New Beyblade Burst God Anime to Premiere in April
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Twitter account for the Beyblade franchise announced on Friday that the Beyblade Burst television anime series is getting a new series titled Beyblade Burst God that will premiere in April. TV Tokyo's website for Beyblade Burst confirmed that the new anime will air on the channel.
Beyblade Burst premiered in Japan on April 4 and is ongoing. Katsuhito Akiyama (Inazuma Eleven, Bubblegum Crisis, El-Hazard: The Wanderers) is directing the anime at OLM or Oriental Light and Magic (Yōkai 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) handles the series scripts.
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 2016 to launch the Beyblade Burst toys and anime outside of Japan. Hasbro began distributing the toys in the United States in January.
Takara Tomy's Beyblade line of toys inspired a manga series in 2000-2003, and Viz Media released the 14-volume series in North America in 2004-2006. The manga inspired three television anime series (Beyblade, Beyblade: V-Force, and Beyblade G Revolution) between 2001-2003, and the Beyblade the Movie: Fierce Battle film in 2002. A spinoff manga, Metal Fight Beyblade, has inspired the Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Beyblade: Metal Masters, Beyblade: Metal Fury, and Beyblade: Shogun Steel television anime series, as well as the Metal Fight Beyblade VS Taiyō Shakunetsu no Shinryakusha film.