Friday, January 12, 2018

Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 - 01

Episode 01


As with the original series, this is in part a joint project with Hoshi no Yume. We uploaded this yesterday, but didn’t get the chance to make a blog post. Sorry about that.

Which one is the sequel? 99% of people get it wrong!
This is a nice little reboot for the show, providing it with new characters alongside the old, a new artstyle, and a new storyline that takes place after the events of the original show. Its Beybattles have also been switched to make use of 3DCG, which pretty ahead of the curve for a TV anime at the time.  Extensive CG on TV wouldn’t make a big debut until a few years later with shows like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (and being Production IG, it shares some of Medarot’s staff).

A history lesson is aside the point, though. There isn’t really anything special about the translation in this episode other than that I decided to localise a name that was basically just a pun for the field that character works in. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Hey, lemme be the first to congratulate you on uploading 2002 with softsubs!

    1. Haha, thanks. I hope people will be pleased with them.

    2. Also... wasn't Initial D one of those anime that used CG for its races? That was before Beyblade.