Beyblade: Fierce Battle

Beyblade: Fierce Battle

US DVD Cover
Japanese 爆転シュート ベイブレード THE MOVIE 激闘!!タカオ VS大地
Hepburn Bakuten Shoot Beyblade The Movie: Gekitō!! Takao vs Daichi
Directed by Tetsuo Yasumi[1]
Produced by Hiroya Nishimura
Takao Murakami
Written by Yoshio Takeuchi
Kouji Miura
Yoshifumi Fukushima[1]
Based on Beyblade
by Takao Aoki
Music by Hiroyuki Hayase
Distributed by Toho
Release dates
  • August 17, 2002 (2002-08-17)
Running time
70 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office $3.2 million[2]

Beyblade: Fierce Battle (爆転シュート ベイブレード THE MOVIE 激闘!!タカオ VS大地 Bakuten Shoot Beyblade The Movie: Gekitou!! Takao vs Daichi) is a 2002 Japanese animated action adventure film directed by Tetsuo Yasumi[1][3] based on the Beyblade manga series by Takao Aoki. It was released theatrically in Japan on August 17, 2002.[1]

Set between the events of Beyblade V-Force and G-Revolution, the movie is a non-canon story that offers an alternate version of how Tyson (Takao) and Daichi met.

Voice cast

Character Voice actor (Japanese) Voice actor (English)
Tyson Granger (Kinomiya Takao) Motoko Kumai Marlowe Gardiner-Heslin
Max Tate (Mizuhara Max) Ai Orikasa Gage Knox
Ray Kon (Kon Rei) Aya Hisakawa Daniel DeSanto
Kai Hiwatari Urara Takano David Reale
Kenny (Kyoujou) Houko Kuwashima Alex Hood
Daichi Sumeragi Nao Nagasawa Mary Long
Hilary (Hiromi Tachibana) Shiho Kikuchi Caitriona Murphy
Steven (Satoru) Yuko Tachibana Craig Lauzon
Ashely (Ayaka) Mio Takeuchi Katie Griffin
Daniel (Shingo) Chiharu Tezuka Shannon Perreault
Henry (Hiroshi) Chisa Yokoyama Jonathan Potts
Professor Tengai Toru Okawa Christopher Marren
Miss Kincaid Aya Hisakawa Julie Lemieux


Toho released the film in Japan alongside Ape Escape The Movie: Battle for the Golden Pippo Helmet on August 17, 2002.[4] The film grossed $3,216,050 at the box office to rank as the 68th highest grossing film in the country that year.[2] To promote the movie, Takao Aoki drew a partial adaptation that ran in CoroCoro Comic, which was later republished in the final tankōbon of the Beyblade manga released by Shogakukan and Viz Media.[5] VAP released the film on VHS and DVD in Japan on March 21, 2003.[6] Takara produced movie specific tops that were released via ticket purchase campaigns, preorders for the home video release and through Beyblade blind boxes.[7] Warner Music Japan published a 21 song soundtrack CD on August 7, 2002.[8]

An English version, produced by Nelvana, was released direct-to-DVD by Miramax in North America on March 22, 2005.[9] The original score was replaced with reused music from the English dub of the TV series, and the film is presented in a 1.33:1 crop, instead of the Japanese release's 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The release includes a bonus featurette on the production of the English dub alongside highlights of the 2004 Beyblade World Championship.[10] Echo Bridge Home Entertainment later reissued the DVD in 2012 and 2013.[11][12] The film premiered in Canada on YTV on March 11, 2006 and in the United States on Cartoon Network on November 21, 2009.[13][14]


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  2. 1 2 "2002 Japan Yearly Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  3. "爆転シュート ベイブレード THE MOVIE 激闘!!タカオ VS大地". (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. "「ベイブレード THE MOVIE 激闘!! タカオVS大地」 同時上映「劇場版 サルゲッチュ 黄金のピポヘル・ウッキーバトル」 完成披露試写会". Toho. August 11, 2002. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  5. Aoki, Takao (December 12, 2006). Beyblade Vol. 14. United States: Viz Media. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-4215-0440-7.
  6. 別当, 律子 (February 7, 2003). "おうちでベイブレードムービー!". All About, Inc. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  7. "ベイブレード SPECIAL-2". Collector Kids. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  8. "Original Sound Track / オリジナル・サウンドトラック「ベイブレード THE MOVIE 激闘!!タカオVS大地(O.S.T)」". Warner Music Japan. Warner Music Group. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  9. "Beyblade the Movie: Fierce Battle (Dub.DVD)". Anime News Network. November 25, 2008. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  10. Sinnott, John (April 17, 2005). "Beyblade - Fierce Battle : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk. Internet Brands. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  11. "Beyblade the Movie: Fierce Battle (Dub.DVD)". Anime News Network. May 17, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  12. "8 Movie Family Fun Pack". The Fandom Post. January 23, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  13. "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. September 22, 2006. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  14. "2009 Pokémon Film on U.S. Cartoon Network Today". Anime News Network. November 20, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2016.

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