Bakugan: Battle Brawlers Vol. 2 (Warner/Cartoon Network)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Episodes: B
continue our look at Bakugan: Battle
Brawlers. Dan's life changed when
cards fell from the sky one day, they seemed harmless so they turned it into a
new game, Bakugan. But soon they
discovered the cards came from another world, Vestroia. The cards were more than just a game, and
they were more powerful than they could imagine. They find out they are not only fighting for
themselves but to save both their worlds as well.
This animation is one of those series
created for a table top game, you can just see the table top cards on the deck
(literally). The premise is simple, a
hot game that kids are into which they battle one another to find out who is
best, but as the series develops so does the story and characters. Naturally the main characters has rivals or an
evil villain the will meet and fight for several times. What is unique about the game is that some of
the pieces have the ability to talk and even their own personalities, the give
advice and encouragement to the players and even act as the peanut gallery from
time to time.
I would recommend this series for those who like card/table top games, it
reminds me of a lot of Pokemon or Yu-gi-oh! Every episode there is
card battling. It is pretty easy to
understand and figure out how Bakugan is played; as battles begin each play
throws down a card (gate/field) and then throws their character(s) and based on
each attribute effects the winner of the battle. It uses various elements such as fire, wind,
water, earth, light and darkness different combination will have different
strengths, weakness or effects. Since
the series is based on a game, all characters are heads over heels for the
game, you will see lots of characters yelling out their moves while trying pose
Episode 6: A Combination Battle
Dan and Runo are enjoying the day at the amusement park that is until they are
invited on stage to a battle. Dan and
Runo play their first team battle together.
Episode 7: Bakugan Idol
While visiting their friend Marucho and his new home, the Bakugan Brawlers get
an unexpected visit from 2 pop idols who want to battle.
Episode 8: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
As Dan and Marucho defeat the 2 pop idols, Drago reveals the reason why Bakugan
came to earth and the evil that is trying to take over everything.
Episode 9: Fight or Flight!
The Bakugan Brawlers go to the airport to meet their friend Alice, but not
without bumping into 2 brothers who challenges Runo and Marucho to a duel.
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- Ricky Chiang