Battle B-Daman is a MerchandiseDriven anime about a boy named Yamato Delgado who wants to become the best at a game called B-Daman. Yamato obtains a special B-Daman "blaster" named Cobalt Blade, which an evil organization called the Shadow Alliance plans to steal.

The show ran for 1 season in America (2 in Japan). The original manga by Eiji Inuki ran from 2002 to 2005 in Japan for 8 volumes.

The show had two spinoff Gameboy Advance titles, which sold not as well as expected, because they were released after the Nintendo DS made the Gameboy obsolete.

Here's the [[Characters/BattleBDaman Character Page]].

See also ''Anime/BDamanCrossfire'', TheNewTens revival of the concept.
!!This show provides examples of:
* AbortedArc: The Blaster Core B-Daman were never released outside asia because the toyline was cancelled by Hasbro, but they were instrumental to the show. The toyline was continued by Takara/TOMY in Japan, and Sonokong elsewhere, under the name "Zero-2 System".
%% * AbusiveParents
%% * ActionGirl: Liena, mostly in Season 2.
%% * Adorkable: Yamato and Bull.
%% * AllLoveIsUnrequited: Wen's crush on Liena and Liena's crush on Enjyu.
%% * AllYourPowersCombined: The final battle
%% * AloofBigBrother: Wen
%% * ADayInTheLimelight: Li has an episode told from his perspective.
%% * {{Badass}}: Both Gray and Enjyu.
%% * BattleAura
%% * BattleButler: Joshua.
%% * BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: Enjyu and [[spoiler: Cain]] although [[spoiler: Cain]] would be " Beat the Jerkass out of Him".
%% * BewareTheNiceOnes: Cain
%% * BigBeautifulWoman: Kiku, who's Gunnos' small chubby love interest.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Pretty much all the characters feel this (in varying degrees) towards Liena, especially Gray, who is her brother. Also Wen towards Li.
%% * BigEater: Yamato and Gunnos.
* {{Bishonen}}: Is the only way to truly describe most of the males in the series, except Yamato and [[BeadyEyedLoser Ditsy!Bull]] (His other personas fit). And Terry, who looks too feminine.
%% * BrainwashedAndCrazy: Ababa, Bull, [[spoiler: Liena]], Li (temporarily) and later Enjyu.
%% * BrattyHalfPint: Yamato and Gunnos.
* BreakTheCutie:
** Poor little Enjyu was forced to take a dive on each of his battles so his dad could pay for their rent. At the Junior B-Daman Tournament he was disqualified after unfairly being accused of cheating due to his refusal to continue with the charade, thus being betrayed by his only friend, Enjyu took out his anger on his father in a B-daBattle, resulting him into changing his hair from blue to red and changing from timid and meek to cold and ruthless.
** As a child, Cain went through training of his strict father, [[spoiler: turning him egocentric and power hungry]].
%% * BrilliantButLazy: Bull.
%% * BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gray and Liena.
* CatBoy: After being raised by cats, Yamato is quick and agile, likes fish and has whiskers and a cat-like hair.
%% * CheerfulChild: Yamato, Bull, Terry, Wen, Gunnos and some of the characters are like this.
%% * ClingyJealousGirl: Miss Karat towards Bull. Later Hana and Kiku are revealed to be this with Gunnos.
%% * CluelessChickMagnet: Gunnos
%% * CoolOldLady: Yamato’s mother.
%% * CuteMute: Liena is this after being brainwashed by the Neo-Alliance.
* DarkerAndEdgier: After becoming champion, Yamato has to face some much tougher and scarier villains.
%% * DisneyDeath: At first it looked like Joe died after being defeated by Haja, but its later revealed that he is alive.
%% * EvilAlbino: At first Akyulus seems to be this.
%% * EvilPatriarch: Cain’s father.
%% * EvilMentor: Ababa.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Cain]], although it's implied that he was never really a good guy.
%% * FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Wen and Li.
* FreudianExcuse: Cain had an strict father, Enjyu was betrayed by everyone and for a much more lighthearted example, Yamato, who was raised by cats.
* GenderBender: Ababa the cat was turned into a male while under Marta B's control. [[spoiler: She turns back into a female after being released from mind control]].
%% * GeniusDitz: Bull. When B-Damans are involved.
%% * GogglesDoNothing: Yamato.
* HeelFaceTurn: Every bad guy turns good eventually.
* HeroicWannabe: After befriending Yamato and the gang, Wen ends up dressing like a super-hero only to be discouraged and turned down by Li.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Gunnos, and completely oblivious to it. It doesn’t help that every time he sings, the flying birds fall to the ground.
%% * HopelessSuitor: Hana is this towards Gunnos.
%% * InnocentFanserviceGirl: Liena is this in canon.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gunnos is as annoying and cocky as Yamato, but he later shows care for Kiku.
%% * KidsAreCruel
%% * LastGirlWins: Gunnos and Kiku.
* LimitedWardrobe: While most characters avert this, Yamato is seen wearing the same clothes in Season 2.
%% * LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
%% * LonelyRichKid: Cain was this, although Joshua was his only friend.
%% * LongHairedPrettyBoy: Wen and Akyulus are this.
* LoveMartyr:
** Liena continues to long for Enjyu, who clearly is more interested in B-da battling and becoming stronger.
** Joshua in the first season. [[spoiler: He was fine with Cain's arrogant attitude because he remembers a time when his master was kind. Unfortunately, he broke down after Cain dared to destroy a marble that he gave Joshua when they were kids, which lead to Joshua betraying Cain in order to return him to his old kind self.]] He succeeds.
%% * MamaBear: Yamato’s mother.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Gray is VERY overprotective of Liena. He even doesn’t want her to B-da battle, despite she is a bright player.
* NoAccountingForTaste: Gunnos prefers Kiku (who is fat and plain) over the beautiful Hana.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased:
** Gunnos has a disliking for Hana after the latter shown him a bug. However he promised her that he will win for her father out of courtesy.
** This is subverted later, as he later develops a crush on Kiku later on.
%% * TheNotSoHarmlessPunishment
* ObliviousToLove: Enjyu seems completely oblivious that Liena seems to like him. Or he knows and simply doesn’t care.
%% * TheOjou: Miss Karat.
* OnlySaneMan: Somehow Gray is the only normal guy in Yamato’s group in the first season.
%% * OverprotectiveMom: Mie, Yamato’s mother.
* ParentalNeglect: Enjyu was forced by his father to take a dive on each of his battles so he could pay for their rent.
* PowerDyesYourHair: Although in the case of young Enju would be "Anger Dyes Your Hair".
* PuniPlush: Which is much more evident in the anime adaptation.
%% * TheQuietOne: Gray. Also Enjyu and Akyulus.
%% * RevolversAreJustBetter: Akyulus' B-Daman.
%% * RichBitch: Miss Karat. Also [[spoiler: Cain]] is a male version of this.
%% * SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* StalkerWithACrush: Hana is this towards Gunnos. Also Karat towards Bull, although this is implied to be somehow requited.
%% * SugarAndIcePersonality: Enjyu.
* TakenForGranite: If you lose to a neo shadow alliance member.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Yamato and Gray, Bull and Akyulus, Wen and Li, Joshua and Cain