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This article is for the anime series. For the toyline, see Battle B-Daman (toyline).
Battle B-Daman
Battle B-Daman
Genre Action-adventure, Drama, Comedy
TV anime
Director Mitsuo Hashimoto
Studio Nippon Animation (animation)
Licensor SUNRIGHTS INC.
Hasbro
Network TV Tokyo (Japan)
Jetix (US)
Original run January 5, 2004December 27, 2004
Episodes 52 (Japan; 12-minute)
26 (West; 24-minute)
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by Crash B-Daman

Battle B-Daman (Japanese: B-伝説! バトルビーダマン, Bī-Densetsu! Batoru Bīdaman, B-Legend! Battle B-Daman) is an anime and manga series by Eiji Inuki that first aired in January 2004 in Japan.

It premiered in the United States in April 2005. It is the first show of the B-Daman series to be dubbed in English. In Japan, it airs on TV Tokyo. In the United States, it aired on the ABC Family programming block. In Canada it aired on YTV, with the Canadian French dub of the show airing on Télétoon. In the United Kingdom, it aired on Toonami and Cartoon Network. In February 2007, the English dub of the second season commenced with a completely new voice cast, which some consider inferior dubbing compared to the first season. The Battle B-Daman manga was published in English by Chuang Yi.

The toyline was originally made by Takara and was released by Hasbro in North America, and by Sonokong in South Korea. In Japan, the second season Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits! was superseded by Crash B-Daman, a new series with an all new cast and story.

Plot

Season 1

The show is about Yamato Delgado (Yamato Daiwa in the Japanese version), who acquires the legendary B-Daman known as Cobalt Blade. He and his friends use the sport of B-Daman to fight against the nefarious Shadow Alliance. This show takes place in the B-DaWorld, where its inhabitants are humans, anthropomorphic animals, and humanoid robots.

Using the legendary B-Daman, Yamato enters the Winners' Tournament organized by the JBA (All-Japan B-Daman Association) (IBA (International B-Daman Association) in the English dub, KBA (All-Korean B-Daman Association) in the South Korean dub).

After Cobalt Blade is destroyed in a plot by the traitorous Cain McDonnell, it is re-built as Cobalt Saber, a B-Daman that is even more powerful than Cobalt Blade. Yamato uses Cobalt Saber to defeat the Shadow Alliance.

Season 2 (Fire Spirits!)

After defeating the Neo Shadow Alliance, Yamato is in search of special B-DaBalls called Strike Shots, which originated from shooting stars. After a fight with the mysterious Haja and obtaining his Strike Shot, the Drive Shot, Yamato then meets Gunnos, a rookie B-Daplayer. Yamato receives his own Strike Shot to participate in the Winners Tournament along with old friends and rivals. But little did they know, a terrible evil is about to put the B-DaWorld in peril once more.

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