When Kakeru's friend Natsumi introduced him to the fast-paced world of fighting toys known as B-Daman one day, he had no idea his life would change forever! After working a part-time shift at the local Miracle Shoot B-Daman shop, Kakeru gets his very first B-Daman named Dorasian. And soon thereafter, discovers a hidden tournament known as Cross Fight. Determined to become the very best B-Daman player, Kakeru will try to battle his way to the top, but fierce competitors and friends will challenge his every move...
All young Ikki wants is to have his very own Medabot, but his parents insist that he purchase the machine with his own hard-earned money. Though he can't afford a top-of-the-line model, Ikki finds, by chance, a special medal in the river; with it, any Medabot will come to life and accept the commands of its owner. After a fellow classmate is bullied at school, Ikki rushes to buy an inferior model of Medabot and places his medal inside of it. While his new companion - which he dubs Metabee - is functional, there's one important problem: Metabee has a serious attitude problem and refuses to acknowledge Ikki's commands. Together, Ikki and Metabee will duel opponents such as the Rubberobo gang and local bullies while they prepare for an upcoming Robattle Tournament - but their worst opponents are each other! Will Ikki and Metabee stop arguing long enough to climb to the top?
Kids battling it out with toys? Family friendly action and a generic shounen feel? These two titles will appeal to the same audiences.
Both of these shounen series are about kids who battle against one another with popular toys. Although one has marble-launchers and the other has robots, I think they both appeal to the same audience.
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?
Both of these are fun shounen series about kids who play a children's game competitively. They also both involve spirits living inside the toys (B-Animals and Bit-Beasts). If you're a fan of this type of genre, you'd probably enjoy them both.
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.
Crush Gear Turbo and Cross Fight B-Daman are shounen battling titles at their most typical - young kids battle it out with various toys, plenty of tournament-style fighting and such to deal with. Try it on for size.
Welcome to the game of Live On! In it, people known as Cardlivers use collectible cards to summon mysterious creatures for battles. One such Cardliver is Kakeru, an elementary school student who wants nothing more than to beat his friend Ai in a game. During a stroll through a park Kakeru runs across a hurt puppy named Petal and, using a card that it gives to him, transforms into a wondrous wolf and defeats the dog's would-be and sinister captors. Alongside Petal, Kakeru sets forth with his new cards to become the best Live On player around!
Ginga is a passionate Blader who travels from place to place, searching for strong rivals so that he can become the best. His journey leads him to a new town where he saves Kenta, a young, would-be Blader, from the hands of the nefarious Face Hunter gang - a group that forces weaklings to battle to forcefully steal their points. Alongside newfound friend Kenta, a Beyblade repair store's daughter Madoka, enemies-turned-friends and more, Ginga will battle fierce rivals, challenging opponents and even the one who caused great tragedy in his past - all on his way to becoming the best Blader of all!
Metal Fight Beyblade and Cross Fight B-Daman are shounen battling titles at their most typical - young kids battle it out with various toys, plenty of tournament-style fighting and such to deal with. Try it on for size.