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  • Acting for Two: Aya Hisakawa voices both Rei and Keiko-sensei
  • Channel Hop: In America, the 3 original series aired on ABC Family and then Jetix, but the V-Force movie aired on Cartoon Network, who would later become the franchise's new home in America until Beyblade Burst.
  • Children Voicing Children: The English dub predominantly features the main cast voiced by similarly aged children.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: The Bladebreakers are all voiced by women in the Japanese version. Also Daichi in the English dub.
  • God-Created Canon Foreigner:
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    • Gordo, the Shadow Bladers, and the Justice Five are creations by Takao Aoki, but not part of the manga storyline and in several occasions adjusted by the animation teams. The non-possessed Shadow Bladers were aged down as the script was adjusted and somewhere along the road the fifth member was replaced for Daichi's inclusion. Of the Justice Five, Garland and Ming-Ming got a Race Lift, and Brooklyn got redesigned from Zeo-but-with-spiky-hair to what he ended up as.
    • Ayaka is Aoki's creation and unquestionably part of his manga storyline, but she is technically not canon due to not appearing in any Takara Tomy- or Hasbro-approved work of fiction.
  • Follow the Leader: The dub team tried to match that of Digimon: up-tempo battle tracks, a previously-on segment, and regular use of Enemy Scan.
  • Name's the Same: Ming-Ming isn't sewious at all.
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  • Relationship Voice Actor: In the Japanese version, Rei Kon and Judy Mizuhara were both Sailor Guardians who often get shipped together.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Beyblade Wiki.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • On his website, Takao Aoki shares various details about the production of the manga and the anime.
      • Various color schemes were altered. Notable examples are the mention of Michael's and Emily's red and pink hair, which did make it into one video game before being changed.
      • The Saint Shields' bit-beasts were switched around. Vanishing Moot was designed for Ozma, but it was deemed unfit for him so Flash Leopard was created. Yusuf was supposed to be the owner of Sharkrash, which is why his hair resembles a shark fin. Sharkrash, then, was passed on to Mariam, who was originally going to wield Wildfox, the fenec-type bit-beast that in the anime got wielded by Foxy. Her hightail was meant to evoke a fox's tail. Dunga always had Voltic Ape.
      • Although one might think the anime changed Zeo's backstory from semi-secretly being Leon to secretly being ZO, this is untrue. Zeo was always meant to be a robot, but it was changed for the manga because Aoki got some unfavorable feedback.
      • Gordo was originally going to be named "Gardo".
      • Episodes 21-27 feature an It's All Upstairs from Here plot in which the Bladebreakers fight Team Psykick on each level. The initial idea was for the Bladebreakers to fight other bladers on each level before facing the elite team upstairs. Aoki has only shared his favorite "two" scrapped characters: Kurio, a ventriloquist who'd wield a spider-type bit-beast that in the anime got wielded by Net, and a trio of pierrots who'd have no bit-beasts.
      • The above explains the design origins of the fennec and spider bit-beasts extracted from the rock by Doctor K, which in turn raises questions for the kamaitachi, tyrannosaurus, and kraken. It follows they were for scrapped bladers too, possibly more meant for the tower.
      • The fact that regular bit-beasts were designed for the tower also means something vastly changed from concept to finished product. Because in the anime, the cyber bit-beasts were created to get on equal footing with the Bladebreakers and it wasn't until that didn't suffice that Zagart's troops tried to work with natural bit-beasts. By the looks of it, the original idea was for Zagart's troops to make use of both types of bit-beasts simultaneously.
      • There are many differences between the manga version and the movie version of Fierce Battle. The Shadow Bladers start out as bladers and teens rather than little children who don't blade, Hitoshi is with the Bladebreakers instead of Keiko, the Bladebreakers befriended the Shadow Bladers before they were possessed, etc. In addition, the website shows that a counterpart for Daichi was considered before it became Daichi himself who got brainwashed into joining the Shadow Bladers.
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    • It's possible that if it hadn't gone defunct, the first season of the dub would've aired on Fox Kids (since another Hasbro/Takara series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise had aired there).
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