Bakugan: Battle Brawlers
(2007) is a cartoon adaptation of the popular strategy game created by Sega Toys and Spin Master. Dan Kuso and his five on-line friends started playing Bakugan when game cards inexplicably fell from the sky. Using combinations of cards and special marbles that turn into monsters, they fight duels and win points. Dan loudly proclaims he's going to become the all-time champion. He and his friends learn that Bakugan monsters have lives in the dimension of Vestroia. But the mysterious gamer Masquerade is destroying the monsters he defeats by sending them to the Doom Dimension. Battle Brawlers
plays like a cross between Yu-Gi-Oh!
. With his spikey hair, fingerless gloves and goggles, Dan looks like numerous other shonen
(boys) anime heros; he's nicer than Yugi, but he lacks Ash's good heart. Battle Brawlers
will appeal primarily to fans of the original game. (Unrated, suitable for ages: 8 and older: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
(1. The Battle Begins, 2. The Masquerade Ball, 3. A Feud between Friends, 4. Dan and Drago, 5. Runo Rules!)
Bakugan is the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan monsters to save the parallel universe of Vestroia and ultimately the Earth from destruction. What these young warriors initially thought was just a game has become a race to restore peace throughout the universe!