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Duel Masters

Duel Masters

Twelve-year-old Shobu Kirifuda has one goal: to become a top-ranking player at the game of Duel Masters, a card game in which players use spells and summon monsters to break through their opponents' shield cards and subsequently defeat them. Shobu believes he's a great player, but he soon discovers that there is more to the game than he originally thought; true Duel Masters, he learns, are able to make the monsters on the cards manifest themselves during a duel. A mysterious group has taken a keen interest in Shobu, although their reasons are as mysterious as the group itself. Now Shobu and his friends not only have to win the championship, but also try to figure out who these people are and why they're so interested in Shobu.

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CattyKatty CattyKatty says...

A battle of strategy and will. Fighting to save something they lost. Though they do fight with friends they find away to make up. A battle with evil people who wish to controll the world.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?

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Radaghast Radaghast says...

All competitions taking place in the anime with the heroes competing for prize, honour or glory, including beyblading contests, have their roots in Tenkaichi Budokai - the tournament in the classic anime Dragon Ball, where all the best fighters in the world would gather to determine who is the best this year. If you especially liked this aspect of Beyblade and if you for some reason haven't seen Dragon Ball, it is my pleasure to recommend it. There will be no beyblades, but it makes characters only more versatile.

The tournament-related action as such starts in DB around episode 20, don't get impatient, enjoy the slow start where some of the key characters are introduced.

Air Gear

Air Gear

What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.

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Pawel4ever Pawel4ever says...

Airgear and Beyblade has similar plot. These series told us about a kind of popular, international (and supernatural) sport practising mainly by subcultures. There is an energetic hero who gather his team and they fought firstly against weak enemies (and always they have problems with them) and after against stronger and stronger guys to became champion (all enemies after beating became their friends). Both series are classic Shounen because of "from zero to hero" plot and rivalry aspect.

P.S. Sorry, about my English ;)

Crush Gear Turbo

Crush Gear Turbo

In a world where children battle it out in the ring with Crush Gears, Kouya Marino would like nothing more than be a champion in his own right. However, he can’t seem to leave the shadow of his brother, a crowned champ of the sport. What’s worse, all of the members of the Tobita Crush Gear Club, including the famous Takeshi, leave to form their own team. In order to prove he’s got what it takes, Kouya must help rebuild the club on his own – and first, he’s got to find worthy teammates. Alongside Kaoru, Jirou and other new friends, Kouya will try to help the Tobita Crush Gear Club regain its glory once more.

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sothis sothis says...

Like the concept of kids battling kids in the ring with little machines? These two series could be carbon copies of each other. If you liked one, try out the other.

Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive

Throughout his life, Oozora Reiji has always been rather half-hearted. Never able to fully dedicate himself to anything, he lives a sloppy day-to-day existence, until his classmate Yukino introduces him to Dragon Drive -- a virtual reality game. While Reiji garners a passion for the game, it would seem that its founders have other things in mind than simple entertainment. During a special training, Reiji discovers that Dragon Drive is more than just a game, and now must fight for the survival of the dragons as well as all of mankind!

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jtir123 jtir123 says...

If you liked Beyblade, you'll also like Dragon Drive. Both series are very similar in that they're about teenage kids battling it out with toys that are more than meets the eyes. Also, they both have that "Saturday-Morning Cartoon" feel to it, in which the target audience is that of young males. The only difference is that in one, they use spinning battle tops, while in the other, the protagonist's are immersed into a virtual world where they fight along side their own unique dragons. Try it out for sure if you enjoyed Beyblade.