D-Rights to Release Cross Fight B-Daman Anime Worldwide in 2013

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Company plans to dub series into English, other 'major languages' with TV, home video distribution planned

The Japanese company D-Rights confirmed with ANN that the company plans to release the Cross Fight B-Daman television anime worldwide under the name B-Daman CrossFire. D-Rights plans to release the series worldwide in fall 2013.

D-Rights told ANN that it plans to air the show on television, with home video "and other media" expected after that. D-Rights plans to dub the series into English and "other major languages" as well.

The company confirmed with ANN that it plans to also release the Cross Fight B-Daman eS sequel series, with a target date of fall 2014.

In 2010, Takara Tomy relaunched its B-Daman game franchise of marble-shooting toys under the name Cross Fight B-Daman with original character designs by Yūji Nagai, creator of the manga A Penguin's Troubles. The Cross Fight B-Daman anime is a tie-in to the new version of the toys, and Kenji Fujisaki adapted Nagai's character designs for television. The first series premiered in October 2011, and Cross Fight B-Daman eS premiered in Japan on October 7.

Yoshinori Okada (episode director for Beyblade: Metal Fury, Letter Bee) directed the first season at Synergy SP, and Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate the Combat Butler, Ristorante Paradiso, Sket Dance) handled the series composition. Okada is directing the sequel series as well, and Hiroyuki Kawasaki (Blade of the Immortal, Martian Successor Nadesico) is handling the series composition for the second season.

In 2004, Hasbro, Fox Entertainment Group, and Atlus USA brought the original B-Daman toys, anime, and games (respectively) to the United States. The B-Legend! Battle Bedaman series aired on Cartoon Network, Toon Disney, and G4. The series also aired in at least 10 other countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Germany, Ecuador, and the Philippines.

Thanks to Liam for the news tip.

Source: Virtual Press Office

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