Bakugan Battle Brawlers

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Bakugan Battle Brawlers
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One day mysterious cards fall from the sky and are picked up by hundreds of kids. The kids then develop a game know as Bakugan. However, there is more to the game then they thought. The Bakugan come from another world known as Vestroia, where the evil Naga is trying to conquer the world by finding the Infinity Core. Now the kids and Bakugan must team up to stop this threat. Broadcast History: Bakugan Battle Brawlers premiered in the U.S. on Cartoon Network on Sunday, February 24, 2008 after the premiere of the tenth Pokemon Movie- Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai. The series then moved to its primary timeslot of Saturday mornings at 11:00am (ET) on March 8, 2008. The first season ended on February 28, 2009. The second season, Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia premiered on May 9, 2009 at 11:00am (ET). On September 5, 2009, the series began airing new episodes at its new timeslot of Saturday mornings at 8:00am (ET). On November 7, 2009, the series moved to 7:00pm (ET) as part of Cartoon Network's new "You Are Here" Action-Adventure Saturday night block. The third season, Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Gundalian Invaders premiered on May 29, 2010 at 10:00am (ET). The series would air all of season 3 and most of season 4 (Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Mechtanium Surge) at that time. The final episode would have its premiere at 7:30 AM on Thursday, January 26. The series still airs in rerun form in various parts of the world, and a new Bakugan series is in the planning stages. However the story of the Battle Brawlers is over after 4 seasons.

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  • Eh...

    5.0
    At first, I didn't give the show a chance when it first debuted. I watched for awhile but just thought it was too stupid. Needless to say, I decided to watch all the episodes and seasons on YouTube last year to formulate my own opinion.



    To start things off, I'm not going to say it's a ripoff of Pokemon or Yuigoh. Yeah, they are similar but I just throw it into the "collectable toy anime series'"



    Anyway, the problem I have with this anime is just how poorly written it is (at least the dub anyway). I've seen a lot of shonen anime so maybe this is why I didn't care for any of the characters but I digress. I didn't like how one dimensional the characters were, especially the main character Dan. Also, the voices. Man, a lot of the voices were pretty bad. My least favorites were Runo, Julie, and a bunch of the villains. They just were bad in my opinion. Also the creature designs. Some were okay but they all looked like Yugioh/Transformers rejects (lol0. I just couldn't take them serious.



    Another problem was that the plots were way too predictable. Okay, maybe I'm reading into it a little too much but seriously, in like 2 of the arcs, the villains fought within each other (betraying and whatnot). The heroes didn't have to do anything because the villains would be their own downfall considering all the betraying and whatnot (most prevalent in the New Vestroia and third season).



    The only good I see from the show was that the art style was semi decent. Not all that good but not so bad. And the only characters I liked in the show were Mira, Shun, & Baron. Oh, I also liked Keith/Spectra when he joined the good side. When he was a villain, he was a total Vegeta wannabe in my opinion lol



    All in all, I only recommend this show to those who absolutely are addicted to anime and don't mind hyper cliches'. Otherwise, I wouldn't really recommend this.moreless
  • An obviuos Pokemon knock off

    3.0
    The show is clearly a knock off. It`s all about overdeveloped monsters and people fighting battles that really dont seem to be any more threatening than your next door nieghboor. There`s just barley anything original about this show when you compare it to Pokemon.
  • i love this show!

    10
    i really love this shoe its different from the other shoes like pokemon or yugio if i spelled that right talking bakugan awesome and the twist that alice is masgurade thats awesome!!!!!!! i dont know what other people are saying you guys made the best show ever my favorite character is shun and plus i watched the whole seris its the best show ever
  • "From another world..." I really don't want to go to that world, then.

    1.5
    Bakugan, in two simple words, would be: RIP OFF. The caps were necessary. For starters, the theme song stinks! (Not taking off points for it though.) Though I like the cut scenes that go along with the words, the actual lyrics are deafening. The premise is that 6 kids, Dan, Runo, Marucho, Shun, Julie, and Alice form a group called the Bakugan Brawlers. One day, cards and balls fell from the sky, and using those, kids invented a game called Bakugan. There is more to Bakugan than they know however. A evil Bakugan called Naga wants to rule both the world that people live in, and Vestroia, where the Bakugan live, using the Infinity Core. It actually sounds pretty good at first, and I was sold from the way one of my friends were talking about it. So I watched the first few episodes and got bored fast. Though I sticked around to watch the rest of the season, the plot sequences were executed terribly and it was incredibly easy to tell what would happen next. Also, it gets even more old when the first quarter of the season is just Masquerade's recruits trying to beat Dan and his friends. The plot in each episode is always boring, and I got the feeling that no particular effort was put into this show, and was just to promote the Bakugan toys, another one of CN's methods to rake in cash when they already have more than enough from Pokemon and other shows. The characters are terrible. Though the character designs are fair, everyone is shallow and one dimensional. Dan is the leader, Shun is the "cool guy", Marucho is the smart one, and the girls just scream a lot, little that separates them apart. And though I didn't particularly like any of the girls, (except Alice, who had a cool alter ego) I've heard that they get tossed aside for new characters. That's not cool. Even if the main characters do stink, you can't just replace them. One of Yugioh's best factors were that even though they introduced new characters a whole lot, they were still able to center the spotlight on the main characters. And the monsters. They don't look much more than Yugioh monsters recolored and slightly edited. Also, why do they stay in marble form? They're freakin' monsters! And for some reason, they can move and talk while in the marble form... why is that? And the so called "action scenes." There's barely any action in the duels at all, and drag on as pointless filler. It was okay in Yugioh because the duels were actually interesting. But here? Nope. Nothing about it is tense or dramatic, and mainly just shows what the character is thinking, and their next move. The few action scenes there are are boring, but still beat the dialogue.



    Ultimately Bakugan is not worth watching. Bad plot, shallow characters, and dismal action sequences. Don't watch it.moreless
  • Rips off. BIG TIME.

    1.0
    It's obviously a scheme, from CN to get more money from those toys. And this rips off the three famous monster battle anime, Yu-Gi Oh, Pokemon and Digimon. This show needs to be buried underground and be forgotten completely. Maybe it was made by an fanfictional addicted kid.



    Plot: Bad, cliche. Trying hard to be good.



    Characters: They're exaggerating most of the time.



    Action-Value: Since this ripped off the three famous anime, no action value at all.



    Art: Better than Chaotic.



    Overall: -1. It's like Johnny Test. It rips off shows.moreless
  • bakugan's future
    ok the end of "End of line" Dan said it was time for another evolution. He also said it was time for others to be allowed to achie...
    04/16/12
    1
  • cancellation
    ok simple question. why in the name of any divinity was this show canceled?
    03/02/12
    1
  • End of the Line
    OK, I have yet to watch this, the, gasp, final episode. What I'm writing about, though, is the crappy time it appeared here in Chi...
    01/29/12
    2
  • Are the Brwlers Going to be Going Back in Time?
    In the Evil vs. Evil episode, it finally dawned on me that the Bakugan who dislike the Brawlers were sent to the Doom Dimension th...
    01/20/12
    5
  • Make Your Own Bakugan
    Create a bakugan here!My bakugan-Name:InfernosaurColor:RedDescrp:A t-rex-like dino with fire all over his bodyPower Lvl: 450 G'sPe...
    11/28/11
    32
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Themes

alien technology, beings from another world, childlike sense of wonder, epic battles, foreign worlds