Beyblade Burst Premieres in US on Disney XD in December
posted on by Karen Ressler
Toy company Hasbro and production company d-rights' US subsidiary Sunrights announced plans to broadcast the Beyblade Burst television anime on Disney XD beginning in December. The announcement lists the series with 51 episodes.
In addition, Disney XD has acquired the seven previous Beyblade television anime series and the BeyWheelz, BeyWarriors: BeyRaiderz, and BeyWarriors Cyborg spinoff series. Canadian entertainment company Nelvana localized the earlier series and produced the three spinoff shows as Western exclusives. BeyWarriors Cyborg ran in English on Toonami Asia but was never released in North America.
Sunrights also announced a Beyblade Burst app for iOS and Android devices. The app will allow users to scan their Beyblade Burst toys and battle with them over local wifi. Hasbro will distribute the toys in the United States beginning in January 2017.
The anime premiered in Japan on April 4 and is ongoing. Katsuhito Akiyama (Inazuma Eleven, Bubblegum Crisis, El-Hazard: The Wanderers) directed the anime at OLM or Oriental Light and Magic (Yo-kai Watch, Pokémon) with character designs by Toshiaki Ōhashi (chief animation director of Danbōru Senki W, Danbōru Senki Wars). Hideki Sonoda (Pokémon franchise, Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos, Sonic Soldier Borgman) handled the series scripts.
Production company d-rights describes the show:
Beyblades are the most popular battle tops in the world. Boys around the globe put their hearts and souls into fierce Beyblade battles.
Valt Aoi is a fifth-grade elementary school student who is crazy about Beyblade. Valt's best friend since childhood, Shu Kurenai, is hailed as a Beyblade prodigy and has already been named as one of the National Beyblade Tournament's Final Four. Inspired by Shu's accomplishments, Valt sets his sights on reaching this year's national tournament.
But to get to the big leagues, he must first emerge victorious from the district tournament––no easy feat, given the tough opponents standing in his way.
Determined to win, Valt aims to make it to the championship, where he hopes to battle Shu and move on to the national tournament. As he battles, Valt broadens his circle of friends and reaches new heights. Without even realizing it, he has begun to dream of becoming the best Blader in the world.
Toy company Hasbro and d-rights' U.S. subsidiary Sunrights announced plans in February to launch the Beyblade Burst toys and anime outside of Japan. Toys "R" Us launched the toys in Canada last month.
Thanks to I Miss Bionix for the news tip.