gatsis .... graphic designer / logo creator and animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
John Stocker .... english voice director (140 episodes, 2001-2005)
Ryan Aktari .... sound effects editor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mark Baldi .... sound effects editor / sound mixer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sal Grimaldi .... dialogue recording / dialogue recordist (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yasunori Honda .... sound director (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
M.C. Kelly .... post production supervisor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Victor Pyle .... sound mixer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dustin Harris .... sound effects editor (50 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Takao Aoki .... original character designer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Won Bong Jang .... animation producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shoji Mizuno .... original character designer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ki-Duk Park .... character designer / animation director (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Katsuya Shirai .... animation producer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sang Il Sim .... chief animation director / storyboard / ... (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Takahiro Umehara .... character designer (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yoshihiro Nagamori .... animation director (17 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sung Bum Kim .... storyboard / animation director (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jung-Duk Seo .... animation director (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yasutoshi Niwa .... animation director (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yoshiaki Okumura .... storyboard / animation director (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
Hyung-Il Kim .... storyboard / animation director (12 episodes, 2003)
Shijin Shuu .... storyboard (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Yoshinori Odaka .... storyboard (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Toshiyuki Komaru .... animation director (9 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jun Takada .... storyboard / animation director (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Megumi Yamamoto .... storyboard / animation director (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yong-Seon Kim .... storyboard / animation director (8 episodes, 2002)
Toshifumi Kawase .... storyboard / animation director (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yun Hui Kwon .... animation director (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Hidehito Ueda .... storyboard (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mitsuo Hashimoto .... storyboard (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ryuichi Kimura .... animation director / storyboard (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yoon Hee Kwon .... animation director / storyboard (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kiyotaka Nakahara .... animation director / animation supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Akira Takeuchi .... animation director / animation supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yoshitsugu Hatano .... animation director (5 episodes, 2001)
Noriyoshi Nakamura .... storyboard (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mamoru Kanbe .... storyboard (5 episodes, 2002)
Dong Jun Kim .... animation director / animation supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jun-Oh Kim .... animation director / animation supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Hiroyuki Notake .... animation director (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Seizô Toma .... animation director / animation supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yoshiaki Tsubata .... animation director / animation supervisor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Hideki Araki .... animation director (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kazuhiko Utagawa .... animation director (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Duk Sang Jeon .... animation director (4 episodes, 2002)
Konomi Noguchi .... animation director / animation supervisor (4 episodes, 2002)
Tadakazu .... animation director / animation supervisor (4 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Wagatsuma .... animation director (4 episodes, 2002)
Jin Gu Kim .... storyboard (4 episodes, 2003)
Yuu Kou .... storyboard (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Masayuki Ozeki .... animation director / storyboard (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yuu Ritada .... storyboard (3 episodes, 2001)
Miho Hirao .... storyboard (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tetsuya Ishikawa .... animation director (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Keisuke Iwata .... scene planner (3 episodes, 2002)
Shigeru Katô .... animation director (3 episodes, 2002)
Jae Young Kim .... scene planner (3 episodes, 2002)
Tomoyuki Kitamura .... animation director (3 episodes, 2002)
Shinichi Kobayashi .... scene planner (3 episodes, 2002)
Masahiko Murata .... animation director (3 episodes, 2002)
Ki Deog Park .... character designer / animation supervisor (3 episodes, 2002)
Shinichi Shigematsu .... animation director (3 episodes, 2002)
Naoki Aisaka .... animation director / animation supervisor (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Hiroshi Ishiodori .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shûtarô Kiba .... animation director / animation supervisor (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kayo Nomichi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gyeong Gwan Kim .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2001)
Ki-Du Kim .... animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Jung-Hyun Lee .... animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Junji Nishimura .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2001)
Hirohito Ochi .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2001)
Seika Saruwatari .... animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Takaaki Sekizaki .... animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Masumi Hattori .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Hohii .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Ichizô Kobayashi .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2002)
Tetsuya Kobayashi .... storyboard (2 episodes, 2002)
Kazuaki Makida .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Asami Masuda .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Hidetoshi Sano .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Sadao Suzuki .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Takuo Suzuki .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Takahiro Yamada .... mechanical designer (2 episodes, 2002)
Yoshiaki Yasuno .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)

Woo-yeong Jeong .... animation director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jason Cohen .... colorist / on-line editor / ... (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Darren Jennekens .... packaging editor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Langevin .... off-line editor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alicia Lee .... assistant editor / assitant picture editor (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Robert Pincombe .... english script adaptation (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shelley Hoffman .... english script adaptation (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chika Nozaki .... editor: video (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Ryan Aktari .... music editor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Northcott .... music supervisor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gou Shukuri .... music production director (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jeff Wolpert .... music editor (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Christian Szczesniak .... composer: additional music (8 episodes, 2001-2003)
Arlene Bishop .... lyrics: opening theme (3 episodes, 2002)
Blair Packham .... lyrics: opening theme (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Jane Harrison .... business and legal affairs (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Eun Mi Lee .... series coordinator (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kazuhiko Sôma .... series coordinator (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tatsuhiko Urahata .... series coordinator (51 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shelley Hoffman .... english script adaptation (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robert Pincombe .... english script adaptation (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ken Cuperus .... adaptor: english script (3 episodes, 2002)
Shawn Kalb .... adaptor: english script (3 episodes, 2002)
Sohma Kazuhiko .... series coordinator (3 episodes, 2002)
Kelly Maslen .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2002)
Terry Klassen .... adaptor: english script (2 episodes, 2002)
John Stocker .... voice director (2 episodes, 2002)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bakuten shoot beyblade" - Canada (original title)
"Beyblade G Revolution" - USA (third season title)
"Beyblade V-Force" - USA (second season title)
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Runtime:
Japan:30 min (51 episodes)
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Trivia:
Bit Beast Debut: Driger (episode 1.06 "Dragoon Storm")See more »
Quotes:
Kai:This is the last time I'm gonna say this...
[shouts]
Kai:I don't need your help!
[walks off]
Ray:Always a pleasure talking with you, Kai.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Dorimumikkusu Tivi: Warudo faitazu (2003) (VG)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Basic plot, my opinion, 13 December 2003

I've only seen the dub version of Beyblade, and I rather like it. The premise is original, the characters are well-developed, and it's not completely PWP-ish. PWP means "Plot? What Plot?"

The basic story for the first season is the Bladebreakers (Tyson, Max, Ray, Kai, and Kenny) are trying to win the Beyblade world championships. While it may seem simple, it truly isn't. In Asia, the 'breakers meet some of Ray's old acquaintances and Ray must convince them that he didn't abandon his home. In America, Max finds that his mother is sponsoring another team and tensions arise from that. And in Europe, the 'breakers are stranded and have to make their way to Russia all alone, and they meet the Dark Bladers along the way. The Dark Bladers seek to steal the 'breakers' bit beasts (animal spirits trapped within the Beyblade). And in Russia, with the Dark Bladers still after them, the 'breakers learn that Kai's grandfather is seeking to take over the world by stealing other bladers' bit beasts! Ray ends up in the hospital, and Kai turns traitor for a while! The Russian Tournament turns into more than just a game!

The second season, V-Force, begins with the 'breakers having split up. Kai is going to boarding school, Max is in America, and Ray went home to China. Then mystery bladers show up, and then it seems that everyone wants the 'breakers' bit beasts! The only tournament so far wasn't a real tournament, but an evil organization pitting the 'breakers against a team of its own. This season, the animation style is different, making the 'breakers look younger than in the first season.

I haven't seen the original Japanese version, but I suspect that it's better than the dub, seeing as the producers may have cut out "inappropriate" scenes and/or ideas.

I really like Beyblade and would recommend it to others as a good anime. It's as good as Gundam Wing or Rurouni Kenshin, in its own way.

My favorite character: Kai

My least favorite character: Hilary, because I don't know what her purpose in the series is.

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