Beyblade Burst listed for September 10th debut on Teletoon [Updated 9/4/2016]
A number of TV listings services are indicating that Teletoon will premiere the latest generation of Beyblade, Beyblade Burst, on September 10th at 3PM.
Will it actually premiere on the date, or will it pull a Yo-Kai Watch? Only time will tell. (See below)
Beyblade Burst is the first entry in the franchise to not be licensed by Toronto’s Nelvana, and is subsequently the first entry to not have its English voice work recorded in the city. Instead, distributor Sunrights has chosen Vancouver’s Ocean Media to handle the production. It’s also the first Beyblade to not air on YTV in Canada, but that’s not exactly a surprise.
So, here’s the show:
Valt Aoi is a fifth-grade elementary school student who is crazy about Beyblade. Valt’s best friend since childhood, Shu Kurenai, is hailed as a Beyblade prodigy and has already been named as one of the National Beyblade Tournament’s Final Four. Inspired by Shu’s accomplishments, Valt sets his sights on reaching this year’s national tournament.
But to get to the big leagues, he must first emerge victorious from the district tournament––no easy feat, given the tough opponents standing in his way.
Determined to win, Valt aims to make it to the championship, where he hopes to battle Shu and move on to the national tournament. As he battles, Valt broadens his circle of friends and reaches new heights. Without even realizing it, he has begun to dream of becoming the best Blader in the world.
With 0 pre-launch advertising (bar a possible appearance at this weekend’s Fan Expo), seemingly no specific US release details, and an initial toy launch exclusive to Toys”R”Us stores in Canada, Beyblade Burst is being given quite a soft push. I know it’s a children’s series, so a pre-release ad blitz is excessive, but c’mon, I can’t embed an English trailer on this post because one doesn’t exist! I guess they’re really hoping kids find the show, app and toys on their own.
Anyway, Burst‘s premiere is coming alongside a more eastern edition of Teletoon’s Saturday afternoon lineup, starting with a presentation of Imagi’s 2009 Astroboy movie at 10AM:
10:00 AM: Astroboy (re-run)
12:00 PM: Pokémon the Series: XYZ – Episode 29: “A Real Icebreaker!” (new)
12:30 PM: Power Rangers: Super Dino Charge – Episode 11: “Love at First Fight” (new)
1:00 PM: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V – Episode 57: “Super Duelists” (encore)
1:30 PM: Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Episode 39: “Decepticon Island, Part 2” (re-run)
2:00 PM: Yo-Kai Watch – Episode 26: “Yo-kai Espy/Yo-kai Peckpocket/Komasan in Love Episode 5” (re-run) (See below)
2:30 PM: Dinofroz – Episode 29: “An Island in the Sky” (new)
3:00 PM: Beyblade Burst – Episode 1: “_”
All times eastern.
With Teletoon’s re-run of the first season of Yo-Kai Watch coming to a close, one has to wonder if season 2 is in store for the week after. The first episode of the second season will be screened at Fan Expo, so, probably? It premiered on Disney XD in the US on August 1st.
You can browse through the listings to check out the rest of the fall lineups for the Canadian kids channels. Interesting to note how poorly both Teletoon At Night and Adult Swim Canada have fared this fall. Between the two of them, not a single new series is set to premiere.
Update: Teletoon’s online schedule for September 10th has gone live and both confirms a few things and makes others less clear:
Yes, they’ll be airing the world premiere of Beyblade Burst‘s English version. The show is also set to air Sundays at 3PM, but that’s likely an encore run. Unfortunately, exact episode information isn’t available.
The channel’s schedule also reveals that the network will be hosting world premieres for the third season of Polygon Picture’s Transformers: Robots in Disguise animated series. Episode 40, “History Lessons,” is set to air on the 10th at 1:30PM. Episode 41, “Strongarm’s Big Score” is set for the following week in the same slot.
Curiously, Teletoon’s listing for Yo-Kai Watch has changed from its norm. The schedule’s episode information had listed S1 EPS # throughout the show’s re-run period, but now that has changed to the name of the series. This is also how Teletoon’s schedule is displaying Beyblade Burst‘s episode information. Is this a sign that Yo-Kai Watch season 2 premieres this weekend?
In related news, Cartoon Network Canada is approaching the season one finale of Hasbro’s Chinese animated yo-yo (yes, yo-yos) Blazing Team series. Episode 25, “The End, So Far…” is due to run on the channel on September 17th, with the finale presumably set for the week after. A second season of the show has been confirmed. Will CN Canada stealth global premiere that like Teletoon is dong with the above? Will any of the 10 people that watch Blazing Team on CN Canada tell me? Just how bad is this show that Corus sentenced it to CN Canada?