Beyblade: Metal Fusion Vol. 3 (Nelvana/Vivendi DVD)
Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Main Program: B-
In the last chapter of Beyblade, Gingka was defeated by Ryuga's L-Drago. Gingka disappears and his friends go searching
for him in the only place they know where Gingka's home, a
hidden Beyblading village in the mountains. Will they find Gingka? Can Gingka get his spirit back or has he
given up on avenging his father? This
time it is up to Gingka's friends to rescue him.
Gingka has just disappeared and seem to have walked away from Beyblading, but
Kenta, Benkei, Madoka and Kyoya believes in him and won't give up on him so
easily, so they head to Koma village in search for Gingka. There they meet new friends and find out
Gingka hasn't runaway but is searching for a greater power in order to train
and fight Ryuga, but Gingka isn't the only one getting stronger, so are his
friends, as they compete their Beyblades evolve and get even stronger in
the battles to come.
Get ready for action cartoon gaming, kids battling kids with their Beyblades. While most of the moves/techniques on the
show are impossible in real life, their characterization brings
the Beyblades to life. Not to
mention the fact the characters themselves almost seem to have a
mental command over their Beyblades. What
is amusing about this series is the visualization of the various
spirits/constellation of the Beyblades in the background, personalization each
Beyblade, even giving them almost character-like personalities to a
non-character item. Much of the theme
revolves around the ideas of Beyblading is fun and friendship is the source of
their strength. If I had to say this was
like any other cartoon/game series it would be like a mix of Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon. No extras included.
Episode 1: The Mysterious Hyoma
Kenta and the gang go in search of Gingka and search the Beyblading Village,
Koma, but on the way they meet a mysterious individual, Hyoma. Who is he and what is he hiding?
Episode 2: The Magnificent Aries
Hyoma turns out to be Gingka's childhood friend and was testing them, but if
they want to find the way to Koma
Village they must
first beat his Beyblade, Aries.
Episode 3: The Silver Pegasus
As Gingka's friends begin to catch up on him, Gingka searches for a
legendary scroll in hopes to find a new power. There he confronts the spirit of his father.
Episode 4: The Green Hades
Now that Gingka is back, he shows his friends around his village and how he
trained as a child, but before they leave Hyoma challenges Gingka to a battle
at Green Hades.
Episode 5: Conquer the Tag-Team Battle!
Kenta and Benkei discover changing parts allows their Beyblade to evolve and
get even stronger and teams up together for a competitive tag-team battle.
Episode 6: Begin! The Survival Battle
It is time for the annual Survival Battle for Beybladers - an island battle
royal of Beyblading. Old friends and
rivals are back, and it's a free-for-all.
Episode 7: Warriors On the Deserted Island
As the Survival Battle goes on, only the strong survive and now remain, who
will they be?
and sound are exactly like the previous Volume
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- Ricky Chiang