Little Battlers eXperience Coming to NickToons in August
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Dentsu Entertainment USA announced plans to air the series on U.S. television in 2011. Namco Bandai signed on to create toys for the franchise in North America and debuted its LBX figure SprüKits at New York Toy Fair in February. NickToons describes the story:
Van Yamano wanted an LBX robot more than anything else in the world, but his mother always refused. And then one day fate brought him his very own LBX named Achilles. A naturally gifted LBX player, Van soon finds himself battling to free his missing father from the clutches of an evil organization. But what Van doesn't know is that his LBX Achilles holds the key to the fate of the entire world. He will soon find himself caught in the midst of a vast conspiracy for global domination with the highest ranks of power. It's up to Van to defend the world from tyranny depending solely on his own unique abilities and his LBX robots.
The anime from the studio OLM (Pokemon, Deltora Quest) adapts a "near-future, plastic-model-building role-playing game" from Level 5 (Dragon Quest VIII, Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Mobile Suit Gundam Age). The player customizes and controls miniature robots called LBX (Little Battler eXperience) as they battle it out in dioramas built from reinforced cardboard. The anime version premiered on TV Tokyo in 2011 and aired for 44 episodes. The sequel, Danbōru Senki W ran for 58-episodes in 2012, and the latest series Danbōru Senki Wars premiered last April.
Viz Media licensed the manga adaptation by Hideaki Fujii earlier this month.
Thanks to Mark Alv for the news tip.