Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002
Released Year : January 7, 2002 to December 30, 2002
No of Episodes : 51
Genre : Action,Adventure,Comedy,Sci-Fi,Shounen,Sports
Plot : The Bladebreakers have to join forces once again because a mysterious group under the lead of Oozuma has defeated them, but the real enemy is not Oozuma. The real threath is formed by a group of people who use cyber-BitBeasts to capture the original ones from the Bladebreakers. (Source: ANN)
Our Review : Okay, I would like to point out just how varied those scores are, i'll explain that as we go.
Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 2002 (Beyblade V-Force in the U.S.) is a tragic failure at a series.
Now, except for G-rev Beyblade fails at stories. This is the worst of it. There's more coherency in a drunk dad solo song at a wedding than in this. You'll never know where you're at in the story until the last 3 eps and other than that it offers nothing new or exciting.
Good, not butt ugly, it's passable and the CG blades look nice. The problem is consistency. Last season the characters looked 14 to 15. They look like 11 year olds here. There's just a lack of follow-through that hurts what could be a fun art style.
Suffers from generic songs. The Japanese version has increasingly generic music that bores that they can put on for you to ignore while you watch a terrible show. Don't ask about the dub, it suffers from the Rap in anime plague.
Let me get something straight. Beyblade has one of the better main character sets in anime; their main 5-6 I absolutely adore; however, I dock 4 points for this season specific characters. All the season 2 only characters here are badly designed, generic, annoying, and there's more of them than periods in War and Peace. Good luck keeping up with them.
Only if you're a sadist can you enjoy this. It's generic, you can't follow it, and you shouldn't try.
I'm not giving it a 1 just because of the main characters, the fact that the art isn't in itself terrible and the sound isn't terrible. If it didn't have the mains, this would be unwatchable.