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Bakugan: Battle Planet Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2020

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New Bakugan: Armored Alliance anime to have 104 11-minute episodes

Corus Entertainment's Nelvana subsidiary and Spin Master announced on October 15 that the Bakugan Battle Planet anime series will get a second season titled Bakugan: Armored Alliance. The new season will have 104 11-minute episodes, and will debut in 2020.

Bakugan Battle Planet premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on December 23, and in Canada on Teletoon on December 31. Kazuya Ichikawa (Monster Strike the Animation) is directing the series, and U.S. studio Man of Action (Monsuno) is writing the story. TMS Entertainment provides the animation. The first series has 100 11-minute episodes.

The anime then premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on April 1. The anime will also air on networks such as Cartoon Network (Spain, Italy, and the Middle East), Gulli and Canal J (France and Africa), POP (the United Kingdom), SUPER RTL (Germany), RTL (the Netherlands, Hungary, and Croatia), Nine GO! (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Star (Greece), 1+1 (Ukraine), PopTV (Slovenia), VMMa (Belgium), M6 (France and Africa), and Lithuana/SIA (the Baltics).

Spin Master describes series:

When Bakugan began emerging from the earth's crust in a mysterious worldwide "awakening," Dan and his friends find themselves at the epicenter of a new age. Dan and Company quickly learn that they must grow into more than just suburban kids looking for quick fame in the post-Bakugan era. They must learn how to work with their Bakugan and deploy them in battle in order to survive the seemingly endless forces out to control, enslave or just plain destroy the mysterious race of alien creatures. Dan and his friends will evolve into bona fide heroes by protecting their Bakugan, the Earth and ultimately the incredible secrethidden beneath our feet: Our planet has merged with another, living planet... Vestroia!

Canadian toy and media company Spin Master, in collaboration with TMS Entertainment and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana subsidiary, formally announced their relaunch of the Bakugan franchise in October 2018. In addition to the series, Spin Master noted that it will have "additional short form content" available online.

The Bakugan franchise is based on Spin Master and Sega Toys' combination of metal cards and marble-like magnetic toys that automatically transform into figures during gameplay. The franchise has been a bestseller in North America.

Thanks to Tyrell Landsberg for the news tip.

Source: Corus Entertainment

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