19 June 2005 | YGG1000
The premise of the show isn't promising. Kids playing with tops hardly sounds like an interesting show, and had me doubting at first. I watched it, though, and fell in love! The show isn't all about the beyblade battles (even though the battles are very well done), a lot of it is the character growth and how the team of the 'Bladebreakers' (main team) get to know and get along with each other.
Good point #1: Bey battles Seriously, if someone told you that you should watch a show about battling tops, you would probably laugh. The makers of Beyblade did a great job of making this questionably stupid sounding sport into a very exciting ordeal. The battles are very fun to watch especially with the addition of bitbeasts (animals trapped inside the beyblades) and the fun dialogue that goes on with each battle.
Good point #2: Music All of the music is extreemly original and fun. 'Nuff said.
Good and Biggest point #3: Characters! The true reason I watch beyblade is for the character interaction. The show fills all of the stereo-typical molds of characters every anime needs almost to a point. Tyson is the loud-mouthed, always hungry, fiery one of the group. Max is the kind, bright and bubbly one of the group. Rei is the calm, cool, and collected guy of the group. And Kai is the regular anti social jack@$$ that every show needs. Despite this, each character has their own personality; these personalities often clash to create wonderful comedy or genuine drama. The most often of fights being between Tyson and Kai, as Tyson often does not think and Kai is balantly hostile sometimes and speaks his harsh mind without conviction.
All in all, I would give this series two thumbs up! If you haven't seen it yet, I must suggest. Watch the first and the third seasons. SKIP THE SECOND ONE. the second series was painful to watch. (I mean horrible!)
If you think that because you are older that you wont like the show, you're wrong! I'm fourteen and still enjoy the show! (Besides, the only reason I REALLY watch it is to see Kai >.< He's so awesome!!!)