Metal Fight Beyblade: Zero-G becomes Beyblade: Shogun Steel internationally, second season of Beywheelz confirmed
Unsurprisingly, an English dub for Metal Fight Beyblade: Zero-G has been confirmed. Nelvana announced that the series would be released internationally under the title, Beyblade: Shogun Steel, in their MIPCOM 2012 report. In it the company also confirms an additional 13 episode second season for the western exclusive Beyblade spinoff, Beywheelz. Nelvana describes Shogun Steel as:
THE BATTLING ACTION IS BACK IN… BEYBLADE: Shogun Steel!
It’s time for an ALL-NEW generation to battle it out in the action-packed story of BEYBLADE: Shogun Steel! The WBBA has worked tirelessly over the last 7 years to rebuild the Beyblade world by introducing a new Bey system and train the next generation of Bladers. Our new hero, Zyro Kurogane, aspires to be just like Gingka and become the World’s Best Blader; with the help of his new friends, he trains hard, gains strength, and learns groundbreaking new battle techniques along the way. Unknowingly, there are mysterious and sinister powers at work with plots to take over the WBBA! Friends will battle each other and dark forces come out of the shadows in an unprecedented event where strategic new combinations create EVEN MORE powerful NEW Beys!
The series is set to run for 26 episodes according to Nelvana’s reports, which likely means a 52 episode run in Japan. Metal Fight Beyblade: Zero-G, like its predecessor Metal Fight Beyblade 4D airs in a shared time slot with Cross Fight B-Daman eS, which gives each episode a 12 minute run time. For some reason the lead character’s name has spelled as “Zyro” instead of how it’s written in Japan, “Zero”. A weird change that mimics the also bizarre “Ginga” becoming “Gingka” change from the 2010 Beyblade series. Beyblade Zero-G began broadcast this April in Japan on TV Tokyo.