Bakugan Battle Brawlers

Cartoon Network (ended 2012)



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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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  • An obviuos Pokemon knock off

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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
  • This show has gone straight to the dogs.

    When I watched season 1 of Bakugan, I was so happy. I had finally found a show to replace classics such as yu-gi-oh!, beyblade, and pokemon!. I loved the concept of two worlds, the two cores, and the simple story of a boy and his friends who, with help from their guardian toys, manage to, against all odds, defeat evil, set the two world's straight, and learn about themselves on the side. Bakugan confronted issues such as insecurity, love and fear. When I heard that season 2 was being made, I could'nt wait. However, when it came out, I was starkly disappointed. The season premier was less than optimal (and I didn't like the poor scripting style with which the writers signed the death warrants of Runo and Julie's playing key parts in any future episodes) and there were more plotholes than I care to mention. I will name a few. Angelo/Diiablo was never seen in this season and it was never explained why he was not captured along with the other master bakugan. Volt's original bakugan was never found or heard from again after Gus discarded him. It was never explained where the vestals were teleported to by those dimension grenades. How does battle gear form from pressiing a watch? Where did the six ultimate traps that Dan and Spectra battled with always materialize from in time of need? How were five of the original bakugan brought to the base stat of 500 or 550 when some had less or more points than that at their base stat level. Why would the ancient masters choose to give their powers to all new bakugan (except drago) rather than the ones that had already proven that they could save the world? If Skyress said that she and Shun would always be partners, why be so quick to abandon him when he had a new friend? I also did not like how Runo, Julie, and Alice, who had become fan favorites and had proven themselves time and time again in season 1, were thrown to the curb so abruptly for newer male characters that were not given nearly as much development. (Also, the Masquerade that I know would have never lost a fight to an idiot like Shadow Prove). Season 3 marked the end of the bakugan era. Rather than use the good old ability cards and strategies, everyone resorted to the use of machines for power. Even Drago, who had for so long advocated individuality and natural evolution, readily used his six mechanical bakugan traps as well as mechanical battle gear to defeat a foe. Rather than the focus being placed on natural enemies and self-discovery, attention shifted to an unbelievable alien war story and fighting enemies inside of a far-fetched Bakugan Interspace dimmension unbelievably created by a sad little boy with far too much time on his hands. If you ask me, bakugan should be aborted, re-booted, and turned back over to the far more capable Japanese writers.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...
  • cancellation
    ok simple question. why in the name of any divinity was this show canceled?
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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