BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion - Volume 1 follows a cast of heroes led by the brave Ginka, who fights to prevent an evil force, the Dark Nebula, from setting free a reign of terror upon the globe.
With its U.S. television premiere on Cartoon Network in June 2010, a new toy line by Hasbro, and a video game launching this holiday season, the popularity of BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion has no bounds. The DVD, released on November 9th from Vivendi Entertainment, includes bonus features such as exclusive artwork, original scripts, and more.
Personally, I'm not a big anime fan. My 12-year old son, on the other hand, prefers it over other genres. I've went through the Pokemon, Bakugan, and Yugi-Oh stages with him, so it doesn't phase me that he's now all about BEYBLADE.
I sat down and watched BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion with Logan. This DVD hasn't persuaded me to be more interested in Japanese anime, but it's had an effect on him. Added to his already long Christmas list is now BEYBLADE toys so he can battle with his friends in real life and online.
From what I gathered from the DVD, the main character is Ginga Hagane, a beyblader who searches for his past. He and Kenta Yumiya are quick friends. The two, along with a group of others, battle one another using beyblades, which are spinning tops with magical spirits. Some of the Beyblades are Flame Sagittario, Rock Leone, and Storm Pegasus. Amidst the battles they must fight between good and evil and work to keep the Dark Nebula from taking over the world.
Logan now plans on getting up early enough on weekend mornings so he can watch the show on Cartoon Network. Go for it boy! Just keep it quiet so momma can keep on sleeping.
I received DVD for review from Bender/Helper Impact. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.