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Takara Tomy and d-rights' B-Daman CrossFire anime series will premiere on Canada's YTV station on Saturday, September 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The series premiered in the U.S. on The CW television channel as part of the Vortexx block last month.
CW describes the story:
The story takes place in year 20XX - in the town of “East City,” where the toy “B-Daman” is popular with children.
“Riki Ryugasaki” is an elementary school boy in this town.
He wants to be an adventurer when he grows up and his favorite word is “mystery.” Riki has a lively personality, but can be a bit of an airhead at times - he marches to the beat of his own drum.
One day Riki is taken to his first B-Daman event by his childhood friend and classmate, “Sumi Inaba.” Although he doesn't participate as a player, Riki's natural curiosity sparks an interest towards B-Daman. And when Riki hears an urban legend about “a secret B-Daman tournament (a tournament that only a very selected group of players are allowed to participate)” spreading amongst the children of the town, he is even strongly attracted to B-Daman.
The Japanese company d-rights confirmed with ANN last year that the company plans to release the Cross Fight B-Daman television anime worldwide under the name B-Daman CrossFire. The plans included a home video release along with the English-dubbed television broadcast. The company also confirmed with ANN that it plans to release the Cross Fight B-Daman eS sequel series, with a target date of fall 2014.