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Bakuten Shoot Beyblade

Japanese name: Bakuten Shoot Beyblade Bakuten Shoot Beyblade TV Series image
Japanese name: 爆転シュートベイブレード
English name: Explosive Spinning Shot Beyblade; Beyblade
Dates: January 8, 2001-December 24, 2001
June 21, 2002-May 24, 2003 (United States)
Broadcast time: Monday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 51
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
ABC Family (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Creator(s): Takao Aoki (manga)
Series Director: Toshifumi Kawase
Episode Director(s): Megumi Yamamoto, Jun Takada, Masahiko Murata
Producer(s): Jong-Soo Choi (TV Tokyo), Shinichi Ikeda, Mamiko Aoki, Masao Maruyama (associate), Byeong-Heon Kim (associate), Katsuya Shirai (animation), Yuan-Feng Chang (animation)
Planning: Kazuhiko Soma (series composition), Katsuhiko Urahata (series composition), Lee Ji Woo (series composition), Keisuke Iwata, Shinichi Kobayashi, Kim Jae Young
Storyboard(s): Toshifumi Kawase, Megumi Yamamoto, Jun Takada
Writer(s): Tomoyasu Okubo, Lee Ji Woo, Seishi Minakami
Art Director: Masatoshi Muto
Art Design: Naoko Kodama (color)
Character Designer(s): Takahiro Umehara, Ki Duk Park, Takahiro Yamada (mecha)
Animator(s): Sangil Shim (chief director, director), Yoshitsugu Hatano (director), Kayo Nomichi (director), Hiroyuki Notake (director), Kiyotaka Nakahara (director)
Music: Yoshihisa Hirano
Sound: Yasunori Honda (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Motoko Kumai (Takao Kinomiya), Houko Kuwashima (Kyouju), Ai Orikasa (Max), Aya Hisakawa (Rei Kon), Urara Takano (Kai Hiwatari)
Genre(s): games, tops, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (KIBA 597-607)
Note(s): This is the first Beyblade series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Bakuten Shoot Beyblade go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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