History Anime / CrushGearTurbo

25th Aug '14 1:49:21 PM MarkLungo
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25th Aug '14 1:45:09 PM MarkLungo
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A 68-episode anime produced by Sunrise, ''CrushGearTurbo'' seem to be a run-of-the-mill MerchandiseDriven show, involving mechanical vehicles being thrown to a ring to fight other machines called Crush Gears, which according to some detractors, looked like ''{{Beyblade}}s'' in steroids. However, it boasts superb CGI fight scenes that has aged well for its genre, sheer over-the-top fight scenes that put both Beyblade and [[BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo Lets and Go]] to shame, and a soundtrack helmed by none other than JAMProject. The result is a veritable mix of HotBlooded {{Shounen}} show with gorgeous visuals and excellent rewatch value. The anime series is not well known in US or UK, but is big in South East Asia, Australia and Germany where it was aired dubbed. The series also had a manga series, a PragmaticAdaptation that had a similar beginning, but has a big shift in plot focus mid-way.

This series also spawned a sequel called ''Crush Gear Nitro'', but it wasn't as popular as the original. Many blame the loss of JAMProject's catchy signature opening/ending songs and an inexplicable, more kiddy-friendly ArtShift.

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A 68-episode anime produced by Sunrise, ''CrushGearTurbo'' Creator/{{Sunrise}}, ''Crush Gear Turbo'' seem to be a run-of-the-mill MerchandiseDriven show, involving mechanical vehicles being thrown to a ring to fight other machines called Crush Gears, which according to some detractors, looked like ''{{Beyblade}}s'' ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}s'' in steroids. However, it boasts superb CGI fight scenes that has aged well for its genre, sheer over-the-top fight scenes that put both Beyblade ''Beyblade'' and [[BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo Lets and Go]] ''Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo'' to shame, and a soundtrack helmed by none other than JAMProject.Music/JAMProject. The result is a veritable mix of HotBlooded {{Shounen}} show with gorgeous visuals and excellent rewatch value. The anime series is not well known in US or UK, but is big in South East Asia, Australia and Germany where it was aired dubbed. The series also had a manga series, a PragmaticAdaptation that had a similar beginning, but has a big shift in plot focus mid-way.

This series also spawned a sequel called ''Crush Gear Nitro'', but it wasn't as popular as the original. Many blame the loss of JAMProject's Music/JAMProject's catchy signature opening/ending songs and an inexplicable, more kiddy-friendly ArtShift.



!!''Crush Gear Turbo'' provides examples of:

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!!''Crush Gear Turbo'' provides examples of:
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18th Aug '14 1:12:36 PM rexpensive
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* FiveManBand
** TheHero - Kouya Marino
** TheLancer - Kuroudo Marume
** TheBigGuy - Jiro Oriza
** {{The Smart Guy}} - Kyousuke Jin
** [[TheChick The Chicks]] - Shared by Lilica the Manager and Kaoru the Assistant Manager. [[spoiler: Their function, however, is only applicable outside the Gearfighting Arena.]]
12th Apr '14 6:15:08 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* NoExportForYou: in America, in that case.
12th Apr '14 6:14:38 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Raws are hard to find in this series.
12th Apr '14 6:13:02 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* AnimeFirst: While a manga series exists, the manga contains more of a retelling, with different endings and more abbreviated fight scenes. Indeed, most of the appeal of the series lies in the CG effects and animation, which is of course, lost in adaptation. That being said, the mangas themselves are an example of PragmaticAdaptation, with plot twists of its own.
11th Apr '14 3:17:43 AM valar55
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Kouya Marino is the younger brother of the deceased Crush Gear champion, who wants to follow up to his brother's legacy. Problem is, he is just one of the few members left of a Crush Gear club whose sole claim to glory is that it was once his brother's club. However, he is helped by few friends and some Crush Gear players who defect to Kouya's team. Fighting with his brother's keepsake on his side and facing his brother's ex-teammate-turned-rival, will Kouya ever realize his ambition to become the greatest Gear Fighter in the world?

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Kouya Marino is the younger brother of the deceased Crush Gear champion, who wants to follow up to his brother's legacy. Problem is, he is just one of the few members left of a Crush Gear club whose sole claim to glory is that it was once his brother's club. However, he is helped by a few friends and some Crush Gear players who defect to Kouya's team. Fighting with his brother's keepsake on his side and facing his brother's ex-teammate-turned-rival, will Kouya ever realize his ambition to become the greatest Gear Fighter in the world?
14th Sep '13 10:49:33 AM Foton
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Kuroudo warns Kyousuke, when he got enamored on Ran Fan, that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_opera based on the clothes]], Ran Fan is most likely a man. Kyousuke himself, despite this, [[SweetOnPollyOliver still find himself enamored to Ran Fan.]] Of course, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal he found out]] [[spoiler:''[[SamusISAGirl her]]'']] [[SubvertedTrope gender]]... [[ThanksForTheMammary in worst possible way.]] [[ScreamingWoman Ran Fan is not amused,]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny neither does]] [[HighPressureEmotion Kyousuke.]] Lampshaded by Lilica, than tells clueless Kuroudo, which with the team on other places when that incident happened that nowadays, [[spoiler: woman can play in Chinese Opera]].

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: Kuroudo warns Kyousuke, when he got enamored on Ran Fan, that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_opera based on the clothes]], Ran Fan is most likely a man. Kyousuke himself, despite this, [[SweetOnPollyOliver still find himself enamored to Ran Fan.]] Of course, [[UnsettlingGenderReveal he found out]] [[spoiler:''[[SamusISAGirl her]]'']] [[SubvertedTrope gender]]... [[ThanksForTheMammary in worst possible way.]] [[ScreamingWoman Ran Fan is not amused,]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny neither does]] [[HighPressureEmotion Kyousuke.]] Lampshaded by Lilica, than tells clueless Kuroudo, which with the team on other places when that incident happened After all has been said and done, Lilica amusingly points out to a dumbfounded Claude that nowadays, [[spoiler: woman can play in Chinese Opera]].



* GameBreakingInjury: Jirou suffers a torn shoulder muscle early on, and had to have a surgery, taking him out of the action for quite some time. In the manga, both Kouya and Manganji suffer rather serious injury prior to their match. After the match, Manganji [[spoiler: had to have his hand bolted together]], a possibly career-ending injury.

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* GameBreakingInjury: Jirou suffers a torn shoulder muscle early on, and had to have a surgery, taking him out of the action for quite some time. In the manga, both Kouya and Manganji suffer rather serious injury prior to wounds after their match. After Despite being declared the match, winner, Manganji was so injured that [[spoiler: had to have his hand bolted together]], a possibly career-ending injury.handicap.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes - Raws are hard to find in this series.
* MerchandiseDriven - played straight.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes - KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Raws are hard to find in this series.
* MerchandiseDriven - MerchandiseDriven: played straight.



* MidSeasonUpgrade - Kouya switches to the Garuda Phoenix. The rest of Tobita Club follows suit not long thereafter.
* NoExportForYou - in America, in that case.
* ThePhoenix: Not so surprisingly, Garuda Phoenix.

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* MidSeasonUpgrade - MidSeasonUpgrade: Kouya switches to the Garuda Phoenix. The rest of Tobita Club follows suit not long thereafter.
* NoExportForYou - NoExportForYou: in America, in that case.
* PrecociousCrush: Kyousuke to Lan Fang. Even his team can see it and Jirou volunteers to fight Lan Fang instead of Kyousuke until Kyousuke can keep his emotions in check.
* ThePhoenix: Not so surprisingly, Garuda Phoenix.Phoenix, symbolizing rebirth after Eagle's "death".



* RuleOfCool
* SeriousBusiness

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* RuleOfCool
RuleOfCool: Plastic toy cars with weapons outside the ring, spark-trailing metal weaponized cars of destruction inside the ring. A correct throw can decide a fight, and the strongest finishing moves can completely destroy an opponent's Gear into tiny little pieces. Toy cars or miniature Destruction Derby on steroids? You be the judge!
* SeriousBusinessSecondPrize: In the manga, Kouya technically lost to Manganji during Asia Cup finals. However, Manganji was too injured to continue, and so Kouya was selected to enter the World Cup instead.
* SeriousBusiness: So serious that it cost ''80 billion yen'' to develop Gaiki.



* SweetPollyOliver: In the manga, Kaoru had to crossdress to disguise the fact that Kouya was AWOL for their Asia Cup matches. Although she clearly didn't like it, it worked, although that means both Claude and Jirou had to pull extra weight since Kyousuke was ''also'' AWOL.

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* SweetPollyOliver: In the manga, Kaoru had to crossdress as Kouya to disguise the fact that Kouya was AWOL for their Asia Cup matches. Although she clearly didn't like it, it worked, although that means worked. That being said, she isn't a Gear Fighter, so to prevent her needing to fight at all, both Claude and Jirou had have to pull extra weight win two matches in a row all the way to the finals since Kyousuke was ''also'' AWOL.AWOL.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Although never outright stated, Manganji plans to recoup for the 80 billion yen cost of developing Gaiki by making the VT technology proprietary, and selling the schematics at a high price to those that can afford it. Come several episodes later, the whole schematics was leaked to the internet, helpfully with the message "Royalty Free!" included with radical simplifications. Manganji was not amused.



* SpoiledBrat: Takeshi.
** Subverted in the last episodes, [[spoiler:he becomes like that to cope with Yuya's death.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Kouya, in one of his qualifying matches to fight [[spoiler: Carlos, aka U-YA]], was so consumed by hatred of the one he thought was responsible for his brother's death that his Garuda Phoenix turned temporarily black, and completely destroys his opponent's Gear, something he had never done before.

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* SpoiledBrat: Takeshi.
Manganji.
** Subverted in the last episodes, [[spoiler:he becomes episode as it is then revealed that he became like that to cope with Yuya's death.]]
death.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Kouya, in one of his qualifying matches to fight [[spoiler: Carlos, aka U-YA]], was so consumed by hatred of the one [[spoiler: Carlos]] whom he thought was responsible for his brother's death death, that his Garuda Phoenix turned temporarily black, black and completely destroys his opponent's Gear, something he had never done before.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood - Jiro and his thing for red bean buns.Also, Kouya and any kind of food with crabs in it....boiled crabs, crabsticks etc.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood - TrademarkFavoriteFood: Jiro and his thing for red bean buns.buns. Also, Kouya and any kind of food with crabs in it....it: boiled crabs, crabsticks crabsticks, etc.


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* [[WouldNotHitAGirl Would Not Play Against A Girl]]: Kouya flat-out refused to fight the all-female Pink Lips team, because he thinks losing to them would be extra humiliating. Claude however, has no such compunctions.
14th Sep '13 12:10:47 AM Foton
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* Jerkass: Manganji seemed to like going out of his way to be mean to people.

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* Jerkass: {{Jerkass}}: Manganji seemed to like going out of his way to be mean to people.
14th Sep '13 12:08:21 AM Foton
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Kouya uses one one too many times and [[spoiler: shatters the Garuda Eagle as a result]]. Strangely, this seems to have no effect on [[spoiler: Black Garuda Eagle]], nor Garuda Phoenix, Eagle's successor. Perhaps it really was due to bad maintenance.

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Kouya uses one one too many times and [[spoiler: shatters the Garuda Eagle as a result]]. Strangely, this seems to have no effect on [[spoiler: Black Garuda Eagle]], Eagle, nor Garuda Phoenix, Eagle's successor.successor]]. Perhaps it really was due to bad maintenance.
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