- This article is for the anime series. For the toyline, see Battle B-Daman (toyline).
|Genre||Action-adventure, Drama, Comedy|
|Studio||Nippon Animation (animation)|
|Network||TV Tokyo (Japan)|
|Original run||January 5, 2004 – December 27, 2004|
|Preceded by||Super B-Daman|
|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 April 23, 2005, 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The toyline was originally made by Takara and was released by Hasbro in North America, and by Sonokong in South Korea.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 was superseded by Crash B-Daman, a new series with an all new cast and story.
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.
|No.||English dub title (top)
Japanese title (bottom)
|Original air date||English air date
USA and Canada
Transcription: "Kobaruto Burēdo Tōjō!" (Japanese: コバルトブレード登場！)
|January 5, 2004||April 2, 2005
April 23, 2005
February 11, 2006
|Yamato, who was raised by cats until he was five, has dreamed of owning a B-Daman and playing the sport. When his dream comes true and is given the legendary B-Daman, Cobalt Blade, will Yamato have what it takes to control it from those who wish to steal it from him?|
Transcription: "Hayate no Tani no Taiketsu!" (Japanese: 疾風の谷の対決！)
|January 12, 2004||April 2, 2005
April 30, 2005
February 18, 2006
|In a rematch against Grey, Yamato learns how to better control Cobalt Blade. During the match, Bull's "dark side" makes his first appearance in order to steal both Cobalt Blade and Chrome Zephyr. It is up to Grey and Yamato to keep that from happening. Can Grey and Yamato put their differences aside to stop him?|
|3||"Something to Crow About"
Transcription: "Sononaha Shadō!!" (Japanese: その名はシャドウ!!)
|January 19, 2004||April 3, 2005
May 7, 2005
February 25, 2006
|Eager to B-DaBattle other B-DaPlayers, Yamato learns of the B-Coliseum, a place where all B-DaPlayers can play all sorts of B-Daman games. When he gets there he soon realizes that he still has a lot to learn about the sport. But when a mysterious member of the Shadow Alliance shows up, it's up to Yamato to put his skills to the test and stop the evil Battle Crow from destroying the B-Coliseum.|
|4||"Ice to Meet You"
Transcription: "Seinaru Yama no Wana!" (Japanese: 聖なる山のわな！)
|January 26, 2004||April 9, 2005
May 14, 2005
March 4, 2006
|Ababa sends Wen and Li to take control of Cobalt Blade after Battle Crow's failed attempt. Yamato, Grey, and Bull run into Wen and Li on Delta Rock where they must B-DaBattle them in order to save Chrome Zephyr from a pillar of ice. If Yamato and Bull can't defeat Wen and Li, Grey will lose Chrome Zephyr forever. But things get a lot more difficult when both Wen and Li combine their B-Damans to form Bakurekuso.|
|5||"Gray and the Blues"
Transcription: "Hikisaka Reta Yūjō!" (Japanese: ひきさかれた友情！)
|February 2, 2004||April 10, 2005
May 21, 2005
March 11, 2006
|Wen and Li win the match thanks to Li's cheating, and Yamato discovers Grey is a member of the Shadow Alliance. Yamato was in shock when he heard this, and he was very angry.|
|6||"Yamato & Terry's Excellent Adventure"
Transcription: "Densetsu o Motomete!!" (Japanese: 伝説をもとめて!!)
|February 9, 2004||April 16, 2005
May 28, 2005
March 18, 2006
|Yamato goes onward to find Armada, but, on the way, Yamato meets Terry, who follows Yamato to find Armada, but, the two keep getting in fights. When they made it to Armada, they were given a test. The test was to draw circles & triangles all over the place, even underwater! A swarm of paper bats put their abilities to the test as well as learning Rapid-Shooting, but, what will Armada's next challenge be?|
|7||"A Fistful of B-DaBalls"
Transcription: "10 Man-Patsu no Shiren" (Japanese: 10万発の試練)
|February 16, 2004||April 23, 2005
June 4, 2005
March 25, 2006
|Armada's next test is to knock down the statue of Armada with 100,000 B-DaBalls! At first it seemed impossible, but, later, when the dam was breaking, Terry & Yamato use the Rapid-Shooting technique to knock down the statue & save the town!|
|8||"Yamato Versus The Masked Marble"
Transcription: "Uināzu Kaimaku!" (Japanese: ウイナーズ・開幕！)
|February 23, 2004||April 24, 2005
June 11, 2005
April 1, 2006
|Yamato, Terry, and Armada arrive to the Winner's Tournament and are also surprised to see Mie there as well. In the Winner's Tournament, the B-DaPlayer's task is to play "Shoot the Gap," until Yamato knocks the pins down accidentally, but manages to tie with Castio, will Yamato be able to advance?|
|9||"The Bull Supremacy"
Transcription: "Kaettekita Buru!" (Japanese: 帰ってきたブル！)
|March 1, 2004||April 30, 2005
June 18, 2005
|Yamato runs into Bull at the Winner's Tournament allowing the two friends to be reunited, but Terry doubts Bull's blading skills forcing a B-DaBattle. who will win this battle, and what is the Shadow Alliance doing with their eyes on Bull?|
|10||"The Bull Identity"
Transcription: "Tamashī ko ga Shite!" (Japanese: 魂こがして！)
|March 8, 2004||May 1, 2005
June 25, 2005
|Bull has been taken over by Ababa. Can Yamato find some way to restore his friend to his original self while he must battle him in the First Round of the Winner's Tournament?|
Transcription: "Suna no Kuni Kara Kita Kyōdai" (Japanese: 砂の国から来た兄弟)
|March 15, 2004||May 7, 2005
July 2, 2005
|Yamato must help some new friends gain back their B-DaBucks after a monkey of the Shadow Alliance sells them faulty parts.|
|12||"Invasion of the B-Dasnatchers"
Transcription: "Seigi Waga ni Ari" (Japanese: 正義は我にあり)
|March 22, 2004||May 8, 2005
July 9, 2005
|Enjyu finally takes to the stage in the Winner's Tournament first round. Just how powerful of a B-DaPlayer is he, and can anyone beat him when he has Cobalt Blade's brother?|
Transcription: "Shin Kyattokafe e Yōkoso!" (Japanese: 新キャットカフェへようこそ！)
|March 29, 2004||May 14, 2005
July 16, 2005
|Li goes on an undercover mission to steal Cobalt Blade, but Mie's friendliness destroy's all his tricks. Can Li actually be trusted?|
|14||"That's What Friends Are For"
Transcription: "Hashire Yamato! Otoko Dōshi no Yakusoku!" (Japanese: 走れヤマト！男同士の約束！)
|April 5, 2004||May 15, 2005
July 23, 2005
|In an intense battle - Terry takes on Li. Terry's B-Daman is broken and it's up to Yamato to fix it before the time runs out.|
|15||"The Good, the Bad and the B-DaPlayer"
Transcription: "Shōkin o GET Shiro!" (Japanese: 賞金をＧＥＴしろ！)
|April 12, 2004||May 21, 2005
July 30, 2005
|The gang runs out of money and can't buy food or get to the second round of the Winner's Tournament. Luckily, a new 5 station tournament has begun. They enter, but can Yamato win the first match-up?|
|16||"Everybody's Got A Hungry Heart"
Transcription: "Harapeko no Dai ni Sutēji" (Japanese: ハラペコの第二ステージ)
|April 19, 2004||May 22, 2005
August 6, 2005
|After taking a 1-0 lead in the 5 station challenge, Bull gets his turn in a power battle. It looks like he will fail due to hunger until a Ms. Karat brings him food for saving her, but what will be the results?|
|17||"There's B-DaBattle in My Soup"
Transcription: "Kodoku no Senjō Shīrudo Sutēji" (Japanese: 孤独の戦場 シールドステージ)
|April 26, 2004||June 4, 2005
August 13, 2005
|Terry seems to be unappreciated when he tries to cook, but can he find a way to be a good soup maker while preparing for the next round of the Battle Tournament?|
|18||"The Karat Question"
Transcription: "Karappo no Kokoro" (Japanese: 空っぽの心)
|May 3, 2004||June 5, 2005
August 20, 2005
|Down 2-1, Bull must battle between his 3 selves over what to do with Ms. Karat's affection, but will he be able to even it up, or will Bull and the gang be eliminated?|
|19||"Watt Are You Waiting For?"
Transcription: "Go-banme no Kain" (Japanese: 五番目のカイン)
|May 10, 2004||June 11, 2005
August 27, 2005
|Ms. Karat's father, Watt, is looking for a worthy husband for Karat. He believes Bull's alternate personality could be the one, so he kidnaps him, but what will this mean for Yamato when he's left alone with a chance to win the tournament?|
|20||"With a Little Help From My Friends"
Transcription: "Saishū Kessen! Sūpā Go Dai Fīrudo" (Japanese: 最終決戦！ スーパー五大フィールド)
|May 17, 2004||June 12, 2005
September 3, 2005
|Karat helps Bull escape, and then Terry saves the two of them, but will they be able to get back to the Battle 5 tournament and root Yamato to a victory when Yamato is even 1-1 and in a first hit wins competition for match 3?|
|21||"Great B-DaBalls of Fire"
Transcription: "Yūjō o Kirisaku Kuroi Wana" (Japanese: 友情を切り裂く黒い罠)
|May 24, 2004||June 18, 2005
September 10, 2005
|Yamato learns the truth about Grey's sister, and is about to throw the B-DaBattle until Grey knocks some sense into him. The two resume the battle, but who will advance to the final 4?|
|22||"The Rapid and the Powerful"
Transcription: "Shōbu wa Furu Supīdo!" (Japanese: 勝負はフルスピード！)
|May 31, 2004||June 19, 2005
September 17, 2005
|Only one of these warriors can advance. Will it be Yamato or Grey, especially with Grey's sister Liena being on the line should he lose. Enjyu is sure to make it more interesting.|
Transcription: "Kōri no Yōna Aitsu" (Japanese: 氷のようなアイツ)
|June 7, 2004||June 25, 2005
September 24, 2005
|Terry gets his chance of advancing the final 4 semi-finals, but he must defeat Grey's sister, Liena, to do so. Who will advance, and can Grey find a way to save his sister?|
|24||"Twisted Sister Act"
Transcription: "Kokoro ni Todoke! Būsuto Magunamu!!" (Japanese: 心に届け！ ブーストマグナム!!)
|June 14, 2004||June 26, 2005
October 1, 2005
|Yamato and company break into the Shadow Alliance's base hoping to save Liena, but instead it leads to a Liena/Grey showdown. Who will prevail?|
|25||"That's No B-Daman, That's My Sister"
Transcription: "Kobaruto Burēdo Chiru!" (Japanese: コバルトブレード散る！)
|June 21, 2004||July 2, 2005
October 8, 2005
|With Yamato and Liena advancing, Cain and some of the others from the Battle 5 tournament return to offer their congratulations, but do they really want to congratulate them, or do they have something else sinister planned? Can Yamato battle some sense into them?|
Transcription: "Kobaruto Seibā Tanjō!" (Japanese: コバルトセイバー誕生！)
|June 28, 2004||July 3, 2005
October 15, 2005
|The gang decides to help Yamato build a new blade with a new upgraded system, but the Battle 5 members may have something to say about it. What exactly is Cobalt Saber, and what type of power does it have?|
|27||"For a Few B-DaBalls More"
Transcription: "Kachinuke! Kyōi no Kōsō Batoru!!" (Japanese: 勝ちぬけ！驚異の高層バトル！！)
|July 5, 2004||July 9, 2005
October 22, 2005
|As the Winner's Tournament continues, Yamato is set to have his first battle with his newly-created B-Daman, Cobalt Saber. Has Yamato learned to master its true power yet, or does he still have a lot to learn?|
Transcription: "Hijōnaru Tatakai" (Japanese: 非情なる戦い)
|July 12, 2004||July 10, 2005
October 29, 2005
|It's now time for Enjyu and Wen to have their own Power Alley match, but after Wen refused to lose to Enjyu on purpose, what plans does Enjyu have for him in their match?|
|29||"Hurry Up and Wait"
Transcription: "Shukuteki! Bureijingu Kaizā Tōjō!" (Japanese: 宿敵！ブレイジングカイザー登場！)
|July 19, 2004||July 16, 2005
November 5, 2005
|It's the festival night before the day of the final round of the Winners Tournament. With the Shadow Alliance still after Cobalt Saber, what tricks does Enjyu have up his sleeve to ensure his victory over Yamato?|
|30||"All About Enjyu"
Transcription: "Norowareta-en" (Japanese: 呪われた炎)
|July 26, 2004||July 17, 2005
November 12, 2005
|It's almost time for round two of the final match of the Winner's Tournament. But Liena's intuition tells her that there is still some good left in Enjyu, despite how evil he acts on the outside. What is it about Enjyu's past that makes him who he is today?|
|31||"And the Winner is . . ."
Transcription: "Saigo no Shōri-sha-tachi!" (Japanese: 最後の勝利者たち！)
|August 2, 2004||July 23, 2005
November 19, 2005
|It's the final match of the Winner's Tournament. Who will win - Yamato or Enjyu?|
|32||"The Return of the B-DaPlayer"
Transcription: "Kaettekita de! Kautoūn!" (Japanese: 帰ってきたで！カウトゥーン！)
|August 9, 2004||July 24, 2005
November 26, 2005
|After a successful victory at the Winner's Tournament, Yamato returns to his hometown along with his friends. What new surprises await for them there? And what will become of the Shadow Alliance now that only Ababa and Marda B. remain?|
Transcription: "Saraba Herio Bureikā" (Japanese: さらばヘリオブレイカー)
|August 16, 2004||July 30, 2005
December 3, 2005
|Over in the town of Carlitoville, a couple of new B-DaPlayers are causing trouble for the villagers there. Who are they, and what exactly are their intentions?|
|34||"Rebel Without a B-Daman"
Transcription: "Kautoūn no Kettō" (Japanese: カウトゥーンの決闘)
|August 23, 2004||July 31, 2005
December 10, 2005
|Bull reveals that his B-Daman was destroyed because he used it too much, and that Grey's Chrome Zephyr will meet the same fate if Grey battles against the Longhorn Brothers. Grey refuses to sit back though, and he and Terry tag team against the Longhorn Brothers, but when Terry gets knocked out and Chrome Zephyr gets damaged, it's up to Bull to gain the victory. Can he complete a new B-Daman for Grey and complete repairs on Cobalt Saber in time?|
|35||"The Good, the Bad and the B-Daman"
Transcription: "Gekitō! Kuromu Revuan!" (Japanese: 激闘！ クロムレヴァン！)
|August 30, 2004||August 6, 2005
December 17, 2005
|With Cobalt Saber having been repaired, Yamato joins Grey taking Terry's spot in the battle. The two blaster core systems appear to give them an advantage until the Longhorn brothers get powered up. Old friends return to bring this battle to an exciting conclusion, but the new Neo-Shadow Alliance appears to be causing trouble for all. Can they find a way to beat them?|
|36||"Yamato Versus the Masked Marble Part 2"
Transcription: "Aratanaru Tabidachi" (Japanese: 新たなる旅立ち)
|September 6, 2004||August 7, 2005
January 7, 2006
|Wen and Li report that the Neo-Shadow Alliance is growing, so Yamato and company become determined to stop it. One big problem occurs though, they've been forbidden to interfere. Of course they disregard those orders, but how will they do in ultimate knockdown when the pins weigh 100 times the normal amount against an old rival from the Winner's Tournament?|
|37||"The Lion's Den"
Transcription: "Eikō no Bīdā Gakuen" (Japanese: 栄光のビーダー学園)
|September 13, 2004||August 13, 2005
January 14, 2006
|Asato returns to join Yamato and the others after finishing his B-Daman training journey. He offers to take them to see the B-Daman Academy he's attending. But something strange is happening to all the students. Does Marda B. and the Neo-Shadow Alliance have anything to do with it?|
Transcription: "Kyūkyoku no o Ryōri Batoru!" (Japanese: 究極のお料理バトル！)
|September 20, 2004||August 14, 2005
January 21, 2006
|In search of the mysterious B-DaSage that Manuel told them about, Yamato and the others travel to the town of Liken, along with Wen and Li, which is their hometown. Will they be able to find out Marda B.'s big secret once and for all?|
|39||"The B-DaWinds of Change"
Transcription: "Kyōfu no Bīdā Tokkun-sho!" (Japanese: 恐怖のビーダー特訓所！)
|October 4, 2004||August 27, 2005
January 28, 2006
|The guys stop while Bull repairs Wing Ninja, and the cafe stops to fill up on gas. They end up stopping in Sly's home town where Marda B. is at his work again, and once again Liena is targeted to become his slave. Will Wen and Li agree to Sly's training to keep them all safe? Can Sly help the resistance defeat Marda B? Find out as the B-DaWinds of Change airs today.|
|40||"Over Troubled Water"
Transcription: "Taiketsu! Kaizoku Bīdā" (Japanese: 対決！海賊ビーダー)
|September 27, 2004||August 21, 2005
February 4, 2006
|Yamato, Terry, Grey, and Bull have reached as far as west as they can by land. So they decide to sneak aboard a ship to get across, but encounter one of Marda B.'s henchmen along the way.|
|41||"They Call Me Yamato"
Transcription: "Kōnoshima no Shiren" (Japanese: 神の島の試練)
|October 11, 2004||September 17, 2005|
|The gang makes it to a resort island where Yamato learns how to channel more power behind Cobalt Saber's power blast. When Armada learns of this, he figures out a way to test Yamato's new strength at the Meowtra temple, but can Yamato pass the test?|
Transcription: "Enju Futatabi" (Japanese: 炎呪再び)
|October 18, 2004||September 18, 2005|
|The gang arrives in Terry's home town where Terry tells them the legend of Lake B-DaMan, but when the gang is attacked by Enjyu only an old friend can help them out with a new blaster core B-Daman.|
|43||"With Friends Like These"
Transcription: "Saraba Kyōdai" (Japanese: さらば兄弟)
|October 25, 2004||October 1, 2005|
|Terry has helped Joe defeat the invaders in his hometown. Meanwhile, Enjyu persuades Li to turn against Wen and join the Neo-Shadow Alliance to help Enjyu with his agenda.|
|44||"Meet the Neo-Shadow Alliance"
Transcription: "Neo Shadō sō Kōgeki!" (Japanese: ネオシャドウ総攻撃！)
|November 1, 2004||October 2, 2005|
|Wen returns and joins the team with the news that Li has joined the Neo Shadow Alliance, but that's not the only bad news around. Biarce has begun attacking all the world's B-DaPlayer's. With Mega Diaboros' ability to use energy from the B-Da Players that have been turned to stone it looks like it is the end for Yamato and company, but can Yamato and Cobalt Saber find a way to reverse the effects, or will they end up becoming another victim in the seemingly endless number of victims?|
|45||"B-DaBreakdown Part 1"
Transcription: "Batorā no Kokoro" (Japanese: バトラーの心)
|November 8, 2004||October 8, 2005|
|Joshua seeks out Yamato and asks him to help unlook Cain's true heart, but is he leading the gang into a trap, or does he really want Cain to be free hearted again? Also Wen decides how to free Li, but can he get by the members of the Neo Shadow Alliance?|
|46||"B-DaBreakdown, Part 2"
Transcription: "Takusa Reta Yūjō!" (Japanese: 託された友情！)
|November 15, 2004||October 15, 2005|
|As the battle between Cain and Grey continues, it soon becomes apparent that Cain is too strong for Grey. Joshua tries to reason with Cain, but has no luck. What does Cain really have planned for Grey and the others by coming out to battle Grey himself? And what is Joshua's plan to turn Cain away from evil and the Neo-Shadow Alliance?|
|47||"Bright Lights, Neon City"
Transcription: "Mādabyi no Himitsu!" (Japanese: マーダビィの秘密！)
|November 22, 2004||October 22, 2005|
|When the Neo-Shadow Alliance has taken over most of the B-DaWorld, Ms. Karat appears to take Yamato, Terry, Bull, Grey, and Wen to Neon City, which is now surrounded by a wall. Armada reveals to Mie and Liena a stone tablet he found on Meowlantis when it floats and leads them to a ruin under Neon City reuniting them with Yamato. Meanwhile, Enjyu overhears Biarce talking to Marda B. about the B-Energy that would be used on him and Enjyu begins his agenda.|
|48||"Everybody Wants to Rule the B-DaWorld"
Transcription: "Daisakusen!! Neon Shiti!!" (Japanese: 大決戦!! ネオンシティ!!)
|November 29, 2004||October 29, 2005|
|With Enjyu now under his control, Marda B. decides to launch an attack on Neon City. Bull and some of the other B-DaPlayers decide to stay and defend the city, but can they be victorious? Meanwhile, Yamato, Terry, Grey, and Wen travel into the cave of darkness searching for the B-DaEnergy that they can use to defeat Marda B., but will they be strong enough to overcome a cat statue?|
|49||"Into the Neo-Shadow Den"
Transcription: "Kizuna Yue no Tatakai" (Japanese: 絆ゆえの戦い)
|December 6, 2004||October 30, 2005|
|Yamato and the gang infiltrate Marda B.'s base, but they quickly run into Li leading to a showdown between brothers. Will Wen be able to defeat Li and bring him back to the side of light, or will Wen be trapped in stone like most of his friends?|
|50||"The Longest B-DaBattle"
Transcription: "Inochi Tsukiru Made..." (Japanese: 命尽きるまで...)
|December 13, 2004||November 5, 2005|
|Cain reveals that the only reason he's been working for Marda B. is so he can take over the B-DaWorld, and he plans on building a new B-DaWorld after Marda B. finishes destroying the current one. Grey has heard enough though, and so Cain and Grey resume their battle in the Neo Shadow Ship.|
Transcription: "Yūki Aru Ketsudan" (Japanese: 勇気ある決断)
|December 20, 2004||November 6, 2005|
|Biarce reveals that Enjyu has had all of his memories deleted and the only way to restore them is to defeat him in battle. As a result, Terry decides to show his colors by facing off one-on-one with Enjyu while Yamato pursues Biarce. Can Terry free Enjyu, or will he become another victim of Marda B?|
|52||"In Search of Greatness"
Transcription: "Aratanaru B - Densetsu (Rejendo)" (Japanese: 新たなるB-伝説(レジェンド）)
|December 27, 2004||November 12, 2005|
|Yamato continues taking on Biarce with the stake of the entire B-DaWorld on the line. Can Yamato find a way to get by the cunning Marda B. and his henchman Biarce, or will Marda B. become the new controller of the B-DaWorld permanently?|