Nelvana Offers Beyblade 4D as Beyblade: Metal Fury
posted on by Egan Loo
The Canadian production company Nelvana confirmed earlier this fall that it will release Metal Fight Beyblade 4D, the third Metal Fight Beyblade anime series, under the name Beyblade: Metal Fury. Nelvana describes the story as follows:
In part three of the Beyblade saga, the world is at a tipping point in the battle between good and the ultimate evil. They key to earth's salvation or destruction lies within 20 star fragments that empower its masters to fight for their chosen side. The masters of these star fragments are called the Legendary Bladers. When Gingka finds out he is one of the Legendary Bladers, he races to find the rest of the star fragments before 'Nemesis' does.
Metal Fight Beyblade was the first new anime in four years for Beyblade, the franchise based on the spinning-top games from Takara Tomy and Hasbro. Nelvana adapted the 2009-2010 Metal Fight Beyblade anime series as Beyblade: Metal Fusion in North America last year, and it is releasing the second Beyblade anime under the name Beyblade: Metal Masters.
As the third Metal Fight Beyblade anime, Metal Fight Beyblade 4D began airing in Japan in April. After 26 weekly half-hour episodes, it switched to a weekly 15-minute episode format in October. However, Nelvana lists Beyblade: Metal Fury as 51 half-hour episodes.
Not only has Nelvana been co-producing the different Metal Fight Beyblade series from the start, but Scott Buscis and Neil Parfitt have been composing the music for both the Japanese and English releases, including on 4D. The "4D" of the Japanese title comes from the game franchise's revised "4D" system. The "4D" stands for "different" materials, "divided" (multi-part construction), "dynamic," and "deep" customizability.
Thanks to XtremeAnimeDan for the tip.
[Via I Miss Bionix]
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