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These are the characters from the anime series B-Daman Crossfire.


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     East Block B-Shots 

Riki (Kakeru) Ryugasaki:

Voiced By: Mona Marshall (English, under the psuedonym Mikie Morgan) Momoko Ohara (Japanese)

A new B-Shot who joins East Block at the beginning of the series. His B-Daman is the power type Thunder Dracyan. He is a cheerful, modern boy who aspires to become an adventurer. Originally he did not have much interest in B-Daman but then he gets Dracyan through an lucky encounter.

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: His goal is to become an adventurer and he's very knowledgable about ruins and ancient mysteries. He ended up becoming an archaeologist during multiple trips to find the origins of B-Daman.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Dracyan has no recollection of his past. Riki sets out to find and cure him of his amnesia while Dracyan helps Riki in the Crossfire matches, protecting Crossfire once the other Dragon B-Shots arrive, and saving the world. He eventually loses all of his current memories again after a Heroic RRoD battling Basara but is able to regain them after a battle in ancient B-Daman ruins.
  • Genre Savvy: Thanks to his love of mysteries, adventure, and reading adventure novels, he's able to help the rest of the team navigate through ancient ruins.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Unlike most of the other B-Daman protagonists, Riki doesn't possess the Idiot Hero trope and seems fairly knowledgable when it came to archaeology.
  • Graceful Loser: The few times they lose, Dracyan is always humble and understanding, often advising Riki to be proud for his best efforts.
  • Keet: Riki is very upbeat and positive, often excited over even the miniscle of tiresome of activities. It also helps him in B-Daman matches since his attitude always leads him to achieving victory.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Thunder Dracyan is a power type. Normally, that would make him limited to firing a powerful shot once at a time or immensely tiring him out but thanks to the Drive core, he's able to fire shots that rebound faster than even rapid-fire B-Daman. Over time, Riki gains the stamina to shoot consecutive marbles without fatigue.
  • Worf Had the Flu: A few of his matches end up in losses mostly due to his inexperience at B-Daman.

Yuki (Tukiteru) Washimura

Voiced By: Michael Sinterniklaas (English, under the psuedonym Martel Frasier Tremain), Hiroshi Okamoto (Japanese)

A B-Shot with a friendly personality and a enormous appetite. He was originally born in the West Block and a West Block B-Shot before moving to the East Block when his parents decided to open a new restaurant in East City.

  • The Lancer and The Smart Guy: While Kaito has shades of both, Yuki acts as the de facto leader of the Eastern B-Shots. His calm and intellectual demeanor also When Riki eventually becomes The Face of the group, Yuki acts as his second in command, preferring to defend the honor of his block and facing the Big Bad or the The Dragon almost as much as Samuru.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains to Riki the basics of Crossfire and introduces him to the other characters.

Kaito Samejima

Voiced By: Erin Fitzgerald (English), Meguru Takahashi (Japanese)

  • Ditzy Genius: Kaito appears to be a Idiot Hero but he’s actually a lot smart than he lets on. His showy attitude boosts his confidence and he’s able to use a barrage of rapid fire shots while confusing his opponents, and he also invented his own grip, allowing him to control his rapid fire shots even more accuracy and precision. He even schooled Basara of all people during the latter’s first Break Bomber match.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After suffering The Worf Effect in the tournaments of the first half of the series, he returns for the second season with a new grip and more efficient strategies, able to face off against the strong competitors from the North Block.

Grizz Sukino (Gouichiro Tsukiwa)

Voiced By: Kirk Thornton (English; credited as Ron Allen), Akio Suyama (Japanese)

Simon Sumiya (Shumon Katsumiya)

Voiced By: Katie Leigh (English; credited as Liz Joseph), Mai Aizawa (Japanese)

  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Simon's creepy tendencies and negative attitude occasionally drives away the rest of the B-Shots even though they generally respect him as a friend. Even Riki can’t tolerate him for a little while.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In episode nine, he finally gets to defeat Riki partially thanks to Riki having issues using rapid fire and is allowed to be the third member of the East vs West Crossfire matches. Unfortunately an angry Novu wanted Riki to win. So, Sumi grabbed him before he could head to the match in order to teach children about B-Daman (which Novu told her that Simon would want to beforehand), and the kids rip him apart and Riki takes his place.

Sumi Inaba (Natsumi Inaba)

Voiced By: Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English, credited as Olivia Charles), Megumi Takamoto (Japanese)
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     West Block B-Shots 

Samuru Shigami (Subaru Shirogane):

Voiced By: Wendee Lee (English), Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese)

  • The Ace: Samuru is arguably the strongest B-Shot in the beginning of the series, earning the title of the strongest B-Shot in previous tournaments. Unfortunately, he also suffers as a Broken Ace because most of his childhood was dedicated to becoming the strongest B-Shot, and it sometimes breaks his usual stoic and reversed attitude.
  • Blow You Away: His Special Moves are all wind based: Tornado Spiral Attack and later Super Dragon Tornado Spiral Attack are a series of firing marbles into a tornado barrage into a shining white light.
  • Dub Name Change: His name changes from Subaru Shirogane to Samuru Shigami. Meanwhile Rev=Dravise is changed to Lightning Dravise. Amusingly enough in the dub, Hugo calls Shigami by his last name, mistaking Shigami for Shirogane, his original family name.
  • Emotionsvs Stoicism: His relationship with Dravise is this in a nutshell. While Dravise isn't plucky or comical, he acts wise and analytical but also friendly, using answering questions for Riki and Dracyan. Samuru spends the majority of the time looking stoic, not saying anything, and preferring to act instead of explaining his actions until late in the game.
  • Freudian Excuse: His father, Gennosuke wasn't the best father figure.
  • The Stoic: He's cool and reserved with a sharp mind, but has a cold appearance and keeps his emotions hidden. Dravise calls him out on this and Riki attempts to break his shell to some success.

Reggie Mac (Reiji Maki):

Voiced By: Sam Riegal (English), Hitoshi Yanai (Japan)
  • Face–Heel Turn: Novu took advantage of his Can't Catch Up status to mentally talk Reggie into joining his side. While he doesn't completely act antagonistic, he becomes stronger and aggressive to compensate.
  • The Smart Guy: His cool nature and strategic attitude at B-Daman usually assist him in his match. That, and outside of Samuru, he's the only important West B-Shot that isn't an idiot.
  • Only Sane Man: Out of all the West B-Shots, Hugo's loud, arrogant and obnoxious, Derek is out for control and mayhem, while Samuru's stoicism hinders his social abilities and prevents interaction with the rest of the characters. In contrast, Reggie's prideful but humble, shows respect for his rivals, and isn't a prick, even during his Face–Heel Turn.

Hugo Raidoh:

     South Block B-Shots 

Novu Moru

Voiced By: Steve Staley (English, credited as Steven Cannon)

  • Badass Boast: Novu delivers the mother of these after he defeats Reggie during the East vs West Crossfire Battle.
    Novu: I am the strongest control type B-Shot in the world. There is nothing I can’t control.

Derek Watari

Voiced By: Barbara Goodson (English, credited as Jane Carole)

Alba Cocodoro

Voiced By: Todd Haberkorn (English, credited as Todd Stone)

     North Block B-Shots 

Basara Kurochi

Voiced By: Bryce Papenbrook (English) Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese)
A B-Shot hailing from the North Block. His B-Daman, Double Drazeros, is a special type that can fire two shots at once. A delinquent living in North City, he joined Crossfire after he met Drazeros. He has a violent nature and wants to destroy all other B-Daman.
  • The Bully: He loves breaking down his opponents and fights off anyone that he deems inferior.
  • The Big Guy and The Brute: Amongst the four B-Shots, Basara is the most physically aggressive and B-Daman wise, Drazerous is the most unique and versatilely powerful of the four dragons. However, Novu and later Dragold see him as nothing more than their pawn used for their own goals before he has a Heel–Face Turn near the end of the series.
  • I Let You Win: Drazeros and Dravise are tied two-to-two at the beginning of the East GP and are fighting with their Finishing Move battling for the final red block, but Drazeros convinces him to concede the match because defeating Riki would prove that they are the overall strongest.
  • Multishot: Double Drazeros can fire two shots at once, compensating for Drazeros low rapid-fire stats with firing multiple shots that can cover the entire stadium with marbles.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: One of his major gripes stems from his inability to sustain a B-Daman since none could handle his physical powers. When he becomes a B-Shot, he doesn’t understand all of the rules and nearly loses to Kaito because of it in his first Break Bomber match. Even with Drazeros, he doesn’t quite understand all the aspects of B-Daman or his partner.

Gunner Arano

Voiced By: Spike Spencer (English)
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Grizz battle as football players and they get along quite well even in Crossfire.
  • The Big Guy: Gunner is immensely strong and powerful, and has one of the strongest power type B-Daman in the first series. He’s easily able to defeat Grizz, another Big Guy who he eventually overshadows in the second half of the show and is a physical powerhouse on and off the field. He also overlaps with Genius Bruiser and is close to a Type Three or Type Five.
  • Friendly Rivalry: He thought he and Basara were close friends and good rivals, but Basara took their friendship as showing pity towards him.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Gunner is, rather was the only one who understood Basara’s issues before he acquired Drazerous and was close to him almost as a friend. However, no matter how many times it takes, Basara usually pushes him away with a few exceptions.

Asuka Kami

Voiced By: Jeff Nimoy (English), Yuichi Iguchi (Japanese)

  • Combat Pragmatist: During his Break Bomber match against Basara in episode 19, he was ahead by two points and just needed to fire one shot. And he won, Basara would leave instead of challenging Riki and an amenasic Dracyan. Instead of doing that, he instead uses Jaku’s Mode Change. At first Sumi and the others realize he’s just giving Basara a chance to score the final point but in actuality, he used the Mode Change to fire a shot towards the security button where the guards would arrive in the hotel. This forced Basara to deal with two options: try to break Dracyan but to deal with the guards for trespassing on private property or escape and miss his chance. Either way Asuka wins by default.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He defeats Kaito 3 to 0 in his first Break Bomber match without breaking a sweat.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Asuka is a competent and flashy B-Shot, but in his calm, rich persona hides a powerful B-Shot. He was easily able to defeat Kaito and nearly defeated Riki. He also has an callous and prideful attitude with the skills to support his ego.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Asuka can fire a backspin shot that returns the marbles back to his hand to avoid running out of marbles, proving that the curve shot isn’t his only signature move.

     Central Block (Spoilers) 

Rudy Sumeragi (Ryuuji)

Voiced By: Dorothy Elias Fahn (English, credited as Johanna Luis),

  • Weak Yet Skilled: Rudy uses a Proto-01, a non custom model, and yet is a strong newcomer in the Grand Prix tournaments. He managed to beat Riki to the top eight in the East GP tournament and defeated Derek of all people, reaching to the semi-finals before being eliminated by Samuru. Said skills will eventually convince a certain B-Daman to join with him.

     WBMA Staff 

Rory Takakura (Ruri Tenpouin)

Voiced By: Cristina Vee (English), Ai Shimizu (Japanese)

Grandpa Takakura (Saneatsu Tenpouin)

Gennosuke Shigami (Gennosuke Shirogane)

Voiced By: Bob Buchholz (English)

Announcer (B-Da Ryu)

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     Supporting Characters 

Akira Saiga

Voiced By: Christopher Corey Smith (English, credited as Chris Marlowe), Makoto Higo (Japanese)

Ms./Sensei Yamashiro

Voiced By: Katie Leigh (English, credited as Liz Joseph), Yuka Keicho (Japanese)

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