Beyblade Zero G
is an entry in the Beyblade
franchise. It premiered in April 2012
The beyblades now revolve around a "crystals
" theme and they are used in "zero gravity" battles. There's also a new bey-stadium, one with three corner pits. The plot takes place seven years after the end of Metal Fight Beyblade
. Zero Kurogane is the protagonist who, inspired by Ginga's acts of heroism, pushes himself to become the best at beyblading.
It is expected to premiere in the Western world around September 2013, under the name Beyblade: Shogun Steel
- Anime Hair: Applicable to almost every character in this series.
- Beach Episode: Episodes 13-14, equivalent to episode 7 in the dub.
- Big Bad: DNA, aka Dark Nebula Again, lead by The Garcias, and Kira.
- Bigger Bad: DNA's true boss, Merci, whose real orders come from Doji.
- Big Brother Instinct: Hurting Eight will not end well with Kite.
- Cat Smile: Maru often sports this expression.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Akuya and his gang.
- Continuity Nod: Shogun Steel takes place 7 years from the previous series.
- Benkei has mentioned that he trained Kenta to both Zero and Maru.
- Dub Name Change: From Zero to Zyro.
- Dubstep: The theme song in the dub is this. And its awesome.
- Expy: Zero looks a lot like Masamune from Metal Fight Beyblade.
- Many of the DNA Bladers minus Kira and Yoshio represents the Bladebreakers. Captain Arrow is an Expy of Tyson with his wind-based specials and bey Archer Wyvern (a Wyvern is a type of dragon), Spike with his scar as an Expy of Daichi, Genjuro's appearance and bey expies Max, Xiao's clothing and bey obviously makes him this version's Ray, and Kareida's hair, scarf, and special moves are related to Kai.
- The Four Gods: this motif is required for expies of the Bladebreakers. Genjuro and Xiao's beys are even named after Genbu and Byakko, respectively.
- Faux Action Girl: Unfortunately, Ren seems to be heading the same path as Hikaru Hasama from the precedent series as her battle count has more loses than wins (with some of those wins being won as a team)).
- Action Girl: However in the second half of the series her record has increased, and she defeated her rival in a epic curb stomp rematch. Lpus, her recorded is higher than Hikaru's
- Hot-Blooded: Takonosuke, even more than Zero.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Gen appears to be a jerk but does he really want to help protect the beach or scare the crap out of people for fun.
- Merchandise-Driven: Like the two previous series, the show mainly exists to show off all the awesome customizable tops available at your nearest ToysRUs. Read about them here.
- Multi Coloured Hair: Zero Kurogane, Sakyo to name a few.
- Non-Action Girl: Maru, just like Madoka in the previous series.
- Power Crystal: The main gimmick of the new wheels. A hole in the metal wheel allows a small peg on the plastic wheel to stick through.
- The Power of Friendship: There's a lot of emphasis in part-swapping and how a deep connection between the swappers powers up the Beyblade.
- Quarter Hour Short: In Japan, each episode lasts half the time of most anime. When exported to the West, episodes were combined into pairs to make full-length episodes, turning 38 episodes into 19.
- The Rival: Zero to Shinobu, Kite, Kira, and Sakyo.
- Shinobu to Kira
- Kite to Kira and Yoshio
- Ren to Genjuro
- It's Beyblade. We knew there be a lot of rivalries.
- Token Mini-Moe: Eight and Maru.
- Tournament Arc: Episode 27-38 (14-19 in the english dub).
- The Mentor: Benkei ends up training Zero, Maru, Shinobu, Kite, Eight, and Ren.
- Training from Hell: Zero/Zyro went through this after losing to Shinobu, subverting Gingka's Hard Work Hardly Works.