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Bakugan Battle Brawlers (爆丸バトルブローラーズ Bakugan Batoru Burōrāzu?) is a 2007 Japanese action adventure[1] anime television series based on the a strategic game called Bakugan developed by Sega Toys and Spin Master. The series was produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers who possess them.

The series first premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2007 and was rebroadcast six days later on BS Japan. Nelvana Enterprises produced an English version which aired on the Canadian television network Teletoon in July 2007. Cartoon Network, an American television station also premiered the series on February 24, 2008. The series was followed by a sequel, Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, in 2009.

Four pieces of theme music are used for the series; two opening themes by Psychic Lover and two closing themes. The opening theme for the first thirty episodes is "Number One Battle Brawlers" (ナンバーワン·バトルブローラーズ Nanbā Wan Batoru Burōrāzu?); and the last twenty-one episodes is "Pucchigiri Infinte Generation" (ブッちぎり∞ジェネレーション Pucchigiri Infinitto Jenerēshon?). The closing theme for the first twenty-six episodes is "Air Drive" by Elephant Girl; and the last twenty-five episodes is "Hello" (ハロー Harō?) by Za Bon.

Thirteen DVD compilations of four episodes each were released by SEGA in Japan. The first compilation was released on July 25, 2007[2] with the thirteenth compilation released on July 25, 2008.[3] In North America, six DVD compilations were released by Warner Home Video. The first compilation was released on August 26, 2008[4] with the sixth compilation released on January 19, 2010.[5]

Episode list

# English Title[6]
Japanese title
Japanese air date English air date[6]
01 Bakugan: The Battle Begins
"Dragon Warriors" (龍の戦士)
April 5, 2007 September 3, 2007
The battle begins when the story of how the game of bakugan was created with the help of Dan Kuso and many other children,and how it quickly became popular around the world. Dan faces Akira's older brother as Drago and a mysterious white dragon fight in Vestroia, with the dragon destroying itself by getting to close to the core of Vestroia. Dan quickly beats his opponent, but in a rematch, things are far more heated. Drago and a Darkus Bakugan fight it out, with Dan watching them. Their fight gets inturupted as Drago's fight gets in the way,and Dan then gets Drago in the fight and gives him his name.
02 Masquerade Ball
"The Man Who Summoned A Storm" (嵐を呼ぶ男)
April 11, 2007 September 4, 2007
Dan goes to school and attempts to show that Drago can talk, but only ends up getting in trouble. Drago tries to get away in the panic, but gets caught by the teacher. When Dan gets back, he gets told by Runo that she lost a battle to Masquerade, and lost her Bakugan because he took them. The others talk about the mysterious new brawler as Dan decides he will fight him. Akira comes back for another rematch, and loses. Masquerade comes,and they start the fight, but it's not even a challenge for him, as he quickly dispatches Dan with the "Doom card" that stops all abilities.
03 A Feud Between Friends
"Do As You Like" (勝手にしやがれ)
April 18, 2007 September 5, 2007
Masquerade shows up and gives the Doom card to a mysterious brawler, as Dan trains with Drago to fight him again, although Drago and Dan continue to agrue and fight. Marucho speculates that the fight he had before was a draw, with the field self-destructing because of Drago's ability. They start to get along as Runo finds Tigrera, another talking Bakugan. Dan then fights the mysterious brawler, named Rikimaru. Dan barely beats him thanks to Drago's ingenius strategy. They argue about the outcome, and Dan then throws Drago into the river in his anger.
04 Dan and Drago
"Red Bonds" (赤い絆)
April 25, 2007 September 6, 2007
Dan tells the others about Drago, and gets frustrated about how they don't agree with him. Dan then miserably goes through his day, blaming his misfortune on Drago. Ryo, a boy in his class, shows him strategies that only make him more angry, then Masquerade gives Ryo a Doom card and tells him to get revenge on Dan. Dan loses the fight and realizes his mistake in only focusing on the winning and power in Bakugan. Drago then realizes his own mistakes in being hard on Dan. Dan then heads out and manages to get Drago out of the river, both apologizing to each other. They then decide to put their differences aside and work together as a real team.
05 Runo Rules
"Hate But Love" (憎いあンちくしょう)
May 3, 2007 September 7, 2007
Dan talks with his friends until his Mom yells at him because she needs him to run an errand. Meanwhile, Masquerade challenges a bully named Tatsuya and easily beats him with his Doom card. Dan and Runo finally meet each other after running into one another, but when Dan runs off, Runo finds his Bakupod on the ground with a message from Masquerade challenging him. Runo then decides to battle him in place of Dan, but instead gets to fight Tatsuya. Dan finds them and still allows Runo to fight in his place. Runo manages to beat him with Tigrera's help.
06 A Combination Battle
"Tiger & Dragon" (タイガー&ドラゴン)
May 10, 2007 September 9, 2007
Dan and Runo argue about what rides they should go on as they are suddenly interrupted by twins, named Kenta and Kenji, performing a magic show. They get tricked to go on stage, then learn that the whole thing was set up by Masquerade. They then begin a combination battle, but Runo and Dan can't quite work together. Runo manages to pull out a winning strategy with her ability cards and gives Dan and Drago the upper hand in the final part of the battle. They are then able to see through the twins plan, and manage to pull out the win.
07 Bakugan Idol
"Chameleon Army" (カメレオンアーミー)
May 17, 2007 September 10, 2007
A strange talking Bakugan jumps on a bird in the beginning of the episode as Dan and Runo talk to the others about some odd construction going on in town. It turns out that this place is Marucho's house, and he's finally moved into Dan's town. He starts giving them a tour of the huge mansion when they run into the mysterious Bakugan, who's name is Preyus. In the meantime, Masquerade is back again and gives the pop idols Jewel and Jenny Doom cards. They then crash Marucho's party and challenge Dan and Marucho to a combination battle. Preyus manages to pull out a few tricks and set the battle in their favor.
08 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
"Be Silent" (美·サイレント)
May 24, 2007 September 11, 2007
The battle continues with Marucho barely managing to win with the pop idols element combination working against him. Just as things look bad for Drago, Preyus once again manages to help with his element change ability, winning the battle. After the battle, Drago explains his situation with Vestroia, and about the beginning episode with his fight with Naga, the white dragon. The silent core and the infinity core control the equilibrium of their dimension, but when Naga wanted to take control of the power, he released all of the silent core's negative energy into Vestroia, affecting many Bakugan, and also spilling unto Earth. Drago then explains how Naga found a way into the core of Vestroia by the help of a human, whom entered Vestroia on his own. He then explains his true goal: Return the infinity core to Vestroia and bring balance back to the dimension before it collapses.
09 Fight Or Flight!
"In the Name of Love" (愛という名のもとに)
May 31, 2007 September 12, 2007
Muu and her friends, Takahshi and Kasuki, wait at the airport for her little brother, Lakoto, whom hasn't come home in a very long time, then Masquerade comes and gives the boys Doom cards. Alice comes to be with the group, arriving from Moscow by plane. She feels aprehesive about telling them her visions involving her Grandfather Micheal, but just as they really get to know each other, they get challenged by the two brothers, but since Dan is lost in the airport, Runo and Marucho battle for him. The brothers believe that by beating these two, their wish of Muu seeing her brother again will come true. They use a new trick, called a Battlesham, and take out one of Marucho's Bakugan, but in the end, Marucho and Runo pull out the win after hearing Muu's pleas to stop fighting.
10 A Perfect Match
"Looking at the Same Moon" (同じ月を見ていた)
June 7, 2007 September 13, 2007
Julie loses a battle to her childhood friend, Billy, and becomes sad that she doesn't have a talking bakugan of her own, although she won't admit it to her friends. After hearing that Billy found his in Bakugan Valley, she decides to head there to search for her own. She goes around the valley, but comes home frustrated that she couldn't find a Bakugan of her own. She then finds one in her room after admiting to herself that she was lonely and wanted a friend. The bakugan's name is Gorem, and together they re-challenge Billy. Although the beginning is rocky, when Gorem and Julie work together in the end, they beat Cycloid and Billy.
11 Grandpa's Got A Brand New Bakugan
"The Boy in the Wind" (風の中の少年)
June 14, 2007 September 16, 2007
12 Bakugan Stall
"Time, Stop" (時間よ止まれ)
June 21, 2007 September 23, 2007
13 Just For The Shun Of It
"The Storm of Passion" (情熱の嵐)
June 28, 2007 September 30, 2007
14 The Story Of Vestroia
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (真夏の夜の夢)
July 5, 2007 October 16, 2007
15 A Duel in the Desert
"Ha. As GOOD" (ハッとして!Good)
July 12, 2007 October 17, 2007
16 No Guts No Glory
"It's Guts!!" (ガッツだぜ!!)
July 19, 2007 October 18, 2007
17 Best Friends Forever
"With You Forever" (君といつまでも)
July 26, 2007 October 19, 2007
18 Evolution Revolution
"Flash!" (フラッシュ!)
August 2, 2007 October 21, 2007
19 Julie Plays Hard Brawl
"Memories Falling" (想い出ぼろぼろ)
August 9, 2007 October 22, 2007
20 A Little Help From My Friends
"Tomorrow's Wind Will Blow Tomorrow" (明日は明日の風が吹く)
August 16, 2007 October 23, 2007
One of the best episodes of the Bakugan Battle Brawlers. The episode starts with the bralwers realizing that Naga has not yet reached the level of Ultimate Evolution as he still trapped within the Silent Core. Billy also tells them that Masquerade had shown him, Klaus, Chan, Hulio and Komba Naga, who used the negative energy to brainwash them. Shun remains quiet throughout this and later leaves the team as he feels none of them will be able to beat Masquerade - Dan and Runo always quarrel, Marucho moans over the loss of Preyas. Alice goes after Shun to help him realise that he cannot face all battles alone and requires the support and help of his friends. Initially Shun does not agree with her, but then seeing Komba acting so tough made him realise that Alice was right. After Shun's victory over Komba, Dan comes running to him and Alice; begging Shun to join the team. Shun complies and the episode ends with Komba pleading Shun to be his teacher.
21 My Good Friend
"We're Good Friends" (我が良き友よ)
August 23, 2007 October 24, 2007
22 Drago's on Fire
"The Sun Will Rise Again" (陽はまた昇る)
August 30, 2007 October 25, 2007
23 Say It Ain't So Joe
"The Shy One" (内気なあいつ)
September 6, 2007 October 26, 2007
24 Secret of Success
"The Younger Boy" (年下の男の子)
September 13, 2007 October 28, 2007
25 Trust Me
"The Ace of Hearts Won't Appear" (ハートのエースが出てこない)
September 20, 2007 October 29, 2007
26 Doom Dimension Or Bust
"Sleep Like A Ballad" (バラードのように眠れ)
September 27, 2007 October 30, 2007
27 Show Down
"Setting Sun" (落陽)
October 4, 2007 October 31, 2007
28 The Brawler's Last Stand
"Chewing On My Lip" (唇をかみしめて)
October 11, 2007 March 16, 2008
29 Nightmare in Doomsville
"Me and Her Circumstances" (彼女と私の事情)
October 18, 2007 March 23, 2008
30 I am Marucho, Hear Me Roar
"For Me to Be Me" (僕が僕であるために)
October 25, 2007 March 30, 2008
31 A Place Far From Home
"The Setting Sun Is Crying" (夕陽が泣いている)
November 1, 2007 April 6, 2008
32 Play Nice Runo
"The One On My Mind" (気になるあいつ)
November 8, 2007 April 13, 2008
33 You're Going Down Clown
"Who's That!" (誰だ!)
November 15, 2007 April 20, 2008
34 Home Sweet Home
"Light in the Darkness" (闇に光を)
November 22, 2007 July 17, 2008
35 Dan's Last Stand
"Hot Hearts" (熱き心に)
November 29, 2007 May 4, 2008
36 Show Me What You've Got!
"Summer Snow" (夏に降る雪)
December 6, 2007 May 11, 2008
37 You Say You Want an Evolution
"Dangerous Couple" (危険なふたり)
December 13, 2007 July 22, 2008
38 Behind the Mask of Masquerade
"Fight!" (ファイト!)
December 20, 2007 July 23, 2008
39 Masquerade Unmasked
"Neverending Journey" (終わりなき旅)
December 27, 2007 July 24, 2008
40 Alice Gets Schooled
"Until Today From Tomorrow" (今日までそして明日から)
(R2J DVD Only) July 25, 2008
41 A Fish Named Tayghen
"World of Ice" (氷の世界)
January 10, 2008 June 15, 2008
42 The Race to Vestroia
"I Can't Stop It" (どうにもとまらない)
January 10, 2008 June 22, 2008
43 Next Stop Naga-Ville
"Soldier's Rest" (戦士の休息)
January 17, 2008 November 23, 2008
44 It's a Long Shot
"Sniping" (狙いうち)
January 24, 2008 November 30, 2008
45 Ground Control to Major Dan!
"Do You Think This Is a Joke?" (冗談じゃねぇ)
January 31, 2008 December 7, 2008
46 The One Hit Wonders
"Man's Decoration" (男の勲章)
February 7, 2008 December 14, 2008
47 There's Mud in Your Eye
"Good Night Baby" (グッド·ナイト·ベイビー)
February 14, 2008 October 5, 2008
48 R is for Revenge
"This Is My Path of Living" (これが私の生きる道)
February 21, 2008 October 12, 2008
49 Showdown in Wardington
"Broken-Winged Angel" (翼の折れたエンジェル)
February 28, 2008 October 19, 2008
50 The Good, the Bad and the Bakugan
"For Us There Is No Tomorrow" (俺たちに明日は無い)
March 6, 2008 November 2, 2008
51 The Final Brawl
"Burning Life" (命燃やして)
March 13, 2008 November 9, 2008
52 Game Over
"Number One Battle Brawlers" (ナンバーワン·バトルブローラーズ)
March 20, 2008 November 16, 2008

See also

References

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External links

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