Beyblading is the latest rage; gyroscopes battle each other in different environments until one is knocked out. Only a true master can bring out a blade’s full potential and unleash the bitbeast within, though. To find out who the true blade master is, a tournament is held. While going up against a team of bio-enhanced beybladers, can the talented but hard-headed Tyson and his team, the Bladebreakers, master their bitbeasts and bring home the win?
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.