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Season 1 teams

Brazilian Team (Spintensity)

The team is nameless in Japan and Spintensity in English and derived translations.
Spintensity represents the best of Brazil, which is great but only gets one so far without bit-beasts.
  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: Spintensity's beys' names end with "-as".
  • Mauve Shirt: Spintensity is the only tournament filler team to get a few non-filler perks. For starters, team captain Mario is in a whopping two episodes. Mario also has a last name, the team's beys have names, the team is the only story-irrelevant one with a female blader, and Luiz has specific audience attention.
  • Named by the Adaptation: As with most season 1 teams, Spintensity went by the descriptive "Brazilian Team" in the original version. The dub gave the team a proper name.
  • You Don't Look Like You: The reason Spintensity are Mauve Shirts instead of Red Shirts is because they are the only filler team that actually is in the manga. Sort of. The team that appears in the manga has the same two-boys-and-a-girl setup, but they look nothing like the anime team, have different names (although "Rio" is the basis for "Mario"), and all use the same piranha-inspired bey. This type of bey is not like Paula's, and can open to reveal an encircling set of teeth. In the manga, Rei defeated all three members of the Brazilian team, which is likely why his battle with Paula is as chatty as it is.

    Mario da Silva (Mario)
Blader: マリオ ・ダ ・シルバ / Mario da Silva / Mario
First Appearance: S1E22
Bey: カナリアース / Canarias
Voiced by: Ako Mayama (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
A soccer-playing beyblader who got his team all the way to the American semi-finals. His bey is Canarias.
  • A Friend in Need: Coupled with Best Served Cold. During the charity match, Mario gets torn between Max's attempts to cooperate and Emily's insistence on survival of the fittest. She ends up taking him out along with the opposing team and as such he refuses to help her when she is about to be taken down by the opposing team's teamwork the next round. Despite it costing him too, Mario delights in her downfall. In the final round, it seems Emily is going to be his end again, but Max protects him. When Max, after protecting Emily and taking care of the opposing team, is at risk of being taken down at the last second, Mario rushes up to return the favor by protecting him.
  • Last Stand: By the time Mario gets to play his round against the BBA, his teammates have already lost and it's certain Spintensity won't enter the finals. Mario still is determined to bring home one victory, though. Too bad he's up against Kai.
  • The Leader: Mario is the team captain.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Mario is the in-between one during the charity match, while Max is the nice one and Emily the mean one.

    Paula (Frankie)
Blader: パウラ / Paula / Frankie
Bey: ピラニアース / Piranias
First Appearance: S1E25
Voiced by: Asa Shirakura (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
A member of an indigenous society that resides somewhere along the Amazon River. She's a capable fisherwoman who branched out into beyblading. Her bey is Piranias.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Sure, there is something to say for limiting fabric worn to assure freedom of movement and quick drying when one goes fishing. But a top can be like that and still cover up better than what Paula's does.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: Combines with Piranha Problem. Paula has this skill and has it modeled after the shoal behavior of aggressive piranhas.
  • Rod-and-Reel Repurposed: She uses a fishing rod as launcher for her blade. The length provides her with extra speed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Paula has purple hair.

    Salvador (Luiz)
Blader: サルバトール / Salvador / Luiz
Bey: サンアース / Samas
First Appearance: S1E25
Voiced by: Takahiro Kawachi (Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (English)
A renowned Samba dancer who successfully brought over his skill to beyblade. His bey is Samas.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His dance outfit leaves his midriff exposed.
  • Chick Magnet: He has a lot of female fans cheering for him during the American tournament.
  • Dance Battler: Salvador controls his beyblade through his skill at Samba. It makes him fast and agile, but also as predictable as the rhythm. At least in the original version, he has vowed to become a better dancer and with that a better blader.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He's got the traits. In his case, he is jock-like, but mostly the contrast helps him stand out as a performer should.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: Salvador has a dark, sequin cape to wear when he's not performing and/or battling.
  • Theme Naming: Blader DJ describes Max's and Salvador's battle as being between the King of Defense and the King of Dance.

Team WHO (Dark Bladers)

The team is Team WHO (チームWHO) in Japanese and Dark Bladers in English and derived translations.
A team comprised of bladers who lost during the European Tournament (original) or randomly to each of the European champions (dub). Able to see bit-beasts but possessing none of their own, they knew their defeat wasn't a fair one. They obtained ones from unspecified dark powers, which took their souls in return, and went after other bit-beasts until convinced by the BBA to drop it.
  • All There in the Script: Since forever, the Japanese Wikipedia page on the Beyblade anime has mentioned Team WHO's home countries: Blood is from Romania, Howling from Transylvania, Gye from Austria, and Cairona from Egypt. None of this is mentioned in the dub, and the original version only mentions Gye's and Cairona's homes in S1E36. However, it is certainly possible for there to have been extra sources in Japan and there is one thing in the dub that is circumstantial evidence to Blood's and Howling's homes: the fact that those two inexplicably are brothers in the dub only. Transylvania isn't a separate country but part of Romania, so it's not unlikely that the dub team reasoned that if they are from the same country, they might as well be related.
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • The dub is clear that the bladers have become monsters as a result of their loss and subsequent deal with dark powers. The original version, however, never claims their monsterhood is due to the deal. This matches with the flashback visuals that show no difference between before and after. What they explicitly got out of the deal are bit-beast and supernatural powers in return for their souls. Any reference to their fate thereafter is vague and seems to refer to their obsessive hatred and soullessness. What with the world of beyblading hosting animal people, perfect androids, and other unusual people, there's no reason monsters can't exist either.
    • Team WHO's arc has a lot of curious tidbits that can fit together any which way. One thing of note is that all their bit-beasts seem to have collars as if they're forcibly tethered to their beys or bladers. Then, in light of how the final episodes portray Borg as making their own bit-beasts, it's a fair question if Team WHO's bit-beasts are their own souls, which they've lost in the exchange. This is made less likely by Tatsuya's mention of mysterious evil bit-beasts throughout history in S1E31, but just as much that could be about Black Dranzer due to the way the camera focusses on Kai right after. Or it is about both, because Black Dranzer's origins are tied into dark powers as well.
  • Canon Foreigner: Team WHO are the first ever storyline-relevant blader team that doesn't have roots in the manga.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: From their eyes' glow, Blood is red, Howling is blue, Cairona is yellow, and Gye is green. As per tradition, Blood/red is the leader and Gye/green is the big guy. Howling/blue, however, is far from the smart guy — Cairona/yellow comes closer to it, but he is more of a spy.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Team WHO are monsters, but misguided and underhanded at most, not evil. They come to understand the error of their way on their own terms and up being the one team that never doubted that the BBA could defeat Borg.
  • Deal with the Devil: Not a surprise this was as good as removed in the dub, but it technically still was acknowledged. In the original version, Gye, speaking for the team, declares that they'd give their souls for power. They are answered by a deep voice coming from the stormy sky, hit by lightning, and when they get back up, they're soulless but in possession of monstrous bit-beasts in their beyblades. In the dub, the team somehow got cursed by their defeat at the hands of the European champions. Then they get randomly hit by lightning and gain bit-beasts. Blood does say that "the dark skies gave [them] the power to finish their quest", so there's that. In the original, Team WHO tries to lift the curse by destroying all bit-beasts, but give up on it when they see how with the BBA humans and bit-beasts are partners. It's left ambiguous whether this change of heart returned their souls or if they accept their condition as it is. In the dub, they try to steal all bit-beasts to gain more power to defeat the European team as a means to get un-cursed. The focus here is the European team's defeat, which is just as good when it comes from the hands of the BBA Team.
  • Monster Mash: The team consists of a vampire, a werewolf, a mummy, and a Frankenstein's monster. Their bit-beasts represent the same lineup.
  • Obviously Evil: The second aspect, where there is the appearance but not (quite) the actions. All members of Team WHO wear a Black Cloak (technically dark green), have Glowing Eyes of Doom under certain conditions, can do the Ghostly Glide, and have the abilities of a Shadow Walker.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: The bit-beasts used by Team WHO are of a special variety. To communicate that they're the devil's gift, they look grainy and overlit. Of course, this doubles as a homage to the look of 1930s movies.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: See Deal with the Devil up above. Despite their beef being with the European champions, they aim their arrows at every single bit-beast in existence. They give up on it when, in the original, they come to realize that bit-beasts are beings and not tools, or, in the dub, the European team already gets a taste of defeat from the BBA.
  • Theme Naming: In the original version, all of Team WHO's bit-beast's names end on "-os". In the dub, the names end on "-lor", except for the mummy "Sarcopholon".
  • Trauma Button: More obvious in the original than in the dub due to the change in their backstory, but Team WHO can be really brought down at the possibility they'll be defeated once again.

    Blood (Sanguinex)
Blader: ブラッド / Blood / Sanguinex
Bit-beast: ドラキュオス / Dracuos / Draculor
First Appearance: S1E32
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)
Hailing from Romania, Blood battled Ralf, never standing a chance against the wielder of a bit-beast. The injustice brought him to join Team WHO and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Dracuos (Draculor), a vampire.
  • The Leader: Blood is the team captain.
  • Multicolored Hair: It's black with a streak of red.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Blood doesn't have any vampire-specific powers or weaknesses, but shares several supernatural traits with his teammates. Dracuos does the vampire thing with more dedication, which includes being able to spin against the ceiling and not being keen on crosses.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's Howling's older brother in the dub while no mention of any familial connection is made in the original version. The most likely theory is that the dub team looked at their respective areas of origin, Romania and Transylvania, and decided that since Transylvania is not a separate country but part of Romania, that these two have the same home country and could therefore just as well be related.

    Howling (Lupinex)
Blader: ハウリング / Howling / Lupinex
Bit-beast: ウルフォス / Wolfos / Lycanlor
First Appearance: S1E32
Voiced by: Tsutomu Takayama (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)
Hailing from Transylvania, Howling battled Johnny and got soundly thrashed. This experience brought him to join Team WHO and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Wolfos (Lycanlor), a werewolf.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Howling is easily provoked to rage.
  • Mystical White Hair: More grey than white, but to the same effect. It signals his status as a werewolf.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Howling doesn't have any werewolf-specific powers or weaknesses (other than a short fuse), but shares several supernatural traits with his teammates. Wolfos does the werewolf thing with more dedication, which includes insta-defeat when faced with a silver-infused opponent.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's Blood's younger brother in the dub while no mention of any familial connection is made in the original version. The most likely theory is that the dub team looked at their respective areas of origin, Transylvania and Romania, and decided that since Transylvania is not a separate country but part of Romania, that these two have the same home country and could therefore just as well be related.

    Cairona (Cenotaph)
Blader: カイロナ / Cairona / Cenotaph
Bit-beast: バンデオス / Bandeos / Sarcophalon
First Appearance: S1E31
Voiced by: Kenichi Sakaguchi (Japanese), Robert Tinkler (English)
Hailing from Egypt, Cairona battled Giancarlo, only to find the battle unfairly one-sided. Resentful, it brought him to join Team WHO and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Bandeos (Sarcophalon), a mummy.
  • Mystical White Hair: He's a mummy, looking older than he is and having white hair as a result.
  • Mummy: Overlaps with Animated Armor and Mummy Wrap for Bandeos. Cairona is more of a regular mummy, while Bandeos consists of nothing but bandage, having a hollow core. It can manipulate its wraps to tie another up and in doing this holds the honor of being the first bit-beast in the anime to have been sicced on a human.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Cairona was the first of his team to go after the Bladebreakers, stalking, tricking, and attacking them solo during their stay in England. After that, he was the one to hijack the train to abduct the group and then the one to take Kyōju hostage so the rest of Team WHO could force a battle with the Bladebreakers.

    Gye (Zomb)
Blader: ジャイ / Gye / Zomb
Bit-beast: フランケオス / Frankeos / Shamblor
First Appearance: S1E32
Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese), Tony Daniels (English)
Hailing from Austria, Gye battled Olivier and suffered a humiliating defeat that brought him to join Team WHO and become a genuine monster. His bit-beast is Frankeos (Shamblor), a Frankenstein's monster.
  • The Brute: Gye, as his original name suggests, is easily the largest and strongest of Team WHO. After the Majestic 4's defeat, he becomes The Big Guy.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Overlaps with Our Zombies Are Different for the dub. Gye is modeled after Frankenstein's monster. His Japanese name, "Gye" ("Jai"), comes from "giant" ("jaianto"), which in the dub structurally is mimicked by cutting the "ie" from "zombie". He is clearly not a zombie, though, and neither is Frankeos.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Mixed with Multicolored Hair, because Gye has turquoise-and-black hair.

Season 2 (V-Force) teams

Parts Hunters

In all languages, the team's name is Parts Hunters (パーツハンター).
A duo of thieves who enjoyed taking the worthwhile parts of any beyblades theirs defeated. They would regularly resort to cheating, rarely to win and mostly out of impatience. They amended their ways when they found a true challenge in professional beyblading.
  • All There in the Script: Overlaps with Ambiguously Related and possibly Related in the Adaptation. Neither the original anime nor the dub ever mentions that the Parts Hunters are siblings, let alone twins. This information comes solely from the profiles on the official American V-Force website. The official Japanese website doesn't have the information on account of not having the duo's profiles at all, because the website didn't get updated past the Psychic Arc. So, maybe the Parts Hunters weren't meant as twins, but at the same time there are small things that make it not unlikely either, such as their mutual behavior, matching Beauty Marks, and their battle against F-Sangre in G-Revolution.
  • Brother-Sister Team: They are siblings and very much opposed to teaming up with anyone else.
  • Color Contrast: Of the Chess Motifs variety. King and Queen have a strong black-and-white theme going where they do wear nearly the same black-and-white outfit, but where Queen has "white" skin and black hair, King has "black" skin and white. The only other colors on them are the red badge on King that matches Ariel's primary color and their deep purple eyes.
  • Mixed Ancestry: If the gene pool King and Queen come from can produce both medium brown and pale skin tones, it is likely to be mixed.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Coupled with Only Known by Their Nickname. Their names are "King" and "Queen" and that's all they are ever introduced as.

Blader: キング / King
Bit-beast: アリエル / Ariel
First Appearance: S2E42
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), David Berni (English)

  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Overlaps with White Hair, Black Heart. King, a villain in a contrast matchup with his sister, has medium brown skin and white hair.
  • The Leader: The Parts Hunters are pretty equal about how they do things, but ultimately it's King that calls the shots.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: King's right eye is almost always hidden behind his hair.

Blader: クィーン / Queen
Bit-beast: ガブリエル / Gabriel
First Appearance: S2E42
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (Japanese), Susan Quinn (English)

  • Bokukko: Queen refers to herself using the "ore"-pronoun in Japanese.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Queen, a villain in a contrast matchup with her brother, has pale skin and black hair.
  • The Lancer: With most duos, the lancer is more or less defined by not being the leader. With the Parts Hunters, it's the reverse. Queen is viciously supportive of King and gladly backs up the worst of his behavior.

Movie (Fierce Battle) teams

Children of the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness (Shadow Bladers)

In Japan, the team is 闇の四聖獣の子供達, which is pronounced Yami no Shi Seijū no Kodomotachi (やみのしせいじゅうのこどもたち) and means Children of the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness. In English and derived translations, the team name is Shadow Bladers.
A group of four young children (anime) or a team of teenage bladers (manga) who got possessed by the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness, the evil counterparts to the regular Four Holy Beasts. The dark bit-beasts seek revenge on the light bit-beasts and wish to return chaos to the world.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the manga, the four who get possessed are a team of bladers who get defeated by Takao at the Kyushu Tournament. It's taken well by both parties and followed by an amicable promise to battle again some day. No reason is given why the four enter the cave where the bit-beasts of darkness are held captive, but the best guess is that the team sought to increase their power after their defeat. In the anime, the four are a group of children who might very well have never heard of beyblade. They're on an educational trip with their teacher, Tengai, when they discover the cave and stumble inside only to be possessed. The sole connection the four have to the Bladebreakers is that Tengai used to be Keiko's teacher and she's the guardian of the Bladebreakers while they're on vacation when everything goes down.
  • And I Must Scream: The fate of the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness. They understandably hated and seemingly were traumatized by being trapped in a cave for millennia. So what happens to them when they are defeated again? They get put back in the cave. And then the island sinks beneath the waves, near-guaranteeing no one will ever find them again.
  • Demonic Possession: The four get possessed by the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness. Sixth Ranger Daichi, whose Strata Dragoon has no counterpart, gets the Brainwashed and Crazy treatment.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Hiroshi possessed by Dark Dragoon has blue hair, Ayaka possessed by Dark Dranzer has red hair, Satoru possessed by Dark Draciel has black hair, and Shingo possessed by Dark Driger has white hair.
  • The Psycho Rangers: On account of the bit-beasts of darkness being other halves of the bit-beasts of light.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: So we've got a team that consists of a blue-haired average guy as leader, a red-haired girl, a black-haired big guy, and a light-haired shorty. They are under control of bit-beasts that are counterparts to the ones wielded by the Bladebreakers. That's all rather like Team Psykick. The only thing immediately different is which blader has which bit-beast.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: The four go from borderline background designs to Obviously Evil, with Spikes of Doom, Facial Markings, and themed hair colors.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Part meta, part in-universe. Because the four are teenagers in the manga and drawn as such. Their possessed forms look like them, just evil-ized. But the teenage designs aren't used in the anime; rather, they're replaced by child designs that don't actually match the possessed designs and raise the questions why the possession comes with an age upgrade and why specifically that age upgrade.

    Hiroshi (Henry)
Blader: ヒロシ / Hiroshi / Henry
Bit-beast: ダークドラグーン / Dark Dragoon
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Jonathan Potts (English)
Possibly a blader (manga), possibly not (anime). He got possessed by Dark Dragoon.
  • Blow You Away: Dark Dragoon has wind-based powers.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Something of the kind. Hiroshi's possessed form does not wear glasses.
  • The Leader: Hiroshi is the team captain in the manga. His possessed form also is the leader of the Shadow Bladers.
  • Nerd: Complete with Nerd Glasses. In the anime, Tengai has to force Hiroshi away from his manga so he actually takes note of the things they pass by on their trip.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in the manga, which features both Hiroshi and Hitoshi.

    Shingo (Daniel)
Blader: シンゴ / Shingo / Daniel
Bit-beast: ダークドライガー / Dark Driger
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Chiharu Tezuka (Japanese), Shannon Perreault (English)
Possibly a blader (manga), possibly not (anime). He got possessed by Dark Driger.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Seems to have something mutual going on with Ayaka on a Like Brother and Sister level.
  • The Lancer: Takes this role at the end of the movie, when only he and Hiroshi are left standing against Takao and Daichi.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in the dub; V-Force already introduced both a Dennis and a Denny and now there's a Daniel.
  • Shock and Awe: Dark Driger has lightning-based powers.

    Satoru (Steven)
Blader: サトル / Satoru / Steven
Bit-beast: ダークドラシエル / Dark Draciel
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Yuko Tachibana (Japanese), Craig Lauzon (English)
Possibly a blader (manga), possibly not (anime). He got possessed by Dark Draciel.
  • Big Eater: In the anime, Tengai has to tell off Satoru for eating well before the group is supposed to.
  • The Brute: Which is to be expected from the one possessed by Dark Draciel.
  • Making a Splash: Dark Draciel has water-based powers.
  • One Steve Limit: Make that One Steven Limit, and it's averted in the dub. He shares an English name with Steven of the All Starz.

    Ayaka (Ashley)
Blader: アヤカ / Ayaka / Ashley
Bit-beast: ダークドランザー / Dark Dranzer
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Mio Takeuchi (Japanese), Katie Griffin (English)
Possibly a blader (manga), possibly not (anime). She got possessed by Dark Dranzer.

Anime solo bladers

Blader: アントニオ / Antonio
First Appearance: S1E21
Voiced by: Kazue Ikura (Japanese), Susan Roman (English)
A boy from the Dominican Republic who hopes to make beyblade popular in his country by becoming a champion himself. Like the Bladebreakers, he's under Daitenji's supervision.
  • The Cutie: Antonio may be a Z-class blader at best, but that isn't going to get his hopes down. No matter how tough the training and no matter how dismissive his training partners, he'll keep going until he's there. His disposition is infectious.
  • Feet of Clay: For about five seconds. When Antonio meets the Bladebreakers and tells them he has been selected by Daitenji to be their training partner for the American tournament, they all think, Kai included, that he must be an amazing blader. The hype is heightened when he claims to be the best blader the Dominican Republic has to offer. But when he and Takao engage in a friendly match, Antonio promptly loses on account of not getting his bey to land in the dish. Turns out he is the Dominican Republic's best because he is the Dominican Republic's only. And, as is discovered later, Daitenji didn't select him because he's good, but because both he and the Bladebreakers needed to inspire each other.

    Genta Takeshita (Tanner Conner)
Blader: ゲンタ・竹下 / Genta Takeshita / Tanner Conner
First Appearance: S2E41
Voiced by: Mika Matsuoka (Japanese), ??? (English)
A decent blader who is either a member of the ABK (video game) or the beyblade partner to his little brother Ganta (anime).
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Genta is the big guy, Ganta is the little guy.
  • The Cameo: Genta, along with Ganta, is among the characters who make a cameo in S3E5.
  • Sibling Team: Genta and his younger brother Ganta form a blader team.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the original version, Genta and Ganta are identified as brothers ("kyōdai"). In the dub, no such line is given. The shot of the player board that puts Genta and Ganta next to each other with their names also is not present in the dub, thus minimizing the chance for the audience to infer themselves.

    Ganta Takeshita (Ganta)
Blader: ガンタ・竹下 / Ganta Takeshita / Ganta
First Appearance: S2E41
Voiced by: Yukiko Hirotsu (Japanese), ??? (English)
Genta's younger brother and later tag team partner. They didn't get past the first round, losing to Zeo and Toru.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Genta is the big guy, Ganta is the little guy.
  • The Cameo: Ganta, along with Genta, is among the characters who make a cameo in S3E5.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Ganta's design doesn't quite fit with the rest of the cast, being more chibi with his lack of sclera and the permanent blush on his cheeks
  • Sibling Team: Ganta and his older brother Genta form a blader team.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the original version, Genta and Ganta are identified as brothers ("kyōdai"). In the dub, no such line is given. The shot of the player board that puts Genta and Ganta next to each other with their names also is not present in the dub, thus minimizing the chance for the audience to infer themselves.

    Kōtarō Egao (Kotaro)
Blader: 小太郎・笑顔 / Kōtarō Egao / Kotaro
First Appearance: S3E5
Voiced by: Mika Matsuoka (Japanese), Dan Warry-Smith (English)
A blader from Osaka whose chameleon bey can copy both the color and the moves of the opposing bey. It was an effective enough strategy to make it to runner-up of the Japanese Tournament.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: Kōtarō did win against Kyōju, but this only motivated Takao to take revenge and gave Kyōju the insight to beat Kōtarō. To make matters worse, when Hitoshi got to pick the four members of the new BBA Team, obviously he chose the A-Block and B-Block winners, Takao and Kai. He also chose the runner-up of the B-Block, Daichi. But instead of taking the runner-up of the A-Block, Kōtarō, he chose Kyōju. When Kōtarō complained about this, Hitoshi explained that he was too focussed on winning and neither had the spirit nor the curiosity to make it big.
  • Ditto Fighter: Kōtarō's bey has the ability not only to take on the color of the opponent's bey, which would be confusing enough, but it can also copy any opponent's attacks. There's only two limitations. For one, Kōtarō has to know the opponent's bey's color in advance. And for two, while moves can be mimicked, they can never be done as efficiently as they are done by the beys designed for that move.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Much less so than the trope usually holds, but every time they open he's up to no good.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: Played with. With his Gentle Giant appearance, goofy smile, and vaguely Cloudcuckoolander mannerisms, it's easy to dislike his presence, but there's no reason to suspect he's pulling one over on you. But he is; it's all an act to get the information he needs for his beyblade strategy to work.
  • Meaningful Name: "Egao" means "smile", which he almost always has.
  • The Sneaky Guy: Kōtarō's speciality of mimicking the opponent's bey only works if he knows its color in advance. He's got a number of tricks up his sleeve to get a good glimpse.

Blader: J
First Appearance: S3E9
Voiced by: Megumi Matsumoto (Japanese), ??? (English)
A blader from New York who goes around stealing beyblades in the hope he'll come across one he can win matches with.
  • Expy: Of the fake Daichi in the manga. He looks like Daichi and steals beyblades as the fake did, but while the fake Daichi pretended to be Daichi to make the other look bad, the similarity between Daichi and J has no bearing on either character's actions.
  • Five-Finger Discount: J is a skilled pickpocket. It was a breeze for him to steal Takao's and Daichi's beyblades.
  • Karma Houdini: He stole Takao's and Daichi's beyblades, then tried to beat Rick with them and lost because his skill level wasn't up to par. It was only after that that the BBA Team tracked him down and by then their concern was with getting their beys back from Rick, who'd won them in the match with J. J himself got away with at most some damage to his ego.
  • Nice Hat: Supposedly overlaps with Boys Like Creepy Critters. J wears a cap that sports a stylized bug, something like a Japanese rhinoceros beetle.
  • No Name Given: Suggested but not confirmed to be Only Known by Initials. The boy is named in neither version of the anime and he's only mentioned in the credits of the Japanese version, being lumped in with the crowd voices as "キッズ": "kids". The one thing he has towards a name is that his shirt sports the letter "J" on the front.

Manga bladers

    Brazilian Team
Blader1: リオ / Rio | Blader2: ラッジェ / Radji
Bey: ピラニオン / Piranion
First Appearance: I-V5C1
Voiced by: N/A
The Brazilian champions, consisting or Rio, Radji, and an unnamed female blader. They all use the same bey by the name of Piranion.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: All three members are defeated by Rei. Why? Just before the Japan vs. Brazil match, the China vs. Canada match took place and Rai got all poser-like and handled all three members of that team alone. Their rivalry meant Rei could not pass on performing the same feat. And he did so with ease.
  • Nice Hat: Rio wears a wide-brimmed hat. It helps show him off as the team captain.
  • No Name Given: The female blader goes unnamed.
  • Piranha Problem: The team members all use the same piranha-based bey. This type of bey can open up to display an encircling set of teeth to deal extra damage.
  • You Don't Look Like You: The Brazilian team got adapted to the anime, but very differently from what they are in the manga. The two-boys-and-a-girl setup is maintained, but the designs and names are changed (although "Rio" is the basis for "Mario" and "Piranion" for "Piranias"), and the anime team uses the themes of soccer and samba in addition to the piranha one.

    Fake Daichi
Blader: にせ大地 / Nise (Fake) Daichi
First Appearance: I-V8CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
A boy who'd been defeated by Daichi early on and later pretended to be him. One purpose of this was to become a better blader by emulating his techniques through his identity, the other was to steal beyblades to get his hands at one strong enough to beat the real Daichi with. By presenting himself as Daichi, it was likely the real one would receive the eventual mob retribution.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Subverted. The fake Daichi pulls off his own fake forehead mark and redoes his hair to get back to the look he had when Daichi beat him. However, as the audience has never seen him before, this has no meta meaning and Daichi himself doesn't get the chance to respond because the boy keeps talking about his Evil Plan.
  • Fiery Redhead: Any red hair is unconfirmed due to the manga being black-and-white, but likely since the boy had to pass for Daichi. He's as fiery as the real deal.
  • Frame-Up: A beneficial consequence, though not a primary goal of the fake Daichi's scheme.
  • Identical Stranger: The real Daichi is insulted anyone would mistake the fake for him, but they do have a lot in common appearance-wise. Cues to who is who is that the fake Daichi wears shoes, does not accessorize with bandage, and has a large front tooth.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Has shades of this to the blader part of Daichi's identity.
  • No Name Given: He's only known as the fake Daichi and variants thereof.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Daichi's storyline had been going on for a good while by the time the fake shows up. Was he in one of those previous stories? No.

    Hikaru Tomonji
Blader: ヒカル・十文字 / Hikaru Tomonji
Bey: スパイクリザード / Spike Lizard
First Appearance: I-V8CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
A good friend of Kyōju and the older brother of Mamoru. He comes from a wealthy family, but turned out only a little bit conceited. His bey is Spike Lizard, which may or may not contain a lizard-type bit-beast.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Hikaru wears a short top that leaves a decent line of his midriff uncovered.
  • The Cameo: Because Daichi's entire journey to catch up with Takao was scrapped for the anime, Hikaru was scrapped too. However, his name, alongside Mamoru's, appears on a list in S3E41. Also he, Kennosuke, and Tenmaru are featured in one of the slideshow panels at the end of G-Revolution.
  • Chick Magnet: Rich, handsome, and confident. It's no wonder Hikaru has a flock of women admiring him whenever there's occasion to.
  • Rollerblade Good: Hikaru's default outfit features roller skates. It fits his beyblade, which also uses added wheels to improve movement control.

    Mamoru Tomonji
Blader: マモル・十文字 / Mamoru Tomonji
First Appearance: I-V8CSS1
Voiced by: N/A
The younger brother of Hikaru. He comes from a wealthy family, but turned out only a little bit conceited. He does not appear to have a bey of his own and instead borrows-without-asking Hikaru's bey.
  • The Cameo: His name, alongside Hikaru's, appears on a list in S3E41.
  • Distressed Dude: Although the fake Daichi had been making multiple victims, it was the bey he stole from Mamoru in particular that set off the hunt for the thief. Mamoru was very stressed out about it too, only admitting that the reason he absolutely needed the bey back was because it was his brother's when he could no longer keep it a secret.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Light case, but Mamoru does not return during the GBC chapters. Not even to support Hikaru. Which is weird given their close bond and Mamoru's own aim to be a blader of note, not to mention noticeable because Tenmaru, the other little brother character, does prominently reappear.

Blader: ラムダ / Ramda
Bey: デザートスフィンクサー / Desert Sphinxer
First Appearance: I-V11CSS11
Voiced by: N/A
A member of a (presumably Egyptian) nomadic society with a knack for fortunetelling. His bey is Desert Sphinxer, which may or may not contain a sphinx-type bit-beast.
  • Bearer of Bad News: He got in trouble with a duo of tough guys after predicting the girlfriend of one of them would break up with him.
  • Blow You Away: Combines with Dishing Out Dirt. Desert Sphinxer's tip kicks up sand while the attack ring creates gusts of wind, together creating a sandstorm.
  • Ethnic Magician: If he's not Egyptian he's at least from the Greater Middle East. That plus him being a fortuneteller makes him this trope.
  • Fortune Teller: The kind that uses a Crystal Ball and the kind that doesn't always know the meaning of the information he receives.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Well, opponent, really, not villain. Before battling Daichi, he received a vision for him that advised not to go against the wind but use it as an ally. During the battle, this tip not only gave Daichi the insight to defeat Desert Sphinxer's special attack, but also helped him complete his own new superattack.

    Mutsuki Kagami
Blader: 睦月・鏡 / Mutsuki Kagami
Bey: ブラッディムーン / Bloody Moon
First Appearance: II-V1C3
Voiced by: N/A
The younger brother of Yōichi and the protege of Rina after the former's death. For a time, they sought revenge on Susumu as the one responsible for Yōichi's death, but gave that up when Kai defeated Tsuki. His bey is Bloody Moon, which may or may not contain a reaper-type bit-beast.
  • Attack Backfire: The bey uses chimera technology, which allows it to access new forms if sufficiently attacked. Tsuki's attack pattern thus is to sit out the punches until it is time to bite back and take the opponent by surprise.
  • Broken Bird: His brother's death affected him badly, prompting, among others a complete fashion shift to what it is now.
  • Decomposite Character: According to Aoki's website, Tsuki is based on the same concept that was the origin of Ming-Ming.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Overlaps with Wholesome Crossdresser. Tsuki is easily mistaken for a girl (both Takao and Blader DJ think he's a pretty girl at first), but identifies as a boy. He does not take offense at any confusion and in fact seems to delight in it.
  • Family of Choice: Yōichi's implied to have been Tsuki's caretaker. Nowadays, Tsuki lives with Rina. After losing to Kai, he seems to project a brotherly bond on him, which Kai isn't entirely unresponsive to.
  • The Grim Reaper: His bey's second form is armed with four scythe-like knives. Attacking generates the image of a Grim Reaper, but whether it's a bit-beast or artistic visualization isn't clear.
  • In-Series Nickname: Mutsuki goes by the name Tsuki most of the time, which is a name he prefers because of its elegance.
  • Solar and Lunar: In Tsuki's own words, the moon (月) can't shine without the sun (陽).

Video game bladers

    Player Character
Blader: クルミ / Player Character
First Appearance: Bakuten Shoot Beyblade - Beybattle Tournament
Voiced by: ??? (Japanese), ??? (English)
The protagonist (or protagonists) of the Beybattle Tournament "trilogy".
  • The Nameless: Until you boot up the game and enter a name, anyway.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: The games' own design style is rather generic, which means the player characters stand out badly among the unique style of characters from the first season. With the art shift of the second season, the game's own characters fit better, but they're still lacking detail. Their redraw and sort of new outfits in the third game almost get the gap crossed, but not quite.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Maybe, depending on one's interpretation who the player characters are. They wear the same model sweater, but it's in different colors and everything else individualized.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The first player character designs have the boy wearing a blue sweater and the girl having pink hair. In the third game, it's even more obvious with the muted tones and the girl exchanging her yellow sweater for a lilac one.
  • Smurfette Principle: Zigzagged. In the first game, the female player character is the only female character around. In the second and third games, Mariam is incorporated in the cast, so the female player character isn't the lone girl anymore (though Mariam herself can be if the male player character is chosen).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The female player character has pink hair.

Blader: クルミ / Kurumi
First Appearance: Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade
Voiced by: N/A

Blader: ロクマル / Rokumaru
First Appearance: Jisedai Bēgoma Battle Beyblade
Voiced by: N/A

  • Childhood Friends: He, Takao, and Kurumi have been friends for a long time.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: He's shorter than both Takao and Kurumi and wears glasses. And yes, he's also dressed in green. However, if he's younger, then it is not by much.

Akebo Blader Kids

A team of bladers from the town of Akebo in Japan. More commonly referred to as ABK, they're startups trying to climb up in the beyblade scene.
  • Good Counterpart: They're effectively this to the Shell Killers, even though the two groups aren't part of the same media.
  • Starter Mon: In the third game, the player gets to build their own team. The starter team is the ABK, consisting of Sēichi, Michiru, and Genta. Mostly, they won't be around for long because they are weak, stay weak, and have no bit-beasts to help them out.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Happens within the group. In the first two games, the group consists of Takao, Daichi, Nobuo, Akira, and Sēichi. In the third game, Nobuo and Akira get replaced by Genta and Michiru. There's no reason given as to why, but Nobuo and Akira hadn't been relevant for some time by then and the art style they're drawn in clashed with the V-Force-based one of the later two games.

Blader: セーイチ / Sēichi
First Appearance: Gekitō! Saikyō Blader
Voiced by: N/A
A boy from Akebo with ambitions to become a World Tournament-level blader.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In Gekitō! Saikyō Blader, the ABK consists of Nobuo, Akira, Takao, Daichi, and Sēichi. Sēichi is the only one original to the game and he's treated as if he's always been part of the group.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sēichi has bright purple hair.

Blader: ミチル / Michiru
First Appearance: Gekisen! Team Battle!!
Voiced by: N/A
A boy from Akebo with ambitions to become a World Tournament-level blader.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Michiru's right eye gets covered by his hair.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In Gekisen! Team Battle!!, Nobuo and Akira get replaced by Genta and Michiru. Genta's been in two episodes of V-Force, but Michiru is original to the game and, like Sēichi before him, is treated as if he's always been part of the group.

Team Chizan / Team Amō

A patchwork team of highly skilled bladers. They were each trained by Masamune Chizan, but became a team only little by little. First Kaoru and Makoto formed Team Chizan, then later the other two joined up which led to the four renaming themselves Team Amō.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Kaoru and Makoto form this in Iku ze! Gekitō! Chō Jiryoku Battle! as Team Chizan.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Once Shōgo and Haruka join up in Gekisen! Team Battle!!, Team Amō fits the bill. They are the only team in the entirety of the original Beyblade franchise to qualify.

    Kaoru Amō 
Blader: カオル・アモウ / Kaoru Amō
Bey: ペガシオン / Pegacion
First Appearance: Gekitō! Saikyō Blader
Voiced by: N/A

  • Aloof Big Brother: He and Kai are not related by blood, but they function similarly enough. Kaoru becomes this trope when they meet again in Gekitō! Saikyō Blader. This is largely due to Chizan's negative influence on him and insistence that Kaoru, as his star pupil, is far above any other blader.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Kaoru returns to Chizan's side for Makoto's sake.
  • Childhood Friends: Kaoru is this to Kai are this. Few details are provided, but Kaoru's older and was a protector of sorts for Kai before they lost contact. Unfortunately for Kai, training under Chizan turned Kaoru a lot less caring.
  • Pegasus: Pegacion is a winged horse.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As well as Multicolored Hair. Kaoru has turquoise hair with one lock of orange on the right.

    Makoto Amō 
Blader: マコト・アモウ / Kaoru Amō
Bey: ウルペース / Vulpes
First Appearance: Iku ze! Gekitō! Chō Jiryoku Battle!
Voiced by: N/A

    Shōgo Namba 
Blader: ショーゴ・ナンバ / Shōgo Namba
Bey: アグリオス / Agrios
First Appearance: Gekisen! Team Battle!!
Voiced by: N/A

  • Full-Boar Action: Agrios is a boar. Its name, (Ancient) Greek for "wild", "savage", and the like, hints at how dangerous this bit-beast can be.
  • Ninja: He's dressed like one, bright red Scarf Of Asskicking included, but with some modern adjustments like shorts instead of proper ninja pants.
  • Shout-Out: It is a bit of a guess how the developers got to the name "Agrios", but the likeliest link is the obscure figure of Agrios, son of Odysseus and Circe, in Greek mythology. Circe was the goddess who turned Odysseus's companions into swines.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He literally has blue hair.

    Haruka Chizan 
Blader: ハルカ・チザン / Haruka Chizan
Bey: グランクローネ / Grand Crowhne
First Appearance: Gekisen! Team Battle!!
Voiced by: N/A

  • Ambiguously Related: It's technically never confirmed that Haruka is Masamune's granddaughter, but everything points in that direction. For one, they have the same last name. For two, Haruka has many traditional qualities that are at odds with her bubbly personality and only make sense if she's got it from someone involved with her upbringing. For three, she makes at least one reference to her "odzii-chan", which to the audience only makes sense if it's someone known. The amount of candidates is small and of them Masamune is the only one who fits the context. Like, it's 99.9% certain he's her grandfather and 99.9% of the remaining 0.1% is that he's her great-grandfather instead. But it's still not outright stated.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: While Haruka for the most part talks like the young girl she is, a few old-fashioned traits, such as the use of "dz" instead of "j", slip in due to Masamune's influence.
  • Clever Crows: Overlaps with The Power of the Sun. Grand Crowhne is based on the three-legged crow that heralds the sun in East Asian mythology; Yatagarasu in Japan.
  • Daddy's Girl: No matter how scummy Masamune's been to others, including her friends, Haruka seems to have a good relationship with him. One of her lines upon defeat is that she'll tell her grandfather about how she was treated. And yes, she uses the "chan" honorific for him.
  • Girlish Pigtails: You might expect a traditionally raised girl like Haruka to have a hime cut or something similarly modest, but no. She wears her hair wide and aside.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Very heavily implied as Masamune is her grandfather, is traditional, is a beyblade coach, owns a beyblade place called Chizan Gardens, and she herself is a skilled beyblader taking on much of Masamune's ways.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: Like Masamune, she wears a kimono.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Combos with Hair Decorations. Haruka wears a solid red headband, befitting her lineage, and also has two yellow ribbons tied into sizeable bows in her tail, befitting her age.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Haruka has purple hair.

    Masamune Chizan 
Character: 政宗・地斬 / Masamune Chizan
First Appearance: Gekitō! Saikyō Blader
Voiced by: N/A

  • Ambiguously Related: It's technically never confirmed that Masamune is Haruka's grandfather, but everything points in that direction. For one, they have the same last name. For two, Haruka has many traditional qualities that are at odds with her bubbly personality and only make sense if she's got it from someone involved with her upbringing. For three, she makes at least one reference to her "odzii-chan", which to the audience only makes sense if it's someone known. The amount of candidates is small and of them Masamune is the only one who fits the context. Like, it's 99.9% certain he's her grandfather and 99.9% of the remaining 0.1% is that he's her great-grandfather instead. But it's still not outright stated.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: Chizan talks in a drawn out, arrogant, and complicated way. While addressing Daitenji, he keeps adding "yo" to insist on his attention and addresses him as "sonata". And of course he does things like using "jarō" instead of "darō".
  • Evil Former Friend: He is this to Kogorō Daitenji, although Chizan may be less evil and more antagonistic. Presumably for old time's sake, Chizan remains okay with the other addressing him by his first name.
  • Fair-Weather Mentor: In regards to Kaoru in Gekitō! Saikyō Blader. He's trained him for years, then drops him in a fit of rage when he loses the tournament against either Takao or Daichi. The sad part is that he and Kaoru enjoyed mutual respect until their hubris caught up to them. It's worth noting that this is the only time in the franchise that a coach drops their charge rather than the blader telling the coach to take a hike.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: He wears one. On one hand, it is part of his "iron-fisted patriarch" shtick. On the other, he's also very much into being as old-fashioned as possible.


    Yōichi Kagami
Character: 陽一・鏡 / Yōichi Kagami
First Appearance: II-V1C3
Voiced by: N/A
The older brother and guardian of Mutsuki, the former fiance of Rina, and the former research partner of both her and Susumu Hiwatari. He and Susumu had a falling out over beyblade technology and Yōichi subsequently worked himself to death perfecting chimera technology.
  • Death by Origin Story: His death is Mutsuki's motivation to go after Susumu and any beyblades that make use of his fringe technology.
  • Mad Scientist: He started off not-mad, wishing to make a new all-powerful beyblade for Tsuki, because the sport was one of the few things that could get him to open up. Then Susumu had opinions about Yōichi's direction and it all went downhill from there.
  • Promotion to Parent: It's implied that Yōichi was Tsuki's caretaker. Tsuki only mentions him as family, there's a photo of Yōichi, Rina, and Tsuki as if they're a unit, and Tsuki's living with Rina these days.
  • Solar and Lunar: In Tsuki's words, the moon (月) can't shine without the sun (陽).
  • Unknown Rival: Susumu didn't know that he was a major factor in Yōichi's desire to complete the chimera technology, because they never spoke again after their fight. Didn't stop Tsuki and Rina from blaming him for Yōichi's death.

    Rina Umihara
Character: りな・海はら / Rina Umihara
First Appearance: II-V1C3
Voiced by: N/A
The former fiancee and research assistant of Yōichi and the current guardian of Mutsuki following his brother's death. For a time, they sought revenge on Susumu as the one responsible for Yōichi's death, but gave that up when Kai defeated Tsuki.
  • Beauty Mark: Rina has one at the side of her left eye.
  • Biker Babe: She's introduced on a motorcycle, riding suit and all, coming to pick up Tsuki.
  • Family of Choice: Yōichi's implied to have been Tsuki's caretaker. Nowadays, Rina takes care of Tsuki.
  • Hot Scientist: There's no arguing that Rina is gorgeous. At present, she is the only one in the world with full knowledge of chimera technology and also the only one to have ever combined chimera technology with fringe technology.
  • In-Series Nickname: Tsuki calls her "Umi".


    Keiko (Kincaid)
Character: ケイコ / Keiko / Kincaid
First Appearance: S2E1
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (Japanese), Julie Lemieux (English)
Ms. Keiko is the teacher of the class Takao, Kyōju, and Hiromi are part of. She's not good at creating a scholarly atmosphere, but she loves her students dearly.
  • Connected All Along: Keiko's sole relevance to the plot of the movie is her connection to Professor Tengai, of whom she is a former student.
  • Extreme Doormat: Keiko's way of teaching is always putting on a smile and letting everything slide, even in case of repeated disruptions. She may very well not be able to get angry. Only Hiromi's insistence on action being taken makes punishment a thing in Keiko's class, because Keiko can't stand up against Hiromi either. In the more egregious cases, she had her bicycle stolen by Takao in S2E4 and her offer to pay for food in Fierce Battle taken advantage of by Takao, again.
  • First-Name Basis: In the Japanese version, if she is addressed by name, it is as "Keiko-sensei", which is part of her doormat-characterization.
  • Foil: She serves as the spineless teacher to Hiromi's headstrong way of being the class representative. It allows Hiromi's personality to be showcased early in Season 2.
  • Token Adult: Although Keiko only has a small role in the second season, she's the caretaker of the BBA Team during their time in Kyushu in Fierce Battle. This includes giving them a stay at her mother's house, taking them to a local festival, and hanging out at the beach with them. There's no reason given as to why she, of all possible adults, is involved in the story. In the manga version, the team's guardian is Hitoshi and his reason for being there is as coach.

Character: 天外 / Tengai
First Appearance: Fierce Battle
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (Japanese), Christopher Marren (English)
An educator with knowledge of history, language, and archeology. He used to be Keiko's teacher years ago.
  • Connected All Along: Professor Tengai's use to the plot other than exposition is his connection to Keiko, narratively justifying her inclusion as the BBA Team's guardian on their vacation.
  • Distressed Dude: Spends quite a bit of the movie locked up in an alcove in the cave where the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness resided. It's a wonder they didn't kill him to begin with.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides all the what-is-going-on essentials until the Four Holy Beasts of Darkness finally explain who they are right before the final showdown.
  • Stern Teacher: Tries to be it more than he is. The children just don't take him all that seriously.

    Umikawa (Ronny)
Character: 海川 / Umikawa / Ronny
First Appearance: S2E1
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (Japanese), Raoul Bhaneja (English)
The head of the fish section of Akebono Super Mart (Zony's Supermarket in the dub) and the host of the town tournament held shortly after the World Tournament.
  • Combat Commentator: Possibly only once in his life, but he did well providing commentary on the battles beween Ozma and Genta and between Ozma and Takao.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Type 2, and Played for Laughs. For the first few minutes of trying to host the tournament, Umikawa only gets shrill, unpleasant sounds out of the microphone. The thing decides to suddenly cooperate thereafter.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Seems to be a necessity if you want to host a beyblade tournament, no matter how small. And Umikawa better enjoys his job as fishmonger or he has missed his calling, because some technical issues aside, he's good at working up the crowd.
  • Meaningful Name: "Umikawa" translates to "Sea-river", which is fitting for a fishmonger.

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