The series is a spin-off of the original Beyblade manga series written by Takao Aoki. Nelvana , which licensed and produced English adaptations of the original anime series, also localized the four seasons of Metal Saga. The series follows the adventures of Gingka Hagane, a beyblader who is searching for his hidden past while trying to defeat the evil Dark Nebula organization and Ryuga, a man with the Legendary Bey known as Lightning L-Drago.
The plot varies between the manga and anime with several differences. One notable difference is that in the manga, the Beys transform for their upgrades, while in the anime, the characters just switch parts or get an entirely new Bey. Another difference is that, in the manga, the characters started with the Metal System 4-piece top , while in the anime they started with the Hybrid Wheel System 5-piece top.
The series stars Gingka Hagane, a talented blader traveling all around Japan to get stronger so he can defeat the Dark Nebula, an evil organization who is also responsible for the supposed death of Gingka's father, Ryo Hagane. Gingka aims to recover the forbidden bey, Lightning L-Drago, which has been stolen by the Dark Nebula to use its powers to fulfill their wicked ambitions.
Along with his bey, Storm Pegasus, Gingka must face and defeat many foes. Gingka's second biggest rival is Kyoya Tategami, formerly head of a bad blader group, called the Face Hunters. Kyoya's goal is to defeat Gingka. He travels around the world, defeating and either recruiting or destroying the beyblades of other bladers.
Gingka battles Ryuga many times but is always defeated. His friends are also defeated, including Kyoya. There is a tournament that the Dark Nebula has secretly organized called Battle Bladers, and Gingka hopes to battle Ryuga in the final match. Gingka wins the match with help from his friends, Madoka, Kenta, Benkei, Hyoma, and Hikaru, along with support from his former enemies, Kyoya and Phoenix, a masked, mysterious blader that appears at the best times, often saving Gingka, his friends, and his rivals.
After Gingka arrives, the ceiling begins to collapse, and a broken piece breaks Phoenix's mask, revealing that Phoenix is Ryo, Gingka's father. After this event it is Kyoya vs Ryuga, in which Kyoya starts off great but once the spirits of L-Drago enter and consume Ryuga's body he cannot hold his ground. Ryuga then explains that it is Gingka's fault that everyone of his friends have been absorbed by the vicious L-Drago. It is the final battle and Ryuga seems to be using his full power against Gingka.
Realizing that his friends will always be with him, he retaliates and calls for Pegasus. Gingka's friends are extremely worried and confused until Ryo comes and explains that nobody had been able to control L-Drago more than Ryuga. After that Gingka realizes that he needs to save Ryuga and free him of the dark power held in Lightning L-Drago. He uses a new special move, Galaxy Nova, and defeats L-Drago. Ryuga walks away disappointed, but not because he lost, but because he could not control Lightning L-Drago. Gingka tries to pick up Pegasus but Pegasus disappears because it went past its limits numerous times.
Ryo reassures Gingka that Pegasus will come back, the crew then celebrate with Hikaru, Tsubasa and Kyoya, who have just been released from hospital. The matches are hard at first, and they become harder as they progress through the world tournament. Unknowingly, a man named Dr. Ziggurat attempts to find power and differentiate Beys by using the tournament to collect data for experiments he calls the Arrangements.
These devices enhance a Blader's skills in Beyblade. But Gingka realizes that it was not safe. Gingka and Masamune battled together with a bey named Twisted Tempo. Ryuga helped Gingka and Masamune. Then they were successful to stop the spiral force. After their latest triumph against Hades Inc. During the battle, both Gingka's and Kyoya's Beyblades transform. They soon realize that both Gingka and Kyoya's Beyblade were given power by a mysterious light that fell from the sky.
Gingka and his friends find themselves saving a boy named Yuki from a mysterious boy named Johannes. As well as a boy genius and astronomer, Yuki is also a Blader who owns Mercury Anubius.
Yuki came to tell Gingka and his friends about the Star Fragment which split into 10 pieces, and that two of them are in Gingka's and Kyoya's Beyblades, and that it must not fall into the hands of evil. He witnessed the Star Fragment fall from the sky and release beams of light. That evening, the Star Fragment told him that a great evil is trying to revive the God of Destruction, Nemesis by using the power of the Star Fragment and use it to destroy the world.
In order to prevent Nemesis from being revived, they must find the rest of the ten "Legendary Bladers" who also have Beyblades with the power of the Star Fragment. Gingka and Kyoya travel first to an island in the Pacific after receiving intel that one of the Star Fragment pieces fell there. When they reach, they discover Ryuga at the top of a dormant volcano with a new Beyblade, L-Drago Destructor.
Kyoya battles Ryuga, but the overwhelming attack power of Ryuga's Beyblade defeats Kyoya. Gingka arrives to see Kyoya defeated, and explains to him that they need Ryuga's strength in order to take down Nemesis. However, Ryuga is stubborn and says that he will only cooperate if Gingka beats him in a battle. Ryuga and Gingka battle, and after a long fight, Gingka loses because he hadn't mastered the power of his Beyblade yet. Ryuga leaves saying he would try and take the rest of the Star Fragments for himself. Gingka and his friends travel to China where it is believed a mysterious Crimson Flash Beyblade might be one of the Legendary Bladers.
Gingka and Yuki advance to the final the face Bao and Aguma, however at the last moment Gingka is stopped from using his special move and Johannes recruits Aguma. Seven years have passed since the God of Destruction met his end at the hands of a great Blader. A new era of Beyblade has begun, bringing with it new Bladers. When Zyro Kurogane witnessed the final battle with the God of Destruction, a fire began to burn within him to push forward to a new future.
Zyro's bey, Samurai Ifrit, was given to him by Gingka. While Zyro is the champion in his hometown, he wants to test himself. He seeks out greater opponents, heading to Gingka's hometown. He also learns about Syncrome, the fusion of two beys. The Metal Fusion manga was written and illustrated by Takafumi Adachi. The first volume was released on March 27, , and the last on March 28, The chapter names appeared for the first time in the volume compilation.
Adachi returned to draw a one-shot reunion that was published in the Summer issue of CoroCoro Aniki. Nelvana produced the English-language version and licensed the series as Beyblade: Metal Fusion. In , Nelvana announced that they were looking at parties interested in producing a second season of the anime series, which would be titled Beyblade: Metal Masters.
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