History Anime / Beyblade

31st Jan '16 10:31:51 AM Inspeps
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2nd Jan '16 12:52:06 PM SNESfish
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*ElementalRockPaperScissors: Kai vs Sergei demonstrated this nicely in season 1. Not only did Kai lose, but he lost two consecutive rounds.
3rd Nov '15 10:03:00 AM Willbyr
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* StockShoutOut: In original Japanese version of G-Revolution Episode 21, where Daichi loses a boxing match against a kanagroo, leading to a PastelChalkedFreezeFrame of him [[AshitaNoJoe slumped over on a stool with a smile]].

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* StockShoutOut: In original Japanese version of G-Revolution Episode 21, where Daichi loses a boxing match against a kanagroo, leading to a PastelChalkedFreezeFrame of him [[AshitaNoJoe [[Manga/AshitaNoJoe slumped over on a stool with a smile]].
20th Oct '15 6:02:21 AM SimiOfDoom
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* AnimeChineseGirl: Ming-Ming, sometimes so much it hurts.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Zeo (in the anime)]]

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%% * AnimeChineseGirl: Ming-Ming, sometimes so much it hurts.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler:Zeo (in the anime)]][[spoiler: Zeo]] turns out to be an androit created by his own father.



* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Yes. Yes, it was.
** Seriously, the series must have had this just to attract some female following. And indeed, it worked.

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* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: Yes. Yes, it was.
** Seriously, the series must have had this just to attract some female following. And indeed, it worked.
The mayority of named characters are young, male and fit -- and there are a ''lot'' of them.



* TheChick: Hilary, mostly.

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* TheChick: Hilary, mostly.Hilary is the only female on the main team. She is more of a manager, however, and does't actually blade herself.



* CombinedEnergyAttack: Tyson's battle against Brooklyn.

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* CombinedEnergyAttack: Tyson's battle Tyson manages one against Brooklyn.Brooklyn with the help of all the beybladers he befriended.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Oh, yeah, you better believe it.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Oh, yeah, you better believe it.''Every'' beyblader or team that is defeated by the Blade Breakers is incorporated into their group of friends.



* DistantFinale: In the manga.

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* DistantFinale: In The last chapter in the manga.manga takes place several years into the future.



* EvilTwin: Black Dranzer.

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* EvilTwin: Black Dranzer. EvilTwin:
**Black Dranzer, for Dranzer.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Kai (choleric), Ray (melancholic), Max (leukine), and Tyson (sanguine).

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: FourTemperamentEnsemble:
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Kai (choleric), Ray (melancholic), Max (leukine), and Tyson (sanguine).



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Kai qualifies for this trope well.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Kai qualifies for this trope well.HeelFaceRevolvingDoor:Kai changes teams on a regular basis -- up to three times per season!



* LetterMotif: '''Dr'''agoon, '''Dr'''anzer, '''Dr'''aciel, '''Dr'''iger. Also evident in the White Tiger team - '''Gal'''eon, '''Gal'''zy, '''Gal'''man, '''Gal'''ux - and the All Starz team: '''Try'''gle, '''Try'''pio, '''Try'''horn, '''Try'''gator.

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* LetterMotif: LetterMotif:
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'''Dr'''agoon, '''Dr'''anzer, '''Dr'''aciel, '''Dr'''iger. Also evident in the White Tiger team - '''Gal'''eon, '''Gal'''zy, '''Gal'''man, '''Gal'''ux - and the All Starz team: '''Try'''gle, '''Try'''pio, '''Try'''horn, '''Try'''gator.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Every Beyblade team consists of at least four members, and there are enough teams to warrant three tournament arcs in the series. Thanks to AdaptionExpansion, many of them also get more spotlight compared to the Manga.



* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Ray and Mariah at the end of the manga.]]

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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Ray and Mariah Mariah]] at the end of the manga.]]



* SixthRanger: Daichi.

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* SixthRanger: Daichi.Daichi is introduced in G-Revolution.
19th Oct '15 10:00:31 AM SimiOfDoom
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* AnimalBattleAura

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* AnimalBattleAuraAnimalBattleAura: This is how the bit-beasts are often portrayed during especially dramatic battle sequences. The beybladers themselves are also commonly portrayed with their respective bit-beasts as their battle aura.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Kai. So very Kai.

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Kai. So very Kai.Kai has this attitude towards Tyson. Not only does he join several rival teams over the course of the series, he also makes sure to always be the one who takes on Tyson and that Tyson is in the best possible shape for their duel.
30th Sep '15 8:11:39 AM Redaka
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* StockShoutOut: In original Japanese version of G-Revolution Episode 21, where Daichi loses a boxing match against a kanagroo, leading to a PastelChalkedFreezeFrame of him [[AshitaNoJoe slumped over on a stool with a smile]].
** To complete the homage, even the credits begin to play, leading to Kyojyu and Hiromi (Kenny and Hilary) to [[BreakingTheFourthWall interrupt them because it's too early.]]
10th Sep '15 2:45:33 PM TokoWH
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* MyLittlePanzer: There are some things Beyblades can do in the anime that ''would never allow them to be approved for child, or even general public, use''. Even disregarding the bit beast, some of the components used in them can cause some serious damage, ''with one person even firing their Beyblade at another like a gun''. Obviously, this is all really toned down in RealLife... But that said, it's generally a good idea to make sure the components for them are on ''tight'', and it's not a particularly wise idea to stand close to the arena...
18th Jul '15 4:52:11 PM tenuousbreaker
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''Beyblade'' (known as ''Bakuten Shoot Beyblade'' in Japan), more specifically the original anime installment in the popular MerchandiseDriven ''Franchise/Beyblade'' franchise focuses the trials and tribulations of the Bladebreakers, a team of Beybladers who all came from different backgrounds and countries. Most characters have a "bit beast" in their Beyblade, embodiments of legendary creatures like dragons and phoenixes that are able to control various elements. But just ''what'' is a Beyblade? Is it like [[Franchise/YuGiOh those popular children's card games taken very seriously]]? Well, yes...

Beyblading, you see, is ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome just spinning tops]]''. But turned UpToEleven. And SeriousBusiness too, what with it being seen as an ''actual sporting competition''.

The first season focused on the Bladebreakers' rise to the top, starting from taking down an illicit Beygang helmed by Kai to obtain "the ultimate Bit Beast that no one can beat" to taking on the world in many a TournamentArc, often butting heads with the local bladers (but, much like many series of its kid, [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeat almost always means friendship]] or begruding acceptance. The original Bladebreakers team consisted of cocky but well-meaning kid Tyson (Takeo in Japan) with the dragon bit beast Dragoon, happy-go-lucky Max with the turtle Bit Beast Draciel, does-not-play-well-with-others Kai (yes, that one from the street gang) with the phoenix Bit Beast Dranzer, former member of the Chinese team the White Tigers Rei with the tiger Bit Beast Driger, and Bey information whiz kid Kenny (Manabu in Japan) who normally didn't fight. In the first two seasons of the English dub only, Kenny was given a Bit Beast named Dizzi trapped in his laptop, whose main services were to assist in exposition on the game and provide a healthy helping of sass. The final portion of this season featured the sudden appearance of the world domination seeking BigBad, Boris and the Russian Beyblade team The Demolition Boys, who had some past connections with Kai.

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''Beyblade'' (known as ''Bakuten Shoot Beyblade'' in Japan), more specifically the original anime installment in the popular MerchandiseDriven ''Franchise/Beyblade'' ''Franchise/{{Beyblade}}'' franchise focuses the trials and tribulations of the Bladebreakers, a team of Beybladers who all came from different backgrounds and countries. Most characters have a "bit beast" in their Beyblade, embodiments of legendary creatures like dragons and phoenixes that are able to control various elements. But just ''what'' is a Beyblade? Is it like [[Franchise/YuGiOh those popular children's card games taken very seriously]]? Well, yes...

Beyblading, you see, is ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome just spinning tops]]''. But turned UpToEleven. And SeriousBusiness too, what with it being seen as an ''actual sporting competition''.

competition'', complete with its own governing body, the BBA (Beyblade Battle Association).

The first season focused on the Bladebreakers' rise to the top, starting from taking down an illicit Beygang of ''very dangerous tweenagers'' helmed by Kai to obtain "the ultimate Bit Beast that no one can beat" to taking on the world in many a TournamentArc, often butting heads with the local bladers (but, much like many series of its kid, kind, [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeat almost always means friendship]] or begruding acceptance. The original Bladebreakers team consisted of of: cocky but well-meaning kid Tyson (Takeo in Japan) with the dragon bit beast Dragoon, happy-go-lucky Max with the turtle Bit Beast Draciel, does-not-play-well-with-others Kai (yes, that one from the street gang) with the phoenix Bit Beast Dranzer, former member of the Chinese team the White Tigers Rei with the tiger Bit Beast Driger, and Bey information whiz kid Kenny (Manabu in Japan) who normally didn't fight. In the first two seasons of the English dub only, Kenny was given a Bit Beast named Dizzi trapped in his laptop, whose main services were to assist in exposition on the game and provide a healthy helping of sass. The final portion of this season featured the sudden appearance of the world domination seeking BigBad, Boris and the Russian Beyblade team helmed by The Demolition Boys, who had some past connections with Kai.



Season 3 (G-Revolution) was a return to the TournamentArc heavy format, with one major twist: the Bladebreakers were no longer together. Max and Ray went back to their old teams, and Kai, in a TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou situation, defected to Tala's team so he could face Tyson. The teammates faced off against each other in the various tournaments, but ultimately became allies again for the final TournamentArc of the series. it also introduced a new main character, Daichi Sumeragi, [[BigBad Boris]]'s new QuirkyMinibossSquad (BEGA), and a whole new kind of Beyblade, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Heavy/Hard Metal System]], which would serve as the basis for ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade''. A new part was also introduced, the Engine Gear, a motor that gave the blades a spin boost in battle.

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Season 3 (G-Revolution) was a return to the TournamentArc heavy format, with one major twist: the Bladebreakers were no longer together. Max and Ray went back to their old teams, and Kai, in a TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou situation, defected to Tala's team the Demolition Boys (renamed the Blitzkrieg Boys in the dub) so he could face Tyson. The teammates faced off against each other in the various tournaments, but ultimately became allies again for the final TournamentArc of the series. it also introduced a new main character, Daichi Sumeragi, [[BigBad Boris]]'s new QuirkyMinibossSquad (BEGA), (BEGA) who wrestled control of the entire sport of Beyblade from the BBA, and a whole new kind of Beyblade, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Heavy/Hard Metal System]], which would serve as the basis for ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade''. A new part was also introduced, the Engine Gear, a motor that gave the blades a spin boost in battle.
18th Jul '15 4:43:40 PM tenuousbreaker
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''Beyblade'' was a rather formulaic sports anime set in present day. It focused on the trials and tribulations of the Bladebreakers, a team of Beybladers who all came from different backgrounds and countries. In short, it was partly a {{Mons}} series, too, in that most characters had a "bit beast" in their Beyblade. Said beasts were able to control various elements.

Beyblading, you see, was ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome just spinning tops]]''. But turned UpToEleven.

The show ran for three ~50-episode seasons. Season 1 dealt with the formation of the Bladebreakers, and gave us looks into their various pasts (Ray's defection from his team in China, Kai's hellish upbringing in Russia, etc.) This season was pretty much one TournamentArc after another. The format was as follows:

* 1. Meet a new team, pick a fight with them, and learn which Bladebreaker had some past issue with them.
* 2. Play up the issue for a few episodes, as the character in question will a) doubt his place with the Bladebreakers, b) threaten to quit, and ultimately c) face the leader of his old team in a battle.

Season 1 ultimately ended with Tyson becoming the world champion after defeating [[HuskyRusskie Tala]] of the Demolition Boys, despite the fact that it was a team tournament.

Season 2 (V-Force) tried to do something different. It introduced TheChick named Hiromi/Hilary, who really disliked Tyson. She later became an assistant to the team, not taking part in battles herself but [[CuteSportsClubManager assisting the rest in training and helping to hold things together.]] Also, the pacing of the story was far different, as the focus of the story was mainly on the conflict between the Bladebreakers and the Saint Shields, who went from bad guys to reluctant allies, only to prove that GoodIsDumb when failing against the bad guys. There was also an evil organization who had their mind set on capturing the four sacred bitbeats as well as a TournamentArc at the very end of the season, in which Tyson yet again became the world champion of Beyblade. It changed up the beyblades to use Magnacores, magnets in the center that added a new dynamic.

Season 3 (G-Revolution) once again introduced a new part to the beyblades, the Engine Gear, a motor that gave the blades a spin boost in battle. It was a return to the TournamentArc after TournamentArc format, with one major twist: the Bladebreakers were no longer together. Max and Ray went back to their old teams, and Kai, in a TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou situation, defected to Tala's team so he could face Tyson. The teammates faced off against each other in the various tournaments, but ultimately became allies again for the final TournamentArc of the series. it also introduced a new main character, Daichi Sumeragi, [[BigBad Boris]]'s new QuirkyMinibossSquad (BEGA), and a whole new kind of beyblade, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Heavy/Hard Metal System]], which would serve as the basis for ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade''. Oh yeah...and midway through the first series of tournaments, Tyson was yet again named the world champion.

Note that the anime series was [[AdaptationExpansion adapted from the manga]]. Changes were to be expected such as the length in battles (the manga featured a one-battle-only mode while the anime used the best-out-of-three rounds). Furthermore, in the manga, many of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters members of other teams]] were actually lucky if their names were even mentioned while the anime fleshed them out a bit more (to the point of giving ''every single team member'' a bit beast and at least featuring them in one battle). Finally, the anime included an original final arc, the BEGA tournament one, with new enemies. To be fair though, the new enemies were taken from characters that appeared on extra artwork pages of the manga.

Years after both the manga and anime concluded, the franchise was revived again in a manga and later anime, ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade''. In 2012, yet another new series was announced: ''Anime/BeybladeZeroG''.

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''Beyblade'' was a rather formulaic sports (known as ''Bakuten Shoot Beyblade'' in Japan), more specifically the original anime set installment in present day. It focused on the popular MerchandiseDriven ''Franchise/Beyblade'' franchise focuses the trials and tribulations of the Bladebreakers, a team of Beybladers who all came from different backgrounds and countries. In short, it was partly a {{Mons}} series, too, in that most Most characters had have a "bit beast" in their Beyblade. Said beasts were Beyblade, embodiments of legendary creatures like dragons and phoenixes that are able to control various elements.

elements. But just ''what'' is a Beyblade? Is it like [[Franchise/YuGiOh those popular children's card games taken very seriously]]? Well, yes...

Beyblading, you see, was is ''[[MundaneMadeAwesome just spinning tops]]''. But turned UpToEleven.

The show ran for three ~50-episode seasons. Season 1 dealt
UpToEleven. And SeriousBusiness too, what with the formation of the Bladebreakers, and gave us looks into their various pasts (Ray's defection from his team in China, Kai's hellish upbringing in Russia, etc.) This it being seen as an ''actual sporting competition''.

The first
season was pretty much focused on the Bladebreakers' rise to the top, starting from taking down an illicit Beygang helmed by Kai to obtain "the ultimate Bit Beast that no one TournamentArc after another. The format was as follows:

* 1. Meet a new team, pick a fight with them, and learn which Bladebreaker had some past issue with them.
* 2. Play up the issue for a few episodes, as the character in question will a) doubt his place with the Bladebreakers, b) threaten
can beat" to quit, and ultimately c) face the leader of his old team in a battle.

Season 1 ultimately ended with Tyson becoming
taking on the world champion after defeating [[HuskyRusskie Tala]] in many a TournamentArc, often butting heads with the local bladers (but, much like many series of its kid, [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeat almost always means friendship]] or begruding acceptance. The original Bladebreakers team consisted of cocky but well-meaning kid Tyson (Takeo in Japan) with the dragon bit beast Dragoon, happy-go-lucky Max with the turtle Bit Beast Draciel, does-not-play-well-with-others Kai (yes, that one from the street gang) with the phoenix Bit Beast Dranzer, former member of the Chinese team the White Tigers Rei with the tiger Bit Beast Driger, and Bey information whiz kid Kenny (Manabu in Japan) who normally didn't fight. In the first two seasons of the English dub only, Kenny was given a Bit Beast named Dizzi trapped in his laptop, whose main services were to assist in exposition on the game and provide a healthy helping of sass. The final portion of this season featured the sudden appearance of the world domination seeking BigBad, Boris and the Russian Beyblade team The Demolition Boys, despite the fact that it was a team tournament.

who had some past connections with Kai.

Season 2 (V-Force) tried to do something different. shifted gears, focusing on the conflict between the Bladebreakers and the Saint Shields, who reluctantly teamed up against an evil organization with their mind set on capturing the four sacred bit beasts: Dragoon, Draciel, Dranzer, and Driger. It introduced TheChick named Hiromi/Hilary, Hilary (Hiromi in Japan), who really disliked Tyson. She later became an assistant to the team, not taking part in battles herself but [[CuteSportsClubManager assisting the rest in training and helping to hold things together.]] Also, the pacing of the story was far different, as the focus of the story was mainly on the conflict between the Bladebreakers and the Saint Shields, who went from bad guys to reluctant allies, only to prove that GoodIsDumb when failing against the bad guys. There was ]] It also an evil organization who had their mind set on capturing the four sacred bitbeats as well as a TournamentArc at the very end of the season, in which Tyson yet again became the world champion of Beyblade. It changed up the beyblades Beyblades to use Magnacores, magnets in the center that added a new dynamic.

dynamic. Unlike the first and third seasons, it only had one TournamentArc at the end.

Season 3 (G-Revolution) once again introduced a new part to the beyblades, the Engine Gear, a motor that gave the blades a spin boost in battle. It was a return to the TournamentArc after TournamentArc heavy format, with one major twist: the Bladebreakers were no longer together. Max and Ray went back to their old teams, and Kai, in a TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou situation, defected to Tala's team so he could face Tyson. The teammates faced off against each other in the various tournaments, but ultimately became allies again for the final TournamentArc of the series. it also introduced a new main character, Daichi Sumeragi, [[BigBad Boris]]'s new QuirkyMinibossSquad (BEGA), and a whole new kind of beyblade, Beyblade, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Heavy/Hard Metal System]], which would serve as the basis for ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade''. Oh yeah...and midway through A new part was also introduced, the first series of tournaments, Tyson was yet again named Engine Gear, a motor that gave the world champion.

blades a spin boost in battle.

Note that the anime series was [[AdaptationExpansion adapted from the manga]]. Changes were to be expected such as the length in battles (the manga featured a one-battle-only mode while the anime used the best-out-of-three rounds). Furthermore, in the manga, many of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters members of other teams]] were actually lucky if their names were even mentioned while the anime fleshed them out a bit more (to the point of giving ''every single team member'' a bit beast and at least featuring them in one battle). Finally, the anime included an original final arc, the BEGA tournament one, with new enemies. To be fair though, the Said new enemies were characters taken from characters that appeared on extra artwork pages of the manga.

manga. Much like many other localized kid-oriented anime of the time, the English dub of Beyblade was given a number of changes including Western names for characters, Dizzi's entire existence, certain parts of the show that wouldn't fly when broadcast on U.S. TV, and for whatever reason, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Tyson's grandpa frequently using jive talk and similar slang to unsuccessfully establish himself as "the cool Grandpa"]].

Years after both the manga and anime concluded, the franchise was revived again in a manga and later anime, ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade''. ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'', known as ''Beyblade: Metal Fury'' outside of Japan. In 2012, yet another new series was announced: ''Anime/BeybladeZeroG''.
a continuation of ''Metal Fight'' called ''Anime/BeybladeZeroG'', known as ''Beyblade: Shogun Steel'' outside of Japan. Both ''Metal Fury'' and ''Shogun Steel'' are set in an AlternateContinuity from the original Beyblade, though the occasional visual reference to OG Beyblade is made here and there. The latest anime, ''Beyblade Burst'' is set to premiere in spring 2016, seemingly still unconnected to the OG Beyblade anime and manga.
14th Jul '15 12:34:54 PM haloinsider
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Note that the anime series was [[AdaptationExpansion adapted from the manga]]. Changes were to be expected such as the length in battles (the manga featured a one-battle-only mode while the anime used the best-out-of-three rounds). Furthermore, in the manga, many of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters members of other teams]] were actually lucky if their names were even mentioned while the anime fleshed them out a bit more (to the point of giving 'every single team member' a bit beast and at least featuring them in one battle). Finally, the anime included an original final arc, the BEGA tournament one, with new enemies. To be fair though, the new enemies were taken from characters that appeared on extra artwork pages of the manga.

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Note that the anime series was [[AdaptationExpansion adapted from the manga]]. Changes were to be expected such as the length in battles (the manga featured a one-battle-only mode while the anime used the best-out-of-three rounds). Furthermore, in the manga, many of the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters members of other teams]] were actually lucky if their names were even mentioned while the anime fleshed them out a bit more (to the point of giving 'every ''every single team member' member'' a bit beast and at least featuring them in one battle). Finally, the anime included an original final arc, the BEGA tournament one, with new enemies. To be fair though, the new enemies were taken from characters that appeared on extra artwork pages of the manga.
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