Little Battlers eXperience 2nd Season to Air on Nicktoons

posted on by Karen Ressler
Localization of Danbōru Senki W slated for this fall

Dentsu Entertainment USA announced on Monday that it has renewed the Little Battlers eXperience (LBX) anime for a second season on Nicktoons. The season, titled Danbōru Senki W in Japan, will premiere this fall.

The first season is currently running on Nicktoons and will repeat before the second premieres.

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.

In the second season, Van makes a new friend named Hiro and the two travel the world to "stop a far more sinister global threat."

The anime from the studio OLM (Pokémon, 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 in 2013 and ran for 37 episodes.

Viz Media licensed the manga adaptation by Hideaki Fujii.

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