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''Battle Spirits Heroes'' is the fourth ''TabletopGame/BattleSpirits'' anime. It premiered on September 18, 2011, and aired at 7 a.m. Tokyo time during Sundays on Creator/TVAsahi, right between ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' (later, ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'') and ''SuperHeroTime''.

The series, which takes place in a completely new continuity from any of the [[BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin previous]] [[BattleSpiritsShonenGekihaDan series]] in the franchise, tells of a boy named Hajime Hinobori, whose parents have created a battle system allowing for "real" Battle Spirits.

Also see Anime/BattleSpiritsSwordEyes for the 5th series in the franchise.
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This show provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Kimari. Nora Nyao even more so, especially out-of-battle.
* ArtShift: Regular anime style to CG during battles.
* BalloonBelly: A couple times so far
* BigBrotherWorship: Kataru to Manabu.
* BigFriendlyDog: Safari. Kouta can even ride on top of him.
* {{Bishounen}}: Chihiro is referred to as this. There was actually [[WildMassGuessing a theory on Japanese sites]] [[{{Bifauxnen}} that he's really a girl]] [[spoiler: with was proven correct in episode 31. She just prefers to act as a guy]]. There's also Isami.
* BlandNameProduct: CFC (Though actually, it stands for Clackey Fried Chikuwa, not Chicken.)
* BlushSticker: Kataru's seem to be permanent.
* TheBully: [[spoiler: Kobushi used to be, when he went around battling weak opponent's to win their strongest card.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Dr. Sunset. Proud evil scientist, has a RightHandCat, and is always plotting world domination. [[spoiler: Too bad for him, he easily was subjugated by Kimari.]]
* ChasteHero: Hajime. Roller Izumi making moves on him does nothing for him, and when asked who he was in love with, his answer... [[CargoShip Battle Spirits]].
* ChristmasEpisode: Episode 15.
* CollectibleCardGame
* CombatCommentator: Both a (mostly) unseen announcer and Galaxy Watanabe. Who share a seiyuu.
** In the world tournament arc, Galaxy Watanabe is joined by tv announcer Yui Inoue, and Kimari in this role.
* CoolBigSis: Mika
* DuelsDecideEverything: Obviously. It's Battle Spirits.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Pentans, more rather.
* FingerlessGloves: Tegamaru wears them.
* {{Hachimaki}}: Signature to Hajime, to the point that Tegamaru just refers to him by it.
* HairDecorations: Kimari
* HappilyMarried: Hajime's parents sure seem this way. They're also SickeninglySweethearts.
* HotBlooded: Naturally, most everyone is. It's a Battle Spirits anime. Arata and Hajime in particular.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Ep. 12.
* {{Jerkass}}: Manabu and Tegamaru can be this. Both both have their moments of JerkWithAHeartOfGold too.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the previous series, ''Battle Spirits Brave''.
* MagicalGirl: None actually appear, but in one of Kimari's summon performances, she appears as a magical girl.
* MasterOfDisguise: Mika. She certainly loves dressing up.
* MeaningfulName: Hajime and Kimari are plays on begin and finish respectively. Also, Kobushi Nigiri, as nigirikobushi means clenched fist.
** Tameru Tachibana, a self-proclaimed hero of justice, sharing a last name with the mascot character, Justice Tachibana.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MsFanservice: Hajime's mother, Akari, is this for ''Battle Spirits Heroes''. For example, in the first episode she stores cards in [[VictoriasSecretCompartment her cleavage]].
* MythologyGag: For starters, Galaxy Watanabe is back, and [[BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin his hair is blond again.]]
** Episode 5 briefly shows two little kids admiring Chihiro's art. A closer look reveals they're human versions of [[BattleSpiritsShonenGekihaDan En and Fant]]. Similarly, in ep 24, Barone and Zack lookalikes are seen watching the championship.
** In ep 6 there's a food stand called Clackey Fried Chikuwa.
** And on the subject of Gekiha Dan/Brave references, posters of Dan and Zazie can be seen in episode 11.
** Episode 13 is a gold mine. The arcade games seen contain art of Revolver, an off-colored Mira, and Clackey's main spirits. Plus, there's a whack-a-mole game of Bladras afraid of having core taken, and plushies of the Deathmatch Group Pentans.
** Tegamaru's first opponent in the Hero Championship has a jacket just like Zolder's. His name is also Ichiro Tanaka, the same as Koutaro's father in Gekiha Dan. Though, because both characters are extremely minor, the identical name could be a coincidence.
** Nice visor, Tameru. Wasn't it Elliott's?
** [[spoiler: The Narrator looks a lot like Pantera, also voiced by Creator/JunichiSuwabe.]]
** Toshihide Tsuchiya, seiyuu of Meganeko's grandfather in Toppa Bashin, once again plays a character surrounded by secondhand books.
* NiceHat: Chihiro, and Tameru when not in hero-mode.
* NoFourthWall: Like in the previous series, there's an omniscient narrator. This time around, he's treated like a character and can converse with the other characters.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: As of the second OP, Tameru, Ser-jii, Galaxy Watanabe, Announcer Inoue, Antony, Renard, Dragon Eye, Sunset, Bomber, and Katabura, who was actually yet-to-be-introduced when the OP started.
* TheRival: Tegamaru is this to Hajime. Though, with the theme of the series, everyone is a rival.
* ShipTease: Mainly Arata and Mika, though Kimari gets some with Hajime, Manabu and Tameru.
* StalkerWithACrush: Tameru is this to Kimari. She's not happy about it.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hajime's is seasoned rice. Also, Tegamaru loves his milk.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mika is a type B, with Arata.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Tegamaru, whose hair is actually blue, and Isami, with green hair.
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