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.
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...
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.
Raimon Middle School's soccer club is led by the boisterous and determined Mamoru Endou. Armed with his grandfather’s notebook on special training and a fierce spirit, Mamoru desires to lead the team to victory, but there’s just one problem: the team is weak, unskilled, and disheartened. However, when several new members come on board, including soccer star Shuuya Gouenji from Kidokawa Seishuu Middle School, things begin to look up for the team. With ruthless opponents to defeat, special moves to acquire and the Soccer Frontier tournament to win, Mamoru and the gang will kick and block their way to victory!
While Inazuma Eleven is solely a sports anime, it and Crush Gear involve a kid trying his best to revive a dying club. There's plenty of shounen goodness and action to be found in both, and they will appeal to the same audience.
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?
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!
In a world where creatures known as Pokemon roam and would-be trainers capture and battle the beasts, the young Ash Ketchum can’t be happier; he has finally reached the age when he can have his very first Pokemon! Along with the electrical Pikachu and human buddies Brock and Misty, Ash must embark on a journey to battle countless others and become the best Pokemon Trainer of them all! From the Johto region to the Orange Islands, there’s plenty of Pokemon to catch and adventures to find, even if the infamous Team Rocket stands in the way!
Like Crush Gear? Check out one of the OG kids-battling-kids anime. Pokemon is filled with cute creatures instead of little machines, but has a similar feel and will appeal to the same audience.